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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2011: Corvette Auction Preview

by Steve Burns on September 22, 2011

Barrett-Jackson 2011: Corvette Auction Preview

The Barrett-Jackson crew sets up shop in Sin City this weekend for their 4th annual Las Vegas sale. Nearly 50 Corvettes are set to cross the auction block between Thursday September 22nd and Saturday the 24th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino as their 40th Anniversary tour winds down. Once again, SPEED will be providing 19.5 hours of live coverage. You can take a peek at a few of our favorites that will be changing hands this weekend after the break.

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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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Corvette Central Kicks Off 1963 Split-Mod Restoration Project

Corvette Central and Chris Petris, the duo behind the C4 Cutaway Corvette, have teamed up again to bring together a real cool project called the “Split Mod”. Essentially, it’s the restoration of a severely rusted 1963 Corvette Coupe. Instead of the traditional matching-numbers restoration, which would be somewhat difficult considering the car has no motor or transmission, the rebuild will result in the creation of a fun, drivable Midyear Corvette. The project is also going to be the subject of a book and so you can count on some great tips and advice offered along the way.

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[VIDEO] Louis Chevrolet – The Early Beginnings

by Keith Cornett on August 17, 2011

[VIDEO] Louis Chevrolet - The Early Beginnings

Here is a pretty cool five minute video from Chevrolet in Europe that takes all Chevy fans back to where it all began – Louis Chevrolet’s birthplace, La Chaux-de-Fonds in Switzerland.

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2011 NCRS National Convention Invades the Motor City

by Guest Contributor on July 28, 2011

2011 NCRS National Convention Invades the Motor City

Article and photos contributed by Steve Burns

The National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) held its 2011 National Convention last week in Novi, Michigan just outside of Detroit. Hundreds of families from around the world converged on the Motor City suburb to look at, talk about, judge, and drool over pristine examples of America’s sports car. In addition to the seminars and judging events at the Suburban Collection Showplace, attendees could attend a number of tours of local attractions including visits to several GM facilities in the area. Click past the jump to check out more from this year’s national.

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Rick Hendrick's New Corvettes

NASCAR Team owner and Chevy dealer Rick Hendrick visited the National Corvette Museum yesterday to pick up several of the new Corvettes he purchased from GM through various Barrett-Jackson auctions. He also brought two vintage Corvette racers from his personal collection to show off as well. Several of the cars he picked up were unique 1 of 1 Corvettes including one that was news to us.

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[VIDEO] Raffle Winner Picks Up 1965 Corvette Convertible

The winner of the 23rd Annual Classic Corvette Giveaway benefiting Saint Bernard Parish and School in Rockport, Indiana drove over 870 miles to claim his prize; a rally red 1965 Corvette Convertible valued at over $75,000.

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Monday Morning Burnout: 1965 Corvette Coupe at the Strip

We’re starting this week off with a burnout featuring a 1965 Corvette Coupe on a dragstrip in the Estonian city of Haapsalu. It’s obvious that this Corvette made an impression as we counted no less than four different youtube video of the coupe laying down rubber and launching down the strip for its quarter mile run. We don’t know the times that were put down, but the Christmas tree tells us the Sting Ray is the winner.

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Bloomington Gold 2011: Certification Day

by Guest Contributor on July 5, 2011

Bloomington Gold 2011: Certification Day

Article contributed by Steve Burns

The highlight of the annual Bloomington Gold Corvette show each year is the judging activity. Participants from all over the country converge on the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL each June for the once-a-year opportunity to achieve Survivor, Gold, and/or Benchmark awards. At this event, cars don’t compete against one another. Rather they compete against a standard which is the condition in which the car was delivered from the factory. “No better, no worse, no different.” Click past the jump to learn more about the judging awards and to check out some pics from this years certification judging.

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[VIDEO] Support a Great Cause. Win a Great Corvette!

by Keith Cornett on June 29, 2011

[VIDEO] Support a Great Cause. Win a Great Corvette!

The opportunity to participate in the Saint Bernard Classic Corvette giveway is quickly coming to a close. This year’s classic Corvette is a numbers matching 1965 convertible powered by a 396/425 horsepower V8. The drawing is Sunday, July 10th and you only have a limited time to purchase tickets. Find out more about Saint Bernard’s classic Corvette giveaway and check out the walk-around video after the jump.

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