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When Kevin Helmintoller donated his 2001 Mallet Hammer Corvette Z06 to the National Corvette Museum in late 2013, never in a million years would he have believed that the car would be lost a few months later in a catastrophic accident. But on the morning of February 12th this year, the ground gave way under the Corvette Museum’s SkyDome and swallowed eight Corvettes, the first being Helmintoller’s donated Z06.

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GM's Fastlane Features Story of Corvette Hall of Famer John Heinricy
Photo Credit: CorvetteBlog.com

If you want to know why the Corvette has always been among the world’s best performance cars, you can thank folks like John Heinricy.

His love for Corvettes has been a big part of his life since he was eight years old and driving tractors on the family farm in South Dakota.

It was in those days that he started riding his bike to a nearby town to watch drag races each Sunday, and wouldn’t you know, the car that caught his eye the most even then was a 1961 silver Corvette.

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[PICS] Corvette Seller Mike Furman Takes Delivery of his Personal 2015 Corvette Z06

It’s been a busy week for our friend Mike Furman at Criswell Chevrolet with all the new Corvette deliveries he’s been doing recently. He’ll tell you that he’s just doing his job – being one of the top Corvette sellers in the nation means spending a lot of time with customers on the phone and at the dealership – but there is another reason for that smile on his face. One of the first 2015 Corvette Z06s that was delivered to his dealership is his!

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Man Reunited with his Dad's 1978 Corvette After a 15 Year Search

A man’s first car has a special place in his memory.

Joshua Gierke of Enon, Ohio wanted his first car to be a very special one – a 1978 Corvette that he remembered riding in with his father as a 4-year-old.

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This 1962 Corvette Earns a Blue Ribbon Despite Squirting a Judge with Washer Fluid
Photo Credit: Dan Proudfoot

Doug Kinsman was just following orders when one of the judges at a prestigious car show asked him to see if the windshield washers worked on his 1962 Corvette.

Kinsman’s car was being judged last month at Cobble Beach when judge John Ballard requested the operation of the washers.

Kinsman had never tried them so he said he didn’t know if they would work or not.

He soon found out that they did squirt washer fluid, lots of it, in fact – just not in the right place.

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Detroit Man Tracks Down and Buys His Late Father's 1973 Corvette

We’ve all heard and read stories about Corvette owners who, for one reason or another, sold their beloved Vette, but were unable to get the car out of their minds. Years later, when their life circumstances may have changed, they manage to track down and bring their fiberglass friend back into the family.

Scott Bachmann, in the Metropolitan Detroit area, took this story one generation further by finding and repurchasing his late father’s Corvette, and bringing it back home to his family. He was interviewed by WWJ’s Roberta Jasina to find out more about this touching story.

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Larry Trades a New 2004 Corvette for a 66 427/390 Convertible
Photo Credit: Ron Cherry

The Major League Baseball trade deadline was last week.

Larry Potter doesn’t have to worry about deadlines like that.

You see, back in 2004, he made the trade of a lifetime – gaining the keys to a friend’s beautiful 1966 Corvette roadster if Larry would just buy a new 2004 Corvette and throw the keys to his friend.

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1960 Corvette Rescued from Chicken Coop

by Mitch Talley on July 20, 2014

1960 Corvette Rescued from Chicken Coop

If you found a tattered classic car in a barn, would you leave it like it is or restore it to like-new condition?

Both options obviously have their pluses and minuses.

Today, we hear from someone who is happy he chose the first option.

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1962 Corvette Driven Daily for Over 50 Years

by Mitch Talley on June 22, 2014

1962 Corvette Driven Daily for Over 50 Years
Photo Credit: Jenelle Schneider, Postmedia News

Chalk up three generations of Ann-Shirley Goodell’s family as Corvette enthusiasts.

And enthusiastic about not just any Corvette – but particularly the Fawn Beige one that Ann-Shirley bought new for $3,747.85 more than 52 years ago at King Chevrolet in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Over the years, her two sons have driven the car to their senior proms, and now her two 10-year-old grandsons are wild about the Corvette, too.

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Thirty Years Later: Jim Glass Still Restoring and Racing Corvettes and Camaros
Photo Credit: Donna Kessler/RecordOnline

After 30 years of racing and restoring Corvettes and Camaros, Jim Glass Corvette Specialist Inc., Route 32, Kingston, N.Y., is like a living, breathing museum.

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