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Vettes in the News

Drowned C7 Corvette Stingray To Be Sold at Auction

by Keith Cornett on June 4, 2014

Drowned C7 Corvette Stingray To Be Sold at Auction

A lot of us Corvette owners make a point to get home pronto if it just looks like it might sprinkle on our beloved cars.

But apparently not all of us.

A few days ago, we told you about a Torch Red 2014 Corvette that took some “swimming lessons” as the driver tried to cross a flooded road – rather unsuccessfully, we might point out.

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Drag Strip Offers Friday Night Drags for Teens Who Like to Drive Fast

The need for speed is especially strong for young teen drivers.

Now, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz., is giving these young men a chance to drive fast under controlled conditions, hopefully keeping them safe from harm.

One such driver Friday night was 16-year-old Clay Armstrong, who drag-raced his first car – a C4 Corvette that reached speeds of 130mph in 12 seconds – with his mother’s blessings.

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Man Arrested After Driving a Borrowed 1971 Corvette Into a Saltwater Marsh
Photo Credit: Wells Police Department

Some days it just doesn’t pay to get out of bed.

Just ask 56-year-old Philip G. Aleo of Malden, Massachusetts.

Aleo was driving a 1971 rally red Corvette Sunday afternoon on Bourne Avenue in Wells, Massachusetts when for unknown reasons he lost control of the car and wound up in a salt-water marsh.

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[VIDEO] Firefighters Save Man's Prized 1970 Corvette from a House Fire

We’ve told you sad news in the past about Corvettes being gutted by fires.

Today we have some good news, though, about a 1970 Corvette that was saved from ruin Saturday by quick-acting firefighters in Carmichael, Calif., who moved it out of the garage while flames were shooting out of the roof of a house.

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Barrett-Jackson to Auction Ron Pratte Collection

Barrett-Jackson® confirmed today in a conversation and subsequent press release that they will offer one of the most significant automobile collections in the world at their Scottsdale Auction in January 2015, the esteemed Ron Pratte collection. A spokesperson for Barrett-Jackson confirmed in a phone interview that the final details for liquidating the major part of Pratte’s collection at the 2015 Scottsdale auction are being finalized by Craig Jackson, Steve Davis and Gary Bennett. Due to the size and significance of the collection a special catalog will be produced as soon as all of the details have been decided. The importance and magnitude of the event was best summarized by Steve Davis, President of Barrett-Jackson, “This is going to create excitement beyond anything we’ve ever seen.” And based on excitement the “World’s Greatest Collector Car Collection Auction” has produced, that is clearly is saying a lot.

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[STOLEN] Little Red Corvette Goes Missing in

New York’s State Police are looking for a red 1966 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe after it was stolen from an Applebees in Batavia, NY on May 7th around 5 pm local time. The Corvette Coupe is red with a black interior and is outfitted with side exhaust and chrome rally wheels.

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Arsonist Torches a C5 Corvette in Tennessee

by Mitch Talley on May 21, 2014

Arsonist Torches a C5 Corvette in Tennessee

A Newport, Tennessee family has lost its peace of mind after a suspected arsonist destroyed three of their vehicle in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 17.

John Scott Jones of 641 Pikeview Street told police that his wife, Leslie Jones, woke him up at 3:43 a.m. after she heard a noise outside and told him that the side of their house seemed to be “really hot”, according to Patrolman Derrick Wright.

Mr. Jones looked outside to see three of the family’s four vehicles on fire.

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Latest General Motors Recall Involves 2005-2007 Corvettes
Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.com

A few months ago, we told you about some C6 Corvettes that were having problems with loss of low-beam headlight operation.

Now General Motors announced today that some 111,889 sixth-generation Corvettes are being recalled for that very problem.

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[VIDEO] North Carolina C4 Corvette Owner Injured After Hit and Run

A 61-year-old Corvette driver and father of four grown children out for a pleasure cruise Sunday, May 4 after he had just finished mowing his lawn turned out to be the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Concord, N.C.

Silvio Joseph Cadolino was listed in critical condition as of Friday, May 9 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, and police are asking for witnesses to come forward and help them track down the driver of the minivan that caused the wreck.

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[VIDEO] The 2015 Corvette's Peformance Data Recorder Demonstration from the NCM Bash

At the Corvette Museum’s 2014 Bash, Steve Wesoloski from Cosworth was on site to talk about the 2015 Corvette’s Performance Data Recorder. The Performance Data Recorder (also called the PDR) features a high def camera that records front-facing video of the car onto an SD card and then you can overlay a variety of telemetry data over the video. That telemetry ranges from speed and RPMs to a G-Force meter or location on the track via GPS.

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