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Zora Arkus-Duntov's Detroit Home is for Sale


Guys like Zora Arkus-Duntov, Harley Earl and Ed Cole are the names of legends to those of us who are Corvette fans.

Like Mad Men for car guys, I imagine Corvette’s first Chief Engineer and his wife Elfie hosting a cocktail party in the early ’60s at their Detroit home with the whose-who of Chevrolet performance walking the halls or standing in the kitchen with drinks in their hands talking about the latest engine test or what crosstown rivals Ford was up to.

Now you can walk those same halls that Zora once did as the house that he and his wife Elfie owned is back on the market.

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[PICS] General Motors Shows off Restoration Progress on the 1 Millionth Corvette


General Motors Tuesday showed off their restoration progress on the 1 millionth Corvette which fell into the National Corvette Museum sinkhole in February 2014. This is the first time the car has been seen by the public since it left the museum in April of this year. They plan to have all of the work completed in time to return it to the NCM for their 21st birthday celebration Labor Day weekend.

GM's Mark Reuss to Pilot the Corvette Z06 Pace Car at Belle Isle
Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet


Mark Reuss, GM’s top product development manager and the owner of a 1954 Corvette, will have the honor of driving the 2015 Corvette Z06 Pace Car for the Chevrolet Dual races on Detroit’s Belle Isle this Saturday and Sunday. The Chevrolet Duals are the next events part of the Verizon IndyCar Series which is sharing a weekend of racing on the Belle Isle street course with the TUDOR United SportsCar series.

[PICS] The Significant Corvettes of the Past Display at Detroit Autorama

Significant Corvettes of the Past was one of the many specialty displays at this year’s Detroit Autorama. The eclectic collection pulled together 9 unique Corvettes that had been modified in various ways from their stock forms by the likes of Motion, Greenwood, and Lingenfelter.

[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2015 Detroit Autorama

For the 63rd time, gearheads assembled in Detroit for the annual automotive spectacle known as Autorama. Like the groundhog that doesn’t see its shadow, Autorama signals that spring time and the car show and cruising seasons are right around the corner. Thousands of cars – customized, restored, and factory originals alike – invade Cobo Hall each year in hopes of taking home one of the many awards.

[VIDEO] Corvette Stingray Canvas: Performance Art Car at the MOCAD

Earlier this month we brought you pictures of the Arctic White Corvette Stingray that was painted by three young members of the General Motors design team as part of a fundraiser for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).

Chevy has released a time-lapse video showing exactly how the three designers put the paint to canvas and ended up with one very cool (and very fast) pieces of contemporary art.

Three GM Designers to Paint a Corvette Stingray During a Fundraising Gala at a Detroit Museum

The 2014 Corvette Stingray has already been acclaimed around the world for its beautiful and trend-setting design.

Now three General Motors car designers are going to take it a step further, helping the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) Gala Fundraiser today.

The three GM Design employees – Casey Swanseger, 30; Tyler Mars, 28; and Haneif Katebi, 25 – will be using paint and brush on a 2014 Stingray, bringing to life Detroit’s “creative corridor” made up of industries that merge art, technology, and business.

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