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The Corvette Enthusiast's Preview to Gooding and Co's 2013 Scottsdale Auction

Next up in our Corvette Enthusiast’s Preview of the Scottsdale Auctions, we review the Corvettes available from Gooding and Company.

Gooding & Company focuses on “blue chip” investment cars and usually sets a few world record prices each year in Scottsdale. Gooding is known for selling exceptional quality classic automobiles and producing the highest prices paid for exotic cars at such esteemed venues as Pebble Beach and Amelia Island in addition to Scottsdale and they have the statistics to back up those claims. The average price realized for a car throughout 2012 was $640,635 per car.

[EXCLUSIVE]: 1953 Corvette Engineering Test Videos from the GM Archives

We managed to get our hands on these never-before-seen videos shot during testing of the first generation Corvette. The videos just discovered in the GM Media Archives show a very early Corvette prototype undergoing a series of evaluations at the Milford Proving Grounds and include a cameo by Zora Duntov. Read on to be one of the first people in a very, very long time to view the video.

The Corvette Enthusiasts Preview to Barrett-Jackson's 2013 Scottsdale Auction

Barrett-Jackson is the largest and most extravagant of the five major collector car auctions taking place during the week of January 13. Over 1,200 cars including 125 Corvettes will cross the famous auction block with SPEED providing nearly 40 hours of live gavel coverage. Craig Jackson and his team put on more than an auction…they produce an extravaganza not to be missed.

David E. Davis - A Real Commemorative Edition

The other day I was researching an article about the upcoming Scottsdale auctions when I happened across a consignment at Bonhams® for a 1962 Corvette, an unadorned little picture that most collectors, even Corvette collectors, might pass right on by without giving it another thought.

I mean, even if you were looking for a first generation Corvette (there are over sixty other C1’s from which to choose during auction week in Scottsdale) you probably wouldn’t have paused on this one. And a good automotive journalist would never look here for a story. A good automotive journalist would spend their time writing about more flashy and exciting big block L88’s or the gorgeous Regal Turquoise 1958 C1 belonging to GM CEO Dan Akerson. And why not, they are great cars and sure to draw the attention of any “Corvetter”.

[VIDEO] A Collection of Vintage Corvettes Visits Jay Leno's Garage

We can all take a trip down Memory Lane with “car guy” Jay Leno of The Tonight Show and Ed Welburn, vice president of design for General Motors, during an episode of Jay Leno’s Garage.

With Corvettes definitely in the news these days because of the impending unveiling of the C7, GM decided to throw a little fuel on the fire and send four of their most important cars in the General Motors Heritage Center collection to Leno’s garage for The Tonight Show host to drool over.

Entombed 1954 Corvette to be Auctioned at Mecum Kissimmee

Milk. Turkey Bacon. Pork Rinds. Beer. Grocery stores stock nearly all of our daily necessities. One such store, however, in Brunswick, Maine also happened to house a 1954 Corvette with 2,300 miles on the odometer for over 25 years. The car, now known as the Entombed Corvette, is being offered for sale at Mecum’s 2013 Kissimmee event next month in central Florida.

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Joe Jackson's 1961 Corvette is a Thing of Beauty
Photo Credit: Rick Cruz/Pacific Daily News

You just never know where a Corvette enthusiast is going to turn up.

Take the case of Joe Jackson, who moved to the Pacific island of Guam way back in the 1980s.

In 1988, after being a fan of the sports car for years thanks to the influence of his Corvette-owning uncles back in the States, he decided to seek out one of his own.

[PICS] The Corvette Racers of the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Last week we showed you some of the fine Corvettes in attendance at the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN). In addition to those exceptional rides, a strong contingent of Corvette racers was also present at the show. The racecars were gathered into 2 separate groups in Chicago, but we’ve combined them into one stupendous gallery just beyond that Read More button below.

[VIDEO] GM CEO Akerson's 1958 Corvette to be Sold at Barrett-Jackson

We told you earlier this year about a special 1958 Corvette that will soon be serving a special purpose. Now we know more details.

General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson had announced in February that he was going to auction off his personal ’58 to help Habitat for Humanity Detroit and its efforts to rebuild the Morningside Commons neighborhood near GM’s Renaissance Center world headquarters in downtown Detroit.

The Pizza Man Ready to Deliver at Mecum St. Charles

What’s been called the “World’s Fastest Six Cylinder Corvette” will be crossing the block next weekend at Mecum’s annual Fall Premier auction in St. Charles, IL. This iconic drag racer beat up on the competition from 1962 – 1971 with Earl Britt behind the wheel. Britt operated Earl’s Pizza Palace in Sioux Falls, South Dakota when not setting ET records and winning multiple NHRA championships.