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Russia Discovers Connection with Zora Arkus-Duntov and the Corvette

Sometimes a person is least appreciated in his homeland.

That was once the case with Zora Arkus-Duntov, the engineering genius who guided the Corvette through its early years after he emigrated from Europe.

But now Jerry Burton, who is the author of “Zora Arkus-Duntov, The Legend Behind Corvette” and longtime editor of Corvette Quarterly, says the Russians have recently discovered the magic of Zora for themselves.

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[VIDEO] Guy Fieri to Drive the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

Team Penske driver Ryan Briscoe averaged 226.484 mph to win the pole for this Sunday’s 96th Annual Indianapolis 500. While that time guarantees he’ll be starting at the head at the field, there are some other benefits that the Indy pole sitter enjoys like getting the opportunity to run some hot laps in the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 pace car.

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Chevrolet to Introduce A RWD V8 Sedan Called the SS in 2014

Some 55 years ago, Chevrolet first used the SS (Super Sport) designation on a prototype Corvette race car built under the watchful eye of Zora Arkus-Duntov.

Now the automaker is bringing the SS back, only this time in a modern V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive performance sedan.

Chevrolet made it official this week that the SS will indeed be its next NASCAR Sprint Cup race car, debuting in its race configuration at the 2013 Daytona 500.

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RIP Marietta Bob Johnson - Everyman's Corvette Racer

The Corvette racing world lost another legend this month when Robert D. “Marietta Bob” Johnson passed away on May 7, 2012 at age 85.

He earned the nickname “Marietta Bob” to differentiate him from his racing partner, “Columbus Bob” Johnson. They were named for their hometowns in Ohio.

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Custom Black C4 Corvette Makes You Say Hmmm…

by Steve Burns on May 19, 2012

Custom Black C4 Corvette Makes You Say Hmmm...

There are a lot of custom Corvettes out there. When it comes to these cars, we owners love to personalize them in infinite ways. Some of these modifications turn out really well and others don’t quite have the same appeal. This 1988 coupe currently for sale Ohio fits into the latter category.

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The Cars of the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall

by Steve Burns on May 18, 2012

The Cars of the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall

Last week we told you all about the people and organizations being inducted into the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall. As promised, we now present the 10 Corvettes to be included in this year’s Great Hall. The cars of the class of 2012 include the oldest production Corvette, a wildly popular styling car, and a pair of famous L88 racers.

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Watch Our Corvette Racing Drivers Race in the Nurburgring 24

Although our factory Corvette C6.Rs have the weekend off, we’ll be watching the Nurburgring 24 hour race with Jan Magnussen, Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook who’ve teamed up with Daniel Keilwitz, winner of the 2010 FIA GT3 Drivers Championship, to drive this gold GT3 Z06R #90 Callaway Corvette for Haribo.

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[VIDEO] 1969 Corvette Rally Car Runs Hard in Swiss Race

A 1969 Chevrolet Corvette doesn’t usually end up as a rally car in Switzerland.

But this video shows a C3 Stingray more than holding its own apparently competing in the Rallye Critérium Jurassien 2012 against a Ferrari and another small car.

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[VIDEO] John Buttermore - Corvette Racer and Sonic Development Engineer

There’s a little bit of Corvette in every Chevrolet product made, including the small-size Sonic.

That’s the word from John Buttermore, the lead development engineer for the Sonic, who also happens to be the defending SCCA Touring 1 Class champion in his No. 52 T1 Corvette.

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Corvette Values: 1968 Corvette Coupe

by Keith Cornett on May 17, 2012

Corvette Values: 1968 Corvette Coupe

SF in Mississippi submitted this 1968 Corvette T-Top Coupe to Corvette Values:

1968 Corvette T-Top Coupe, VIN #194378S419XXX. Corvette Bronze with Dark Orange vinyl interior. All original body with no modifications. Base 327/300 hp engine, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, air conditioning, rear luggage rack. True mileage unknown. Car termed to be in “good” condition. Documentation includes warranty papers.

Find out how we valued this Corvette Coupe after the jump.

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