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This Won’t Buff Out: 2010 Corvette ZR1 Salvage Car

by Keith Cornett on June 4, 2010

This Won't Buff Out: 2010 Corvette ZR1 Flood Car

This 2010 Corvette ZR1 has obviously seen better days. I thought at first it was flood damage based on the mud in the interior, but one of the members on Corvette Forum says it was caught in a Oklahoma tornado. Could this be the first 300 mph Corvette ZR1?

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[Accidents] 1979 Corvette Burns in Boston Suburb

by Keith Cornett on May 27, 2010

1979 Corvette Burns in Boston

This 1979 Corvette burst into flames in the Boston suburb of Wellesley on Wednesday night. According to police, the driver stopped on Washington Street when he felt a small explosion under the hood. Lt. Jack Pilecki of Wellesley police added “He also saw a small flame by his tire. Luckily he stopped the car and got out safely, and officials were able to contain the blaze.” No one was hurt in the accident.

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Check out this great recap of the battle between Corvette Racing and the Flying Lizard Porsche at last year’s season ending race at Laguna Seca. Both Magnussen and Bergmeister received a two-race probation for the incident which left the #3 Corvette C6.R badly damaged and Jan with a broken tailbone.

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Caption Contest: Corvette vs Bicyclist

by Keith Cornett on April 21, 2010

Caption Contest: Corvette vs Bicyclist
Cyclist Duane Foster confronts the driver of a Corvette while positioned
on the hood and holding a 14-pound rock.


Here is a crazy road rage story about a Corvette driver who gets pulled over by a cyclist following a road rage incident. Yes, he was pulled over by a guy on a bike! You can read the full story at Seacoastonline.com. We loved the photo that a witness took so much we thought a caption contest was in order. Click the comments link below to leave your caption and we’ll pick our favorite on Friday. Winner gets a 2009 Corvette Black Book and Corvette Price Guide!

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I guess this C3 Corvette watched too many commercials of Papa John’s founder delivering pizza’s in the 1971 Camaro and decided it too wanted to break into the restaurant game. The Corvette was heavily damaged in the accident, and thanks to a passerby who saw the aftermath of the crash in New Albany, Indiana, we have video of what appears to be a very painful “extraction”.


Source:
Tampa Sports Car Examiner

Related:
[FAIL] Escape from Flooded Barn Goes Horribly Wrong for C4 Corvette Owner
[Accidents] Corvette Lands on Pole Wire After Collision

 

[VIDEO] Corvette Loses it on the Freeway

by Keith Cornett on March 18, 2010

Notice the dealer plates on the car?? Heck of a save, but there is a reason for traction control and not hooning a 436-horsepower rear wheel drive sports car in the rain!


Source:
Streetfire.net

Related:
[FAIL] Corvette Driver Wrecks After Intentional Acceleration
[VIDEO] Corvette Test Drive Ends Badly, Driver Mocked on TV

 

This poor guy was trying to save his C4 Corvette from a flooded barn. In the process of “yahooing the Corvette through the lake” he hydro-locked the engine. Comments from the camera lady range from “You got sooo close” to “Mike, are those your work shoes?”


Source:
Tampa Sports Car Examiner

Related:
[VIDEO] This Corvette Is NOT a Highly Maneuverable Ship

 

[FAIL] Corvette Driver Wrecks After Intentional Acceleration

by Keith Cornett on February 10, 2010

I kind of feel bad for the guy. He just wanted to go fast. Did you hear those tires when he stomped on it?


Related:
[Accidents] Corvette Lands on Pole Wire After Collision
[VIDEO] Corvette Test Drive Ends Badly, Driver Mocked on TV

 

[Accidents] Corvette Lands on Pole Wire After Collision

by Keith Cornett on February 4, 2010

Corvette Lands on Pole Wire After Collision

This C6 Corvette ends up precariously balanced on a telephone support wire following a collision with another car. The accident took place in Fountain Valley California last week. There were no injuries but the Corvette was messed up pretty bad. Check out additional photos after the jump.

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Corvettes Among Those Damaged at Russo & Steele Auction

That line of thunderstorms that rolled through Scottsdale last week did a huge amount of damage to the classic and rare cars that were to be sold at the Russo and Steele auction. Wind gusts of over 50 mph destroyed two of the tents that housed the cars, but luckily no people were seriously injured. After the fire department cleared the area, consignors were let back inside to view the aftermath and for many of these Corvette owners, it sure wasn’t pretty.

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