[VIDEO] UFC Star Jon Jones Cited for Drag Racing in His Corvette Z06

[VIDEO] UFC Star Jon Jones Cited for Drag Racing in his Corvette Z06


UFC Star Jon Jones was pulled over in his white C7 Corvette Z06 last Thursday night by the police in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was issued five citations including drag racing, equipment modifications (loud exhaust), an issue with his license plate and failure to maintain a traffic lane.

The officer who issued the citation told Jones that he saw him racing a Cadillac from a red light. Jones told the officer he was being picked on for driving a Corvette.

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[ACCIDENT] Carjacking Suspect Crashes into a C3 Corvette During Police Chase


An apparent carjacking Saturday afternoon led to a crash with what appears to have been a nicely restored mid-1970s Corvette coupe in Helena, Ala.

ABC 33/40 TV reports that the crash sent three people – apparently two passengers in the Corvette and the alleged carjacker – to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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New York Shuts Down the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Corvette Raffle

New York Shuts Down the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Corvette Raffle


Over the years, we covered various Corvette raffles and fundraisers by both for-profit and non-profit organizations. As raffles are covered by state laws and since most states consider raffles as “gaming”, it really depends on the individual state as to how those raffles are conducted.

Unfortunately, many of these laws are antiquated and have not kept up with the advances in technology and the internet which can extend an organization’s ability to raise funds outside of the state.

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Fugitive Driver in Fatal Corvette Test Drive Crash is Apprehended

Fugitive Driver in Fatal Corvette Test Drive Crash is Apprehended


The man charged with the death of a CarMax salesman during a test drive in a Corvette is back in jail.

Alex Mark Demetro, 28, of Union City, Calif., had been a fugitive for three days when he was arrested March 18 in Rancho Cucamonga.

Demetro was immediately re-arraigned on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs, and driving on a suspended or revoked license – and promptly pleaded not guilty in court.

Witnesses say that Demetro was driving the Corvette on Feb. 23 at high speed, up to 70 mph, during the test drive when he lost control and crashed into a tree on Mercedes Drive, about a mile northeast of Ontario International Airport, killing the 43-year-old salesman on board with him, Warren Smale of Montclair.

Ontario police said Demetro was high on prescription drugs during the Corvette test drive and his license had been suspended for failing to appear in court on prior motor vehicle violations.

Demetro was out on $100,000 bail by the day after the crash and then failed to show up for a court date on March 15, ironically the same day his victim was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina. Demetro’s bail has been upped to $500,000 now.

Robert Soleto, a former CarMax salesman and a friend of Smale’s, told The Press Enterprise that reckless test drivers are rare but they’re among the greatest hazards faced by car salesmen.

“if a customer is driving recklessly, we order them to stop…and terminate the test drive,” Sotela told the newspaper hours after his friend’s funeral. “I’ve only terminated test drives twice (in more than a year). And I did two or three test drives daily, so that’s a pretty low number of terminations.”


Source:
PE.com

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Planning Commission Tables Decision on Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park Development Plan


Nearly four hours of debate at a hearing Thursday apparently settled nothing in the ongoing noise dispute between the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park and the nearby Clark Circle neighborhood.

After listening to testimony from both sides, the City-County Planning Commission of Warren County ultimately voted unanimously to table the matter – to get even more information.

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New Federal Law Allows Turn-Key Renditions of Classic Cars

New Federal Law Allows Turn-Key Renditions of Classic Cars
Photo Credit: Hillbank Motorsports


Classic Corvettes like the original Grand Sports are amazing automobiles, but half a century of technological progress has definitely left them lacking in some ways.

But what if you could buy a brand new Grand Sport that looks like the 1963 model but has the modern suspension, steering, and powertrain of the modern era for much less than the original five classics would set you back some 53 years later?

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NCM Motorsports Park Submits New Noise Plan to Bowling Green’s Planning Commission

NCM Motorsports Park Submits New Noise Plan to Bowling Green's Planning Commission
Photo Credit: NCM Motorsports Park


Lawyers are getting ready to rev up their engines again as the noise dispute over the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park in Bowling Green continues later this month.

Neighbors of the park have been complaining for more than a year about the increased noise levels, and in response, the NCM has submitted a revised detailed development plan that is supposed to be considered by the City-County Planning Commission of Warren County on March 17.

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[ACCIDENT] 1987 Corvette Goes Up in Flames in Arkansas

[ACCIDENT] 1987 Corvette Goes Up in Flames in Arkansas
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Lucky for this 1987 black Corvette convertible owner that his car was parked outside his home early Saturday morning.

Had it been in a garage, it might have been a far more unpleasant story we’d be reporting.

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[VIDEO] Storm Destroys Home but Spares the C6 Corvette in the Garage

[VIDEO] Storm Destroys Home but Spares the C6 Corvette in the Garage


A powerful storm system spawned about two dozen tornadoes along the Gulf Coast this week, damaging hundreds of homes in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and killing three people and injuring dozens.

One such community hit by the storm was the small town of LaPlace, La., where residents were cleaning up Wednesday after a possible tornado smashed into their town a day earlier, ripping up trees and damaging nearly 200 homes.

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