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Alabama Police Searching for a Stolen 1973 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on January 19, 2015

Alabama Police Searching for Stolen 1973 Corvette

It looks as if the Grinch was running a little late this Christmas.

Police in Anniston, Ala., say a classic 1973 Chevrolet Corvette was stolen between Dec. 26 and 27, and they are hoping the public can help them find the silver sports car that bears the license plate VDT 494.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1999 C5 Corvette Race Car and Trailer Ready for the Track

If you’ve ever wanted a full-on Corvette race car to show people how it’s done at the track, you may want to hurry over to eBay. There is only a little more than two days left in an auction of a turnkey track package including a 1999 C5 Corvette race car and a 24-foot enclosed Pace trailer. The $55,000 asking price includes both, but the seller is willing to sell them separately—$52,000 for the car and $3,000 for the trailer. However, he is not willing to sell the trailer before the car is sold.

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Corvette Made its First Public Appearance 62 Years Ago at the 1953 Motorama

Today is the anniversary of when the public first fell in love with the Chevrolet Corvette.

It was 62 years ago on January 17, 1953 that Chevrolet first introduced the two-seat sports car to the public at the 1953 Motorama held inside the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

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[VIDEO] Rick Hendrick Buys the 2015 VIN 001 Corvette Z06 Convertible at Barrett-Jackson

Friday night at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, the first retail 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible wearing VIN 001 was auctioned for charity. Surprising nobody, the winner of the auction was Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick who paid $800,000 for the black and red Z06 droptop.

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[GALLERY] The 1956 Corvette SR-2 Race Car (36 photos)

Earlier this week the 1956 Corvette SR-2 that just went on the market for $6.885 Million made a promotional stop in Scottsdale, AZ. The former racer was on display at Scottsdale Sport and Classic Autocars for viewing before the start of the major auctions and it was the guest of honor at a reception help by Corvette Mike Vietro who is helping in the sale of the car.

Our friend Chris Draper, contributor to BadBoyVettes.com and admin of the Corvette Info Center website visited the car and has graciously allowed us to share these photos of the SR-2 from Scottsdale.

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[VIDEO] Prior Design Reveals Widebody C7 Corvette Stingray PDR700

If you want your new C7 Corvette Stingray to speak with a German accent, German tuner Prior Design GmbH may have what you are looking for. They recently revealed their latest Corvette aerobody creation, the PDR700, a widebody kit featuring a new front bumper, spoiler and cupwings; rear diffuser; side skirts; front fenders; and rear fender flares that take the look of the C7 to aggressive new levels.

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Bob Lutz Recounts Early Work on the Mid Engine Zora ZR1 Corvette Program

To paraphrase an old ad slogan, when Bob Lutz talks (or writes), people listen.

In a blog for Road & Track released yesterday, the veteran auto executive gives some insider background on the mid-engine Corvette that looks like it might finally become a reality after all these decades of teasing.

Lutz says the company has been thinking about a mid-engine Corvette for more than a decade, and he believes the stars may be lined up now for such a car.

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[VIDEO] Hennessey HPE700 Corvette Stingray with 8-Speed Auto Undergoes Quarter Mile Testing

Texas-based tuner Hennessey Performance has been busy tweeking the new C7 Corvette Stingray over the last year with various packages designed to increase performance of the new sports car. Now that the 2015 model is out, Hennessey recently showed off the performance characteristics of its supercharged HPE700 package on a Corvette Stingray equipped with the new potent 8-speed automatic transmission.

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The Corvette Z06 will Soon Be Dethroned by the 200-MPH 2016 Cadillac CTS-V as GM's Fastest Production Car

For years, Cadillac has been trying to make a name for itself as a luxury performance carmaker.

Most enthusiasts would say they’ve done a very good job of it with cars like the CTS and ATS.

Soon, though, it appears that Cadillac’s racy resume will be even more impressive as it will be able to boast of having the fastest car in the entire General Motors fleet.

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Jalopnik Hosts a Q&A with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter

Jalopnik opened up their website on Monday to host a question and answer session with Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. I missed the live version which was probably a good thing as the trolls were a plenty, but Tadge seemed to make the best of it and occasionally he trolled the trolls right back.

But in all that back and forth banter, Tadge offered some pretty interesting answers to some decent questions ranging from why the Z06 isn’t naturally aspirated to the recent Zora ZR1 prototype spy pics, Ford’s new GT sports car and the Nurburgring time for the Z06.

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