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Auction Results: 1969 Greenwood Stars and Stripes Corvette Sells for $580,000

Last night the 1969 ZL-1 Greenwood Stars and Stripes Corvette that was campaigned at Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans crossed the auction block at RM’s Monterey auction. Early estimates of what this Corvette would sell for proved to be way off when the hammer dropped at $580,000.

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[VIDEO] Aftermath of the Chrysler SRT8/Corvette ZR1 Fail

by Keith Cornett on August 20, 2011

[VIDEO] Aftermath of the Chrysler SRT8/Corvette ZR1 Fail

Remember that video we showed of the Torch Red Corvette ZR1 taking out a Chrysler 300 SRT8 on a California freeway last week? Here is the second installment of that crash that tells us how the occupants of the Chrysler went from yelling “WTF! WTF! R U KIDDING ME?!?!” to actually laughing about the incident afterwards with the owner of ZR1.

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Corvettes Qualify Second and Sixth at Road America

by Corvette Racing on August 19, 2011

Corvettes Qualify Second and Sixth in Road America

Magnussen Qualifies No. 4 Corvette C6.R Under GT Track Record, Misses Pole by .005 Second

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 19, 2011 – Jan Magnussen was more than a second quicker than Oliver Gavin’s pole-winning lap at Road America in 2010, and six tenths of a second under the GT qualifying record set in 2008. Despite the Dane’s strong performance today, he missed putting the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT pole for the second consecutive year by .005-second. That was the razor-thin margin that favored Dirk Mueller’s No. 56 BMW M3 GT in qualifying for Saturday’s Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase, the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series.

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Six Classic Chevrolets that Defined Street performance

As part of Chevrolet’s Centennial celebration, GM Performance Parts’ Dr. Jamie Myers was given the difficult challenge of putting together a list of models that has defined Chevy Performance over the last 100 years. It’s a difficult task for sure, so Dr. Meyers visits the GM’s Heritage center where he presents his list of six classic vehicles that defined street performance.

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Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Road America

by Keith Cornett on August 19, 2011

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Road America

The “holy grail” of North American road courses, Road America stirs the senses of every fan and participant as soon as they roll in the gates. High speeds are the norm with runs through Wisconsin`s scenic Kettle Moraine, and there will be even more this year with a four-hour enduro.

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Corvette Billboards On Display for Woodward Dream Cruise

In anticipation of this weekend’s Woodward Dream Cruise, Chevrolet has put up a couple of billboards featuring a 1953 Corvette and the 2012 Corvette ZR1 Centennial Edition. What’s really interesting is the location of the billboards: deep in the heart of Ford Country.

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[VIDEO] Louis Chevrolet – The Early Beginnings

by Keith Cornett on August 17, 2011

[VIDEO] Louis Chevrolet - The Early Beginnings

Here is a pretty cool five minute video from Chevrolet in Europe that takes all Chevy fans back to where it all began – Louis Chevrolet’s birthplace, La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.

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State Trooper Hits a Corvette Parked at a Maryland Chevy Dealership

An unidentified Delaware state trooper apparently suffered a medical issue while on routine patrol and his cruiser crashed into cars on display at Williams Chevrolet in Elkton, Maryland. Witnesses say the cruiser left the road and went airborne, crashing into a Supersonic Blue Corvette and two Camaros parked at the dealership.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum in Monterey

by Keith Cornett on August 17, 2011

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum in Monterey

This is a big weekend for car auctions as most of the major auction houses are descending on Monterey, California for a weekend full of classic and collector car sales. Although fairly new to the Monterey scene, Mecum Auctions has a full slate of cars ready to be sold during their Monterey Daytime Auction which kicks off on Thursday and runs through Saturday. On the Mecum sales docket are 42 Corvettes that are ready for new homes and several of these Vettes are worthy of a closer look.

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Corvette Racing at Road America: Celebrating Chevy's Homecoming

Sixth Round of American Le Man Series to Showcase Corvette’s Racing Heritage

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 16, 2011 – Two events occurred in 1955 that forever changed sports car racing in America: Chevrolet introduced the small-block V-8 in Corvette, and Road America held its first race. Since then, America’s iconic sports car and “America’s National Park of Speed” have been inextricably linked. This weekend’s Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase, the sixth round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series, and its companion event, the Corvette World Tribute, will highlight the longstanding love affair between Corvette enthusiasts and the scenic 4-mile, 14-turn track.

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