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Mecum to Offer Over 180 Corvettes at Annual Indy Event

by Guest Contributor on May 17, 2011

Don't Mess with Rick Springfield's Corvette

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Mecum Auctions continues their 2011 season this week in Indianapolis as nearly 2,000 cars including over 180 Corvettes will be offered for sale. The 24th annual Spring Classic sales extravaganza begins with “Super Tuesday” on May 17th and continues through Sunday, May 22nd. As usual, the HD Theater crew will provide live high definition coverage of the event Wednesday, May 18th through Saturday, May 22nd. In total, they’ll air 17 hours of live auction action. Click past the jump to check out some of our favorites being offered for sale in Indy.

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Don’t Mess with Rick Springfield’s Corvette

by Keith Cornett on May 16, 2011

Don't Mess with Rick Springfield's Corvette

Rick Springfield was arrested in Malibu on May 1st for alledgely driving his modified 1963 Corvette Coupe while intoxicated. He blew a .10 which is over the legal limit. When the deputy told him that his $200,000 Corvette would be towed away, he apparently yelled at the deputy “if you tow my car I’ll f**king kill you and your family.”

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Corvettes and Astronauts Celebrate 50 Years Together

by Keith Cornett on May 16, 2011

Corvettes and Astronauts Celebrate 50 Years Together

Fifty years ago this month, Alan Shepard became the first American to travel into outer space. When he returned to Earth, GM presented him with a brand new 1962 Corvette and the connection of Corvettes and Astronauts became the stuff of legends.

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Another C6 Corvette Dead Battery Entrapment leads to Hilarious Video

I’m not sure if there is something in the water or if the moon is out of alignment, but there seems to be a recent rash of people getting trapped in Corvettes whose battery has died. We already told you of the one of guy who called 911 after getting locked in his Corvette ZR1, but here is another frustrated gentleman whose calls for help to his friends result in this hilarious video being posted on youtube.

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DVR Alert: SPEED’s My Classic Car to Feature 2 Corvettes

by Guest Contributor on May 12, 2011

DVR Alert: Speed’s My Classic Car to Feature 2 Corvettes

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Get those DVR’s programmed to catch this week’s episode of My Classic Car featuring Dennis Gage. This week the certified car nut travels to McKinney, Texas to check out (and of course drive) a cool C3 and a fantastic C2 Restomod.

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[Made Up] Rumors of a Mid-Engined C7 Corvette Again

by Keith Cornett on May 11, 2011

[Made Up] Rumors of a Mid-Engined C7 Corvette Again

I’m not buying it. The latest round of rumors of a C7 mid-engined Corvette come from the same English car site that pushed the same story a year ago. This time, they took a quote from GM’s North American President Mark Reuss who said the next generation Corvette would be “completely different”. Reuss made the statement at the Corvette Assembly Plant last week where he announced the company would be investing $131 million to upgrade the plant.

As one of the commenter’s on their own site said, there’s no meat in this sandwich. Following the same logic, I could say ithe C7 is going to be made out of metal. After all, that’s “completely different” than the C6. Or how about a hybrid? See, I can speculate like that too!

Join me on twitter tonight at 9pm EST under the #motorama hash tag to discuss.


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Bloomington Gold to Host Cubic Knowledge Training Seminars at 2011 Event

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Ever wonder what takes to prepare a car for Bloomington Gold Certification? What to look for in a restoration shop for your Corvette? Need some detailing tips? Know the difference between NCRS and Bloomington judging? If you’ve ever asked these and other Corvette-related questions, then the folks at Bloomington Gold may have just the seminar for you. Click past the jump to check out all the classes being offered during this year’s event which runs June 23rd – 26th at the Pheasant Run resort in St. Charles, Illinois.

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 Corvettes on Craigslist: 1961 Corvette Barn Find in Atlanta

The 1961 Corvette continued its design evolution with the model year becoming the first C1 without the distinctive teeth grill as well as the first year to feature dual tail lights. However, my Black Book says nothing about a LEER camper option which makes me think this could be an aftermarket modification. The ad just hit Craigslist last night but you’ll find the description to be incredibly terse for someone trying to sell a classic Corvette.

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Homecoming for the World’s First Corvette

by Keith Cornett on May 10, 2011

Homecoming for the world's First Corvette
Photo Credit: Emile Wamsteker for Chevrolet

XP-122, better known as the 1953 Corvette concept that was part of GM’s historic ’53 Motorama, returned to the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria hotel last Saturday to take part in a presentation with GM Global Vice President of Design Ed Welburn. Welburn spoke to the company’s international sales executives as General Motors looks to expand its sales efforts outside the USA.

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Saint Bernard Classic Corvette Giveaway 2011

by Keith Cornett on May 10, 2011

Bloomington Gold Announces 10 Inductees into the Great Hall

For the last 23 years, the Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Southern Indiana has offered a classic Corvette raffle to raise funds for the Parish. The annual raffle has become an important funraiser for the church who uses the proceeds to help fund the school and daycare programs at their Rockport, Indiana location. This year’s raffle is a red 1965 Corvette Convertible and tickets are on sale now for $30 each or 4 for $100 with only 10,000 tickets offered.

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