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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach: Corvette Sales Total $1.98 Million

Barrett-Jackson wrapped up their three day foray to the East Coast as their 10th annual Palm Beach Collector Car Auction concluded on Saturday. The 2012 car list was a bit lighter on Corvettes compared with the auction house’s previous Palm Beach sales, but we still witnessed 39 Corvettes ranging from a 1954 roadster to a 2008 Indy Pace Car replica being sold at no reserve.

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Registration is Open for 2012 Corvettes at Carlisle

by Steve Burns on April 6, 2012

Registration is Open for 2012 Corvettes at Carlisle

Our Carlisle Events email newsletter arrived last week reminding us that registration for this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle is already open. The show takes place August 24th – 26th. You can register a number of ways, but online is the easiest. Sign up for the “Gate-N-Go” option prior to July 23rd and take advantage of a $10 discount off of the regular price. Also, for a limited time you can get a 50% discount off entry to the Carlisle GM Nationals with your Corvettes at Carlisle registration.

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[PICS] 1962 Shop Order Styling Corvette at Amelia Island
ProTeam Corvette’s Terry Michaelis and the 1962 Style Corvette

One of the features at last month’s Amelia Island Concours D’elegance was a class made up exclusively of Corvette styling cars. Included in the chic, invitation-only collection of cars was this Firemist Gold 1962 Corvette created under GM Shop Order #10224. It is believed that this one-off was an exercise to produce a 50th Anniversary package to celebrate Chevrolet’s golden anniversary.

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[VIDEO] Family Awarded $3.4 Million in Lawsuit against GM for a 2005 Corvette Fire

General Motors plans to appeal a decision by a California jury that awarded $3.4 million to a California family.

The settlement came as part of a lawsuit against GM over a defective telescoping steering column in a 2005 Corvette belonging to Patti Boekamp.

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Jay Leno and a C1 Corvette Featured in New Burger King Commercial

We all know Jay Leno loves cars, so our first thought when we saw his new commercial for Burger King wasn’t about the new menu. It was our concern that ketchup and mustard – not to mention barbecue sauce – might somehow get on that lovely C1 Corvette he was driving in the commercial.

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For Sale: 2011 Le Mans Winning Corvette Z06 Tribute Car

Want to purchase the GTE-Pro class-winning Corvette C6R from last year’s 24 hours of Le Mans? Well too bad, you can’t have that one, but can take home this yellow 2006 Z06 that’s decked out as tribute to Team Corvette’s epic triumph in France last summer.

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[PIC] A Reader Shares His C6 Corvette Artwork

by Keith Cornett on April 4, 2012

C6 by Don Leblanc

An email we received tonight from a reader named Don Leblanc:

Attached is a photo of a watercolor painting I recently did. It doesn’t really have a name, other than just “C6″. I would like to share this with other Corvette fans.

Thanks again CorvetteBlogger.

Regards,
Don Leblanc

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Nice work Don. Thanks for sharing!

 

[VIDEO] Chevrolet Mexico's Corvette ZR1 Television Commercial

There’s a lot of activity happening in the Corvette world south of the border.

Here is a :60 second television commercial that (we believe) is running in Mexico to support the new Chevrolet Performance Stores which will sell the Corvette ZR1 and Grand Sport models. Chevrolet Mexico made the announcement last week that four of these Performance Stores will open starting this month to allow buyers to see the features and options available on new Corvettes as well as configure their own personal order.

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Corvette Auction Preview: 2012 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

Barrett-Jackson makes their annual Easter weekend stop in South Florida this Thursday, April 5th through Saturday, April 7th. Our friends at SPEED will have 21 hours of live coverage sprinkled across all 3 days.

The Palm Beach sale will have roughly 450 cars up for bid including 39 Corvettes which translates into about 9% of the total docket. Of those, all but 2 are being sold at no reserve.

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March 2012 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on April 4, 2012

March 2012 Corvette Sales

General Motor’s March Sales Report brings good news to the Corvette Team as sales for the month were up 18% over March 2011. Last month, GM sold 1,376 Corvettes vs 1,163 in March 2011. For the calendar year, Corvette sales are up 3.3% with 2,932 Corvettes sold in 2012 vs 2,839 Corvettes sold in 2011. This is the third month in a row that Corvette sales have increased over the previous month and the March total is the highest sales figure we’ve seen since April 2011.

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