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Aussie Motorsports Legend John Bowe to Race a 1965 Corvette at Goodwood Revival
Photo Credit: speedcafe.com

A couple of racing legends will be reunited at the Goodwood Revival this fall.

Australian motorsports legend John Bowe will again be driving a 1965 Corvette Sting Ray that is an original 1960s SCCA competitor.

Bowe has been invited to race at Goodwood , set for Sept. 11-13, with another Australian-based businessman recently turned race car driver, Joe Calleja, in the Corvette belonging to Calleja. The two also competed with the car at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in Laguna Seca, Calif., in 2012.

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[STOLEN] 1965 Corvette Stingray Stolen from Usk, Washington

Be on the lookout for a 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible that was stolen last week in Usk, Washington which is located north of Spokane.

The granddaughter of the owner has been posting about the stolen Corvette on Facebook and the Corvette Forum on behalf of her elderly grandfather so let’s hope someone spots the vehicle and it can be returned to its rightful owner.

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[VIDEO] 1965 Cut-Away Corvette Autorama Display Could Fetch Over $1 million at RM's Texas Sale
Photos by Darin Schnabel / RM Sotheby’s

Back in 2007 when this blog was still in its infancy, we attended one of our first live auctions as an official Corvette Blogger to cover some of the really cool Corvettes offered for sale. Hosted by RM Auctions, the December 2007 sale of the Al Wiseman Collection contained several prominent Corvettes including Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Harvest Gold 1955 Corvette Roadster.

But the real star of the auction, other than Val Kilmer’s Batmobile from Batman Forever, was a unique 1965 cut-away Corvette display created by General Motors to show off the inner-workings of the Corvette Sting Ray at its annual auto shows.

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Ultra Rare 1965 Big Tank Corvette Coupe Heading to Amelia Island Auction

One of just 41 Big Tank Corvette Coupes produced in 1965 will be on the block at the Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island Select auction in Florida March 12-15.

This silver over black coupe comes with a rich though dated pedigree, too, including Bloomington Gold Special Collection in 1989 and 1995, Bloomington Certified in 1987, National NCRS Top Flight award in 1993,and Chevy Vettefest Triple Crown award in 2004.

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Unique 1965 Corvette Big Tank Coupe to Cross the Block at Mecum's Kissimmee Auction

Mid-year Corvette coupes with the 36.5 gallon gas tank option are pretty rare, there having been a total of only 210 built in the 1963 – 1967 model years. But the 1965 Big Tank coupe offered at Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction at the Osceola Heritage Park in (where else?) Kissimmee, Fla. January 16-24 is unique because of its comfort and convenience options not usually found on Big Tank Vettes.

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1965 Corvette VIN 001 Heading to Mecum's Kissimmee Auction

The 1965 Corvette Sting Ray was in its day the C7 of the era, you might say.

The third year of the second generation featured serious updates for drivers, not the least of which was Zora’s long-awaited disc brakes at all four wheels to provide the best possible stopping ability for the time.

Just as the C7 is the darling of the car magazines these days, so was the 1965 Corvette that was finally judged not only an American status symbol but a genuine high-performance sports car capable of thrilling even the most demanding drivers.

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Corvettes on eBay: Package Deal of 11 Project C2 Corvette Sting Rays

Sometimes things come cheaper by the dozen.

Or in this case, cheaper by the 11.

That’s how many second-generation Corvette Sting Rays are up for auction as a package deal right now on eBay. Bidding had reached $67,807.07 as of 9:00 am Eastern Time on Monday morning and so far the reserve has not yet been met.

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1965 Bonneville Class Record Holding Corvette Heading to Mecum Anaheim

Mecum Auctions rolls into Anaheim, California this weekend for their annual 3-day sale there. This cool 1965 coupe is listed among the Corvettes crossing Mecum’s red carpet. The Nassau Blue on white big block coupe set a class record in 1965 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Barn Find

by Mitch Talley on November 1, 2014

Corvettes on eBay: 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Barn Find

A 1965 Corvette convertible barn find crossed the block a few days ago at Vicari Auctions’ annual fall auction at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi.

But it proved to be a no-sale.

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[VIDEO] Now and Then: The Corvette Stingray

by Mitch Talley on September 17, 2014

[VIDEO] Now and Then: The Corvette Stingray

Here’s a short “Now & Then” documentary by Graeme Jenvey that’ll definitely put a smile on a Corvette enthusiast’s face.

In the six-and-a-half minute video, a long-time Corvette lover named Joe Gallo shares his thoughts about his 1965 Corvette Sting Ray, then contrasts it with a 2014 Stingray.

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