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Vettes in the News

Last Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette Found

by Keith Cornett on September 27, 2010

Last Baldwin-Motion Phase III GT Corvette Found

Joel Rosen’s east coast-based Motion Performance Speed Shop was legendary for building unbeatable muscle cars in the Sixties and seventies. Teaming up with Baldwin Chevrolet, customers could order a Corvette which would be torn down and rebuilt into an 11.5 second drag car, complete with factory warranty.

One the creations of Rosen was the Phase III GT which made its debut at the International Auto Show in New York City in April, 1969. Motion Performance would build just 12 of the 500+ horsepower grand touring Corvettes with the last one leaving the shop in 1971. That last Phase III GT Corvette was recently purchased from the family of the original owner and has been restored back to original condition and will be displayed at the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals in November.

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Corvette ZR1 Raffle to Benefit Family of Fallen Cop

by Keith Cornett on September 13, 2010

Corvette ZR1 Raffle to Benefit Family of Fallen Cop

Back in July while responding to a domestic dispute call, Taylor Michigan police corporal Matthew Edwards was tragically gunned down in the line of duty. The former Police Officer of the Year leaves behind a wife and two children. Taylor Chevrolet, the local Chevy dealer in the community has stepped up to offer a Corvette ZR1 which will be raffled with the proceeds to help the family.

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Corvette Enthusiast Is Latest Casualty in Automotive Magazine Consolidation

Corvette Enthusiast becomes the latest Corvette magazine to close shop and merge with one of its sister publications. That’s according to an email that was sent on Friday to article contributors by Amos Automotive Publishing. The email announced a new title from Amos called Auto Enthusiast and then dropped the bomb that its seven automotive niche publications which include titles aimed at Corvette, Chevy, Mustang, Mopar and Pontiac enthusiasts would be consolidated under the new title.

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2008-09 Corvette Convertible Tops May Tear at High Speeds

First it was the delamination issues with the early C6 Coupes that caused Corvette owners to lose their tops. Now we are hearing of issues with convertible tops as well. Owners with 2008-2009 Corvette convertible, you may want to keep your speed down as the convertible top may tear at speeds over 100 MPH. That’s according to a recent T.S.B service bulletin sent to dealers by AllDataPro.com.

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Corvette Z06 Makes
Photo Credit: jcees@flickr

The Highway Loss Data Institute’s recent report about insurance claims for theft during 2007-09 includes the Corvette Z06 on its list. So are Corvettes and particularly the lower production, high performance Corvette Z06 stolen that often to make the HLDI’s “Most Stolen List”? The surprising answer is no.

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[PICS] Tornado Destroys Two Corvettes in Rural Iowa

by Keith Cornett on June 28, 2010

Tornado Destroys Two Corvettes in Rural Iowa

Two Corvettes were destroyed by a tornado that swept through countryside outside Sibley, Iowa on June 25th. The owners, Henry and Twyla Bents survived the store by taking shelter in their basement.

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Corvette Assembly Plant to Forgo Annual Summer Shutdown

The Bowling Green Assembly Plant is one of nine plants that will remain open throughout the summer as GM works to meet customer demand. Like all GM assembly plants. BGAP normally schedules an annual summer shutdown during the first two weeks of July for maintenance or performing upgrades that is can only do when the assembly line is silent. But due to low inventories, GM will keep producing vehicles.

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Rossi SixtySix Fuses Classic Corvette Sting Ray Looks with C6 Technology

Almost two years ago the world was introduced to the Rossi SixtySix, a C6 Corvette refitted with custom panels that borrow some of the best design features of the 1963-67 Sting Rays while updating the mid-year look for the 21 century. No longer just a dream, the Rossi SixtySix project is tooled up and well underway with the first car, a Pearl White Split Window Coupe making its public debut this Sunday at Detroit’s EyesOn Design benefit.

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Crew Chief Dan Binks Shows Off the Corvette Garage At Le Mans

During this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, the #63 Corvette’s Crew Chief Dan Binks took over the broadcast on SPEED for a few minutes to show us the inner workings of the Corvette Garage.

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2010 Le Mans: Corvette Racing Links for June 10, 2010

by Keith Cornett on June 10, 2010

2010 Le Mans: Corvette Racing Links for June 10, 2010

Thursday Practice/Qualifying Times:

       1pm-3pm EST – Qualifying
       4pm-6pm EST – Qualifying(night)


 

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