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[RIP] Movie Legend and Former Corvette Racer James Garner Dies at 86
Photo Credit: www.aiml88.com

Over the weekend we learned that actor James Garner had passed away. Garner was a favorite of ours back in the day with great character roles like Bret Maverick and Jim Rockford. But did you also know that he was a serious race car driver who owned a Corvette racing team?

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[ACCIDENT] New Owner Finds Out His Corvette was on a Crashed Auto Transporter
Photo Credit: RYAN HALLETT

Back in 1989, I ordered my second new Corvette – a 1989 red on red coupe.

My girlfriend at the time and now my wife of 25 years (our anniversary is July 15, coincidentally) Cindy worked at a day care center.

She knew, of course, that I had ordered a new Corvette and just happened to be looking out the window at work one afternoon when she saw a truckload of Corvettes pass by – with a shiny red one on the back! In those days, they didn’t come giftwrapped in a white cover like the C7s!

“I think I just saw your Corvette pass by!” she called excitedly to tell me.

Sure enough, it was.

Fast forward to last weekend, and classic car collector Luigi Capilupi had a similar moment – but just one that wasn’t quite as happy for the owner as my own story.

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Former Barn Find 1968 L88 Corvette Known as Bounty Hunter Headed for Mecum Monterey

This 1968 L88 Corvette has come a long way since we first saw it as a fresh barn find in 2008.

The former psychedelic-painted racer was found in North Florida by our friends at ProTeam Corvette who rehabbed the street-raced L88 that was known locally as “Bounty Hunter”. Armed with a pedigree of awards, the Rally Red Convertible is headed to Mecum’s Monterey Auction in August where it will be offered for sale.

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Massachusetts Man Donates 1974 Corvette He's Owned Since New to the Corvette Museum
Photo courtesy of the National Corvette Museum

Paul Marseglia recently said goodbye to an old friend, the 1974 Corvette Stingray that he’s owned since it was new.

The Franklin, Mass., man donated his brown Corvette to the National Corvette Museum because he knew it would be treated with the same respect and love that he had shown it during the past 40 years.

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Corvette Vanity Plates from Bloomington Gold 2014

by Steve Burns on July 7, 2014

Corvette Vanity Plates from Bloomington Gold 2014

One of our favorite things to do at the major Corvette shows is to walk both the show grounds and parking lots to look at the fun, witty and personality-descriptive vanity license plates that are adorned on America’s favorite sports cars.

We maintain the theory that there are two types of vanity plates. The first type describes the car while the second type is more focused on the owner. Lucky for us, Bloomington Gold offers a target rich environment where both types are on display.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Hall of Famer Bob McDorman Opens Automotive Museum
Photo Credit: JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS

Bob McDorman has been in love with cars since he was just a kid.

Now he’s sharing that enthusiasm with the public in a big way.

McDorman, a familiar face in the Corvette world thanks to his nearly half a century as a Chevrolet dealer, opened the Bob McDorman Automotive Museum in Canal Winchester, Ohio on the Fourth of July.

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[GALLERY] Patriotic Corvettes for the 4th of July! (36 Corvette photos)

Happy Birthday, America!

In celebration of the 4th of July, here’s a special gallery of patriotic Corvettes. So sit back and enjoy the Corvette-fueled fireworks as we bring you 36 Corvettes dressed or surrounded by Old Glory.

If you love American-themed Corvettes as much as we do, make sure you share this page on Twitter and Facebook.

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Corvettes on Craigslist: 1974 Corvette with a VW Diesel Engine

Where do 1970s Corvettes go to die?

Apparently New London, Connecticut, if this Craigslist ad is any indication.

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[VIDEO] C3 Corvette 4×4 Goes Mud Bogging

by Keith Cornett on July 2, 2014

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

You don’t see this every day! This C3 Corvette rests a top a 4×4 chassis and together they equal awesome! Watch the mud fly as the 4×4 make several runs through the course.

Visit CorvetteVideos.TV for the best selection of hand-picked Corvette videos.

 

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With all the discouraging news coming out of Detroit these days, thanks to millions of recalls, here’s a story that will bring a smile to a Chevy enthusiast’s face.

First, though, we have to go back to 1981. That when George Talley, in his late 30s, reported that his 1979 Corvette had been stolen just three miles from General Motors’ world headquarters in Detroit.

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