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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
Photo Credit: FameFlynet Pictures

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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Lori Hale Donates Beloved 1954 Corvette to the National Corvette Museum

To say this 1954 Corvette owned by Lori and Morey Hale is just a car would be a major understatement. Like many Corvette owners, their C1 Corvette played a major role throughout their lives – from when Morey courted Lori to when they got married in it in Carson City. Now, after a lifetime of memories, the Corvette was offered a new home after Lori donated the car to the National Corvette Museum.

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Corvettes on Craigslist: 1974 Corvette Wagon

by Mitch Talley on October 4, 2012

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1974 Corvette Wagon

So you want to set out on a trip across America in your two-seater C3 Corvette, but don’t want to hook up a U-Haul trailer behind it?

Well, a Boston-area man has just the ticket for you on Craigslist – a 1974 custom Chevrolet Corvette Panel Wagon.

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Corvette Central Kicks Off Fall With Free Shipping Offer

by Keith Cornett on October 4, 2012

Corvette Central Kicks Off Fall With Free Shipping Offer

Our friends at Corvette Central have a special fall promotion for Free Shipping on internet orders of $199 or more through Sunday, October 7th. Enter coupon code “LEAF12″ at checkout.

Retail orders, placed online, shipped withing the Continental U.S. and Canada only, excludes truck freight. Internet orders valid only at CorvetteCentral.com, CorvetteCentralExhaust.com and CorvettePerformance.com.

 

Kerbeck's 9th Annual Atlantic City Toys for Tots Corvette Cruise

The Fun is over for another year. The Corvette Funfest, that is.

Corvette owners by the thousands poured into Effingham, Illinois last month for Mid America Motorworks’ 19th annual Corvette Funfest.

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This classic Corvette was a total loss and its driver was badly burned after a two-vehicle accident in Tempe, AZ this Monday.

Police said the Corvette was rear ended by a pickup truck and the impact spun the sports car out into the intersection where it caught fire. The driver of the Corvette was on fire after exiting his car and he suffered second degree burns.

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