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Collector Car Insurance Industry Dealing with Hurricane Sandy Aftermath
Photo Credit: Yahoo Autos

It’s been almost like a death in the family for the car collectors whose prized possessions were damaged by Superstorm Sandy in October.

Never mind the dollars-and-cents value of these cars. It’s the sentimental value of these collector cars that is immeasurable for their owners.

Kevin J. Mackay, owner of Corvette Repair Inc. in Valley Stream, N.Y., on Long Island, says he’s already seen grown men come into his shop in tears. “They didn’t expect a storm surge to wipe out their work, their investment, their prized family heirloom,” he says.

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[VIDEO] Thanksgiving Day Corvette Street Racers Finally Indicted

When you do something that’s not very smart, you can be sure nowadays there’s someone nearby with a camera in hand to capture the moment.

Witness the case of the two Corvette drivers who became a YouTube sensation about this time last year after they were caught on video allegedly drag racing from a traffic signal in The Woodlands, Texas and then crashing into each other.

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[ACCIDENT] Black Corvette Rolls Over on Black Hill in Utah

Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to loan someone your Corvette.

Take, for example, this wreck on Airport Road in St. George, Utah on Saturday afternoon that ended with a C6 on its top, blocking traffic for an hour and sending the passenger to the hospital with minor injuries.

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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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C6 Corvette Damaged in Crash on the Isle of Malta

by Mitch Talley on October 9, 2012

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Not much remains intact on the passenger’s side of a red C6 Corvette convertible involved in a crash Thursday with a minivan on the Mediterranean island of Malta (which is 50 miles south of Sicily), but miraculously the driver of the sports car walked away without a scratch.

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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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[VIDEO] C4 Corvette Pulled from Watery Grave After Flash Flood

A torrential rain storm in Sullivan County New York last week sent a flash flood down Cattail Creek in the area known as Livingston Manor. In addition to taking out several bridges and causing residents to scramble for higher ground, the flood waters cut a new path under the garage of Ted Baer, sending his pristine 1991 Corvette down the creek.

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[VIDEO] C4 Corvette Crashes into a Florida Bicycle Shop

by Mitch Talley on September 20, 2012

C4 Corvette Crashes into a Florida Bicycle Shop
Photo Credit: Tim Shortt/Florida Today

A Corvette driver apparently having a seizure crashed his 1991 sports car through a concrete wall at a bicycle shop in Indian Harbour Beach, Florida on Wednesday afternoon.

The driver, Robert Bader, 52, was the only person injured in the crash, which happened about 1:25 p.m. at Bob’s Bicycle Shop near the intersection of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Burns Boulevard.

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[PIC] Hurricane Leslie Drops a Shed on a C4 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on September 11, 2012

[PIC] Hurricane Leslie Drops a Shed on a C4 Corvette

As the track for Hurricane Leslie (now a Tropical Storm) takes it over Canada’s Newfoundland today and into the North Atlantic, we are getting updates on twitter from some of the damage that has occurred. Unfortunately, one C4 Corvette owner’s car was smashed after a large shed had taken flight and landed on his red sports car.

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[ACCIDENT] Hertz Corvette Rental Ends up In South Florida Canal
Photo Credit: Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post

A red 2012 Corvette came to rest nose-first in a canal in Royal Palm Beach, Florida early Monday morning.

The two passengers in the car, which was rented from Hertz, were able to make their way out of the car and apparently suffered only minor injuries. Fortunately, a witness headed to work saw the accident and called 911 for help.

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