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Twas the Night Before Christmas – Corvette Style

by Keith Cornett on December 24, 2010

Corvette Christmas Greeting

Our Christmas tradition continues with the 6th annual repost of “Twas The Night Before Christmas – Corvette Style”. The Corvette remix of this holiday classic continues to be one of our favorite posts. As always, I’d like to wish everyone who visits CorvetteBlogger a very Merry Christmas and Christmas wishes go out to the men and women serving our country in the Armed Forces both home and abroad. God Bless you all!

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Trademark Board Protects Corvette Name, Rebukes GM

by Keith Cornett on December 23, 2010

Corvette Logo

In 2008, Jim M. Sweeney sought to register the trademark CORVOLTTE for “electric vehicles, namely, automobiles”. General Motors opposed the registration saying that it would cause confusion with its mark CORVETTE. The three-judge board ruled on December 10, 2010 in favor of GM, but in its decision the court rebuked the automaker saying they failed to provide proof of fame of its mark and also failed to submit properly into evidence its registration for the CORVETTE mark for “automobiles”.

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190 MPH YouTube Video Puts Corvette Driver Behind Bars

by Keith Cornett on December 22, 2010

190 MPH YouTube Video Puts Corvette Driver Behind Bars

A YouTube video showing Dee Albert Replogle driving 190 mph in his supercharged Corvette on Kilpatrick Turnpike in Oklahoma City served as all the evidence needed as Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers arrested the 30-year old on reckless driving charges. Troopers were able to trackdown Replogle who indicated that he was the owner and driver of the car as well as personally responsible for the YouTube account.

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Corvette Auction Preview: RM’s Arizona Auction Part 2

by Guest Contributor on December 22, 2010

Corvette Auction Preview: RM's Arizona Auction Part 2

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

Today we wrap up our preview of RM Auctions 12th annual Arizona sale which will be held January 20th and 21st, 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix. In case you missed it, here is part 1 of our RM Arizona Auction Preview.

Our selection this time features a trio of 1967 convertibles and a matching set of C1’s. Baseball Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson will be offering 2 of the 1967 convertibles. One is a gorgeous black 435hp car and the other is a maroon 400hp, factory air car. GM sold just 840 Cascade Green Corvettes between 1956 and 1957. RM’s Arizona sale will feature 1 very nice example from each of those years.

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Corvettes on eBay: 4-Door 1980 Corvette for $300,000

by Keith Cornett on December 21, 2010

Corvettes on eBay: 4-Door 1980 Corvette for $300,000

Jalopnik featured this 1980 4-seat Corvette on today’s nice price or crack pipe where visitors comment on whether or not the car for sale is worth its asking price. For $300,000 the seller is asking for is a premium price for sure and while every seller sees value in the Corvette they’re selling, some are a bit more confident than others.

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The Speed Business Premiers - First 3 Episodes Now Live

The Speed Business is a web-based documentary/reality show detailing a behind the scenes look at Blackdog Racing and team owner/driver Tony Gaples. Produced by Patrick Gramm (Vette Garage, Vette Girl), the show promises to take the viewer to places race fans rarely see…in the pits, in the garage and behind the wheel right in the middle of all the action as Blackdog Racing campaigns in the 2005 SCCA Pro Racing “Speed World Challenge” series.

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Forgotten 1969 Corvette Pulled from the Weeds

by Keith Cornett on December 20, 2010

Forgotten 1969 Corvette Pulled from the Weeds

This 1969 Corvette T-Top Coupe had been left in the care of mother nature for an extended length of time with predictable results. No explanation as to why it came to be parked and left to the weather and rodents. Was it as simple as “it’s not running right, I’ll fix it next week” or maybe “not sure what the knocking noise is but better not drive it”?

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Bloomington Gold Makes Changes to 2011 Corvette Judging Schedule

by Guest Contributor on December 20, 2010

Bloomington Gold Makes Changes to 2011 Corvette Judging Schedule

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

The 39th annual Bloomington Gold Corvette show will see major changes this year as organizers have shuffled the weekend’s judging schedule again for the 2nd time in the last few years. The June 23rd – 26th, 2011 event to be held at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL will divide up its Survivor, Gold Certification, and Benchmark judging across 3 days for this year’s show. Previously, Survivor judging had been on Thursdays, Gold Certification on Fridays, and the drive-through awards ceremony on Saturday morning.

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Corvette Auction Preview: RM’s Arizona Auction

by Guest Contributor on December 17, 2010

Corvette Auction Preview: RM's Arizona Auction

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

Each January the collector car world descends on sunny Arizona while much of the rest of the country stays huddled indoors to avoid the cold winter weather. RM Auctions’ 2011 season kicks off with their 12th annual Arizona event on January 20th and 21st at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix. As usual, the docket is full of hundreds of highly desirable collector cars and the 2011 edition will feature 10 very distinct early corvettes.

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Most of us have been holding out hope that Johnny O’Connell would still be part of the 2011 Corvette Racing team as a team driver for the three endurance races (Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans). Unfortuately, that doesn’t appear to be the case as Johnny posted this on facebook just a couple of ours ago:

Since everyone is asking… no I won’t be in the Corvette for the long races. But hey, I might still be there.

We’ve also heard that 2010′s endurance race driver Manny Collard may be driving a prototype next year which would then leave that seat open for Corvette Racing. Looks like Fehan and the team’s management have some decisions to make…