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About a third of US households had access to the Internet in mid-1999, a time when it was considered to have become a mainstream means of communication. At the time, CorvetteForum.com already was six months old, having been established as a means for Corvette enthusiasts to keep in touch with one another in the early days of 1999.

While other early Corvette sites believed subscription fees would be the way to maintain an Internet presence, the site’s founder believed a more viable approach would be to maintain a site free to users, supported by advertisers.

The premise proved valid and CorvetteForum, purchased by Internet Brands in 2007, now is the largest and most active site for Corvette enthusiasts in the world with 450,000 registered users and more than 56 million posts.

CorvetteForum users come to the site to ask technical questions and share information about what they consider to be the “only sports car that matters.” They stay because of the friends they develop through their mutual interests.

Meet The Team

savewave

savewave

Administrator

Jim is the lead administrator at Corvetteforum and has been active on the site since 1999. He got his first Corvette 40 years ago and would continue to own a Corvette even if they were slow and ugly because of the association it provides with others in the "Corvette Family." Fortunately, Corvettes are neither slow nor ugly. When he’s not on the Forum or driving a Corvette, he enjoys wildlife photography.

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ShanMan14

ShanMan14

Administrator

ShanMan14 has been with Corvetteforum forum more years than most millennials own skinny pants. A lifelong hockey fan, the moniker was contrived as an ode to NHL Hockey Hall of Famer, Brendan Shanahan. Kids, let this serve as a reminder that the online persona you choose in the moment, make stick with you longer than you think. What does this have to do with Corvettes? Nothing!

ShanMan14 was once the proud owner of a 1998 sparkling pewter C5 that eventually wound up on its side, totaled after a nasty run-in with some black ice. Occasionally you'll see his pewter beauty as his avatar. His passion for Corvettes never waned and after nearly two decades, is proud and privileged to still be part of the best Corvette discussion site on the internet.

While not as much a prolific poster as he once was, rest assured the duty and dedication remains. If you receive an email from our support team, it was probably him. If you see rainbows and unicorns, it was probably him too.

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Jesse

Jesse

Administrator

Jesse joined the Forum in April 2002. In 2003, with the permission of then owner, Troy Roberts, he started the Annual Fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. In 2006, others assisted him with the fundraiser and to date our members and vendors have donated approximately 1.3 million to help children diagnosed with cancer and other catastrophic conditions.

In 2004, he was appointed to the position of Moderator and in 2006, to the position of Administrator.

His passion for Corvettes started at an early age when his father bought a 1967 C2 and took him for a ride. He purchased his first Corvette a black coupe in 1996, and since then he has owned a 1996 Collector's Edition Convertible, a 1999 Silver Convertible, a 2007 Silver Convertible, a 2008 Silver Coupe and a 2014 Blade Silver Z51 Coupe.

When not on the forum, Jesse enjoys spending time with his family and his hobbies include playing golf and target shooting.

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Zymurgy

Zymurgy

Moderator

Zymurgy joined Corvette Forum in February of 2006, shortly before taking delivery of his Monterey Red 2006 Corvette. Before that he owned a Nassau Blue 1998 C5. Zymurgy became a Moderator in 2013 as he was waiting for his 2014 Laguna Blue C7 to be produced. His interests in Corvettes date back to his childhood years as evidenced by the photo.

In his free time, he enjoys landscape photography and travels extensively.

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Vettebuyer6369

Vettebuyer6369

Moderator

Vettebuyer6369 has been a contributor to the Corvette Forum since 2000. He gets his screen ID from buying 17 Corvettes since 1976, although it appears he’s found the 2 he likes! He was a Senior Instructor for the Bloomington Gold Workshops for many years and was very active on various show circuits. He currently attends most major auctions and auto events around the country.

These days he spends most of his free time teaching University courses and free-lance writing.

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H P Bushrod

H P Bushrod

Moderator

H P Bushrod has been contributor to CorvetteForum since 2002. He's been a Corvette fan since he was a kid, and was really hooked when the C4 came out in 1983. It was the Corvette generation that turned him from admirer to owner. He's owned a 1985 Coupe, 1993 40th Anniversary Coupe, 1988 35th Anniversary Coupe, and currently a 1982 White on Red C3. He's active in supporting Corvette and other car shows throughout the year and charitable events.

In his free time, he's usually helping friends work on cars, gunsmithing, and target shooting.

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Vetteman Jack

Vetteman Jack

Moderator

Vetteman Jack has been a forum member since March 2001 and a Moderator since March 2016. An active participant in a number of the forum sections, he is on his 10th Corvette, a 2014 Stingray, having previously owned two C3s, four C4s, and three C5s. The Corvette bug bit him as a teenager and he finally bought my first one at the age of 30. He is a founding member of the National Corvette Museum. Having had a very successful Navy career as well as a career working for state government, he is currently enjoying retirement. In his spare time, he enjoys car shows, modding his Corvette, and spending time with his grandchildren.

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Steven Bell

Steven Bell

Moderator

Steven has been a Moderator on Corvette Forum since 2014 and has been working with Internet Brands since 2007 as an Administrator for AcuraZine. He has been a radio disc jockey in Kansas City since 1978 (41 years) and is currently on the air at KCFX/Kansas City (101 The Fox) as well as the Public Address Announcer for the ECHL AA hockey team in town (Kansas City Mavericks). He is the only voice of hockey in Kansas City since 1990 (29 years).

Steven is the President of the Corvette Club of Kansas City, Missouri. Hobbies include Naval Aviation, ice hockey and of course, his 2014 C7 Carbon Fiber Edition Z51 Stingray.

