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Vettes in the News

[REMINDER] Friday is Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

by Keith Cornett on June 24, 2014

Friday is Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

It’s that time of year again!

This Friday marks the 14th Annual “Drive Your Corvette to Work Day”. Will you be driving your Corvette to work?

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C5 Corvette Driver Facing Felony Charges After DUI Crash
Photo Credit: ktvu.com

A 21 year old driver of a silver C5 Corvette is facing multiple charges after running away from an early morning crash that left his 24 year old passenger critically injured in Berkeley California on Friday, June 20th.

Police searched the area and arrested the driver on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, DUI and other violations according to acb7news.com.

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Fargo Police Seize a C6 Corvette in Drug Stop

by Mitch Talley on June 19, 2014

Fargo Police Seize a C6 Corvette in Drug Stop

It doesn’t pay to run from the long arm of the law.

A 26-year-old Fargo, N.D., man is facing multiple charges after he floored a 2006 Corvette he was driving and was subsequently pulled over Moorhead Police.

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GM Recalling 2014 Corvette Stingrays with Competition Seats for Airbag Issue

General Motors issued another round recalls and this one impacts owners of the 2014 Corvette Stingray with Competition seats. At issue is the passenger seat airbag and GM is warning that an unbelted child and door trim may block the deployment of the seat airbags in an accident.

The recall affects a total of 712 2014 Corvette Stingrays with the optional competition sport seats.

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[STOLEN] Thief in a Stolen 1963 Corvette Gets Chased and Eludes Police
Moses Lake police/courtesy photo

Maybe the guy who stole a 1963 Corvette from a storage facility in Moses Lake, Washington should take some driving lessons.

Just after midnight Tuesday, June 10, someone stole the classic Corvette and then led police on a wild chase that at times reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.

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[ACCIDENT] C5 Corvette Meets an Unmovable Object

by Mitch Talley on June 12, 2014

[ACCIDENT] C5 Corvette Meets an Unmovable Object
Photo Credit: Jim McBride / Amarillo Globe-News

Well, at least the headlights still work!

That’s probably little consolation for the driver of this C5 Corvette, who lost control and rammed his car into a traffic light post at the intersection of Paramount and Olsen boulevards in Amarillo, Texas.

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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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