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[PICS] The Stig's Wife Drives a Corvette Z06

Some say he is terrified of Scouts and he spends his spare time catching fish with his tongue or foraging for wolves in the woods. All we know is Auto Evolution says this woman is the wife of the Stig, the mysterious white-cloaked driver on the British motoring television show Top Gear.

Dale Martin says he recently took these photos of who he claims is Mrs.The Stig at the North Star Dragway in Texas.

January 2015 Corvette Sales

The latest monthly sales report from General Motors was released this morning which contains the delivery statistics of Corvettes in the month of January, 2015.

Last month, Chevrolet sold 2,127 Corvettes which was a decrease of -5.9% from the 2,261 Corvettes sold during January 2014. Since this is the beginning of the calendar year, those stats for Calendar Year to Date sales are the same as well.

Mid Year Corvette Auction Price Pull Back

Right on the heels of the Scottsdale auction where the six auction houses reported a combined 18% increase in sales, Mecum announced record setting sales for their ten-day Kissimmee event, the largest collector car auction in the world. And Mecum’s results were truly impressive; total sales for the 10-day event approached the $70-million mark, currently standing at $68,801,987, selling 1,771 cars of the 2,404 that crossed the auction block, for an exceptionally strong 74% sell-through. So based on the results of the January auctions, long considered to be a barometer of the collector car market for the coming year, collectors are feeling “warm and fuzzy.”

Hagerty, classic car insurance company and price guide publisher, launched a new marketplace rating tool which ranks the classic car market at 70.22, which means it is “expanding but not overheated.” Hagerty chief executive McKeel Hagerty, explained to ClassicCars.com, “We developed this as a tool to allow anyone who is serious about treating collector cars as investments to immediately take the temperature of the classic car market and truly understand the factors that cause the classic car market to move up or down.” But if you are a Corvette collector before you get too excited, based on January results Corvette auction prices are slipping.

[GALLERY] Midyear Monday (37 Corvette photos)

Last night’s Super Bowl game between the Patriots and Seahawks was very entertaining and hopefully you’re not dragging today at work. To help you get through your case of the Monday’s comes our weekly Midyear Monday random image gallery featuring America’s automotive icon of design and performance, the 1963-67 Corvette Sting Ray. Here’s a random photo gallery of 36 Midyear Corvettes to kick off the week.

What’s your favorite Corvette in this week’s Midyear Monday gallery? Let us know and be sure to share this page on Twitter and Facebook.

1953 Corvette VIN 274 Heading to RM Auction at Amelia Island

It’s always exciting to see a 1953 Corvette up for sale.

The latest of the first 300 Corvettes ever made will be up for sale at RM Auctions in Amelia Island, Fla., on March 14.

Only 26 more 1953 models were made after this one, which is the 274th Corvette ever made. Considering more than 1.5 million Corvettes have been made since then, it’s awe-inspiring to think about the historic importance of this particular car.

But No. 274 has much more going for it than just being a 1953 model.

Corvettes on eBay: 1981 Corvette-Based Speed Racer Mach 5 Replica

The sheer number of vehicles for sale on eBay is impressive of course, but the incredible variety that are for sale never ceases to amaze. If you are a Corvette fan of a certain age that never missed Speed Racer, eBay has the car to satisfy your wildest fantasy — a Speed Racer Mach 5 replica based on a 1981 Corvette.

Free Shipping from Corvette Central through Thursday

Our friends at Corvette Central are offering free shipping through Thursday, February 5th. Shop online at www.CorvetteCentral.com or one of their other Corvette specific websites and enjoy FREE SHIPPING on your online orders of $199 or more.

Just enter the code LUV15 when placing your order and you are good to go! Free shipping applies only in the continental United States. Some restrictions apply.

This offer is good through Thursday, February 5, 2015 and is valid on retail internet orders placed at CorvetteCentral.com, CorvetteCentralExhaust.com and CorvettePerformance.com.

Visit Corvette Central on the web at www.CorvetteCentral.com.

 

[VIDEO] Let's Talk Corvette Insurance with the NCM Insurance Agency

We caught up with our friend Adam Boca of the National Corvette Museum’s NCM Insurance Agency while at the 2015 NCRS Winter Regional in Lakeland, Florida.

If there is one constant fact in our hobby, it’s that everybody needs insurance for the their Corvette. But not all insurance policies have the best interests of the insured in mind so let’s talk with the experts about Corvette and collector car insurance.

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