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Nigel Dobbie: The 7 Hours of Sebring (Plus Some Pace Car Laps)

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... Read More

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The Stingray Diaries: One Week with a Loaner C7

We spent a week behind the wheel of a new 2014 Corvette - here's what we thought... Read More

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Rick Tavel: The Super Bowl of Auctions – Barrett-Jackson vs Mecum

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

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Rick Tavel: Records Are Made to be Broken

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? Read More

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Nigel Dobbie: The Balance of Power at Le Mans 2013

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.... Read More

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Paul Huizenga: The War Between Preservation and Enjoyment

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. Read More

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Nigel Dobbie: Sebring – The End of an Era, and the Start of the Next

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... Read More

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Paul Huizenga: The Petersen Museum Celebrates 60 Years of Corvettes

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. Read More

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Round One of the 2013 Auction Season is Done – What Did We Learn?

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. Read More

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Cliff Notes: Does the New LT1 Mark the Death of the LSX Movement?

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? Read More

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The First Timer’s Guide to the Barrett-Jackson Auction

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... Read More

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Blair Sonnen: Developing Parts for the C7 Corvette

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... Read More

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Paul Huizenga: How to Avoid Success as an Aspiring Moto-Journalist

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... Read More

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Mike Skeen Wins 2012 UTCC in a C6 Z06 Corvette

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. Read More

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Paul Huizenga: New Corvettes and the Streisand Effect

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. Read More

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Justin Abbott: Modifying a New GS – LS is the Best Chevy V8, Period

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. Read More

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