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Corvette's Manual Transmission Outsmarts Two Car Thieves in California

A writer on Corvette Forum played an April Fool’s prank on his readers last week when he jokingly said that Chevy was doing away with manual transmissions starting in 2017.

Two would-be thieves in California probably wish that hoax was true.

Apparently the bumbling criminals tried to steal a Corvette convertible on Wednesday, but the guy behind the wheel didn’t know how to drive a stick and ended up backing the sports car into a set of mailboxes.

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[VIDEO] Storm Damaged Tree Falls on a C5 Corvette in California

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to work late.

That’s what Linda Becker says she was doing around 2 a.m. Saturday at her Novato, California business on Entrada Drive called Dollhouses, Trains and More.

“I heard this loud…,” she told ABC7 News reporter Elissa Harrington. “The building just shook and I thought it was an earthquake.”

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[VIDEO] Bank Robber’s C4 Corvette Searched for Explosives

by Mitch Talley on September 16, 2014

[VIDEO] Bank Robber's C4 Corvette Searched for Explosives

We’ve heard of “dynamite” Corvettes exploding off the line at a drag strip.

But a suspect bank robber in Stanton, Calif., added a new twist to that scenario Monday morning.

The 62-year-old man was arrested in connection with a robbery at Bank of the West on Beach Boulevard in Stanton after a traffic stop at Katella and Western avenues.

That’s where it gets interesting.

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[ACCIDENT] California Man Crashes and Rolls His C4 Corvette
Photo Credit: Erin Tracy/ModBee.com

The driver of this red C4 Corvette convertible may have lost much more than his bumper after the car collided this week with a power pole and rolled at least once.

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C5 Corvette Driver Facing Felony Charges After DUI Crash
Photo Credit: ktvu.com

A 21 year old driver of a silver C5 Corvette is facing multiple charges after running away from an early morning crash that left his 24 year old passenger critically injured in Berkeley California on Friday, June 20th.

Police searched the area and arrested the driver on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, DUI and other violations according to acb7news.com.

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[VIDEO] Firefighters Save Man's Prized 1970 Corvette from a House Fire

We’ve told you sad news in the past about Corvettes being gutted by fires.

Today we have some good news, though, about a 1970 Corvette that was saved from ruin Saturday by quick-acting firefighters in Carmichael, Calif., who moved it out of the garage while flames were shooting out of the roof of a house.

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[ACCIDENT] C5 Corvette Driver Goes Off the Side of the Road in Malibu

The driver of this C5 Corvette Convertible is very lucky after surviving a crash off of Muholland Highway near Malibu, CA.

The Corvette went over the side of the road, and the driver was able to walk black up to the main highway afterwards.

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Stolen 1962 Corvette Back Home With Owner

by Mitch Talley on September 4, 2013

Stolen 1962 Corvette Back Home with Owner

Pat Monahan is no stranger to hard work, especially after restoring a 1962 red Corvette over the past 20 years.

That’s why it is no surprise that after his prized ’62 Corvette was stolen last month during the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week, Monahan decided to go to work the best way he knew and began plastering the Internet with information about the missing car.

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[STOLEN] 1962 Corvette Stolen In Pacific Grove, CA

by Mitch Talley on August 26, 2013

[STOLEN] 1962 Corvette Stolen In Pacific Grove, CA

A Camino, California resident is hoping that someone out there can help get his red 1962 Corvette back after it became the fourth classic Chevy stolen in Monterey during Car Week earlier this month.

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Corvette Z06 Owner Survives Horrific Crash on the 405 in California
Photo Credit: Los Angeles Fire Department

The Corvette Z06 may not look like much to you after this accident in California, but to the lucky driver who survived this horrific crash, it looks mighty beautiful, no doubt.

On Monday, he was driving his C6 Corvette on the southbound 405 Freeway in Sepulveda Pass when he somehow rammed into the back of a box truck and was stuck.

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