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Vettes in the News

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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2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible to Pace the Inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis
Photo Credit: Jim Haines/IMS

A new chapter at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway kicks off this week with the running of the first ever IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Indianapolis this weekend and the Corvette Stingray will be up front for all the action.

That’s because the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible will be serving as the Pace Car for the inaugural race.

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Quadriplegic Race Car Driver Returns to the Track in a Corvette Stingray

Technological advances continue to amaze every day.

This week, a quadriplegic former IndyCar driver was able to drive a 2014 Corvette Stingray on an airstrip near the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

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Corvette Museum May Leave Some of the Sinkhole Corvettes As Is

The sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum has been covered extensively by reporters from around the world.

But a CNN.com report out last week has some new information that we haven’t heard before.

CNN interviewed renowned Corvette artist Dana Forrester, who’s also lead Corvette restoration member of the museum’s board of directors, and he has some interesting ideas about what to do with the sinkhole.

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[ACCIDENT] DUI Corvette Driver Faces Charges After Crash in Kentucky

A Brownsville, Ky, driver faces multiple charges after a Saturday afternoon joyride in a 1993 Corvette turned into a wild airborne crash.

Miraculously, both the driver and the passenger escaped the accident with their lives.

Christopher Snelling, 41, faces the criminal charges after the black Corvette he was driving eastbound on Mammoth Cave Road left the road at a high rate of speed, between 85 and 90 mph, and went airborne for 160 feet before crashing into the ground and making a large indention.

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[VIDEO] C7 Corvette Stingray Police Car

by Keith Cornett on April 22, 2014

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

A Corvette C7 Stingray Police Car on display at a car show in Sweden. This 2014 Corvette Stingray is dressed in black with white doors and the word “POLICE” emblazoned on the doors and hood. There is also an Arctic White Corvette Stingray with the Police livery but its lacking the light bar like that on the Black Stingray.

The police car livery is similar to and may have been inspired by Barricade, the Saleen Mustang Decepticon police car in the last Transformers movie.

Read more about this Corvette Stingray Police car.

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[VIDEO] C7 Corvette Stingray Goes on Sale in Russia

by Keith Cornett on April 21, 2014

[VIDEO] C7 Corvette Stingray Goes on Sale in Russia

During the media preview at the New York Auto Show last week, we caught an interview with Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles. Harlan was talking with a Russian video news agency known as RuptlyTV and during the conversation, he made it known that for the first time ever, Corvettes will officially be sold in Russia.

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