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The Eldorette: a $200,000 Eye-Searing Testament to Hideous Crap

by Guest Contributor on December 2, 2011

The Eldorette: a $200,000 Eye-Searing Testament to Hideous Crap

Article contributed by John Coyle / Corvette Forum

First, the good news: there’s apparently only one of these monstrosities. The bad news is everything else. The Eldorette is a combination of C3 Corvette and Cadillac Eldorado, and perfectly illustrates that some things – handguns and tequila, for example – just shouldn’t be put together. The seller claims over $200K was dumped into the construction, which is as crazy as it is sad.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Kansas City

by Steve Burns on December 1, 2011

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Kansas City

Mecum Auctions is in Kansas City, Missouri this weekend for their final sale of 2011. The auction runs Thursday, December 1st, through Saturday the 3rd at the Kansas City Convention Center. Velocity will have 12 hours of live TV coverage of the action.

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O'Connell, Corvette to be Inducted into Sebring Hall of Fame

Two icons of sports car racing will be inducted into the Sebring Hall of Fame in March. Johnny O’Connell and the Chevrolet Corvette were named as part of the 2012 group of inductees into America’s greatest sports car race hall of fame. The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, March 16 at the Chateau Elan Hotel which overlooks the historic race circuit.

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If Your Chevy Volt Scares You, GM Will Loan You a Corvette

by Keith Cornett on November 29, 2011

If Your Chevy Volt Scares You, GM will Loan You a Corvette

The latest news in the ongoing saga that is the Chevy Volt is that there have been two instances where the battery packs have caught fire following crash testing by the NHTSA. Yesterday, General Motors stepped up to the plate with an unprecedented damage-controlling offer: Volt owners concerned about the safety of their electric ride can request a free GM loaner vehicle until the issue is resolved. Apparently, that offer includes the Corvette.

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GM Builds its 100-Millionth Small Block Engine

General Motors has celebrated a major milestone today at Wixom’s Performance Build Center by building its 100-millionth small block engine. The engine chosen as the milestone motor is none other than the Corvette ZR1′s 638 horsepower LS9. Since 1955, the small block has been used in GM vehicles around the world and can also be found marine and industrial applications as well.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Crashes During Autocross Event

by Keith Cornett on November 29, 2011

[VIDEO] Corvette Crashes During Autocross Event

Autocrossing your Corvette is great way to have some fun in your car in a safe and controlled environment. Most courses are laid out to keep speeds down and drivers rely on technique to complete the course. But just because speeds are lower than other track events doesn’t mean that one wrong move can come back to bite you as one Corvette driver found out at the Speed Ventures autocross event.

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MCACN 2011: Corvette and Muscle Car Photo Gallery

by Steve Burns on November 29, 2011

MCACN 2011: Corvette Photo Gallery

Last weekend hundreds of the country’s finest Corvettes, muscle cars, and customs stormed into Chicago for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. We had a blast on our inaugural trip to this show. We’ve already shown you the Motion Maco Corvette, Mid America’s prototype C5′s, and the LS6’s in the Class of 1971 display. Click past the break to see more of the fantastic Corvettes from the 2011 MCACN.

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[VIDEO] Corvettes Crash During Street Race; Warrants Issued

by Keith Cornett on November 28, 2011

[VIDEO] Corvettes Crash During Street Race; Warrants Issued

Apparently this video went viral while I was incommunicado over the Thanksgiving holiday. Two Silver Corvettes, a C6 and C5, were lined up at a stop light in the Houston neighborhood of The Woodlands. The motorist behind the duo gets a bad feeling about what is going to happen when the lights go green and starts filming. Sure enough, the race ends badly for both drivers and cars and now police have issued warrants for their arrest.

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MCACN 2011: The Corvette Class of 1971

by Steve Burns on November 28, 2011

MCACN 2011: The Corvette Class of 1971

One of the marquee events of the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals was the Class of 1971 invitational display. This gathering celebrates muscle cars that turned 40 years old this year. Included among the Hemi ‘Cuda’s, Mustangs, and Chevelles were a batch of rare LS6 powered Corvettes. Check out all 2,125 horsepower in our exclusive photo gallery.

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MCACN 2011: Mid America’s Prototype C5 Corvettes

by Steve Burns on November 26, 2011

MCACN 2011: Mid America’s Prototype C5 Corvettes

It’s not very often that we get to take an up close and personal look at a prototype Corvette. Most all of them are either crushed or destroyed during development by GM although a few of them have slipped out the door in the past. Mid America Motorworks brought three rare C5 prototypes to the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals last weekend in Chicago. We poured over them a couple of times throughout the weekend and you can too after the jump.

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