Corvette Carnage in Norway
Here are the mangled remnants of a Corvette after the driver lost control of the car on a Norwegian highway. Apparently, the Corvette hit a barrier, jumped into another lane and then crashed into an oncoming car, causing a few other vehicles (including a Dodge Ram … yes, a Dodge Ram in Norway) to wreck.
The next time I hear someone say, “You never really see famous people driving Corvettes in Hollywood,” I’m going to pull this photo up on my phone and say, “really?” In fact, I might even print out a few copies and send them to a couple of Ferrari dealerships in Los Angeles. I’d bet that would stir up conversations around those espresso machines.
The last Corvette has been pulled from the sinkhole, but about the only positive thing I can make of it is that we’re finally over this dreadful part of the ordeal. Donated by Kevin and Linda Helmintoller of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, the Mallett Hammer was valued at about $120,000 at one point, but I can’t even begin to imagine how much money it would take to rebuild it.
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 »
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 »