We dropped the rumor last week that Guy Fieri is in contention to be the pace car driver at this year’s Indianapolis 500 and today we learned that its official. The celebrity chef and Corvette owner will be driving the 2013 Corvette ZR1 to start the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27th.
Not everyone has a garage to keep his Corvette inside, safely tucked away from the deadly evils that constantly lurk to try and destroy our pride and joys.
But now Mid America Motorworks is offering a great solution to those of us who have to store their Corvettes outside.
The new Diamond Car Cover features five revolutionary layers of waterproof and ultraviolet resistant material to keep your Corvette safe and sound from the elements.
So here’s a fact for Corvette trivia fans: In the last 30 years, which model year of Corvette has been reported stolen more than any other? If you answered the 1984 Corvette, then give yourself a hand.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau has looked a thefts of Corvettes from 1981-2011 and issued their report to the insurance industry. Over the last 30 years, 90,427 Corvettes were reported stolen in the United States and Puerto Rico with the 1984 model year leading the way with 8,554 thefts.
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The California Highway Patrol is asking for help from citizens who may know the identity of a C6 Corvette driver involved in a deadly hit-and-run accident early Sunday.
Authorities say witnesses saw a dark blue 2005 or 2006 Corvette with a removable hardtop strike a male pedestrian on the Highway 101 off-ramp for eastbound Highway 166 between Santa Maria and Nipomo, then speed off at high speed.
To paraphrase country singer George Jones, this is one old Corvette that’s not ready for a rockin’ chair.
John Muller of Arizona always liked the way first generation Corvettes looked, but motoring down the highway in the 1955 he once owned wasn’t the ultimate driving experience.
Then he found a 1954 Corvette on eBay that he called “nearly a basket case.”
Article contributed by Dave Salvatore / Kerbeck Corvette
As we get closer to the release of the new 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition the anticipation is rising! Kerbeck Corvette already has a couple dozen on order and scheduled to be built between now and the end of June. In fact, some are already built and waiting to ship! All we need now is for GM to announced a release date for the 2013 Corvettes.
Gavin and Milner Score Consecutive GT Victories; Magnussen and Garcia Take Second in Six-Hour Race
MONTEREY, Calif., May 12, 2012 – Corvette Racing broke its victory drought at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in convincing fashion today, sweeping the fiercely competitive GT class with a one-two finish in the six-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey. It was the team’s first victory at the central California circuit since a win in the GT1 class in 2008, and its first one-two finish since moving to the GT class in 2009.
What do you get when you combine the leading advanced driver training program with one of the most versatile motorsports venues in the world?
How about Bondurant Performance Driving at Pikes Peak International Raceway?
Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is expanding its operations to include Pikes Peak International Raceway, the two partners announced today.