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Hot Rod Power Tour Stops at Mid America Motorworks

by Keith Cornett on June 7, 2012

Hot Rod Power Tour Stops at Mid America Motorworks

The 18th annual Hot Rod Power Tour is well underway this week and yesterday, the traveling performance car show stopped at Mid America Motorworks Effingham, IL campus for a hot lunch and a one-of-a-kind car show.

Some 3,000 hot rods, including over 130 Corvettes, were making their way from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign to the Gateway International Raceway on what was the 4th day of the 7 day tour that started in Detroit and ends in Arlington, Texas.

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Corvette America Has You Covered for Father’s Day

by Keith Cornett on June 7, 2012

Top Gear Reviews the Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

Corvette America Gift Certificates are the type of gift that will make a father proud to see what thoughtful, well-adjusted men and women his children have become. And, if maybe not quite that, it might keep him off your back for a little while. Either way, Corvette America can help.

You can order your Gift Certificates at CorvetteAmerica.com or give them a call at 1-800-458-3475.

 

Top Gear Reviews the Corvette Grand Sport Convertible

The folks across the pond at Top Gear have gotten their hands on a Corvette Grand Sport Convertible. Regular viewers and readers of Top Gear already know that they’re not huge fans of America’s sports car aside from its super human performance. You can see what they thought of the GS after the break.

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Man, 90, Wins Corvette, 2 Other Vehicles in Canadian Lottery

We’ve heard for years that your typical Corvette driver is getting older and older, but this is ridiculous!

A 90-year-old Canadian recently struck it rich in the Canadian Cancer Society Lottery, picking up a Corvette and two Lincolns.

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[VIDEO] C5 Z06 Driver Goes Off-Course While Attempting a Burnout at Dallas Cars and Coffee

Want to learn how to be a high-performance driver?

Then you would do well to check out the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving after noting that the top instructors there came away with victories in all five of their races at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on June 2 and 3.

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[VIDEO] C5 Z06 Driver Goes Off-Course While Attempting a Burnout at Dallas Cars and Coffee

Here is yet another case of a Corvette owner trying to show off and failing miserably but being very fortunate at the same time. This video comes from a Cars and Coffee get together in Dallas. Like many of these popular Cars and Coffee events that take place around the country, there is sometimes a show put on by attendees when they leave the premises. Unfortunately for our hero in this C5 Z06, it didn’t go quite as planned.

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Final 2012 Corvette Production Statistics

by Keith Cornett on June 6, 2012

Final 2012 Corvette Production Statistics

General Motors released the annual production statistics for the 2012 model year on Tuesday which gives us the opportunity to see how many Corvettes were produced and which options and accessories were on each of the six models. As we stated in May 2012′s Corvette Sales Report, production of the 2012 Corvette ended in early May and a total of 11,647 Corvettes were built during the model year.

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Chevrolet Performance Launches The BLOCK - A New Interactive Community for Car Enthusiasts

How would you like the chance to get advice from a Chevrolet engineer without leaving the comfort of your own home?

That’s a very real possibility now that Chevrolet Performance has just begun a social community that caters to car enthusiasts.

It’s called The BLOCK and offers interactive features of enthusiasts’ vehicles along with the latest insider information on new parts, Chevrolet factory-performance models, and Chevy racing action. You can even pick up the latest info on the next-generation Corvette on The BLOCK as soon as it’s released.

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Corvette Central's Free Shipping Promotion for Father's Day

Father’s Day is June 17th so now is the time to starting thinking about some great Corvette gifts for Dad. Our friends at Corvette Central have put together some great ideas for you plus they are offering Free Shipping with purchases of $199 or more. Check out some of these ideas but hurry as the free shipping offer expires on Wednesday, June 6th.

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[PICS] The Black 1972 Corvette

by Steve Burns on June 5, 2012

[PICS] The Black 1972 Corvette

If you scroll through Corvette production numbers between 1970 and 1976 you’ll notice that there’s no mention of the color black in there anywhere. Now, we all know that GM bigwigs could pull some strings and a get a Corvette in essentially any color they wanted. That’s the case here in which GM’s President, Pete Estes, ordered up a loaded black 1972 roadster. We caught up with this rarity at an NCRS event last weekend.

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