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Farewell to Fitness Guru and Corvette Fan, Jack LaLanne

by Keith Cornett on January 26, 2011

Farewell to Fitness Guru and Corvette Fan, Jack LaLanne
Photo Credit: Vette Magazine

The first American guru of fitness Jack LaLanne passed away over the weekend. He was 96 years old. No doubt that clean living and lots of exercise will go along way, but there was more to Jack than fitness. LaLanne was a lifelong Corvette owner and they were the favorites of his car collection. If you remember the big man with the skinny waist doing amazing feats of fitness on black and white television, check out Scott Teeter’s Corvette Report for more on this famous Corvette owner.

Vette Magazine interviewed Jack and he talks about his love of Corvettes.

Rest in peace, Jack. You’ve earned it!

 

Mecum Kissimmee 2011 Preview: 1991 Corvette Greenwood Prototype Coupe

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

As we begin to catch our breath after nearly a week of Barrett-Jackson mania it’s time to focus on the last, and largest of the January classic car auctions – Mecum’s annual Kissimmee, Florida sale. Beginning Wednesday, January 26th and ending on the 30th, over 150 Corvettes will cross the block in search of new homes.

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Tough Times Call for Tough Measures

by Keith Cornett on January 24, 2011

Tough Times Call for Tough Measures

Found on the Corvette Forum

 

[VIDEO] A Corvette Grand Sport is Madison Alabama's Newest Police Cruiser

Madison, Alabama’s police department unveiled their latest weapon for combating crime and building community relations – a Torch Red Corvette Grand Sport Coupe. The Corvette was donated by Jeff and Nilmini Thompson, owners of Systems, Products and Solutions, to give back to their community.

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[VIDEO] Barrett-Jackson 2011: 2011 Le Mans Anniversary Corvette Z06 Sells for $210,000

The Corvette Museum’s Motorsport Park project got a shot in the arm on Friday night following the sale of the 2011 Le Mans Anniversary Corvette Z06 at the 2011 Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale. The sale of the White/Blue one-off VIN #001 Corvette Z06 for $210,000 to NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick was probably a little lower than what the NCM was looking for, but every little bit helps!

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Corvette Racing Announces 2011 Driver Lineup

by Keith Cornett on January 21, 2011

Corvette Racing Announces 2011 Driver Lineup
Corvette Racing Driver Tommy Milner

The uncertainty surrounding the driver lineup at Corvette Racing has now been resolved after it was announced last month that long time driver Johnny O’Connell would drive the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe in SCCA. GM Racing announced this afternoon that Tommy Milner and Richard Westbrook will be driving the C6.Rs in the 2011 American Le Mans and the 24 Hours of Le Mans campaigns. Milner will join Olivier Beretta as a full time driver of the #3 Corvette while Westbrook will join Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen in the #4 Corvette for the three endurance races.

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[VIDEO] Barrett-Jackson 2011: 1973 Corvette for Chip Miller Foundation Nets $31,000

The Corvettes at Carlise show is one of the premier annual Corvette shows for owners and enthusiasts alike. The founder of the Carlisle shows, Chip Miller, was one of the giants in our hobby and everyone was pretty shocked when he lost his life nearly 7 years ago to a rare disease known as Amyloidosis. Today, the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation helps raise awareness and funds to find a cure for the disease. The great folks at Barrett-Jackson stepped up on Wednesday evening and this 1973 Red Corvette was auctioned with the proceeds to go to finding a cure for Amyloidosis.

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Barrett-Jackson 2011: Rare 1971 LS6 To Cross Auction Block on Saturday

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

Our final preview of select Barrett-Jackson Corvettes ends with Lot #1256. This rare 1971 LS6 Coupe will cross the block on Saturday, January 22nd live on Speed TV. An LS6 Corvette is more rare than a L88 equipped Corvette. Only 188 cars escaped St. Louis with the 425hp, 454 CI motor compared to 216 L88’s.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Catches Fire During Burnout Contest

by Keith Cornett on January 19, 2011

This video was taken at the 10th Anniversary Envy Frenzy Car Show in Kingston, NY. Let this serve as a lesson for you. You can’t put out a fuel fire with water. A good chemical-based fire extinguisher might have been able to save this car. That and turning off the ignition. Otherwise, the gas just keeps pouring out and the fire rages on.


Source:
Autoholics via Jalopnik

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[VIDEO] C6 Corvette Bursts Into Flames at Road Atlanta
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Barrett-Jackson 2011: 1967 Survivor Corvette to be Sold on Friday

Article Contributed by Steve Burns

Our 2011 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Corvette preview switches generations now to focus on Lot #1010.2, an unrestored, highly awarded 1967 convertible. Big block C2′s are no strangers to the B-J stage. We see numerous finely restored examples cross their brightly lit auction block at each event. What sets this ’67 apart from the others are its low miles, well preserved condition, and multiple judging awards. We’ll watch this roadster cross the auction block on Friday night, January 21st on Speed TV.

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