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Lauren Hargrove Freelancer

Lauren is a freelance writer with experience working for several enthusiast publications. She has a strange fondness for black primer, and proudly refuses to paint her '65 Mustang Fastback or the '61 Lincoln Continental. Drag racing has always been a hobby of Lauren's - actually more like an addiction.


Here’s a philosophical dilemma for you: Does a giant airbrushed portrait of Oprah on the hood of a C5 increase or reduce its resale value? Trick question! Who could ever bear to part with it in the first place?

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Just when you thought the “Gangnam Style” craze had finally ended and it was safe to go back on YouTube, we find this baffling video that seems more like a psychology experiment than a form of entertainment. But it does have Corvettes in it, so we are legally obligated to show it to you…

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A visit to the National Corvette Museum now offers a chance for kids to look AND touch with the new KidZone experience.

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Racing has always improved street Corvettes, but today, much of the factory C6.R’s prowess on the track is due to sharing the same components as its street siblings…

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Australia’s Harrop Engineering took their 2009 C6 Z06 and prepped it for the Clubsprint class at World Time Attack Challenge. A select set of engine and suspension mods take the already potent factory “Zed-oh-six” and turn it into a razor-sharp track weapon.

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Wayne Greenfield of Maryland took a 2007 C6 Corvette to a new level of custom. Greenfield’s C6 features a ProCharger supercharger, a plethora of billet, chrome and wild textiles that results in an eye catching Corvette that stands out at car shows (along with reminding us of Thanksgiving).

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There are certain things that are appropriate to be transported in Corvette, such as Selma Blair, shopping bags and the occasional bucket of chicken from the KFC drive thru. However, using a C5 Corvette as a pickup truck is not advisable; Corvettes are not designed to haul boats. They are designed to haul ass.

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Flashing neon lights and a killer stereo system adorn Hayden Friend’s Corvette; fortunately the 18-month-old girl does not need a driver’s license to cruise her show car around. According to Hayden’s mother, Sandra Friend her husband began planning the Power Wheels project the day the pregnancy test showed a plus.

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Get ready to puke – the “Dragon Vette” is back with a new paint scheme. The former orange stucco finish is gone, replaced by a color combination that is reminiscent of a flattened skunk.

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We’re not sure who the target audience is for this online Flash paper doll dress up game, but we are sure that the programmers shouldn’t be allowed near children, or Corvettes for that matter…

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane; no, it was just a couple of knuckleheads who lost control of a C5 Corvette in Pennsylvania. How the C5 became entangled in a grove of trees involved excessive speed and testosterone, but alas there were injuries involved.

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Since half the of population seems to be on summer vacation and headed to the river or various lakes, it seemed like a great time to revisit Malibu Boats’ 2008 Corvette Limited Edition Sport-V. Nothing like Z06 power to make it a dream summer vacation, right?

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An 18-year-old Florida driver sent three people to the hospital when he failed to stop in traffic. Samuel Weldon, 18, of Redington Beach, Florida was likely not paying attention to traffic when he slammed in a 2009 C6 Corvette. This crash sent two drivers and a passenger to local hospitals and destroyed a C6.

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How would you punish your 16-year-old son for totaling your beloved Corvette? Consider that this particular 16-year-old took the car without asking, does not have a driver’s license, let alone auto insurance…

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High performance sports cars and low performance drivers are a bad combination, especially when you add ethanol to the mix. Sometimes, the results are irreversibly tragic…

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Tragedies, like this Wrecked Vette Wednesday, can be avoided by using wearing seatbelt, not drinking and not driving like a complete tool despite the allure of the gas pedal. Remember, it’s only an “accident” if it really couldn’t have been prevented. This is just a crash…

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