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[VIDEO] Watch Joe Biden And Colin Powell Do A Tire-Melting Drag Race In Their Corvettes


Noted burnout aficionado Vice President Joe Biden blew up the internet with his 1967 Corvette a few weeks ago. Things are about to get even better: watch him race former Secretary of State Colin Powell, behind the wheel of a 2015 Corvette. Get ready to watch some burning rubber.

The video from CNBC previews an upcoming episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, where presumably we’ll find out who won this epic drag race—and the bragging rights.

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A Corvette drag race should be initiation for any new American politician, if you ask me. Read the rest of this entry »

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[PHOTO] First Corvette rolls off the line in Flint, Michigan, June 30, 1953

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[VIDEO] $180,000 in Taxpayer Money Swallowed in Corvette Museum Sinkhole

The Daily Caller‘s  writes:  “The Museum paid more than $200k out of pocket as it was a matching grant,” she explained in an email. “With these simulators we offer free teen driving courses, international driving courses, older driver courses through the NCM Drivers’ Safety Academy.”

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Frassinelli added that the simulators offer the capability for people to practice things that cannot be road tested, like dealing with a blow out tire and wheel drop off, as well as different weather conditions.

Last week the National Corvette Museum made headlines when a sinkhole formed under the facility and swallowed eight of the cars in the museum…

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[VIDEO] New Corvette Will Let Owners Record and Share Their Drives

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette will have a new system that lets owners record their drives and share the video with friends.

The system uses a windshield-mounted camera, a microphone and a recorder to track data. Drivers can edit the videos to include their speed, location, lap times and other stats.

The video can be viewed on the Corvette’s eight-inch color touchscreen when the car is parked or downloaded to a computer. Drivers can record up to 13 hours of driving time.

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[VIDEO] 2014 Corvette Stingray Commercial

This video isn’t new, for Corvette enthusiasts, (bat signal to our ‘vette editor-at-large) but if you’ve seen it in movie theaters recently, then you’ll recognize it, and how much fun it is on the big screen. Last weekend I attended a screening of Gravity in 3-D (a whole other subject, don’t read the reviews if you haven’t seen it, just go see it, it’s is as good as they say it is) and this was one of the clips that played along with the previews and ads. Normally I detest advertising when I’ve already paid $14 to see a feature motion picture, in a movie theater, instead of staying home, where I expect to see ads, but this was definitely an exception. This YouTube video barely does it justice. On the big screen, it’s thrilling, one of the best car ads I’ve seen. Has anyone else seen this on the big screen? Let’s hear.

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2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review

It looks fresh, modern and habitually aggressive.

It looks fresh, modern and habitually aggressive.

Chris Paukert writes: This Chevrolet may be a freshly minted product of Bowling Green, KY, but here in the Motor City, we’ve been seeing examples running around undisguised for the better part of a year (since shortly after it debuted at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show). Pre-production test cars have positively carpeted the area’s roadways – if you live here and haven’t been seeing at least two or three a day, it’s either because you’re too busy texting while driving or you’re a shut-in. Even so, we can’t help but gawk each and every time we see one.

Recent Corvette generations have been notable more for their bulbous, smooth fiberglass bodywork than for their intricate surfacing, but this generation is different – and not just in the details. Self-appointed purists may bemoan new developments like the squared-off taillamps and the lack of a rounded glass backlight, but there’s no denying the C7 has major-league presence, even without our test car’s optional Z51 specification, which adds all manner of vents and a prouder rear spoiler. With its sinewy sheetmetal creases, it looks fresh, modern and habitually aggressive – far more so than even the last generation’s range-topping ZR1.

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6 Things to Say About the New Corvette Stingray to Impress Your Man

It's got that V-8 engine thing inside, and it goes Vroom Vroom

It’s got that V-8 engine thing inside, and it goes Vroom Vroom

While contributing Editor Dr. Strangelove (a long time ‘vette-head) is deeply involved in Hong Kong Law concerns, I’ll publicly admit what he’s jazzed me about privately for as long as I can remember:  my ignorance about cars. Not only am I a complete moron when it comes to the automotive world (even though I myself own a popular sports car) I’d go further, and say that I know less about cars than Jenny.  I’ll let Jenny take the wheel from here.

Women readers: is your husband or boyfriend a Vette enthusiast? From the Love & Sex department at The Stir, Conservative chick Jenny Erikson shares this handy guide to impress your due:

phnmtuxako1bc72Let me preface this by saying I know very, very little about cars other than that I like shiny ones that go fast. But I do know how to flirt, and sometimes the best flirting is to have a little bit of knowledge about something boys find interesting. Like fast cars. See? In the Venn diagram of things boys and girls both like, fast cars exist in that middle overlapped section.

So I thought I’d learn a little more about the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, because apparently it’s the best sports car America has ever built. Read the rest of this entry »