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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.

[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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[ACCIDENT] C5 Z06 Destroys a Fence after Crash
Photo Credit: Bob Gatien

If you’ve ever wondered what the inside of a C5 Corvette door looks like, here’s your chance.

This black Z06 was involved in a two-car collision in Canada a couple weeks ago. The crash sent the Corvette through the backyard of a Nepean home, leaving the front half of the car under the fence like a dog trying to dig his way under.

[SAVE THE STINGRAYS] Corvette Stingray Totaled in Crash, Driver Walks Away

There’s little doubt that today’s Corvette is much stronger and safer than previous generations. Like most modern cars, the Corvette Stingray has predetermined crumple zones that absorb the energy of an impact while the cockpit’s front and side airbags deploy to help protect the driver. And after all that happens, OnStar is there to call emergency services as soon as a crash is detected.

[ACCIDENT] Teen Driving a 1985 Corvette Ends Up in a Oregon Ditch
Photo: Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office

You’d never know from looking at these photos, but the driver of this totaled 1985 Corvette miraculously escaped with no serious injuries.

Unfortunately, the Corvette was a high school graduation gift from the grandfather of the unidentified 19-year-old driver, who is now a Portland Community College student.