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Dispute over the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette Heads to Court

The first hearing in a battle to determine who owns one of three 1960 Corvette race cars will be held today in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa.

Two of the classic race cars have already been restored and are estimated to be worth at least a million dollars each. But the No.1 Corvette, which was driven by Briggs Cunningham in the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, had been missing for nearly 30 years.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet's Harlan Charles Celebrates the C5 Corvette Generation

As Chevrolet looks back at 60 years of Corvettes, the focus today is the C5 generation that started in 1997 and ended in 2004. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles filmed this tribute to the 5th gen Corvette from the Corvette Time Line at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise last month.

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Preservation Expert Eric Gill to Lead Restoration of Neil Armstrong's 1967 Corvette
Photo Credit: Jim Tiller

When is a car more than just a car?

How about when it once belonged to the first man who walked on the moon?

That’s right, a 1967 Corvette once owned by Neil Armstrong – known for his “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – is on its way back to being carefully restored, thanks to new owner Joe Crosby. Crosby has commissioned a team of experts, led by respected automobile preservation activist Eric Gill, to lead the project, which could take years because they want the job done right since its owner was such an important part of world history.

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Back in May we told you about John Buttermore, the Lead Development Engineer on the Chevy Sonic program who also just happens to be the defending SCCA Touring 1 National Champion. Now make that the 2 –time defending National Champion. Buttermore recently piloted his Corvette to his 2nd consecutive Touring 1 National Championship during the SCCA runoffs at Road America.

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IIHS Study Reports Corvette Z06 and Convertible Rated Lowest in Property Damage Claims
Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.com

No one likes having to pay high insurance bills, but the latest status report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety offers some good news for Corvette drivers.

For the 2009-11 model years, the Z06 and the Corvette convertible were the lowest among all sports cars rated in the category for property damage (which insures against physical damage caused to other vehicles and property).

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Rick Hendrick Contributes $100,000 to the Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park
Rick Hendrick (L) with Corvette Museum Director Wendell Strode (R)

A long-time friend has stepped up to the plate for the National Corvette Museum’s proposed Motorsports Park.

Rick Hendrick recently made a $100,000 donation to the park through his Hendrick Automotive Group.

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[VIDEO] Harlan Charles and Chevrolet Pay Tribute to the C4 Corvette Generation

Here is the fourth video in the Corvette Generations series from the Corvette Time Line at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise. In this latest segment, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles pays tribute to the C4 Corvette which was produced from 1984-1996.

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Spy Photos Capture Upgraded Interior in the 2014 C7 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on September 21, 2012

Spy Photos Capture Upgraded Interior in the 2014 C7 Corvette

With recent reports that GM engineers have set up shop in in the town of Red River, New Mexico to test the 2014 C7 Corvette, it was only a matter of time before the shaky and blurry images of the prototypes taken by average citizens were replaced with high-resolution shots from professional spy photographers. AutomobileMag.com published a new round of photos and this time we get a peek inside the new Corvettes and a preview of its upgraded interior.

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[VIDEO] C4 Corvette Crashes into a Florida Bicycle Shop

by Mitch Talley on September 20, 2012

C4 Corvette Crashes into a Florida Bicycle Shop
Photo Credit: Tim Shortt/Florida Today

A Corvette driver apparently having a seizure crashed his 1991 sports car through a concrete wall at a bicycle shop in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida on Wednesday afternoon.

The driver, Robert Bader, 52, was the only person injured in the crash, which happened about 1:25 p.m. at Bob’s Bicycle Shop near the intersection of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Burns Boulevard.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

by Steve Burns on September 20, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

Barrett-Jackson hits Sin City this weekend for their 5th annual Las Vegas sale. Over 50 Corvettes are up for adoption Thursday September 20th through Saturday the 22nd at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. As always, SPEED will be providing live coverage of the event. You can take a peek at a few of our favorites that will be changing hands this weekend after the jump.

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