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Barrett-Jackson to offer over 50 Corvettes at Palm Beach Sale

Article contributed by Steve Burns

The Barrett-Jackson 40th anniversary tour rolls into sunny West Palm Beach, Florida this weekend for their 9th annual Palm Beach sale. The vehicle sale portion of the event will run Thursday April 7th through Saturday April 9th at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Various other support events fill the remaining days of the week. As usual Speed will be provided live coverage of event on all four days.

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[VIDEO] A Conversation with Corvette's Harlan Charles

We caught up with Corvette Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles at the 2011 12 Hours of Sebring and he graciously gave us a few minutes to talk about a variety of subjects relating to Corvettes. Some of the topics we discussed include the latest changes for the current 2011 model year, the new Corvette Z06X track concept car and the progress of the C7 Corvette.

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[VIDEO] GM Discusses C6 and C7 Corvette at Sebring

by Keith Cornett on March 21, 2011

[VIDEO] GM Discusses C6 and C7 Corvette at Sebring

Becoming an annual tradition, Corvette Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles and Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter made the trip down to Sebring Florida last weekend to show off some cool Corvette concepts and several 2011 regular production cars as well as give a couple seminars with Corvette owners. The first seminar was held Friday afternoon and the topics were the latest updates on the 2011 Corvette as well as some non-specific C7 Corvette news.

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More Corvette Personalization: Choose Your Own VIN

by Keith Cornett on March 21, 2011

More Corvette Personalization: Choose Your Own VIN

Fans of Corvette and readers of this blog are familiar with the extra attention Corvette owners can receive from the factory as well as some of the advanced personalization options when buying a new Corvette. If you thought the ZR1/Z06 Engine Build Experience was cool, wait until you hear about the new PIN RPO. Yes, Corvette owners can now choose your own VIN. This is great for collectors who want to match an older Corvette’s sequence number with a brand new Corvette. The special RPO does come with a hefty price of $5,000 and like the Engine Build Program, you’ll be working a Corvette concierge to coordinate the special order.

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Corvette Z06 Scores Best Rating by Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports’ April 2011 edition ranks the Best and Worst of 2011 and the 2011 Corvette Z06 has earned a “best” rating with a score of 92. A car’s overall road-test score is the result of more than 50 individual tests and evaluations from Consumer Reports subscribers. For years we’ve derided Consumer Reports for its negative reviews on Corvette and what looks to be a bias against American-made cars in general. But it looks like the data is in and they can no longer dispute the fact that GM makes a very reliable car and that Corvette owners love them and would buy a Corvette again.

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[VIDEO] Southern Car Parts Becomes an Akrapovic Exhaust Dealer

According to the 2009 SEMA Corvette owners study, we learned one of the first aftermarket changes made to Corvettes usually involves the exhaust system. Recently, we’ve been hearing about a new player in the high end market named Akrapovic and thought a closer look (and listen!) was in order.

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[VIDEO] Driver Flees as Crashed Corvette Burns

by Keith Cornett on March 5, 2011

Driver Flees as Crashed Corvette Burns

This Corvette Z06 crashed into a light pole in Culver City, California the other night. The driver ran from the scene and when police arrived, the Vette was engulfed in flames. Stolen or not, I’m thinking the cops will be able to sort this out quickly. In the meantime, grab your marshmallows and watch this C6 burn.

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[PICS] This Corvette ZR1 Has Seen Better Days

by Keith Cornett on March 4, 2011

This Corvette ZR1 Has Seen Better Days

This 2010 Cyber Gray Corvette ZR1 put its front end into some unknown immovable object, shearing the drivers rear chrome wheel off the axle and triggering the airbag. Hope the driver was okay. Now its sitting in a California salvage yard with an estimated repair bill of over $70,000. The good news for you fixer-uppers is that its offered for sale with a salvage title.

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[VIDEO] “The Speed Business” – Denver

by Keith Cornett on March 3, 2011

[VIDEO] The Speed Business - Denver

Concrete walls and blind corners await Blackdog Racing and Corvette driver Tony Gaples as they compete in SCCA Pro Racing’s “Speed World Challenge” series at the Denver Grand Prix. The crew dials in the Corvette for this street course, with Tony determined to keep it in one piece.

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[PICS] Corvettes at the 2011 Detroit Autorama

by Guest Contributor on March 1, 2011

Corvettes on display at the 2011 Detroit Autorama

Photos Contributed by Steve Burns

During last week’s Detroit Autorama, Cobo Hall was wall-to-wall hot rods and many of those hot rods were Corvettes. The classic hod rod Vettes ranged from originals and restomods to full blown customs like the 1962 Corvette named “Elegance” that won a spot in the Ridler Great 8. Not to be outdone, later model Corvettes included the SEMA Z06x track Corvette and a sinister Black Lingenfelter C6 Convertible were also on full display. Even Jake was in the house! Check out the full gallery after the jump.

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