Collector Car Insurance Industry Dealing with Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Collector Car Insurance Industry Dealing with Hurricane Sandy Aftermath
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It’s been almost like a death in the family for the car collectors whose prized possessions were damaged by Superstorm Sandy in October.

Never mind the dollars-and-cents value of these cars. It’s the sentimental value of these collector cars that is immeasurable for their owners.

Kevin J. Mackay, owner of Corvette Repair Inc. in Valley Stream, N.Y., on Long Island, says he’s already seen grown men come into his shop in tears. “They didn’t expect a storm surge to wipe out their work, their investment, their prized family heirloom,” he says.

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November 2012 Corvette Sales

November 2012 Corvette Sales

General Motors released their November Sales report earlier this week and Corvette sales are remaining steady. In November 2012, a total of 1,104 Corvettes were sold. This is 21.3% more than the 910 Corvettes sold during November 2011. For the calendar year to date, 12,841 Corvettes have been sold between January-November 2012. This is 5.9% better than 2011’s Corvette sales of 12,126 during the same months.

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Corvettes on Craigslist: Custom 1980 Corvette 4×4

Corvettes on Craigslist: Custom 1980 Corvette 4X4

For the guy that wants the great looks and curves that late C3 Corvettes are known for, but still wants to maintain that “I can go anywhere” mentality that a four-wheel drive vehicle offers no matter what the road conditions are, I present to you this 1980 Corvette 4×4 that was recently spotted for sale on Craigslist.

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[VIDEO] 1968 Corvette Convertible with Matching Teardrop Camper Pays Homage to The Rolling Stones

[VIDEO] 1968 Corvette Convertible with Matching Teardrop Camper Pays Homage to The Rolling Stones

Folks can get pretty fanatical about icons like Corvettes and the Rolling Stones.

Witness this 1968 Chevrolet Corvette that has been transformed into a rolling monument to what some refer to as “The World’s Great Rock and Roll Band.”

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Retiring Employee Receives a 1972 Corvette for His 40 Years of Service

Retiring Employee Receives a 1972 Corvette for His 40 Years of Service

Most people get a plaque or a gold watch for being long-time employees of a company.

Not Mike Boock.

After working 40 years for WCCO Belting in Wahpeton, N.D., Boock earned a toy model of a 1972 Corvette, in honor of his first year at the company.

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Car and Driver: Secrets of the Next Corvette

Car and Driver: Secrets of the Next Corvette

If you can’t wait until Jan. 13 for the official unveiling of the C7 Corvette, Car and Driver magazine, in its January issue that arrived in many folks’ mailboxes last week, claims to have “All the Details on Chevy’s Halo Car, One Month Early.”

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Racing Great John Fitch Laid to Rest

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Under a cold gray sky that earlier in the day had left a dusting of snow on the Connecticut countryside he loved so much, John Fitch was laid to rest on Saturday. The December 1st interment was near his home and the Lime Rock Park race track that bore his imprint for so many years.

Fitch died in the early morning hours of October 31, 2012. He was 95 years old.

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Corvette Weekend at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving

Corvette Weekend at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving

Check out this great Corvette track weekend happening December 8-9th at Bondurant’s School of High Performance Driving. TWO track days with YOUR Corvette on their track, with instruction for $250! The second day even has open track time!

Visit www.Bondurant.com to see the schedule, special guests and more. But act fast! This event is limited to just 200 Cars!

 

[PICS] The Corvette Racers of the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

[PICS] The Corvette Racers of the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Last week we showed you some of the fine Corvettes in attendance at the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN). In addition to those exceptional rides, a strong contingent of Corvette racers was also present at the show. The racecars were gathered into 2 separate groups in Chicago, but we’ve combined them into one stupendous gallery just beyond that Read More button below.

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Petersen Automotive Museum to Celebrate Corvette’s 60th Anniversary

Petersen Automotive Museum to Celebrate Corvette's 60th Anniversary

Corvettes continue to be honored as America’s Sports Car celebrates its 60th anniversary with the 2013 model, with an exciting seventh generation just around the corner, too.

Petersen Automotive Museum is joining right in, with big plans to recognize the Corvette next year, too.

First of all, 20 historic Corvettes and Corvette concept cars will be on display at the Petersen museum from Feb. 27 through March 31, 2013. But that’s not all.

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