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[FAIL] Corvette Grand Sport’s Dealer Prep Goes Awry

by Keith Cornett on December 30, 2009

Corvette Grand Sport's Dealer Prep Goes Awry

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Corvette: The 2009 Year in Review

by Keith Cornett on December 29, 2009

Corvette: The 2009 Year in Review

As always, news and events surrounding the Chevrolet Corvette moved at near supersonic speeds. This year brought us two new special editions for 2009, a Corvette Grand Sport for 2010 and launch control. We also had to deal with 26 weeks of Corvette plant closings and the bankruptcy of General Motors. Corvette Racing successfully ended its GT1 program with a class win at Le Mans and the GT2 Corvette made it to the top of the podium at Mosport. Check out the complete yearly review after the jump.

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Barn Find: Flared C3 Corvette Put Out to Pasture

by Keith Cornett on December 28, 2009

Barn Find: Flared C3 Corvette Put Out to Pasture

Technically, this Corvette is more of a field find than a barn find. The early C3 Corvette with 55 gallon drums masquerading as rear fender flares was spotted on JalopyJournal.com. The Corvette, along with several other older Chevrolets and few trucks, have been parked out in the woods somewhere in Georgia for decades.

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GM Issues Recall for 2005-07 Corvettes for Faulty Roof

by Keith Cornett on December 28, 2009

GM Issues Recall for 2005-07 Corvettes for Faulty Roof
Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.com

General Motors has issued a recall of 22,090 Corvettes made between 2005-2007. At issue is the adhesive between the roof panel and the frame which may cause the panel to detach from the vehicle. Dubbed the FRC (Flying Roof Club) by Corvette owners, this is the second recall regarding the early C6 removable roofs.

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[PIC] This 1985 Corvette is on Fire! Literally!

by Keith Cornett on December 27, 2009

This 1985 Corvette is on Fire! Literally!
Photo Credit: Horace Langford Jr / Pahrump Valley Times

Someone’s Corvette dream turned into a nightmare last week as the Pahrump Valley Fire Department was called to put out an engine fire in a 1985 Corvette.

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[VIDEO] Italian Looking C5 Corvette Alicante By Maro Tuning

by Keith Cornett on December 27, 2009

Italian Looking C5 Corvette Alicante By Maro Tuning

I came across a couple of videos of this C5 Corvette by Spanish Tuner Maro and I am really intrigued by several of the features. The first video shows the front which has a grille similar to the Corvette Stingray Concept. The back has been completly reworked as well and just screams Italian. Check out the short videos and let me know what you think!

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Corvette Racing: Doug Fehan Q & A

by Keith Cornett on December 26, 2009

Corvette Racing: Doug Fehan Q & A

Corvette Racing’s Program Manager Doug Fehan recently participated in a Q&A session. During the 8-question interview he takes a look back at the 2009 ALMS season and then looks ahead to the team’s goals of winning the ALMS GT Championship and Le Mans in 2010.

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Celebrating Zora’s 100th Birthday

by Keith Cornett on December 25, 2009

Celebrating Zora's 100th Birthday

Zora Arkus-Duntov was born 100 years ago Christmas Day. Known affectionately by enthusiasts as the “Godfather of the Corvette”, he is credited with turning around the floundering program by upgrading the Corvette’s power and handling and masterfully creating a balance of performance and value that is still present today. Although he retired from GM in 1975 after 22 years of service, he never left the hearts of the community and was active until his passing in 1996. Today, his ashes and those of his wife Elfi are in a special memorial at the National Corvette Museum.

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Twas the Night Before Christmas – Corvette Style

by Keith Cornett on December 24, 2009

Corvette Christmas Greeting

Quickly becoming a Christmas tradition around here is the annual repost of “Twas The Night Before Christmas – Corvette Style”. The Corvette remix of this holiday classic continues to be one of our favorite posts. As always, I’d like to wish everyone who visits CorvetteBlogger a very Merry Christmas and Christmas wishes go out to the men and women serving our country in the Armed Forces both home and abroad. God Bless you all!

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[FAIL] Man Roasts Corvette Z06′s Clutch Instead of Tires

by Keith Cornett on December 23, 2009

This video is wrong on so many levels that I don’t know where to begin. I’d wager that most of us (me included) have done something stupid in our Corvettes. But to then have your moment of stupidity uploaded to youtube for all posterity is a badge of shame I’d wish on no one.

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