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New York Shuts Down the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Corvette Raffle

New York Shuts Down the Stafford Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Corvette Raffle

Over the years, we covered various Corvette raffles and fundraisers by both for-profit and non-profit organizations. As raffles are covered by state laws and since most states consider raffles as “gaming”, it really depends on the individual state as to how those raffles are conducted.

Unfortunately, many of these laws are antiquated and have not kept up with the advances in technology and the internet which can extend an organization’s ability to raise funds outside of the state.

Fugitive Driver in Fatal Corvette Test Drive Crash is Apprehended

Fugitive Driver in Fatal Corvette Test Drive Crash is Apprehended

The man charged with the death of a CarMax salesman during a test drive in a Corvette is back in jail.

Alex Mark Demetro, 28, of Union City, Calif., had been a fugitive for three days when he was arrested March 18 in Rancho Cucamonga.

Demetro was immediately re-arraigned on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs, and driving on a suspended or revoked license – and promptly pleaded not guilty in court.

Witnesses say that Demetro was driving the Corvette on Feb. 23 at high speed, up to 70 mph, during the test drive when he lost control and crashed into a tree on Mercedes Drive, about a mile northeast of Ontario International Airport, killing the 43-year-old salesman on board with him, Warren Smale of Montclair.

Ontario police said Demetro was high on prescription drugs during the Corvette test drive and his license had been suspended for failing to appear in court on prior motor vehicle violations.

Demetro was out on $100,000 bail by the day after the crash and then failed to show up for a court date on March 15, ironically the same day his victim was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Covina. Demetro’s bail has been upped to $500,000 now.

Robert Soleto, a former CarMax salesman and a friend of Smale’s, told The Press Enterprise that reckless test drivers are rare but they’re among the greatest hazards faced by car salesmen.

“if a customer is driving recklessly, we order them to stop…and terminate the test drive,” Sotela told the newspaper hours after his friend’s funeral. “I’ve only terminated test drives twice (in more than a year). And I did two or three test drives daily, so that’s a pretty low number of terminations.”


Driver in Fatal Corvette Test Drive Crash is Now a Fugitive
[ACCIDENT] CarMax Auto Salesman Killed During a Corvette Test Drive
[VIDEO] C4 Driver Charged with Attempted Murder After Hitting a Man Twice with His Corvette


Five Crazy Moments for Corvette Racing at the Twelve Hours of Sebring

Five Crazy Moments for Corvette Racing at the Twelve Hours of Sebring

To say that Saturday’s 64th Annual Twelve Hours of Sebring was eventful would be an understatement. Rain, crashes, near misses and the back and forth of pitting for slicks vs wet tires seemed to be the norm. And for the 10 cars racing in the GTLM class, the playbooks went out the window following a one hour rain delay only a quarter of the way into the race.

Corvette Racing’s strategy for the twelve hour endurance race was to run the cleanest race possible and be in contention at the end so you can race for the win. And when that fails, you hope lady luck is on your side. On Saturday, she was Corvette Racing’s co-pilot.

Here are our top five crazy moments from Mobil 1’s Twelve Hours of Sebring that will make this race one for the ages.

Planning Commission Tables Decision on Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park Development Plan

Nearly four hours of debate at a hearing Thursday apparently settled nothing in the ongoing noise dispute between the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park and the nearby Clark Circle neighborhood.

After listening to testimony from both sides, the City-County Planning Commission of Warren County ultimately voted unanimously to table the matter – to get even more information.

[VIDEO] Custom 1960 Corvette Nicknamed ‘Revenant’ at the 2016 Detroit Autorama

[VIDEO] Custom 1960 Corvette Nicknamed Revenant at the 2016 Detroit Autorama

Want to see a really cool custom 1960 Corvette? The “Revenant” was one of the Corvettes on display at this year’s 2016 Detroit Autorama and it was featured in our recap and photo gallery from CorvetteBlogger’s own Detroit Bureau.

Thanks to ScottieDTV, we’ve got a nice walk around video of the Silver Corvette and I promise it’s not like any other 1960 Corvette you’ve ever seen.

[GALLERY] Midyear Monday! (34 Corvette photos)

[GALLERY] Midyear Monday! (34 Corvette photos)

Nothing makes me happier than being able to share great Corvette photos with our readers. As today is Midyear Monday, we’ve got 34 Corvettes that we are featuring in today’s photo gallery dedicated to second generation Corvettes built during the 1963-1967 model years.

Do you have a Midyear Corvette? Send us a picture and we’ll post it in the next gallery. Drop me at line and submit your photo!

What’s your favorite Corvette in this week’s gallery? Let us know and be sure to share this page on Twitter and Facebook.

Corvettes on eBay: Blown Pro Street 1963 Corvette Split Window Replica

Corvettes on eBay: Blown Pro Street 1963 Corvette Split Window Replica

Like many enthusiasts, I’ve always lusted after a 1963 Corvette Split Window.

This may be my favorite SW of all time, though. The rear view of this black beauty featuring a Harry Glass 63 Corvette Replica fiberglass body is out of this world, with those monstrous 31 x 18.00 R20LT Mickey Thompson Sportsman tires bearing the load.

[VIDEO] Walk Around the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at Sebring

[VIDEO] Walk Around the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at Sebring

It’s been a couple of years since Chevrolet has shown off a new Corvette model and unlike the previous launch of the C7 Stingray and Z06, the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport made its debut in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show just a couple weeks ago. So we were hoping that perhaps Chevy would have the Grand Sport on display over the weekend at Sebring and we were not disappointed.

[ACCIDENT] Driverless Corvette Runs Over Woman on a Busy NYC Sidewalk

We’ve never heard of this happening before.

After his car had been moved to the front of a parking garage by attendants, the owner of a yellow C5 Corvette convertible pushed the automatic start button on his key fob and the car took off on Thursday – with no one behind the wheel.

Corvette Racing at Sebring: Second Straight Win for Corvette C7.R to Start 2016

Corvette Racing at Sebring: Second Straight Win for Corvette C7.R to Start 2016

Gavin, Milner, Fässler win again in No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R

SEBRING, Fla. (March 19, 2016) – Corvette Racing’s Triple Crown streak continued Saturday with a 10th class victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Marcel Fässler in the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R won their second straight race to open the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) season to go along with a victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona.