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Crash of Stolen C4 Corvette Sends Two Car Thieves to the Hospital

Their injuries may be the least of their worries after two men in Hamtramck, Mich., wrecked a C4 Corvette they are accused of stealing last week.

Hamtramck Police Chief Max Garbarino says the driver was driving irresponsibly and spinning the tires in the Corvette, prompting lawmen to give chase.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Crashes During Street Race

by Keith Cornett on September 8, 2014

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

We know we’re guilty of sharing the occasional street racing video and its almost like a guilty pleasure of ours to hear those Corvettes revving up and driving hard after three beeps. We know its wrong, like checking out the latest leaked celebrity nude photos. It’s not like we go searching for them. They just seem to find us. But I digress…

Not every street race ends safely and it can be an educational experience to share the what happens when street racing goes bad story. To that end, we bring you this video that shows what can go wrong and how fast that wrong can come if you decide to street race your Corvette.

This street race starts out the same as most others do. Two high powered vehicles pace each other ready to have themselves a little speed contest. What’s different about this situation comes after both drivers mash the gas. The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 immediately breaks traction as the rear wheels spin free.

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[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Grand Sport Flips After Crash in Pennsylvania

A C6 Grand Sport Corvette convertible wound up on its top after a crash on the eastbound side of Route 56 in Johnstown, Pa., on Sunday.

The two occupants were trapped inside the car and had to be extricated by members of the Johnstown Fire Department.

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[SAVE THE STINGRAYS] Black C7 Corvette on Forgelines Is Latest Crash Victim

Add another C7 to the growing list of Stingrays that have “drowned,” so to speak.

This black 2014 Corvette, sitting atop some Forgeline GA3R wheels, was once a great-looking car, but no longer.

It’s now sitting in an insurance company’s holding lot and will be sold through Insurance Auto Auctions.

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[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Gets Into the Trees in Houston

by Keith Cornett on August 15, 2014

[ACCIDENT] C6 Corvette Gets Into the Trees in Houston
Photo Credit: khou.com

The driver of a C6 Corvette Convertible wasn’t injured after an accident left him on the side of the road in Houston early Friday.

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[SAVE THE STINGRAYS] An Extra Crispy C7 Corvette Stingray

by Keith Cornett on August 13, 2014

An Extra Crispy C7 Corvette Stingray

Don’t ask because we don’t know.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t lament the passing of another Corvette Stingray.

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[SAVE THE STINGRAYS] Is this the Worst C7 Corvette Crash Yet?

Looking at the pile of twisted metal and body panels, it’s hard to believe that this was once a 2014 Corvette Stingray. After reviewing the photos from the Insurance Auto Auctions website, this has got to be the worst post-crash Corvette we’ve seen and believe us, we’ve seen a lot of them.

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Police Recover Stolen 2003 Corvette Z06 after High Speed Pursuit Ends in Crash
Moses Lake police/courtesy photo

The good news is police found a red 2003 Corvette that was stolen in Moses Lake, Washington last Thursday morning.

The bad news is by that time, the alleged thief had crashed the car through a fence and into the back yard of a house in the 8800 block of Hillcrest Drive in Moses Lake.

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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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[ACCIDENT] New Owner Finds Out His Corvette was on a Crashed Auto Transporter
Photo Credit: RYAN HALLETT

Back in 1989, I ordered my second new Corvette – a 1989 red on red coupe.

My girlfriend at the time and now my wife of 25 years (our anniversary is July 15, coincidentally) Cindy worked at a day care center.

She knew, of course, that I had ordered a new Corvette and just happened to be looking out the window at work one afternoon when she saw a truckload of Corvettes pass by – with a shiny red one on the back! In those days, they didn’t come giftwrapped in a white cover like the C7s!

“I think I just saw your Corvette pass by!” she called excitedly to tell me.

Sure enough, it was.

Fast forward to last weekend, and classic car collector Luigi Capilupi had a similar moment – but just one that wasn’t quite as happy for the owner as my own story.

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