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[VIDEO] Corvette Museum's Sinkhole Also Brings Record Visitors to the Corvette Assembly Plant

Remember how nervous you were that first day on a new job?

Well, imagine Corvette Assembly Plant Manager Jeff Lamarche’s feelings when he arrived for his second day on the job on Feb. 12, 2014 – only to find out that a sinkhole had swallowed eight Corvettes in the National Corvette Museum just next door during the night!

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[VIDEO] Stolen Corvette Found after 43 Years but Legal Roadblocks Prevent Reunion with Owner

‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

A Georgia woman probably isn’t so sure about that old saying, especially after her heart may wind up being broken twice – but not by a man, but by a Corvette.

Our story begins in 1972 when a teenage Terry Dietrich of DeKalb County, Ga., bought a 1972 blue Corvette Stingray.

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1954 Corvette Offered by Mecum's Las Vegas Auction at No Reserve

Mecum’s auction of 230 cars from the Rogers Classic Car Museum in Las Vegas is giving car collectors an opportunity that doesn’t come along too often—the opportunity to bid on a variety of American cars all being offered at no reserve. This is particularly interesting to Corvette enthusiasts as one of the no-reserve cars is a Sportsman Red 1954 Corvette. Auctions offering C1 Corvettes at no reserve come along about once in a blue moon.

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On Thursday afternoon, the National Corvette Museum marked the one year anniversary of the SkyDome Sinkhole with a press conference that culminated in the official return of the 2009 Corvette “Blue Devil” ZR1 to the display floor.

The Museum considers the one-year anniversary to be a celebration of sorts for the all the hard work and determination from the staff of the museum, the construction workers that put in long hours during the recovery and repairs, as well as the Museum members who stepped up their support during this difficult year.

The staff at the Museum, led by Executive Director Wendell Strode, has often been described as taking a bad situation and turning it into a positive outcome. The phrase “turning lemons into lemonade” has been used to describe the last year which saw record visitor numbers and new memberships despite the fact there was a large sinkhole in the SkyDome. So it was no surprise that the during the commemoration, glasses of lemonade were passed around to those in attendance.

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[VIDEO] Modded C7 Corvette Z06 vs Audi R8 at the Drag Strip

by Keith Cornett on February 12, 2015

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

The Corvette Z06 gets a huge jump on the all wheel drive Audi R8 and never looks back:

1/4 mile drag race video of a modded Supercharged 2015 Corvette Z06. When stock the Z06 makes 650 horsepower and 650 lb/ft of torque. This Z06 has been modified with headers, exhaust, pulley and a tune and puts down 661 hp to the wheels – which is approximately 750 hp at the crank. The 2015 Z06 has an MSRP of $78,995 for the Coupe and $83,995 for the Z06 Convertible. This is the most powerful car GM has ever made.

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St. Bernard Classic Corvette Giveaway is Offering a 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible

Our good friends from the Saint Bernard Catholic Parish in Rockport, IN have once again outdone themselves for their annual fundraiser.

For the 27th year of Saint Bernard’s classic Corvette giveaway, the southern Indiana church is offering a beautiful red 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible.

Tickets for the giveaway are $30 each or four tickets for $100 and only 12,000 tickets will be sold. Two cash prizes of $500 and $250 will also be drawn. Click here to order your tickets.

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Special activities are planned at the National Corvette Museum on Thursday, Feb. 12, to observe the one-year anniversary of the sinkhole that formed inside the SkyDome and swallowed eight classic Corvettes.

The disaster actually has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the museum, which earned major news coverage around the world and actually experienced a 67 percent increase in attendance for the year.

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[PICS] Corvette Z06 Looks Stunning on Matte Black ADV.1 Wheels

We’re sure this Torch Red Corvette Z06 looked great just as it was when it came off the assembly line in Bowling Green, but a new set of wheels can add that extra personalization to the Corvette owner’s new ride. It’s been a little while since we’ve featured a Corvette showing off custom wheels, but when we first glimpsed this Corvette Z06 wearing these matte black wheels from ADV.1, we knew we had to share these photos with Corvette owners.

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Corvettes on eBay: The Last 1975 Corvette Convertible

by Mitch Talley on February 11, 2015

Corvettes on eBay: The Last 1975 Corvette Convertible

Here’s your chance to own a true piece of Corvette history, but you’d better act quickly.

Bidding on the last 1975 Corvette convertible produced by Chevrolet ends Thursday at 12:57 pm ET.

No one has bid on the car as of 1pm Eastern Time on Feb. 11th, but you can lock it up at the “Buy It Now” price of $85,000.

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Driving a Corvette Z06 in Track Mode in the Rain is Not a Good Idea

Driving a real-wheel drive 650 hp super car in crappy weather can be done if you follow the rules and play it safe. Unfortunately for this brand new Corvette Z06 with less than 100 miles on the odometer, the owner learned those rules the hard way and now the car sits at the dealer waiting for repairs.

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