Vettes in the News
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A woman’s brush with death has given a new purpose for her black 1974 Corvette.
Jennifer Barnett knew something just wasn’t right with her body last year. She found a large lump in her left breast in August 2013, and about a month later, doctors gave her the grim news – she had stage IV breast cancer that had apparently spread to her liver.
She embarked on a year of chemotherapy aimed to keep the cancer from growing, and by February, tests showed that the breast tumor had indeed shrunk – but the tumor in her liver had not.
Hey, don’t blame the Corvette.
That’s our first reaction to a man getting locked inside a C6 after he climbed inside a 2007 Corvette coupe on sale at a Lynchburg, Va., car lot last week. (At least it wasn’t a convertible with the top down and the doors locked.)
Weight Watchers doesn’t have anything on today’s carmakers, including Chevrolet and its popular new Corvette.
With fuel prices on the rise and emission standards growing tougher by the day, carmakers are doing all they can to slice as much weight off their vehicles as possible to meet the new regulations and save consumers money on gas.
Among the leaders of this industry-wide move is the seventh-generation Stingray.
If you think of high-performance Corvettes as gas guzzlers, think again.
This weekend, several Corvettes that have been converted to run on E85, a high octane blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent unleaded gasoline, will be strutting their stuff in Nebraska.
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Doug Kinsman was just following orders when one of the judges at a prestigious car show asked him to see if the windshield washers worked on his 1962 Corvette.
Kinsman’s car was being judged last month at Cobble Beach when judge John Ballard requested the operation of the washers.
Kinsman had never tried them so he said he didn’t know if they would work or not.
He soon found out that they did squirt washer fluid, lots of it, in fact – just not in the right place.
We’ve all heard and read stories about Corvette owners who, for one reason or another, sold their beloved Vette, but were unable to get the car out of their minds. Years later, when their life circumstances may have changed, they manage to track down and bring their fiberglass friend back into the family.
Scott Bachmann, in the Metropolitan Detroit area, took this story one generation further by finding and repurchasing his late father’s Corvette, and bringing it back home to his family. He was interviewed by WWJ’s Roberta Jasina to find out more about this touching story.