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Johnny O'Connell, Jimmie Johnson and DeAngelo Williams on SPEED's Test Drive: Corvette

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson, NFL star running back DeAngelo Williams and Corvette Racing’s Johnny O’Connell will get behind the wheel of various Corvette models for the premiere of SPEED’s original series Test Drive. Hosted by Tommy Kendall, the Corvette test drives will take place on the streets surrounding Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C and Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) in Kershaw S.C. The show airs next Wednesday, December 8th at 10:30 pm EST so get those DVR’s set. For a bit of a preview, check out the advance photos we got from SPEED.

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C2 Corvette's Custom Dash Gives New Meaning to Top-Flight Award

Either this image has been photoshopped or the owner suffers from a major case of gauge-envy. Either way, someone went through a lot of work to make the this midyear Corvette’s cockpit look like something that’s ready for the runway instead of the driveway.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1978 Batmobile Replica

by Keith Cornett on November 29, 2010

Corvettes on eBay: 1978 Batmobile Replica

We first came across Mark Shields (aka Super Genius) replica Corvette Batmobile in May 2006. A salvaged 1978 Corvette was used as the basis to create the one of kind tribute to Tim Burton’s 1989 reincarnation of the Dark Knight which featured Michael Keaton in the role of the caped crusader. The Corvette is now listed on eBay with a somewhat steep starting bid of $50,000.

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CorvetteBlogger.com Advertiser Drive-By

by Keith Cornett on November 27, 2010

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Luc Alphand to Retire Corvette Racing Program

by Keith Cornett on November 25, 2010

Luc Alphand to Retire Corvette Racing Program

Luc Alphand and his racing team Alphand Aventures carried the flag for Corvette in Europe since 2006. His white GT1 Corvettes were a mainstay at Le Mans as much as the factory yellow C6.Rs. A crash while competing in the Rand’Auvergne all-terrain motorcycle race last year resulted in severe back injuries and now the former champion downhill skier has decided to retire from motorsports.

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Corvette Smashed By Van Carrying 2 Dead Bodies

by Keith Cornett on November 24, 2010

Corvette Smashed By Van Carrying 2 Dead Bodies

I’m not making this up.

This is the headline from www.kitsapsun.com which described how a van in Bremerton, Washington was on its way to the morgue carrying two dead bodies when it lost control and caused a major wreck. In addition to taking out this red C3 Corvette, the van also hit a truck, a tree and a sign before taking out the porches of two houses and coming to rest in the living room of a third house.

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1958 Corvette Pro Mod Racer Wins Street Car Super Nationals

by Keith Cornett on November 24, 2010

1958 Corvette Pro Mod Racer Wins Street Car Super Nationals

The 6th Annual Street Car Super Nationals was held in Las Vegas last weekend featuring an all star line-up of Pro Street racers. The cold and rainy weather was a factor as winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour caused the event finals to be shortened to 1/8 mile for safety. This 1958 Corvette sponsored by Spec-Rite Torque Converters won Sunday evening’s $20,000 Pro Street finale on a 1/8 mile track with a run of 4.039/186.72 mph against a 5.882 ET by Giuseppe Gentile’s 2008 Mustang.

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2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition to MSRP for $90,960

by Keith Cornett on November 22, 2010

2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition to MSRP for $90,960

Finally, we have some exciting news regarding the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition! Every couple of months since 2011 Corvette production started, I’ve been firing off emails to assorted Corvette team members asking about the start of production for the Carbon Edition and how much will it cost. Today we learned that production is expected to start sometime in early 1st Quarter 2011. And the price? Corvette’s Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles tells us the 2011 Corvette Z06 will MSRP at $90,960 and if you select all the option boxes, a loaded 2011 Z06 Carbon Edition will sell for $99,925.

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[VIDEO] Lingenfelter’s 710 hp Corvette ZR1 at SEMA

by Keith Cornett on November 22, 2010

Lingenfelter's 710 hp Corvette ZR1 at SEMA

Cliff Cohen, GM Performance Parts, is joined with Ken Lingenfelter of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering at Spring Mountain Motorsports park prior to the start of the 2010 SEMA show. Ken brought out a 710 hp Corvette ZR1 and discusses some of the parts and performance know-how that is being licensed from Lingenfelter to GM Performance Parts.

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Book Review: The Corvette in the Barn

by Keith Cornett on November 22, 2010

Book Review: The Corvette in the Barn

I have a special affinity for barn cars. My own 1966 Corvette spent over 11 years locked away in a barn and I still remember the day of pushing it out into the sunlight and loading it on a trailer. On the outside was a thick layer of dust that covered everything. Inside, mice and other rodents had taken up residence in the engine compartment. For an automotive enthusiast, barn cars are the equivalent of archaeology – uncovering someone’s lost or forgotten treasure and making it great again. If you appreciate barn cars and the stories of how they were uncovered, you’ll love the new book by Tom Cotter called “The Corvette in the Barn.”

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