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California appeals court overturns ‘inconsistent' $3.5 million verdict in Corvette fire case

Calling a decision by a San Diego County Superior Court jury “inconsistent,” a state appeals court in California has overturned a $3.5 million verdict for a couple who blamed a “defective” 2005 Corvette for causing a fire that destroyed their home in 2010 and then sued General Motors.

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Sometimes we forget just how unpredictable and dangerous racing can be.

Take, for example, this Corvette C6 ZR1 that was involved in a pitlane fire during the penultimate round of the FIA World Endurance Championship over the weekend.

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[VIDEO] C6 Corvette Suffers Nitrous Explosion at the Texas Mile

Here was a scary incident at fall 2013 running of the Texas Mile. Buddy Schulz is the owner/driver of this C6 Corvette and earlier in the day he had posted runs nearly 180 mph. But it was his last run of the day that makes the news.

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The good news is that no one was injured.

The bad news is that E.H. Martin’s beautiful 1962 Corvette was destroyed Wednesday night when the garage in which it was parked caught on fire.

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[VIDEO] Jacksonville Arsonist Targets a C4 Corvette

by Mitch Talley on June 11, 2013

[VIDEO] Jacksonville Arsonist Targets a C4 Corvette

A white C4 Corvette coupe has become the latest victim in a string of arsons in the Hilliard, Florida area. The Corvette is a total loss after it was set ablaze in the owner’s driveway on Wednesday night.

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[PIC] C5 Corvette Goes Up in Flames in South Beach

by Mitch Talley on June 7, 2013

[PIC] C5 Corvette Goes Up in Flames in South Beach

We know that Corvettes are hot cars but this is not what we had in mind!

The center of this white C5 Corvette is black now after being struck by a fire on South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida.

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[VIDEO] 900 HP Corvette ZR1 Belches Flames on the Dyno

Watch this whole video to see the huge fireball that erupts from the rear end of this ZR1 undergoing a dyno test at ShorTuning in Stanford, Kentucky.

Eric Lancaster’s 2010 ZR1 is measured at releasing a whopping 902.2 horsepower to the rear wheels just before the blinding light show.

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[ACCIDENT] Corvette and Tahoe Drivers Flee After Fiery Crash in Los Angeles

A Chevy Corvette and Chevy Tahoe that erupted into flames early Monday morning were apparently not street racing after all, according to the latest reports from Los Angeles Police Department Officer Venus Hall.

But we may never know.

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This classic Corvette was a total loss and its driver was badly burned after a two-vehicle accident in Tempe, AZ this Monday.

Police said the Corvette was rear ended by a pickup truck and the impact spun the sports car out into the intersection where it caught fire. The driver of the Corvette was on fire after exiting his car and he suffered second degree burns.

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C3 Corvette Torched in Suspicious Chicago Garage Fire

by Mitch Talley on August 10, 2012

A dark red 1975 Corvette coupe was one of the victims of a six-garage fire during the night Tuesday in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.

The police Bomb & Arson Unit is investigating the fire, but say no proof of arson has been uncovered yet.

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