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GM Auctions 2008 Corvette 427 Edition to Benefit Red Cross Haiti Relief Effort

Once again, GM has stepped up to the plate to do something good for the neighborhood. During Saturday’s broadcast of the Barrett-Jackson collector car auction, a beautiful 2008 Corvette Z06 427 Special Edition was offered for sale with 100% of all proceeds going to the Red Cross for their relief efforts in Haiti. Joining the Red Cross representatives on the stage was GM VP of Global Design Ed Welburn.

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Highlights from the NCRS Winter Regional in Kissimmee

This weekend was the 32 annual NCRS Winter Regional held at Old Town in Kissimmee, Florida. After a drenching rain Thursday evening that flooded much of the swap meet and vendor field, the sky turned blue on Friday and temperatures hovered in the mid-seventies for the rest of the weekend. As we always like to do, we have a bevy of Corvette pictures to share. If i’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. If you own a Corvette, you need to get to one of these larger shows. Hundreds of Corvettes to see, plus the vendors and used parts sellers will ensure you won’t go home empty handed.

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Storm Levels Tents at Russo & Steele Arizona Auction

by Keith Cornett on January 22, 2010

Flashbacks of the storm that hammered Corvettes at Carlisle a couple years back. Only worse. Tommorrow the real damage will be known.


Source:
azfamily.com via Sports Car Market

Related:
Storm Hammers Corvettes at Carlisle

 

Barrett-Jackson 2010: The Corvette Auction Schedule

by Keith Cornett on January 19, 2010

1954 Corvette offered at Barrett-Jackson Scottdale 2010

Barrett-Jackson’s collector car event kicks off today in Scottsdale, Arizona and to make sure you don’t miss any of the action, we went through the massive car list and pulled out the 114 Corvettes that are scheduled to appear over the next six days.

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1953 EX-122 Corvette at New York's Motorama Show

It was fifty-seven years ago today that thousands of Americans gathered at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City to catch a glimpse of Chevrolet’s new two-seater sports car. The EX-122 concept was such an instant hit with the public that GM rushed into production the revolutionary fiberglass-bodied car. Six months later, the first Corvette was completed at a makeshift assembly plant in Flint, Michigan. Just 300 Corvettes were produced in 1953 with a sticker price of about $3,500.

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[VIDEO] Interview with Corvette Central’s Jerry Kohn

by Keith Cornett on January 16, 2010

CorvetteBlogger.com is proud to announce that Corvette Central has joined our family of sponsors. A leading manufacturer and distributor of Corvette parts and accessories since 1975, Corvette Central is well known for offering catalogs exclusive to each generation. To help introduce Corvette Central, here is an interview with founder Jerry Kohn from the 2009 Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals in Rosemont, IL.

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A Corvette Friend at Bondurant Needs Your Help

by Keith Cornett on January 16, 2010

The Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has been an advertiser on this blog for well over a year now and I say with conviction that there’s not a better group of people to work with. Bob and his team have made many many contributions to the Corvette community. So when we heard through the grapevine last night that one of their employees was hospitalized on Christmas Eve with severe medical problems, we wanted to spread the word. If you can spare any kind of assistance then read on.

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Vossen Offers up Wheels for SmokinVette's Pimp My Wheels Contest

I like a good contest as much as anyone so check out this awesome give-away from the guys over at the SmokinVette.com Corvette forum. They have hooked up with Vossen Wheels to offer three sets of wheels to the smokinvette members that post photos of their cars and tells the best stories on why their Corvette could use some wheel pimpin. Details of the contest are after the jump.

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A GM official told Jalopnik that they were considering letting Corvette ZR1 buyers build their own LS9 638 horsepower engine that would then be installed in their very car. This was confirmed by Tom Read from GM’s Advanced Powertrain Technology Communications who said “We are considering the program”.

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Corvette's Almost 4-Seater 1963 Split Window Coupe

If something doesn’t quite look right with this 1963 Corvette Coupe, you get a gold star! That’s because this was a prototype for a “four place” Corvette. That’s right, a Corvette with back seats! The idea came from Ed Cole who wondered if a four-place Corvette could rival the successful four-seat Thunderbird.

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