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One of the more awesome traditions in professional team sports is the National Hockey League allowing each team member of the winning Stanley Cup hockey team to host the famous trophy for a 24 hour period. This year it was the Chicago Blackhawks who brought home the Cup and now literally, each player on the team gets to take home the cup.

As we saw over the weekend on NHL.com, some do it with a little more style like the Blackhawk’s Duncan Keith who started his day with the Cup riding shotgun in a 1962 Corvette as they made their way to the beach where Keith grew up.

[PICS] Classic C1 Corvette Restomod on HRE Wheels

Normally our custom aftermarket wheels posts usually consist of new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s wearing new wheels. Just last week we shared an Arctic White Corvette Z06 wearing ADV.1s from Wheels Boutique. Here’s another entry from the wheels outfitter, but this gallery features an early Corvette with a set of HRE wheels.

When a early Corvette is reborn as a restored, the general consensus is that the owner or buyer wanted the the dependability and performance of a late model Corvette with the iconic looks of a classic Corvette. And with modern running gear under the car, that opens up the possibilities of adding aftermarket wheels on the car to make it look just right.

1962 Gulf Oil Corvette Racer to be Sold at RM Sotheby's Texas Auction

Paul Andrews and his son, Chris, have spent years building one of the world’s best collections of classic vehicles.

Now they want to sell off many of their prized cars to whittle their impressive collection down to a more manageable 15 to 20 cars that they can focus on and enjoy with their family.

Some 75 of their cars and a wide assortment of memorabilia will be auctioned off May 2 in Fort Worth, Texas by RM Sotheby’s.

One of the cars to be auctioned is their 1962 Corvette Gulf Oil race car – with no reserve. Estimated value of the car is $2 million to $2.75 million.

This 1962 Corvette Earns a Blue Ribbon Despite Squirting a Judge with Washer Fluid
Photo Credit: Dan Proudfoot

Doug Kinsman was just following orders when one of the judges at a prestigious car show asked him to see if the windshield washers worked on his 1962 Corvette.

Kinsman’s car was being judged last month at Cobble Beach when judge John Ballard requested the operation of the washers.

Kinsman had never tried them so he said he didn’t know if they would work or not.

He soon found out that they did squirt washer fluid, lots of it, in fact – just not in the right place.

[VIDEO] 1962 Corvette Earns Keith's Choice Award at 2014 Corvette FunFest

Part of our responsibilities when covering Mid America Motorwork’s 2014 Corvette FunFest is the selection of a Corvette for our celebrity choice award. As we wandered Corvette FunFest’s back parking lot looking for the appropriate Corvette, we realized our work would be cut out for us. So many great Corvettes. So many great stories.

That’s when I spotted Mike McGuirk and his son Mike sitting behind a Honduras Maroon 1962 Corvette.

General Motors to Restore Three of the NCM Sinkhole Corvettes

Chevrolet and the National Corvette Museum have announced their game plan for restoration of three of the classic Corvettes damaged when they were swallowed by a sinkhole inside the museum in February.

Two of the cars – the 2009 Corvette ZR1 prototype nicknamed the “Blue Devil” and the 1-millionth Corvette produced (a 1992 white convertible) – will be repaired by Chevrolet, which will also pay for the restoration of the black 1962 Corvette to be overseen by the museum.

Calgary Police Find Betsy, the Stolen 1962 Corvette
Photo Credit: Stuart Gradon/Calgary Herald

Who says the news is always bad?

For a Corvette enthusiast in Calgary, Canada, what started as a sad story wound up having a very happy ending.

We asked you a few days ago to be on the lookout for a red on red 1962 Corvette convertible that was stolen July 13 from a parking lot near Kenneth Jelley’s apartment.

Corvettes on eBay: 1962 Corvette with Rare Fiberfab Centurion Body

If you’re looking for something a little unusual in the Corvette world, and you are handy with tools and know how to work with fiberglass, eBay may have your ideal car. It has a ’62 Corvette frame, a 350 cubic inch motor and a Muncie three-speed transmission. The body is a Centurion made by Fiberfab and if the shape of the body looks familiar to you, it should—it is a copy of Bill Mitchell’s 1959 Sting Ray racer.

1962 Corvette Driven Daily for Over 50 Years
Photo Credit: Jenelle Schneider, Postmedia News

Chalk up three generations of Ann-Shirley Goodell’s family as Corvette enthusiasts.

And enthusiastic about not just any Corvette – but particularly the Fawn Beige one that Ann-Shirley bought new for $3,747.85 more than 52 years ago at King Chevrolet in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Over the years, her two sons have driven the car to their senior proms, and now her two 10-year-old grandsons are wild about the Corvette, too.

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