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We spent a week behind the wheel of a new 2014 Corvette – here’s what we thought…

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Introducing the newest Editor for Chevy Hardcore, Mr. Tim King. His last name may be King, but he only has horse “power” to his name. Read all about Tim inside!

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Racing fuel is formulated specifically for certain applications, and X16 is VP’s newest 116-octane fuel. VP Racing Fuels’ Jason Rueckert explains the applications where it works well and more inside.

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The 2014 auction season kicks off with a title fight between the two biggest names in Corvette consignment – Barrett-Jackson and Mecum!

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Will the new Chevy SS Sport Sedan excel where the Pontiac G8 GXP and GTO failed? We go deep undercover and ask all the right questions to bring you our take – find out more inside.

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If you are looking to buy a potential collector musclecar on a budget, we have some suggestions and advice on what and how to find your dream car that might earn you some coin down the road.

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Earlier this year, a 1967 L88 Corvette set a new record at auction, selling for $3.2 million. Could Harley Earl’s personal custom 1963 convertible eclipse that price in Chicago this October?

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Have questions about titanium valves or the latest in valve coatings? Check out our talk with Zeke Urrutia of Ferrea Racing Components to get the answers in the latest TECH5 column.

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In fairness to the ACO / FIA, the balance of performance is a hugely difficult task, and all of the manufacturers will do whatever they can to make it appear their car is slower before the race. This year the ACO / FIA got it badly wrong….

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Keeping up with the fast-changing developments in piston design can be challenging for the engine builder. Trey McFarland of Mahle Motorsports answers questions about topics like piston speed, coatings and materials.

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What’s in a name? Whether it’s family ties, celebrities we adore or inspirational messages like Hope and Faith, what we choose to name individuals who are important to us, like our children and pets, always have some underlying reason behind them. The names we give our vehicles are no different.

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Our longtime Editor, Bobby Kimbrough talks about his near fatal heart attack and how lucky he feels to have experienced the attack at a racetrack. We are certainly glad to have him back in the saddle, and you should be too! Read his insightful look at the near tragedy here.

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With two hours to go, ex-Corvette Racing driver Olivier Beretta in the Risi Ferrari 458 led by just over a minute from the recovering #4 Corvette with Oliver Gavin at the wheel. Tommy Milner took over for the final stints with still more than 30 seconds to find in the last hour…

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Publishing titan Robert E. Petersen founded the museum with the intention of creating a very different sort of experience for car lovers, and no matter what the current theme might be, a visit to the Petersen is worth taking time for as a part of any visit to SoCal.

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Smitty Smith, a longtime fixture at Edelbrock and currently the Technical Sales Coordinator, has worked years as Edelbrock’s Media Technical support and consumer application information. In this month’s editorial, Smitty tells us about the new Edelbrock E-Street heads.

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The new year has brought a few changes in our digital magazine and some exciting new directions for the Chevy Hardcore digital magazine and facebook fan page. Want to know what we have in store for you this year? Read what our editor has to say about the new direction here.

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January is a hot month for car collectors, with multiple high-profile auctions going on across the country. But behind the stage lights, TV coverage, and million dollar cars, the world of collector car auctions is still a place where it’s possible to find the right ride for the right price, if you know the game.

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Does the new Gen V small-block Chevy mean the end of the line for the LS movement? Or will the LS platform remain the max-performance engine of choice as the aftermarket and tuners struggle to crack the more complex ECU of the LT1?

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The Barrett-Jackson auctions are a must-attend for any true car nut, even if you’re just window shopping and never bid. But how does a first-timer survive the sensory overload with sanity intact? Read on and find out…

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Have you ever gotten the feeling that Federal Government help simply hurts too much to accept. Our Tech Editor talks about that issue and explains what you can do to prevent it.

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