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[PICS] Purifoy’s Custom 2012 Corvette Grand Sport

by Keith Cornett on December 5, 2011

[PICS] Purifoy's Custom Corvette Grand Sport

I was perusing the web late last week when I came upon this beautifully customized Corvette Grand Sport from The Corvette Guys at Purifoy Chevrolet in Fort Lupton, Colorado. Each year, Purifoy takes 3 or 4 Corvettes out of their general dealer stock and transforms them into unique, custom creations. This 2012 Grand Sport was dressed up and put on display at the Greybeard Creme de la Chrome car show at the Denver Convention Center.

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Woman Speeds out of Ferrari Dealership and Crashes Corvette

A very bizarre accident involving a yellow C6 Corvette occurred Saturday night in Norwood, Mass. Police say a woman driving the yellow Corvette came out of out a Ferrari dealership and lost control. The Corvette hit two other vehicles, flipped and hit a light pole before coming to rest upside down.

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If Your Chevy Volt Scares You, GM Will Loan You a Corvette

by Keith Cornett on November 29, 2011

If Your Chevy Volt Scares You, GM will Loan You a Corvette

The latest news in the ongoing saga that is the Chevy Volt is that there have been two instances where the battery packs have caught fire following crash testing by the NHTSA. Yesterday, General Motors stepped up to the plate with an unprecedented damage-controlling offer: Volt owners concerned about the safety of their electric ride can request a free GM loaner vehicle until the issue is resolved. Apparently, that offer includes the Corvette.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Crashes During Autocross Event

by Keith Cornett on November 29, 2011

[VIDEO] Corvette Crashes During Autocross Event

Autocrossing your Corvette is great way to have some fun in your car in a safe and controlled environment. Most courses are laid out to keep speeds down and drivers rely on technique to complete the course. But just because speeds are lower than other track events doesn’t mean that one wrong move can come back to bite you as one Corvette driver found out at the Speed Ventures autocross event.

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[VIDEO] Corvettes Crash During Street Race; Warrants Issued

by Keith Cornett on November 28, 2011

[VIDEO] Corvettes Crash During Street Race; Warrants Issued

Apparently this video went viral while I was incommunicado over the Thanksgiving holiday. Two Silver Corvettes, a C6 and C5, were lined up at a stop light in the Houston neighborhood of The Woodlands. The motorist behind the duo gets a bad feeling about what is going to happen when the lights go green and starts filming. Sure enough, the race ends badly for both drivers and cars and now police have issued warrants for their arrest.

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Keeping it Clean: SS Vette’s Wicked Widebody

by Guest Contributor on November 24, 2011

Keeping it Clean: SS Vette's Wicked Widebody

Article and Pictures contributed by Jason Giacchina / Corvette Forum

When it comes to the Corvette, custom looks can range from subtly menacing to downright gaudy. Fortunately companies like SS Vette fall firmly in the former category. As a result, even in this topsy-turvy economy, the company remains strong with an ever-expanding catalog of Vette parts and a presence at this year’s SEMA show.

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Download the 2012 Corvette Brochure

by Keith Cornett on November 10, 2011

Download the 2012 Corvette Brochure

Here is the 2012 Corvette Brochure in pdf format.

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[VIDEO] Testing the Corvette at GM's Desert Proving Grounds in Yuma, AZ

Meet Tom Norkiewicz, a GM Test Engineer who’s done this a time or two over the past 22 years. He’s picked up some crafty maneuvers along the way, all while seeing what a car’s made of. In this instance, it’s the Corvette – it’s safe to say he’s being thorough in his evaluations. At GM’s Desert Proving Ground in Yuma, AZ, it’s just another day on the job.

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SEMA 2011: Corsa Introduces New Black Diamond Exhaust Tips for Z06/ZR1 Corvettes

Corsa Performance is one of the leaders in providing Corvette owners with great sounding exhaust systems that provide performance gains without interior drone. But Corvette owners notoriously take pride in the look of their exhaust systems as well and so when we stopped by the Corsa booth at SEMA last week, they enthusiastically introduced us to their newest product – Corsa’s Black Diamond exhaust tips.

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October 2011 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on November 7, 2011

October 2011 Corvette Sales

The monthly sales report came out last week while we were at the SEMA show so we’re just now getting around to taking a look at it. The news isn’t great as sales of Corvettes in October slipped to 946 for the month. That is a -6.4% decline from sales in October 2010. For the calendar year-to-date sales, Corvettes sales are still pacing at 3.8% more than 2010 with 11,216 Corvettes sold January-October.

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