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Corvette Z06 Has Surprising Fuel Economy

John McCormick of the Detroit News notes that the 500 horsepower Corvette Z06 is a surprisingly economical vehicle especially when compared to the usual economy suspects, e.g., the VW Beetle, Kia Rio, Toyota Matrix, and most minivans. When other factors …

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Corvette Racing Team is a Family

The Detroit Free Press describes the family atmosphere of  the Corvette Racing Team. CORVETTE CAMARADERIE: Championship team with Detroit ties is practically a family July 21, 2006  BY MIKE BRUDENELL FREE PRESS RACING WRITER A Corvette C6.R races around a …

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Dale Jr.’s Personal Corvette on E-Bay

Paddock Talk  reports that Corvette fans now have an opportunity to bid on Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s personal Corvette with the option of  meeting NASCAR’s most popular driver upon taking delivery. Dale Jr. is looking to upgrade his car collection, so …

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Name Change for Corvette Blue Devil Possible

Just as concept cars are many times released with an appearance different than that originally proposed, AutoWeek reports that the Corvette Blue Devil may be released under a different name. Maybe this is why the folks at General Motors can …

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Forbes: Corvette Z06 Best Value

Forbes.com recently listed the Corvette Z06 as the best supercar bargain around, again highlighting value as opposed to just price. In keeping with the idea that cheap doesn’t equal good value, when compiling our list of the best cars you …

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Corvette Z06 Wins Writers Choice Award

The Corvette Z06 won the Writers Choice Award last weekend at The Texas Challenge, a spring automotive comparison event sponsored by the Texas Auto Writers Association. The Z06 beat out last year’s winner, the Ford GT, as well as 53 …

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Corvette Doing Right by Doing Good

It’s always a plus when an avocation can develop into doing something truly good. GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–May 5, 2006–John “J.J.” Bouma, Jr. has enjoyed traveling throughout his lifetime, but a trip planned this month in a 2006 Chevrolet Corvette from …

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’06 Vette Production Sold Out

According to General Motors Vice Chairman, Bob Lutz, as quoted in Edmunds.com, the 2006 production run of has already been sold out. This is not the end of the world if you’re in the market for a new ‘Vette. We …

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Bowling Green Cranking Out Corvettes

For the first time in nearly 21 years, the Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky produced more than 4000 Vettes in a month, 4,059 in March, to be exact. In addition, 3,655 Corvettes were sold in March. This …

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Corvette Z06 To Be Driven by Lance Armstrong

Shifting gears from the bike to the Corvette will be the latest triumph (any of us would consider it a triumph, wouldn’t we?) by seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong. Chevrolet announced this past Tuesday that Armstrong will …

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