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NCM Motorsports Park Gets OK for Development Plan

by Mitch Talley on February 26, 2014

NCM Motorsports Park Gets OK for Development Plan

More approval by a governmental agency came speeding down the straightaway for the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park last week.

After hearing Wendell Strode, executive director of the museum, explain that the museum has “gone above and beyond” with its plans, the City-County Planning Commission gave its OK to a detailed development plan Thursday for the motorsports park.

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Mecum's Houston Event Offers Two Compelling Corvettes

It appears that Mecum is off and running for 2014 after a weather induced slow start in Kissimmee. Their Houston event is shaping up to be typical of the high quality consignments that usually characterizes their events with some outstanding Corvettes scheduled to cross the block from Thursday, April 10th through Saturday, April 12th.

As I was reviewing Mecum’s latest on-line catalog, two Corvettes jumped off the page to capture my attention.

Certainly no Corvette enthusiast could ignore the Bunkie Knudsen Corvette, after all it is not only the auction headliner, it is one of the most interesting Corvettes ever made, as well as the personal car for then Chevrolet General manager Bunkie Knudsen. The second Corvette, perhaps not as well known, is the stunning 1967 Corvette coupe once owned by former Marine and Viet Nam veteran, Don McNamara, and put into storage with less than 3K miles on it, has a bullet proof provenance and literally may be the finest 1967 “survivor” in existence.

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Connecticut Man is Reunited with His Dad’s 1964 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on February 26, 2014

Michigan Man is Reunited with His Dad's 1964 Corvette

Over the past few weeks, you’ve been reading all about the sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum. But here’s a story that goes further and explains WHY there is a National Corvette Museum in the first place.

When it comes to Corvettes, people do fanatical things.

Take Todd Baggett of Southbury, Connecticut for example.

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Mid America Motorworks Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

by Mitch Talley on February 24, 2014

Mid America Motorworks Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Back when I was in high school in the mid-1970s, I was just coming into my own as a budding Corvette enthusiast.

Though I wouldn’t be able to buy my first Corvette until 1983, for years before that, I was well aware of a company known as Mid America Enterprises that offered products for those other people fortunate enough to already own a ‘Vette.

In 1974, a young tool-and-die maker from Effingham, Ill., named Mike Yager had borrowed $500 to start a company that unbeknownst to him at the time would quickly become a rousing success and would in fact be celebrating its Official 40th Anniversary on Feb. 23, 2014 with 80 employees on its 260-acre Corporate Campus!

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[GALLERY] Midyear Monday (22 Corvette photos)

by Keith Cornett on February 24, 2014

[GALLERY] Midyear Monday (22 Corvette photos)

Here’s a nice gallery of Midyear Corvette photos to help get you though the day. If you like these random galleries, please let us know and don’t forget to share them on Facebook and Twitter!

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Corvette Museum Making the Best of the Sinkhole Situation

by Mitch Talley on February 24, 2014

Corvette Museum Making the Best of the Sinkhole Situation
Photo Credit: Robyn Minor/Daily News

Corvettes have always been known for taking a little and turning it into a lot.

The current C7, for example, is being praised for its massive “bang for the buck.”

That’s why it is really no surprise that the National Corvette Museum is seeking “tasteful” ways to turn the misfortune of the sinkhole that swallowed eight of its rare Corvettes earlier this month into a way to raise funds that will ultimately help support the mission of the museum.

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[VIDEO] NBCSports Goes Behind the Scenes with Mecum Prime

If you are a Corvette enthusiast or collector then you obviously are familiar with Dana Mecum and his auction business. Over the years Mecum has grown his company exponentially and one of the key parts of that success is why most Corvette enthusiasts are familiar with the “King of Corvettes.” That key ingredient has been his relentless drive to offer the largest and best selection of Corvettes of any collector car auction in the world. For example, at his Kissimmee event in January 232 Corvettes of the almost 400 Corvettes offered found new homes.

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Tennessee Couple Say “I Do” at Corvette-Themed Wedding

by Mitch Talley on February 19, 2014

Tennessee Couple Say I Do at Corvette-themed Wedding

Here’s some good news for Corvette enthusiasts still reeling after last week’s shocking sinkhole collapse inside the National Corvette Museum.

You might call this one a match made in Corvette heaven.

Since Paul and Vance Thompson met in the first place because of their love of Corvettes, it was only fitting that they sealed the deal with a Corvette-themed wedding on Saturday.

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Purifoy Chevrolet Joins the CorvetteBlogger Family of Sponsors

Today we are very excited to announce a new addition to the CorvetteBlogger family of sponsors. Joining our list of new Chevrolet Corvette dealers is Purifoy Chevrolet in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Purifoy is a well-established family owned dealership and they are Corvette people too, just like us. Best of all, they offer the 2014 new Corvette Stingray at MSRP.

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Work Begins to Repair the Sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum

Work is well underway at the National Corvette Museum as constructor workers began removing the exterior panels on the Sky Dome to allow greater access to the sinkhole and the Fallen Eight Corvettes inside. The Corvette Museum’s Executive Director Wendell Strode released another update Monday on the extraction plan for several of the Corvettes as well some additional information regarding the excavation process.

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