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[VIDEO] C6 Corvette Bursts Into Flames at Road Atlanta

by Keith Cornett on January 8, 2011

Check out this dash cam video capturing a C6 Corvette bursting into flames at Road Atlanta. It looks like the Corvette just rounded Turn 7 and was moving very fast down the backstretch when incident occurred.

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ACCIDENT: 1973 Corvette Crashes into Illinois Hotel

by Keith Cornett on January 5, 2011

ACCIDENT: 1973 Corvette Crashes into Illinois Hotel
Photo by: Heather Coit/The News-Gazette

This yellow 1973 Corvette crashed into the Quality Inn and Suites on Marketview Drive in Champaign, Illinois late Tuesday morning. Police say the 17-year old driver hit a curb, overcorrected his steering and crossed into the oncoming lane of traffic before whacking the side of the hotel. Although the hotel was structurally sound following the accident, the same can’t be said for the C3 Corvette. The driver was issued a ticket for improper lane usage.

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Corvette Smashed By Van Carrying 2 Dead Bodies

by Keith Cornett on November 24, 2010

Corvette Smashed By Van Carrying 2 Dead Bodies

I’m not making this up.

This is the headline from www.kitsapsun.com which described how a van in Bremerton, Washington was on its way to the morgue carrying two dead bodies when it lost control and caused a major wreck. In addition to taking out this red C3 Corvette, the van also hit a truck, a tree and a sign before taking out the porches of two houses and coming to rest in the living room of a third house.

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1954 Von Esser Corvette Out of La Carrera Panamericana

by Keith Cornett on October 26, 2010

1954 Von Esser Corvette Out of La Carrera Panamericana

From Michael Enery via La Carrera Panamericana blog, the replica 1954 Von Esser Corvette piloted by Peter Bill and John Schantz of Wisconsin crashed on the Section 5 route of Queretaro to Morelia. Both drivers are okay but the Corvette suffered damage and will not be fixed. Pictures after the jump.

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Rented Corvette Gets Driven into the Pacific Ocean

by Keith Cornett on October 17, 2010

Rented Corvette Gets Driven into the Pacific Ocean

Most Corvette owners would probably never let a man they met while drinking at a bar drive their Corvette. But if you’re on vacation and the Corvette was a rental, well hey, that’s a different story. I mean, what’s the worse that could happen?

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European Dealer Crashes Customer’s C6 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on October 12, 2010

European Dealer Crashes Customer's C6 Corvette

We got a little bit of drama happening to one of our Corvette brothers in the Netherlands. CF Forum Member Twin_Turbo had dropped his C6 Corvette off at the Koenen automotive dealership for the roof recall and then received a call that the car had been involved in an accident. While we’ve heard the story before of service technicians joyriding in customer cars, this Corvette crash was caused by none other than the owner of the dealership himself.

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Intoxicated Corvette Driver Parks C6 in Burbank Home

by Keith Cornett on October 6, 2010

Intoxicated Corvette Driver Parks C6 in Burbank Home

On September 24th, 63-year old Pat Leeper crashed his Arctic White C6 Corvette into the Burbank home of Rene Zendejas. Already devastated by the loss of his pet canary a few days earlier, the 89-year-old Emmy winning puppeteer missed his birthday party due to the crash and now has to look forward to dealing with insurance companies to cover the estimated $60,000 in damages. The crash is believed to be caused by drunk driving with tests pending to determine the blood alchohol content of Leeper’s blood.

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[FAIL] Corvette C6 Burnout Fail at Houston Cars & Coffee

by Keith Cornett on September 7, 2010

[FAIL] Corvette C6 Burnout Fail at Houston Cars & COffee

One of the main draws to the various Cars & Coffee events held around the country is the mass exodus of the various classic and exotic sports cars. Some play it cool and cruise off while others lay down some rubber to the delight of the crowd. Enter this White C6 Corvette whose burnout is classified as a FAIL when he looses control and nearly takes out some of the crowd.

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[VIDEO] Classic Corvette Dodges Bullet at Nurburgring

by Keith Cornett on August 19, 2010

[VIDEO] Classic Corvette Dodges Bullet at Nurburgring

This midyear Corvette was parked alongside one of the turns at the famous Nurburgring in Germany and from the video it appears the car was stalled. Not a great place to be as a recent rainstorm had passed through leaving the track wet and several cars had trouble navigating the turn as the video shows. Eventually, the driver got the Corvette started and was able to move to a safer location.

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[VIDEO] Wheels Come Off 2010 ALMS Season for Corvette Racing

This picture and the accompanying video pretty much sums up Corvette Racing’s chances to compete for the ALMS Championship this season. Johnny O’Connell was driving the first stint in the #3 Corvette C6.R at the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park when contact was made with the #88 GTC Porsche. The resulting damage knocked the Corvette out of the race.

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