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The dark mutterings from the paddock and press room all revolved around the number of cars that would be on 3.74 mile track, and the standards of driving to be expected from some of the less experienced drivers…

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We spent a week behind the wheel of a new 2014 Corvette – here’s what we thought…

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The 2014 auction season kicks off with a title fight between the two biggest names in Corvette consignment – Barrett-Jackson and Mecum!

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Earlier this year, a 1967 L88 Corvette set a new record at auction, selling for $3.2 million. Could Harley Earl’s personal custom 1963 convertible eclipse that price in Chicago this October?

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In fairness to the ACO / FIA, the balance of performance is a hugely difficult task, and all of the manufacturers will do whatever they can to make it appear their car is slower before the race. This year the ACO / FIA got it badly wrong….

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When I see some classic car with less than 100 miles on the clock, it makes me a little bit melancholy – it’s the “new in box” Star Wars action figure from 1977 that no kid ever got to play with and love.

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With two hours to go, ex-Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta in the Risi Ferrari 458 led by just over a minute from the recovering #4 Corvette with Oliver Gavin at the wheel. Tommy Milner took over for the final stints with still more than 30 seconds to find in the last hour…

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Publishing titan Robert E. Petersen founded the museum with the intention of creating a very different sort of experience for car lovers, and no matter what the current theme might be, a visit to the Petersen is worth taking time for as a part of any visit to SoCal.

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January is a hot month for car collectors, with multiple high-profile auctions going on across the country. But behind the stage lights, TV coverage, and million dollar cars, the world of collector car auctions is still a place where it’s possible to find the right ride for the right price, if you know the game.

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Does the new Gen V small-block Chevy mean the end of the line for the LS movement? Or will the LS platform remain the max-performance engine of choice as the aftermarket and tuners struggle to crack the more complex ECU of the LT1?

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The Barrett-Jackson auctions are a must-attend for any true car nut, even if you’re just window shopping and never bid. But how does a first-timer survive the sensory overload with sanity intact? Read on and find out…

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As part of our ongoing series of editorials penned by aftermarket insiders, we asked Pfadt Race Engineering’s Blair Sonnen about what their game plan is for parts development once the 2014 C7 Corvette is launched. Here’s what he shared with us…

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Surprisingly, most of the time when someone doesn’t work out, it’s not because they are bad writers or can’t tell an F-bomb from a F-stop – it’s some kind of self-sabotaging behavior…

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On a recent balmy, sunny Southeastern Friday, just under 50 cars competed in the Grassroots Motorsports (GRM) 2012 Ultimate Track Car Challenge (UTCC). The event happens every year at the historic, scenic and exhilarating Virginia International Raceway, between South Boston and Danville, Virginia.

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The behind the scenes story of how we found a video of the 2014 Corvette’s nose being manufactured, didn’t realize what we had, got a bunch of links back from two dozen different websites, and then had to hide it all once again because we don’t have a bunch of money to spend proving that we’re right.

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Zip’s VP and Technical Supervisor takes us through how well the LS3 responds to simple upgrades, and makes the case for the LS platform being the best V8 Chevy’s ever made, hands down.

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One of the hottest current topics among the Corvette faithful has been what the next-gen C7 Corvette, slated to debut as a 2014 model, will be like. Now, thanks to a strategic leak, we can reveal notes from the design team never before seen outside the cloistered and sworn-to-secrecy C7 Corvette engineering staff.

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While everybody wants to be able to say they have “race car” parts on their street ride, often the compromises involved make for a miserable experience in the real world. Pfadt Race Engineering’s Blair Sonnen gives us some insight into how to make the right choice for your balance of road and track use.

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The C6 Chevy Corvette is long overdue for a replacement, and it’s coming. Just not fast enough for the ravenous auto journalists who latch on to every rumor about the next-generation Corvette. By getting everyone all hyped up, are these journalists setting themselves and their audiences up for disappointment?

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Do you have a favorite Corvette? Is there an option that presses your button? Two stalwarts of the hobby published their own books that should tell you all you need to know about your favorite year (and then some). Those books are The Corvette Black Book and Mike Yager’s Corvette Bible.

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