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There are a lot of strange rides on eBay. But are any of them as strange as this rat-rod Corvette? Bull horns included.

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It seems that more and more shops are beginning to take late model Chevrolets and restyle the body to resemble models from the Pony Car heyday of the 60’s, and RK Motors, out of Charlotte, North Carolina, is one such shop who recently listed this very unique 2003 Corvette for sale with a 6-figure price tag.

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Thanks to Irene this Corvette will certainly require a lot of reconditioning and hopefully the owner has good insurance. This guy is to be applauded for keeping his sense of humor throughout the ordeal, but next time he will probably move his car to higher ground and consider a pair of boardshorts.

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From very humble beginnings, Mike Yager went from being a tool and die maker in Southern Illinois to a world wide recognized authority in the Corvette brand. Today, Mid America Motorworks is a leading supplier of Corvette parts and accessories, and we got to pick the brain of their Chief Cheerleader.

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Wind resistance is a cruel mistress – when trying to set top speed records, just throwing more and more horsepower at the problem isn’t good enough, because the energy required goes up exponentially with speed. Plus, there’s the non-trivial issue of stability to contend with, too.

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At the most recent Texas Mile competition, a new Corvette standing mile record was set by LMR (Late Model Racecraft). According to Corvette Blogger, the guys from LMR managed to make a 231 MPH run despite a 31 MPH head wind.

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Bloomington Gold is considered by many to be the granddaddy of Corvette shows. This longest-running national Corvette show is being held at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, IL, on June 23-26. That kind of status has not been achieved without continual improvement and the story for 2011 is no exception.

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Corvette Vision Concept Is Unveiled at Chicago Auto Show

What kind of car the C7 Corvette will be is anybody’s guess, though according to GM’s top executive, the next ‘Vette will be “completely different.” Does that mean a mid-engine twin turbo V6?

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Pomona Swap Meet 01.16.11

There were plenty of Corvettes for sale, and though some were outrageously priced, there were still deals to be had. The swap meet is a place where you can buy a car, pick up a few parts, learn the history of your new toy and possibly make a few new friends along the way.

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Fifty years ago, Alan Shepard became the first American in outer space. On his return from the fifteen and a half minute, sub-orbital trip, he got behind the wheel of another rocket – the Chevrolet Corvette. Since that day, the association of astronauts and Corvette sports cars has been tightly bound.

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After an expansion of the shop facility, the powerTV garage gets a much needed upgrade with shop equipment from a company whose roots are in California. BendPak steps in with BendPack two post lift and Ranger tire service equipment.

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After running the longest race on the 2011 ALMS calendar, teams are gathered in Long Beach, CA, for the shortest. The action-packed West Coast weekend doesn’t leave a lot of time for newcomers to get used to the 11-turn, 1.968 mile temporary street circuit. Activities for the weekend begin at 7:15 AM Friday.

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If you live in an area close to water, there can be times when the idea of an amphibious vehicle might make a degree of sense. In situations like that, you’ll likely turn to Watercar Inc., a company out of Fountain View, California, who have just the solution for you. Come and check it out.

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Dr. Jamie Meyer could be considered the heart and soul of GM Performance Parts. He really is a medical Dr. by degree, specializing in cardiovascular research, but his passions for speed and 4-wheels caused him to take a career change into something he never expected.

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Based on a jumble of video tapes that were recorded during the year, independent producer Patrick Gramm has been sorting the material and recreating one of the most comprehensive racing stories ever done. We tracked down the series producer, Patrick Gramm, and asked him about this project and what else is going on

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JEpiston

Going against conventional wisdom or industry standards takes guts, and JE Pistons has that internal fortitude. JE Piston has done their homework and come up with an asymmetrical piston skirt design that provides the strength you need but reduces friction and weight for power and engine longevity.

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Bilstein

Cirlcle track to street, Bilstein has a full arsenal of shock absorbers for every application. We checked out their armory at this year’s SEMA trade show and let’s just say; with weapons like this, you don’t want to go to war against them.

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So, it’s little wonder that Edelbrock lives up to it’s “most trusted name in the industry” moto. With the introduction of its new performance lubricants line, Edelbrock is quickly becoming the one-stop shop for all of your high performance needs.

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MSD’s Power Grid takes the programmable ignition system to the next level. All this efficiency and MSD has added a little extra bite to the ignition control by powering the spark with 550 volts. The Grid incorporates an efficient 32 bit micro controller and an all new software program, called MSD View, and is USB

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Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept

Yesterday, we gave you a sneak peek at GM’s new X-cars – track-prepared Corvettes and Camaros that bridge the ground between street-driven vehicles and purpose-built racecars. Today, we can show you all the details of these two drool-worthy concept vehicles.

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