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On Thursday afternoon, the National Corvette Museum marked the one year anniversary of the SkyDome Sinkhole with a press conference that culminated in the official return of the 2009 Corvette “Blue Devil” ZR1 to the display floor.

The Museum considers the one-year anniversary to be a celebration of sorts for the all the hard work and determination from the staff of the museum, the construction workers that put in long hours during the recovery and repairs, as well as the Museum members who stepped up their support during this difficult year.

The staff at the Museum, led by Executive Director Wendell Strode, has often been described as taking a bad situation and turning it into a positive outcome. The phrase “turning lemons into lemonade” has been used to describe the last year which saw record visitor numbers and new memberships despite the fact there was a large sinkhole in the SkyDome. So it was no surprise that the during the commemoration, glasses of lemonade were passed around to those in attendance.

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Special activities are planned at the National Corvette Museum on Thursday, Feb. 12, to observe the one-year anniversary of the sinkhole that formed inside the SkyDome and swallowed eight classic Corvettes.

The disaster actually has turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the museum, which earned major news coverage around the world and actually experienced a 67 percent increase in attendance for the year.

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LG Motorsports Preps this C6 2013 Corvette ZR1 for the Track
Photo Credit: LG Motorsports

Here’s one 2013 ZR1 that’s definitely a cut above the already awesome Corvette powerhouse.

LG Motorsports says that a fellow named Karl brought his stock ZR1 to them with the directive to build him a complete car that will spend most of its time on the track but still see some street time.

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Jalopnik Hosts a Q&A with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter

Jalopnik opened up their website on Monday to host a question and answer session with Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. I missed the live version which was probably a good thing as the trolls were a plenty, but Tadge seemed to make the best of it and occasionally he trolled the trolls right back.

But in all that back and forth banter, Tadge offered some pretty interesting answers to some decent questions ranging from why the Z06 isn’t naturally aspirated to the recent Zora ZR1 prototype spy pics, Ford’s new GT sports car and the Nurburgring time for the Z06.

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[VIDEO] CorvetteBlogger Visits the Ron Fellows Driving School at Spring Mountain

This year was pretty remarkable for us here at CorvetteBlogger. Not only do we get to talk and write everyday about America’s favorite sports car – the Chevrolet Corvette – but occasionally we get to drive the new Corvettes on a race track as well!

After having the unique opportunity to drive a 2015 Corvette Stingray on GM’s Milford Road Course earlier in the year, I realized my skill level at driving the Corvette fast on the track was not something I was real comfortable with, so I took up an offer to attend a two-day Level 1 driving course at the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada.

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[PIC] How a C6 Corvette ZR1 Would Look with the C7 Stingray's Tail lights

Here’s conversation starter.

Now that GM is talking about extending some of the design elements of the C7 Corvette to other Chevrolet’s, why not take a look at how they would look on a previous generation Corvette, the C6 ZR1.

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2015 Corvette Z06 on the Dyno Shows 585 RWHP

by Keith Cornett on December 8, 2014

2015 Corvette Z06 on the Dyno Shows 585 RWHP

Last week an Arctic White Corvette Z06 was picked up by the guys from Vengeance Racing who proceeded to do a massive burnout in the dealer’s lot before taking their new super car back to their shop in Cumming, GA.

Once the Z06 was safely ensconced in the tuner’s garage, it was immediately placed on the dynojet to see what its baseline horsepower and torque numbers were.

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[VIDEO] 2015 Corvette Z06 vs 2014 Viper TA

by Keith Cornett on December 8, 2014

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

Here’s the first video we’ve seen that has the all new 2015 Corvette Z06 going head to head in various highway pulls against its primary domestic competitor, a 2014 Viper TA. Was this the expected result?

America’s two best sportscars battle it out to see who is the king of the road. Both vehicles are 100% stock. Outdoor temperature was 57F. A total of 7 clean runs were made, from varying mph starts and finishes.

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[VIDEO] Insane 1,300 Horsepower Corvette ZR1

by Steve Burns on November 23, 2014

[VIDEO] Insane 1,300 Horsepower Corvette ZR1

How much horsepower does your Corvette have? 300? 400? 500 or more? That’s cute. Check out this insane white C6 ZR1 which is being billed at the world’s most powerful ZR1. At 1,385hp with nitrous we’re not going to argue with that claim. The modded LS9 still throws down 1,075hp even without the spray.

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[POLL] What was your Favorite Corvette from SEMA 2014?

by Steve Burns on November 14, 2014

[POLL] What was your Favorite Corvette from SEMA 2014?

Each year in early November the automotive aftermarket heads to Las Vegas to show off all of their newest wares. While we’re still recovering from last week’s show out in Vegas we want to hear from our readers. Of the scads of custom Corvettes out in the desert last week what was your favorite?

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