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Custom Corvettes: Update on The Dragon Vette

by Keith Cornett on April 8, 2010

Update on The Dragon Vette

We got an update on the Dragon Vette that confirms what we wrote about in our original post – the world’s worst custom Corvette is now rocking a supercharger that should boost his horsepower from the standard 436 hp to around 600 hp. According to a member over at LS1Tech.com, the Dragon Vette was spotted at a local dealership getting the centrifugal supercharger installed and most surprising is that under the hood, all appears to be stock and unmolested.

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[VIDEO] Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2010: 1966 Corvette 427/425hp NOM

Here is an interesting 1966 Corvette Convertible that appeared Saturday at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach. The Triple Black Corvette features a 427/425 hp L72 and is fresh off a restoration, but it comes with a caveat: Originally a 427/425 car, it doesn’t have the original engine. Will the price be affected or will its curb appeal rope in buyers who may be more interested in driving the Sting Ray instead of a storing a garage queen. Watch the video after the jump.

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Songs About Corvettes: Awesome Z06 by Pete

by Keith Cornett on April 7, 2010

For 57 years, Corvette’s owners have shown their support for American’s sports car by paying homage to it in various forms. From tattoos, custom furniture and dedicated Corvette Blogs, inspired owners want to show the love they have for their Corvettes. For Pete, his 505 horsepower Corvette Z06 was the inspiration for a song that was recently posted on YouTube. Remember that Chevy billboard that says “They don’t write songs about Volvos”? I guess its because Volvo doesn’t have owners like Pete who wants to sing to the world about his “freakin fast” Z06.


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National Corvette Museum Unveils One-of-a-Kind Driving Simulator

Visitors to the National Corvette Museum can participate in a new, first-in-the-nation, driving simulator that is open to the general public who visit the museum. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear joined NCM’s Executive Director Wendell Strode, GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant Manager Bob Parcell and a who’s who of Bowling Green dignitaries to have the official ribbon cutting for the driving simulator.

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Corvette Racing Extends Partnership with Mobil 1

by Keith Cornett on April 6, 2010

Corvette Racing Extends Partnership with Mobil 1

Lost in our coverage of news from the 12 Hours of Sebring a couple weeks ago was that ExxonMobil and Corvette Racing have extended their partnership in a new multi-year deal. The partnership marks the 14th consecutive year in which the Mobil 1 brand as been a major sponsor for Corvette Racing and the “Official Lubricant of Corvette Racing.” In this multi-year agreement, the Mobil 1 logo will be featured on the Corvette C6.Rs, team uniforms and vehicles.

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2010: Corvette Sales Total $2.9 Million

Barrett-Jackson concluded their three day collector car auction in Palm Beach this weekend and based on auction totals, the Corvettes did pretty well. Over the weekend, we counted 48 Corvettes and 1 corvette-powered boat that sold at the no-reserve auction. Total sales of Corvettes reached $2.9 million.

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2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Sold to Rick Hendrick

Saturday Night at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Palm Beach, Rick Hendrick of NASCAR fame purchased the first retail (VIN 001) 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon limited edition. The hammer price was $270,000 and with buyers commission, the total sale was $297,000. Rick will be able to tour the GM Performance Build center in Wixom as well as watch the assembly of his new Corvette Z06 later this summer in Bowling Green.

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2010: 1990 Corvette ZR-1

The C4 version of the Corvette ZR-1 was nicknamed “The King of the Hill” for good reason. At a time when the standard Corvette’s horsepower was 245, the 1990 Corvette ZR-1 was powered by the new 375-horsepower LT-5 V8 which featured a 32-valve dual overhead cam. Looking back today, Corvette’s return to the world stage of sports car performance can be directly attributed to this special edition.

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Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach 2010: 2009 Competition Sport Corvette

When we published the final production numbers for the 2009 Corvettes, we said thirty years from now Corvette collectors would be seeking out the GT1 ALMS Championship and the Competition Sport Editions due to their low production numbers. Actually, it only took one year as this 2009 Arctic White Competition Sport Coupe sold for more than its original MSRP and became the top seller on Day 1 of the 2010 Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction.

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March 2010 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on April 1, 2010

March 2010 Corvette Sales

GM reported March sales of America’s sports car set its best mark in three months with 955 Corvettes delivered. That mark is 331 more than February and 101 more than January. We’re glad to see the figure moving upwards but calendar year to date sales (Jan-Mar) are still -20% down from the same time period a year ago.

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