Oregon Man’s 1985 Corvette Stolen Twice in 24 Hours

Oregon Man's 1985 Corvette Stolen Twice in 24 Hours
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An Oregon resident has one hot 1985 Corvette.

That’s according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office who recovered the early C4 Corvette after it was stolen the second time in 24 hours.

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Dispute Over the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette Heads to Court

Dispute over the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette Heads to Court

The first hearing in a battle to determine who owns one of three 1960 Corvette race cars will be held today in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa.

Two of the classic race cars have already been restored and are estimated to be worth at least a million dollars each. But the No.1 Corvette, which was driven by Briggs Cunningham in the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, had been missing for nearly 30 years.

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Preservation Expert Eric Gill to Lead Restoration of Neil Armstrong’s 1967 Corvette

Preservation Expert Eric Gill to Lead Restoration of Neil Armstrong's 1967 Corvette
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When is a car more than just a car?

How about when it once belonged to the first man who walked on the moon?

That’s right, a 1967 Corvette once owned by Neil Armstrong – known for his “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – is on its way back to being carefully restored, thanks to new owner Joe Crosby. Crosby has commissioned a team of experts, led by respected automobile preservation activist Eric Gill, to lead the project, which could take years because they want the job done right since its owner was such an important part of world history.

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IIHS Study Reports Corvette Convertible and Z06 Rated Lowest for Property Damage Claims

IIHS Study Reports Corvette Z06 and Convertible Rated Lowest in Property Damage Claims
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No one likes having to pay high insurance bills, but the latest status report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety offers some good news for Corvette drivers.

For the 2009-11 model years, the Z06 and the Corvette convertible were the lowest among all sports cars rated in the category for property damage (which insures against physical damage caused to other vehicles and property).

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Kitten Goes for 180-Mile Ride Under the Hood of a C5 Corvette

Kitten Goes for 180-Mile Ride Under the Hood of Chevy Corvette

We’ve all heard about kiddie rides at the fair.

Well, how about “kitty rides”?

We’ve found one of those stories that just begs for puns like that. Here’s another obvious one: This guy’s Corvette was really purring like a kitten. Or how about: Was she just “a cat on a hot tin (fiberglass?) hood”? Okay, okay, we’ll stop, but we couldn’t resist.

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Miller and Carr Respond to Ownership Dispute Surrounding the No. 1 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette

Miller and Carr Respond to Ownership Dispute Surrounding the No. 1 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette

After working this weekend to ensure that Corvettes at Carlisle, one of the largest Corvette shows in the country, went off successfully without a hitch, Carlisle Event’s co-owner Lance Miller is now responding to Dan Mathis Jr’s claims that his family is the owner of the #1 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette that ran at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Miller emailed CorvetteBlogger.com a copy of the letter he sent to New York Times writer Jerry Garrett who has covered the saga of the former race car’s ownership dispute on his Garrett on the Road blog from the beginning.

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1965 Corvette and a 1970 Chevelle SS Stolen from Northwest Washington State

1965 Corvette and a 1970 Chevelle SS Stolen from Northwest Washington State

If you live up in Northwest Washington State, be on the lookout for a Nassau Blue 1965 Corvette Coupe and an all-original 1970 Chevelle SS that were stolen from a warehouse in Puyallup, south of Seattle. The two classic cars were owned by Gary Tucci and were stolen sometime last Wednesday night.

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Mobil 1 Asks Fans to Choose Tony Stewart’s Ride

Mobil 1 Asks Fans to Choose Tony Stewart's Ride

What would you like to see Tony Stewart drive during a special exhibition at Charlotte Motor Speedway on August 28?

It’s up to the fans to make that choice as part of a special Mobil 1 Facebook page survey going on now through August 27.

Mobil 1 is sponsoring the voting that will decide the vehicle he’ll be commandeering around the track: a Mobil 1 Racing-edition Bondurant Corvette Grand Sport, the Mobil 1 Formula Drift Chevy Camaro SS, a Chevy Astro Van, or a World War II-vintage tank.

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C3 Corvette Torched in Suspicious Chicago Garage Fire

A dark red 1975 Corvette coupe was one of the victims of a six-garage fire during the night Tuesday in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.

The police Bomb & Arson Unit is investigating the fire, but say no proof of arson has been uncovered yet.

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[UPDATE] Indiana Mayor Turns His Reserved Spot into a Handicapped Space

[UPDATE] Indiana Mayor Turns His Reserved Spot into a Handicapped Space

We told you a few days ago about the mayor of Logansport, Indiana and his parking fiasco outside the City Building.

You may remember that Mayor Ted Franklin went ahead and paid a $20 ticket for parking his bright yellow C5 Corvette convertible illegally outside the building for a few hours but got even with a political foe by soon creating a huge reserved parking spot for himself, complete with a “Mayor Parking Only” sign, claiming it would help him do a better and more efficient job for the taxpayers.

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