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[VIDEO] 1972 Corvette Wins the 2012 Corvettes at Carlisle Burnout Contest

One of the highlights of the annual Corvettes at Carlisle show is the burnout contest held on Friday afternoon. After a long day at looking at beautiful Corvettes parked across the Corvette America FunField, it seems owners love to have a seat in the grandstands and watch someone absolutely thrash their car in a brutal test of man and machine.

Stepping up to the plate and winning the King of Hill contest was John Marshall and his highly modified 1972 Corvette Coupe. When a man thanks his “crew chief”, you know he’s a serious contender.

[VIDEO] 1972 Corvette Runs the AutoCross at Goodguys PPG Nationals

One of the largest custom auto shows of the year was recently put on by the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association. The Goodguys PPG Nationals three day extravaganza held July 6th-8th at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus attracted thousands of cars and over 100,000 enthusiasts.

One of the main attractions of the event is the Goodguys AutoCross competition and we are glad to hear that a Corvette finished 1st in the Street Machine class.

Auto123.com's Eclectic List of Top 10 Corvettes

The great thing about Corvettes is that they appeal to just about everyone. That means sometimes that what one person deems an “ordinary” Corvette might be the “King of the Hill” to another person.

Take, for example, auto123.com’s recently listing of the Top 10 Chevrolet Corvettes of all time.

Corvettes on eBay: Mike Yager's 1978 Corvette Pace Car Survivor

If you’re looking for a 1978 Corvette Pace Car that is a great candidate for NCRS or Bloomington Gold certification, then Mike Yager at Mid America Motorworks has just the car for you.

Mike and his team bought the car for just those reasons, but he says they’ve just been too busy restoring other cars and don’t have room for this Pace Car.

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum at Bloomington Gold

There’s a serious affliction slowly taking a hold of the Unites States which some people may not be aware of. This situation could very quickly turn into an epidemic. What is this serious concern? It’s the fact that hundreds of Chevrolet Corvettes are actively looking for a new, caring home. To help combat this problem, Mecum Auctions holds their annual Bloomington Gold all-Corvette auction each year in June. The 2012 version takes place this Saturday June 23rd at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL.

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.

[PICS] The Black 1972 Corvette

If you scroll through Corvette production numbers between 1970 and 1976 you’ll notice that there’s no mention of the color black in there anywhere. Now, we all know that GM bigwigs could pull some strings and a get a Corvette in essentially any color they wanted. That’s the case here in which GM’s President, Pete Estes, ordered up a loaded black 1972 roadster. We caught up with this rarity at an NCRS event last weekend.

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