Category: C5

OPTIMA Presents Corvette of the Week: Diamond in the Rough at a Ford Dealership

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New Corvette Forum member “USMC_C5Z06” otherwise known as Nick from Naples, Florida, just picked up this fireball of fury. It’s a Torch Red 2001 Corvette Z06 with 22,000 miles on the clock. Some of the mods include a K&N AirCharger cold-air intake, Borla Stinger dual four-inch exhaust, ACI chin spoiler and black C6 Corvette wheels. […] More »

  Comments | By - February 28, 2014

Florida Couple Discusses Pain of Corvette Swallowed in Sinkhole

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Think watching those Corvettes swallowed up at the National Corvette Museum is tough? Well, imagine if one of those irreplaceable babies was your own personal car. Kevin and Linda Helmintoller can tell you exactly what it feels like. They owned the 2001 Corvette Z06 Mallet Hammer that fell the deepest into the sinkhole, and they drove 13 […] More »

  Comments | By - February 21, 2014

The Bright Side of the Corvette Museum Sinkhole

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Despite the fact that eight cars from the Corvette Museum collection were damaged in that sinkhole in Kentucky, there is a silver lining in it all. Now, before you go writing me off as one of those guys who always looks for the good in everything regardless of how bad the situation really is, let […] More »

  Comments | By - February 18, 2014

The Cure for Polar Vortex Induced Depression—Planning Your Back to the Bricks™/Corvette Reunion Week

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As the “polar vortex” blankets much of the country and the dreaded February “blues” set in, one of the best diversions to help brighten your outlook and pull you out of the doldrums is to begin planning your summer automobile event calendars. Just the thought of those sunny days and warm summer nights is enough to send the vortex back to the poles.

  Comments | By - February 10, 2014

Barrett-Jackson Sets Records at 2014 Scottsdale Auction

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The curtain came down Sunday, January 19th, on the most successful Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in history. The FOX televised, eight-day event, sometimes called the “world’s greatest reality show,” was hosted in Barrett-Jackson’s brand new bricks and mortar facility with much improved space and amenities, a building that was completed in only eleven months time and […]

  Comments | By - January 22, 2014

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