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First Crate Engine Build Experience Customer Assembles His Own 505-hp LS7

First Crate Engine Build Experience Customer Assembles His Own 505-hp LS7

Article contributed by Mitch Talley

If you think it was complicated putting your kids’ toys together for Christmas, try talking to Jeff Kasper.

The California salesman recently became the first person to go through Chevrolet Performance’s new Crate Engine Build Experience, which lets customers take part in the construction of their engine at the General Motors Performance Build Center in Wixom, Mich., northwest of Detroit.

January Auction Preview: Gooding and Company and RM Auctions

January Auction Preview: Gooding and Company and RM Auctions

Our final preview at the January collector car auctions will focus on the activities at Gooding and Company’s and RM Auctions’ camps. You already know about 1953 VIN #5 crossing the block at RM, but they’ve also got an early Pilot 1954 in addition to an original Monaco Orange 1969 L88 Coupe up for grabs at Gooding and Company.

RM and Gooding only have a total of 9 Corvettes combined on their dockets, but what they lack in quantity, they make up for in quality.

German Tuner TIKT Creates the 758-hp Triple X Corvette C6 ZR1

German Tuner TIKT Creates the 758-hp Triple X Corvette C6 ZR1

When we talk about German-based Corvette tuners, the name Geiger would usually come to mind. However, there are others in the land of Bavaria who also take pride in tuning America’s favorite sports car. One such firm is named TIKT and their awesome 758-horsepower Corvette ZR1 is called the Triple X.

The Corvette Legend Started 59 Years Ago Today

The Corvette Legend Started 59 Years Ago Today

Article contributed by Dave Salvatore / Kerbeck Corvette

On this day in 1953, a prototype Chevrolet Corvette sports car (EX-122) makes its debut at General Motors’ (GM) Motorama auto show at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Corvette, named for a fast type of naval warship, would eventually become an iconic American muscle car and remains in production today.

January Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson

January Corvette Auction Preview: Barrett-Jackson

The annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction spectacle gets underway this week with over 100 Corvettes offered on the 6-day long sales docket. As always, SPEED will have 39 hours of live coverage of the event starting Tuesday, January 17th.

The consignment team at Barrett-Jackson has assembled a diverse selection of America’s sports car for 2012. In addition the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation 1969 coupe and the first saleable VIN 2013 427 convertible, there’s everything from low-mile originals to ultra-modified cars for bidders to choose from.

Lingenfelter to Host Inaugural Performance Nationals Meet in September

Lingenfelter to Host Inaugural Performance Nationals Meet in September

Article contributed by Mitch Talley

The Lingenfelter name needs no introduction to Corvette enthusiasts. Now comes the good news that the first-ever Lingenfelter Performance Nationals will be held Sept. 21-23, 2012 at the Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

Emma Stone Confirmed For Comedy Little White Corvette

Emma Stone Confirmed For Comedy Little White Corvette

Article contributed by Mitch Talley

By now, we all know the words by heart to the legendary Prince song “Little Red Corvette.”

Now Hollywood actress Emma Stone is getting ready to make the “Little White Corvette” the next colorful fiberglass sensation, and she’ll reportedly get $1 million upfront for her starring role in the flick.

[PICS] Corvettes at the North American International Auto Show

[PICS] Corvettes at the North American International Auto Show

Each January all eyes on the automotive world focus on the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. All the major carmakers roll out their latest creations and concepts for the world to see. This year General Motors created a whole new display to highlight their portfolio of products. We grabbed a couple of tickets to the ritzy charity preview event so we could check out all the good stuff before the show opened to the public.

January Corvette Auction Preview – Russo and Steele

January Corvette Auction Preview – Russo and Steele

The next stop on our tour of the January auctions is Russo and Steele’s sale in Scottsdale, AZ. They’ll be offering over 700 cars including 50+ Corvettes during the January 18th – 22nd event including Noland Adams’ 1953 “Stamp Car”. The Russo and Steele docket contains a bevy of sweet rides with the majority being C1’s, C2’s, and C3’s. Check out some of the Corvette we’d love to be bidding on.

[VIDEO] Hand Built Falcon F7 Powered by the Z06 Corvette’s LS7 V8 Engine

[VIDEO] Hand Built Falcon F7 Powered by the Z06 Corvette's LS7 V8 Engine

Article contributed by Mitch Talley

A new supercar with a Z06 LS7 motor and suspension components borrowed from a Corvette could be on the market later this year. Falcon, the Michigan company that builds bodykits and other mods for the Dodge Viper, announced a couple of years ago at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show that it would be building a supercar in limited numbers (just 15 cars a year).

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