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[VIDEO] Corvette Rocketman John Heinricy Talks Legacy of C6, SRT Viper and the Next Gen C7 Corvette

The former director of GM Performance and assistant Corvette chief engineer, John Heinricy, offers up his predictions and hopes for the C7 Corvette and reflects on the past generations of America’s Sports Car during the current episode of The Downshift, which appears each Tuesday on the new Motor Trend YouTube channel.

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Corvettes on eBay: The World’s Fastest Street Legal Drag Car

We’ve featured a lot of fast and powerful Corvettes here on CorvetteBlogger.com. Way back in 2009 we first told you about Rod Saboury’s wicked street legal 1963 Corvette drag car. The 2,600 horsepower (no, that’s not a typo) monster will run the quarter mile in a scant 6.75 seconds. That’s just about how long it took the car to earn the title of the World’s Fastest Street Legal Car. If you’re looking for something to drive 1 kid to school, make an ice cream run, or just take a brief ¼ mile drive you’re in luck as the car is currently for sale on eBay.

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Get an Insurance Quote from the Corvette Experts at NCM Insurance Agency

Everybody needs insurance for their classic or collectible Corvette so why not get a quote from the experts at the National Corvette Museum’s Insurance Agency. Click here for your free quote today!

 

C6 Corvette Damaged in Crash on the Isle of Malta

by Mitch Talley on October 9, 2012

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Not much remains intact on the passenger’s side of a red C6 Corvette convertible involved in a crash Thursday with a minivan on the Mediterranean island of Malta (which is 50 miles south of Sicily), but miraculously the driver of the sports car walked away without a scratch.

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[PICS] Custom Z06 Corvette is Stunning in Matte Blue

by Keith Cornett on October 9, 2012

[PICS] Custom Z06 Corvette is Stunning in Matte Blue

We threw a picture of this 2007 Corvette Z06 up on our Facebook page last week and since it got a tremendous response there with nearly 500 likes, we figured it was worth a more in-depth review. Besides, we love double-threat custom as much as the next guy. Not only does this Corvette Z06 feature a gorgeous exterior, it also received some serious engine mods as well.

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[VIDEO] ShakeDown asks: Is Corvette Racing the Greatest American Racing Brand?

When it comes to racing, Corvettes have a storied history. Highlights on their racing resume include wins at Daytona, Sebring, and LeMans, the C4 Corvette Challenge Series, and ALMS dominance over the last decade. In the ShakeDown episode after the break, host Leo Parente takes a brief look at Corvette Racing from its inception all the way up the recent American Le Mans Series GTE title and the Grand-Am Engine Manufacturers Championship in the Corvette Daytona Prototypes.

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Attic Parts Find Leads to Restoration of a 1966 Corvette

A dream is literally coming true for Dean Tarkowski as he restores a 1966 Corvette owned by his late father.

“After his death (from cancer in 2009), I was going through some items in his attic and came across some things I dreamed I would find,” Tarkowski says.

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[PICS] George Clooney and His Little Red Corvette

by Keith Cornett on October 7, 2012

[PICS] George Clooney and His Little Red Corvette
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I’ve always been a bit of a George Clooney fan – the Oceans 11 franchise and the Fabulous Mr. Fox are among our Clooney favorites here at the CorvetteBlogger compound. So it was cool to see the actor has a thing for Corvettes as well.

This Saturday, he was spotted cruising about tinsel town in the classic American sports car – a red/white C1 Corvette. Check out Clooney looking like a million bucks in his little red Corvette after the jump.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet Pays Tribute to the C6 Corvette Generation

It’s time for the final segment in the Corvette Generations video series. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles is at the Corvette Time Line display at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise and he takes us through some of the biggest (and lightest) changes that occurred during production of the C6 Corvette generation that started in 2005 and ends in 2013.

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GM Files Trademark Paperwork for “Turbo-Jet”

by Steve Burns on October 5, 2012

GM Files Trademark Paperwork for Turbo-Jet
Photo Credit: Mike L on Flickr

GM Authority reported Thursday that General Motors has applied for a trademark on the term “Turbo-Jet”. They state that the paperwork was filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office back in early August. The iconic phrase was categorized under “exterior and interior badges for motor land vehicles”. It was previously used on second and third generation Corvettes which could often perform like a jet while not actually possessing a turbo.

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