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by The Keeper April 27, 2017

 

Adam Savage goes undercover again at this year’s Silicon Valley Comic Con. This time he’s going as everyone’s favorite furball Chewbacca… but with a twist! Check out the video featured above to see what he has created this year!

 

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by The Keeper April 26, 2017

 

I took a spin up to Windy City Motorsports in Lombard, Illinois, yesterday to get a closer look at a Corvette Summer replica they were selling. The first thing I noticed was that the fiberglass body was definitely created with the molds that were being sold on eBay back in the mid 2000s. The overall condition of the car was good. The paint showed some stress cracks in a few expected places but wasn’t too bad. I’d estimate the paint job to be between 8 to 10 years old. Mechanically the car seemed sound. It started right up and sounded fantastic. The engine looked new and very clean. The interior was very good and showed little wear.

 

It’s a beautiful car that is absolutely stunning to look at. I still love the lines on this thing and would probably sell several body parts to own one. However, I don’t see it getting the asking price of $50k. It might, but I think $30k would be more realistic.

 

Still got a huge smile on my face…

 

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by The Keeper April 25, 2017

 

Well, holy fucking shit. As many of you already know, I’m a huge Corvette fan. From what I can remember, it started back when I was a kid and saw a movie called Corvette Summer. It was a somewhat cheesy movie starring Mark Hamill, who in 1978 was fresh off the set of Star Wars. Hamill stars as a California teenager who heads to Las Vegas to track down his beloved customized Corvette Stingray. What got my attention was the heavily customized ’73 Corvette featured in the film. It was way over the top, I know, but I loved it.

 

Back in the late 90s a couple of my readers helped me track down the original two Corvettes used in the film. One was in a museum in Cooperstown, NY, and the other was down under in Australia. Not long after that the museum closed and the Corvette was sold to Mike Yager, owner of MidAmerica Motorworks. As luck would have it, an employee from MidAmerica Motorworks contacted me and before long I was able to finally meet up with him in Chicago at a car show where the Corvette was being displayed.

 

In the years since, the Corvette has been sold and is now in a private collection.

 

Back around 2002-2003 there was a guy on eBay that claimed he located the original molds made by Korky Korkes, the customizer who built the two Corvette’s for the movie. He made duplicates of these molds and sold several sets on eBay. Just a few days ago this Corvette Summer replica showed up for sale on eBay. I believe this car was built using those molds. It’s currently being sold by Windy City Motorsports here in the Chicagoland area. So, needless to say, I’m heading up there tomorrow to take a closer look. I wonder if they’ll take my C5 as a trade-in?

 

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