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Fire Claims a C4 Corvette in Minnesota

by Mitch Talley on November 3, 2014

It’s hard to look on the bright side when the owners of a 1991 fully restored Corvette are standing there, looking at the fire-ravaged remains of their pride and joy.

But for Chad and Carrie Wendel of Morristown, Minn., the fire that broke out last Thursday morning could have been much worse.

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[SAVE THE STINGRAYS] An Extra Crispy C7 Corvette Stingray

by Keith Cornett on August 13, 2014

An Extra Crispy C7 Corvette Stingray

Don’t ask because we don’t know.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t lament the passing of another Corvette Stingray.

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Parked C6 Corvette Sparks Garage Fire in Houston

by Mitch Talley on July 22, 2014

Parked C6 Corvette Sparks Garage Fire in Houston

The good news about this Corvette garage fire is that no one was injured and firefighters managed to save the rest of the house from going up in flames, too.

The bad news is that the C6 ‘Vette is apparently going to need some serious restoration after being “heavily involved” in the garage fire, according to Senior Captain Charles Martin of the Houston (Texas) Fire Department.

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This classic Corvette was a total loss and its driver was badly burned after a two-vehicle accident in Tempe, AZ this Monday.

Police said the Corvette was rear ended by a pickup truck and the impact spun the sports car out into the intersection where it caught fire. The driver of the Corvette was on fire after exiting his car and he suffered second degree burns.

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Missouri Brush Fire Claims Man's Three-car Corvette Collection
Photo by Justin L. Fowler of The (Springfield) State Journal-Register

What took a 65-year-old Staunton, Missouri man a lifetime to collect was destroyed overnight Thursday in a fire that gutted his two garages containing three Corvettes and related memorabilia.

“This was my whole life,” an emotional John Hibbeler told stltoday.com reporter Kim Bell. “It took me 45 years to get to this position, and I lost it all in one night.”

He lost it all thanks to a small brush fire that got out of control, fire officials said.

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[ACCIDENT] 1960 Corvette Goes Up in Flames

by Keith Cornett on June 12, 2012

[ACCIDENT] 1960 Corvette Goes Up in Flames

When you think of iconic c1 Corvettes, mostly likely the image conjured in your head is that of the classic roadster painted red with white coves.

Now imagine that it’s your Corvette and by the way, it’s on fire!

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C4 Corvette and H1 Hummer Torched by Arsonist

by Mitch Talley on April 13, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

An Arizona couple will no doubt remember Easter 2012 for a long time.

They woke up Sunday morning to the sounds of their doorbell being rung repeatedly to warn them of a fire at their San Tan Valley home.

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[PIC] Texas Wildfires Burn Corvettes and other Classic Cars

by Keith Cornett on September 7, 2011

[PIC] Texas Wildfires Burn Corvettes and other Classic Cars
Photo: STF, Eric Gay / AP

I caught this article on Jalopnik this afternoon about the fires in Texas destroying a huge car collection. John Chapman and his family are okay after one of the Texas wildfires ravaged his property in Bastrop. His house got singed by the flames but came though okay. Unfortunately, the fire burned his collection of 175 classic and vintage cars including a dozen Corvettes.

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[VIDEO] Driver Flees as Crashed Corvette Burns

by Keith Cornett on March 5, 2011

Driver Flees as Crashed Corvette Burns

This Corvette Z06 crashed into a light pole in Culver City, California the other night. The driver ran from the scene and when police arrived, the Vette was engulfed in flames. Stolen or not, I’m thinking the cops will be able to sort this out quickly. In the meantime, grab your marshmallows and watch this C6 burn.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Catches Fire During Burnout Contest

by Keith Cornett on January 19, 2011

This video was taken at the 10th Anniversary Envy Frenzy Car Show in Kingston, NY. Let this serve as a lesson for you. You can’t put out a fuel fire with water. A good chemical-based fire extinguisher might have been able to save this car. That and turning off the ignition. Otherwise, the gas just keeps pouring out and the fire rages on.


Source:
Autoholics via Jalopnik

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