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Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Week of June 7th

Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.

In this week’s dispatch, Mike takes a Ferrari on trade-in for a Corvette Z06 and a Corvette birthday party is thrown. One of Mike’s customer’s gives his own dispatch – from Spring Mountain! And finally, Mike gives a salute to the Corvette Racing team who is traveling to France for next weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.

[GALLERY] Vettes and Jets (25 Corvette photos)

Sometimes things just go to together when paired with something equally awesome. Take Corvettes, jets and planes for example. The jets rule the skies while Corvettes rule the streets. So when owners get a chance to get the two together, it usually makes for a great photograph.

So here’s some 25 random Vettes and Jets we’ll share today as part of a Saturday photo gallery. Make sure you share this page on Twitter and Facebook.

Corvettes on eBay: 1968 Monster Corvette 4x4

A couple of years ago, a buddy of mine sold his 1997 Corvette.

Well, the new owner decided he really wanted a pickup instead of a ‘Vette so he wound up taking a loss a few weeks later and sold it to me to get a truck.

Too bad this unusual creation wasn’t available in 2012. It might have been just the ticket for that unhappy Corvette owner!

Guldstrand-Prepped 1966 Corvette SCCA Racer Sells Quickly

Some lucky enthusiast is the new owner of a 1966 Corvette SCCA race car prepared for competition by the legendary Dick Guldstrand.

The car had been up for sale on eBay, but a check of the listing on June 4th showed that it had been removed because it was no longer available. Prior to the auction ending we saw the bidding was closing in on $40,000. A quick phone call confirmed the sale, but the spokesman declined to reveal the final selling price.

May 2015 Corvette Sales

General Motors released the May sales report earlier this week and Corvette sales keep humming along at a pace greater than what we saw in 2014. For the month of May, a total of 3,514 Corvettes were delivered to new owners. This is 5.6% ahead of the 3,328 Corvettes sold during May 2014. For the Calendar Year to Day (CYTD), a total of 15,500 Corvette Stingrays and Z06s have been sold which is 3.2% more than the same time period in 2014.

According to Chevrolet, this is the Corvette’s best May since 1986!

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1964 Corvette Rally Car to be Auctioned at Bonham's Goodwood Sale

A 1964 Corvette rally car is expected to fetch roughly $60,000 when it’s auctioned off by Bonhams at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The red car, freshly restored, has an impressive racing history, having been rallied by Duncan Robb-Cummings in the Monte Carlo Challenge from 1998 to 2001 and in the 1999 Rallye Des Lavandes and the 2000 and 2001 Rallye de Paris. Back then, the car was highlighted in Classic & Sports Car magazine and Classic Car Weekly. The new owner will get an impressive history folder containing photographs, MoTs, ferry passes, entries and correspondence concerning all the events it participated in.

Nurburgring Lap Time for the C7 Corvette Z06 Completed and Video Coming Soon

How about some good news to share!

After two aborted attempts to record a hot lap on the 12.9 mile Nurburgring, the 2015 Corvette Z06 returned to Germany last month and was finally successful in getting a continuously-timed lap. Apparently, the team is more than happy with the lap time they got from the Z06 at the “Green Hell”.

That bit of news came directly from Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter who shared the tidbit of the completed lap during his weekly “Ask Tadge” question and answer posts on the Corvette Forum.

Tadge was asked about the design philosophy of the C7 Z06 vs the previous C6 Z06 which was lighter and was considered more of track car than the generously appointed C7 version. The answer is quite detailed and you can read the full reply there. But here is what Tadge said about the Nurburgring time:

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Police in Stockton Impound a C5 Corvette Involved in Sideshows and a High-speed Chase
Photo: Stockton Police Department

If you’re going to be involved in a sideshow, you better be prepared to lose your car.

At least in Stockton, Calif., where the owner of this silver C5 Corvette had his or her car impounded after being suspected of taking part in a sideshow there in March.

A sideshow, in case you haven’t heard, is an informal and illegal demonstration of automotive stunts often held in vacant lots and public intersections, most commonly doughnuts.

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1959 Corvette Restomod to Cross the Block at Mecum's Seattle Auction

There are few limitations in the world of restomods, the only boundaries being set by the tastes and the abilities of individual constructors. Corvette restomods are typical of the genre in that many are finished in bright, sometimes audacious colors that, while drawing attention to the vehicle, may detract from its overall appearance. The same can be said of restomod interiors and wheels. The interior may be so modified that all connection with the heritage of the original vehicle is lost and the rims have so much bling that they actually draw attention away from the car design rather than complementing it.