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Man Builds Replica Speed Racer Mach 5's from C4 Corvettes

Corvette enthusiasts are pretty serious about America’s sports car, but car customizer Mark Towle really takes his love for his favorite car to a whole ‘nother level.

You see, when he was a child, Towle watched the famous Japanese cartoon show Speed Racer religiously. “I’ve seen all 53 episodes,” he says, “including one that was never aired; it was supposed to be the first episode of the next season, but the show got canceled.”

All grown up now, as the owner of his own car customizing business, Towle’s living a childhood dream – making his living by building replicas of Speed Racer’s car, the Mach 5, which start about at $72,500. Not bad for the ultimate boy racer, huh?

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[VIDEO] Split Personality: 1963 Corvette Convertible has a Split Window Hard Top

Some people love the open-air fun of a C2 convertible but like the appearance of the coupe better.

Now thanks to a Virginia company, they can have their cake and eat it, too.

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Corvettes For Sale: 1982 Corvette Caballista

by Steve Burns on November 7, 2012

Corvettes For Sale: 1982 Corvette Caballista

In the late 1970′s the 3rd generation Corvette was languishing thanks to an aging platform and new government emissions and fuel economy requirements. Eager gearheads would do just about anything to make their ride stand out from the crowd. Enter customizer Les Dunham and the Corvette Caballista. His Dunham Coach Motor Car Company built just 50 Caballistas between 1977 and 1982. The example seen here is a later model based on 1982 Collector Edition Corvette.

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SEMA 2012: Rod Saboury's 1963 Split Window Black Widow Custom Corvette

One of the draws of SEMA is that you know you are going to see some cool custom cars and in our opinion, one of the best custom vettes on display at this year’s show was Rod Saboury’s 1963 Split Window Corvette he calls “Black Widow”. If Rod’s name rings a bell, it’s because Saboury was also the man behind the World’s fastest street Legal 1963 Corvette drag car which we featured just last month.

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[VIDEO] C2 Split Window Corvette Mud Slinger at Mud Jam

by Mitch Talley on November 2, 2012

[VIDEO] C2 Split Window Corvette Mud Slinger at Mud Jam

When you think about Corvettes, going muddin’ is usually not the first thing that pops into your mind.

But a couple of guys named Dan Linden and Tom Hahn are quickly putting a halt to that kind of thinking.

They’ve constructed the Mud Slinger, a 4×4 atop a gigantic set of tires and sporting the look of a 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe.

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[PICS] SEMA 2012: Corvettes on Display at SEMA

by Keith Cornett on November 2, 2012

[PICS] SEMA 2012: Corvettes on Display at SEMA

We came, we saw and we survived another great week at the annual SEMA show. We’re leaving Las Vegas Friday morning to fly across the country and so we thought this would be a great time to drop our photo gallery of Corvettes on display at the show.

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[PICS] Custom Z06 Corvette is Stunning in Matte Blue

by Keith Cornett on October 9, 2012

[PICS] Custom Z06 Corvette is Stunning in Matte Blue

We threw a picture of this 2007 Corvette Z06 up on our Facebook page last week and since it got a tremendous response there with nearly 500 likes, we figured it was worth a more in-depth review. Besides, we love double-threat custom as much as the next guy. Not only does this Corvette Z06 feature a gorgeous exterior, it also received some serious engine mods as well.

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[PICS] Corvette Z06 with D2FORGED MB1 Wheels

by Keith Cornett on September 8, 2012

[PICS] Corvette Z06 with D2Forged MB1 Wheels

The guys at D2FORGED sent over these pics from their latest photoshoot. The subject being a Cyber Gray Corvette Z06 with D2FORGED MB1 wheels. I just love the contrast that black wheels provide against Cyber Gray and the way the small touches of red trim on the lug nuts and center cap accent the red calipers.

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Restorer Creates a ‘Mythical 1967 Corvette’

by Mitch Talley on July 30, 2012

Restorer Creates a Mythical 1967 Corvette

Paul Corneau of The Corvette Shop in New York has a really unique 1963 Corvette, or should we call it it a 1963-67?

He built his one-of-a-kind car with parts from three different cars, mostly 1967 body parts, though he did keep the split window from a ’63.

Corneau calls it his “Mythical ’67 Corvette.”

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[MASHUP] C5 Corvette and Mustang Mutates into a Corstang/Musvette

Well, folks, we can say without a doubt that this is not the latest leak from a General Motors supplier showing a sneak peek of the C7 Corvette!

Apparently, it’s just what happens when someone has some spare parts left over from a C5 Corvette and a couple of fourth- and fifth-generation Mustangs and mixes some good bodywork skills with an overactive imagination.

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