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Grumpy

Grumpy

Moderator

Grumpy has been a member since August of 2001, when he purchased a 2002 Pewter Coupe. He has owned a 2007 Black C6 coupe. He has supported St. Jude's For Children since the inception. He is also the only (self-proclaimed) MONARTOR at CF and spends the majority of his time trying to herd the cats in the Politics, Religion & Controversy forum. He has survived through 3 major surgeries and managed to return from the end on the internet.

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DebRedZR1

DebRedZR1

Moderator / Regional Events Coordinator

Deb has been a member of CorvetteForum since 2005 and has loved Corvettes for as long as she can remember. She has owned several Corvettes, all red. Her Current is a 2019 ZR1 fondly named Big Azz Wing. In addition to being a Moderator, she is the Regional Events Coordinator, setting up Car events/Cars and Coffee across the country. Other interests include travel and track events.

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IB Jason

IB Jason

Community Manager

Jason is the community manager for CorvetteForum at parent company Internet Brands. A part of the community for five-plus years, he's here to answer your questions, comments, and concerns about the forum. When he's not helping out, he gets excited about new technology and cool cars.

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Jake Stumph

Jake Stumph

Content Editor

Jake Stumph is the Content Editor who runs the Corvette Forum editorial team, and several other Internet Brands Automotive websites. He enjoys track days, drifting, and autocross, at least, when his cars are running right.

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Cameron Aubernon

Cameron Aubernon

Writer

Since launching her professional writing career in March of 2010 as an independent fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. She was even the editor-in-chief of a short-lived online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

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Brett Foote

Brett Foote

Writer

Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites. He's been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long. Professionally speaking, he's only been writing about autos for the last five years and spent several years running parts for local dealerships. You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram (@bfoote).

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Austin Lott

Austin Lott

Writer

Austin Lott loves writing about cool cars and hearing the stories behind them. Though he's partial to Japanese imports, he'll give anything cool a shot.

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Patrick Rall

Patrick Rall

Writer

Before he was old enough to walk, his dad was taking him to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500. He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when Patrick was young, but by the time he was 16, he was ready to build him his first drag car – a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. He spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with his dad by my side. While they live in different areas of the country, his dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when Patrick was 16 while he races other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

Although Patrick went to college for accounting, his time in his dad’s shop growing up allowed himthe knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point he worked in the office of a dealership group. While he was working in the accounting world, he continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, he began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

Ten years ago, he left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and he is living proof that if you love what you do, you will never “work” a day in your life. He loves covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. He was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with his past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world providing him with a unique perspective of the industry.

His experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows him to push performance cars to their limit, while his role as a horse stable manager gives him vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

Being based on Detroit, he never misses the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.

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Derek Shiekhi

Derek Shiekhi

Writer

Derek Shiekhi's father raised him on cars. As a boy, Derek accompanied his dad as he bought classics such as post-WWII GM trucks and early Ford Mustang convertibles.

After loving cars for years and getting a bachelor's degree in Business Management, Derek decided to get an associate degree in journalism. His networking put him in contact with the editor of the Austin-American Statesman newspaper, who hired him to write freelance about automotive culture and events in Austin, Texas in 2013. One particular story led to him getting a certificate for learning the foundations of road racing.

While watching TV with his parents one fateful evening, he saw a commercial that changed his life. In it, Jeep touted the Wrangler as the Texas Auto Writers Association's "SUV of Texas." Derek knew he had to join the organization if he was going to advance as an automotive writer. He joined the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) in 2014 and was fortunate to meet several nice people who connected him to the representatives of several automakers and the people who could give him access to press vehicles (the first one he ever got the keys to was a Lexus LX 570). He's now a regular at TAWA's two main events: the Texas Auto Roundup in the spring and the Texas Truck Rodeo in the fall.

Over the past several years, Derek has learned how to drive off-road in various four-wheel-drive SUVs (he even camped out for two nights in a Land Rover), and driven around various tracks in hot hatches, muscle cars, and exotics. Several of his pieces, including his article about the 2015 Ford F-150 being crowned TAWA's 2014 "Truck of Texas" and his review of the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider, have won awards in TAWA's annual Excellence in Craft Competition. In addition to writing for a variety of Internet Brands sites, including JK-Forum.com and Ford-Trucks.com, Derek also contributes to other outlets. He started There Will Be Cars on Instagram and Facebook to get even more automotive content out to fellow enthusiasts.

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Bryan Wood

Bryan Wood

Writer

Bryan Wood is a longtime car and motorcycle enthusiast who writes for Harley-Davidson Forums and Corvette Forum, among other auto sites. Plus, he runs his own blog, Pilez & Driverz.

Bryan comes from three generations of racers and builders and also works for Haynes/Clymer/Chilton making repair manuals. He races cars and bikes, and more of his non-Harley motorcycle exploits can be read about at RideApart.com where he is the weekend editor.

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Ian Wright

Ian Wright

Writer

Ian Wright is a regular contributor to CorvetteForum, Jaguar Forums and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites. His obsession with cars started young and has left him stranded miles off-road in Land Rovers, being lost far from home in hot hatches, going sideways in rallycross cars, being propelled forward in supercars and, more sensibly, standing in fields staring at classic cars. His first job was as a mechanic and then trained as a driving instructor before going into media production. The automotive itch never left though and he realized writing about cars is his true calling. However, that doesn’t stop him from also hosting the Both Hand Drive podcast.

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