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Paul Newman’s Corvette Racer Brings $275,000 at RM’s Amelia Island Auction

Man Selling 1954 Corvette after 50 Years of Ownership

Paul Newman’s last competitive car – a 2002 Corvette racer adorned with patriotic red, white and blue paint – made it past the low end of the pre-auction estimates at a Florida sale over the weekend – but not by much.

The famous actor’s car brought $275,000 at RM Auctions’ sale in Amelia Island on Saturday, March 10, just above the bottom of the range of $250,000 to $350,000 that had been estimated by experts in the weeks before the sale.

Man Selling 1954 Corvette after 50 Years of Ownership

Man Selling 1954 Corvette after 50 Years of Ownership

After 50 years, a Michigan man is finally letting someone else take care of one of the loves of his life. Jim Liedel is selling the 1954 Corvette that’s he’s owned since 1962!

“I’m 68 years old,” Liedel tells the Monroe News. “I’m not a kid anymore. I’ve had my fun.”

Corvette Racing to Debut New Wide-Body Race Cars in Sebring Season-Opener

Corvette Racing to Debut New Wide-Body Race Cars in Sebring Season-Opener

New Corvette C6.Rs and New Driver Lineup to Highlight 60th Annual Sebring 12-Hour Race

SEBRING, Fla., March 9, 2012 – Following an intense preseason testing program, Corvette Racing will begin its quest for the American Le Mans Series GT championship in the season-opening 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 17. Originally constructed as a training ground for B-17 bomber crews during World War II, the runways and service roads of Sebring Airport became a proving ground for legions of Corvette racers. Corvette Racing will continue this motorsports tradition with the competition debut of a new generation of Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars and a revised driver lineup at Sebring International Raceway in the most demanding endurance race on the ALMS calendar.

[VIDEO] Black Eyed Peas Will.i.am Takes His Custom 1959 Corvette for a Spin

[VIDEO] Black Eyed Peas Will.i.am Takes Custom 1959 Corvette for a Spin

Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am has been seen around Hollywood lately in his West Coast Custom’s 1959 Corvette.

Corvette Museum Gets Zoning for Motorsport Park

Corvette Museum Gets Zoning for Motorsport Park

It’s looking better and better for the National Corvette Museum’s plans to build a motorsports park to be used for high-performance driving and testing.

The City-County Planning Commission voted 8-3 to allow the museum to rezone more than 400 acres of land near Porter Pike and McGinnis Road from Agriculture to Planned Unit Development, the Bowling Green Daily News reports.

Creepy Guy in a Corvette Chased from Elementary School, Crashes into Five Police Cars

Creepy Guy in a Corvette chased from Elementary School, Crashes into Five Police Cars

It was a busy Friday morning for 31-year old Joseph Ciambriello according the police in Lindenhurst, New York.

The man was first accused of creeping around an elementary school in the early morning hours. When school officials confronted Ciambriello, he told them he was a member of the CIA and then he fled in his black C6 Corvette. The school got his license plate and called in the security threat to police, who caught up with Ciambriello a short time later.

[VIDEO] Road & Track Tests Corvette’s Performance Traction Management System

[VIDEO] Road & Track Tests Corvette's Performance Traction Management System

Corvette’s advanced traction control system – Performance Traction Management or PTM for short – can make even the best drivers better.

That was the conclusion of a Road & Track magazine test, in which professional driver Tommy Milner put a ZR1 through the paces on the track.

[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Reveals Future Plans

[VIDEO] Corvette Assembly Plant Reveals Future Plans

Happy days are here again, at least for workers at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Folks like Todd Largent, who was laid off 3½ years ago, and other workers with recall rights, are being summoned back to work just in time for the seventh generation of America’s sports car expected to arrive next year.

[ACCIDENT] 2012 Yellow Corvette Crashes into Goldenrod Post Office

[ACCIDENT] 2012 Yellow Corvette Crashes into Goldenrod Post Office

While pulling up to the Goldenrod, Florida post office on Monday, 72 year old Ruth Lawyer tried to brake but mistakenly hit the gas pedal which plunged her 1-month-old 2012 Velocity yellow Corvette coupe into the front of the facility.

[VIDEO] Larry the Cable Guy Visits the Corvette Assembly Plant

[VIDEO] Larry the Cable Guy Visits the Corvette Assembly Plant

Larry the Cable Guy’s Only in America TV show recently stopped in Bowling Green, Kentucky where he filmed a segment at the Corvette assembly plant. Larry proves that he wouldn’t be a good addition to the local labor force as we watch him touch a newly painted door and struggle with putting together a set of seat belts.

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