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Mid America Motorworks Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

by Mitch Talley on February 24, 2014

Mid America Motorworks Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

Back when I was in high school in the mid-1970s, I was just coming into my own as a budding Corvette enthusiast.

Though I wouldn’t be able to buy my first Corvette until 1983, for years before that, I was well aware of a company known as Mid America Enterprises that offered products for those other people fortunate enough to already own a ‘Vette.

In 1974, a young tool-and-die maker from Effingham, Ill., named Mike Yager had borrowed $500 to start a company that unbeknownst to him at the time would quickly become a rousing success and would in fact be celebrating its Official 40th Anniversary on Feb. 23, 2014 with 80 employees on its 260-acre Corporate Campus!

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[GALLERY] Midyear Monday (22 Corvette photos)

by Keith Cornett on February 24, 2014

[GALLERY] Midyear Monday (22 Corvette photos)

Here’s a nice gallery of Midyear Corvette photos to help get you though the day. If you like these random galleries, please let us know and don’t forget to share them on Facebook and Twitter!

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Corvette Museum Making the Best of the Sinkhole Situation

by Mitch Talley on February 24, 2014

Corvette Museum Making the Best of the Sinkhole Situation
Photo Credit: Robyn Minor/Daily News

Corvettes have always been known for taking a little and turning it into a lot.

The current C7, for example, is being praised for its massive “bang for the buck.”

That’s why it is really no surprise that the National Corvette Museum is seeking “tasteful” ways to turn the misfortune of the sinkhole that swallowed eight of its rare Corvettes earlier this month into a way to raise funds that will ultimately help support the mission of the museum.

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[VIDEO] NBCSports Goes Behind the Scenes with Mecum Prime

If you are a Corvette enthusiast or collector then you obviously are familiar with Dana Mecum and his auction business. Over the years Mecum has grown his company exponentially and one of the key parts of that success is why most Corvette enthusiasts are familiar with the “King of Corvettes.” That key ingredient has been his relentless drive to offer the largest and best selection of Corvettes of any collector car auction in the world. For example, at his Kissimmee event in January 232 Corvettes of the almost 400 Corvettes offered found new homes.

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Tennessee Couple Say “I Do” at Corvette-Themed Wedding

by Mitch Talley on February 19, 2014

Tennessee Couple Say I Do at Corvette-themed Wedding

Here’s some good news for Corvette enthusiasts still reeling after last week’s shocking sinkhole collapse inside the National Corvette Museum.

You might call this one a match made in Corvette heaven.

Since Paul and Vance Thompson met in the first place because of their love of Corvettes, it was only fitting that they sealed the deal with a Corvette-themed wedding on Saturday.

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Purifoy Chevrolet Joins the CorvetteBlogger Family of Sponsors

Today we are very excited to announce a new addition to the CorvetteBlogger family of sponsors. Joining our list of new Chevrolet Corvette dealers is Purifoy Chevrolet in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Purifoy is a well-established family owned dealership and they are Corvette people too, just like us. Best of all, they offer the 2014 new Corvette Stingray at MSRP.

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Work Begins to Repair the Sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum

Work is well underway at the National Corvette Museum as constructor workers began removing the exterior panels on the Sky Dome to allow greater access to the sinkhole and the Fallen Eight Corvettes inside. The Corvette Museum’s Executive Director Wendell Strode released another update Monday on the extraction plan for several of the Corvettes as well some additional information regarding the excavation process.

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Bloomington Gold Announces Changes to SURVIVOR Judging Program

Back in 1990 Bloomington Gold introduced their SURVIVOR award for original, unrestored Corvettes. Award winners would need to be 20 years old, complete a short road test, and be at least 50% unrestored in 3 of 4 categories. Now, as we count down to the 2014 show, they’ve announced some sweeping changes to their SURVIVOR judging program.

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[PIC] Robert Downey Jr Takes His 1966 Corvette for a Sunday Afternoon Drive

In the Iron Man movie franchise, Billionaire Tony Stark is known for driving Audi’s.

But in the real world, the actor who plays Tony Stark prefers fiberglass.

At least that was the case on Sunday when Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan were spotted enjoying the nice Southern California weather yesterday with a drive in the Downey’s 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible.

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[GALLERY] Midyear Monday (26 Corvette photos)

by Keith Cornett on February 17, 2014

[GALLERY] Midyear Monday (26 Corvette photos)

It’s Monday so let’s ease the pain with a random gallery of Midyear Corvettes from 1963-67.

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