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[VIDEO] Bank Robber’s C4 Corvette Searched for Explosives

by Mitch Talley on September 16, 2014

[VIDEO] Bank Robber's C4 Corvette Searched for Explosives

We’ve heard of “dynamite” Corvettes exploding off the line at a drag strip.

But a suspect bank robber in Stanton, Calif., added a new twist to that scenario Monday morning.

The 62-year-old man was arrested in connection with a robbery at Bank of the West on Beach Boulevard in Stanton after a traffic stop at Katella and Western avenues.

That’s where it gets interesting.

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Barn Find 1963 Corvette Split-Window Coupe Stored for 41 Years Sells on eBay

We’ve all heard about the used car that was only driven on Sundays by a little old lady.

Well, here’s a 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe that apparently really was driven by an older lady throughout its history before it was parked in a barn in 1973 and left there for the next 41 years.

The barn find was listed on eBay and reached $45,544 before the bidding ended early today.

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[VIDEO] Street Race Turns Deadly for C5 Corvette Driver

by Mitch Talley on September 15, 2014

Street Race Turns Deadly for C5 Corvette Driver

A deadly accident in San Diego over the weekend offers proof once again of how dangerous street racing can be.

The 27-year-old driver of a silver C5 Corvette lost his life instantly when he crashed into a palm tree while apparently racing a black Mercedes which fled the scene.

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[VIDEO] C7 Corvette Z06 Prototypes Caught Testing in Colorado

by Keith Cornett on September 15, 2014

[VIDEO] C7 Corvette Z06 Prototypes Caught Testing in Colorado

With C7 Corvette Z06 production slated to begin sometime in 4th Quarter, we’ve been wondering where all the spy photos of the new supercar are. Like the Corvette Stingray, we know that Chevy has been doing extensive testing and will be making changes to the car right up until the time the first retail Corvette Z06 heads down the production line.

So it’s lucky for us that TheFastLaneCar.com’s Roman and Nathan got a tip that a group of Corvettes were doing some high-altitude testing in the high-country of Colorado so the duo jumped at the opportunity to track them down and see what’s going on.

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Join the Corvette Museum's First Ever HPDE Event at the NCM Motorsports Park

One of the core missions of the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park has always been to promote the improvement of driver skills.

Now that the Motorsports Park has officially opened, that mission will roar into action with the inaugural High Performance Driving Event coming up later this month.

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NCM Insurance Now Offers OnTrack Insurance Coverage

by Guest Contributor on September 13, 2014

NCM Insurance Now Offers OnTrack Insurance Coverage

Article contributed by Adam Boca / NCM Insurance Agency

The National Corvette Museum and the NCM Insurance Agency are proud to introduce a new insurance offering for our customers. With the NCM Motorsports Park grand opening taking place over Labor Day weekend the NCM Insurance Agency has teamed up with longtime on track insurance provider, Lockton Affinity.

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[RECALL] GM Issues Two Recalls and a Stop Sale Order for 2015 Corvettes

The recall problems for General Motors apparently have finally reached the top of the line, but maybe that’s a good thing.

This week’s announcement that GM plans to issue two more recalls (according to stop-delivery orders sent to dealers Thursday) on the hot-selling 2015 Chevrolet Corvette means the company really is paying much closer attention to safety than perhaps it did in the past.

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Chevrolet to Sell the Very First Retail 2015 Corvette Stingray at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas

Here’s your chance to get the first retail production Corvette Stingray for the 2015 model year, complete with the new 8-speed automatic transmission – and help a worthy charity in the process.

Barrett-Jackson will be offering the numerically significant Stingray at its upcoming auction in Las Vegas Sept. 25-27. This particular car is slated to be sold at approximately 6 p.m. on Sept. 26.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Museum Now Offering a DVD Documentary on the SkyDome Sinkhole

The National Corvette Museum’s sinkhole which swallowed eight Corvettes earlier this year not only shook the Corvette Nation, it also captivated the world as replays of the floor dropping out from under the Corvettes reverberated throughout various national and international media outlets.

It could be argued that the worst thing to ever happen at the Corvette Museum was also the best thing that ever happened to the NCM. Stories of the sinkhole appeared on over 2,000 broadcast outlets and the publicity from the more than 7,300 tv and radio hits was valued at $15.4 million. And with all that media running, attendance levels spiked over 60% in the months that followed with onlookers who wanted to see the hole that ate the Corvettes.

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Corvette Stingray Runs Car and Driver's Lightning Lap but the Camaro Z/28 Steals the Show

The latest Car and Driver issue with the rendering of the mid-engine 2017 Corvette ZORA on the cover also features the results from the magazine’s annual Lightning Lap competition where the latest stock/unmodified offerings from selected manufacturers are raced against the clock at Virginia International Raceway.

For the 7th Annual Lightning Lap, 25 cars were selected and grouped into classes based on selling price and this year’s competition features both the 2014 Corvette Stingray and the 2014 Camaro Z/28. Thanks to a post on the forums at VW Vortex, we have the results!

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