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67 Years Worth Of Corvettes Head To Chattanooga Motorcar Festival

67 Years Worth Of Corvettes Head To Chattanooga Motorcar FestivalFrom an original 1953 C1 to the all-new mid-engine C8, the Corvette will be well represented.When the first-ever Chattanooga Motorcar Festival kicks off this weekend, visitors will be treated to an amazing assortment of Chevrolet Corvettes. The GM Heritage Center, National Corvette Museum and Revs Institute are all teaming up to assemble a collection of eight of the most important Corvettes from the last 67 years.According to a press release issued by the NCM, an original 1953 C1 Corvette will be on hand as will an all-new 2020 C8 Corvette. In all likelihood, this will be the first time these two generations of the Chevrolet Corvette have been assembled for the public to see. In 1953, only 300 Corvettes were built, and all were hand built and painted Polo White with a red interior. The 2020 Corvette was introduced this summer, and it introduces a mid-engine layout that Chevrolet has been teasing since the '60s.One of the C8's mid-engine predecessors will be on hand with the 1972 Corvette XP-895 concept vehicle (shown above), but that won't be the only Corvette concept at the show. The 1969 Manta Ray Concept and 2009 Centennial Concept will also be there; the Centennial Concept was introduced as the Autobot "Sideswipe" in 2009's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Rounding out the exciting list of Corvettes, there will be a 1959 Corvette Stingray Racer Prototype as well as two of the rarest Corvettes of all time: a 1963 Corvette Z06 split-window racecar and a 1963 Corvette Grand Sport. Only six of the '63 Z06 Corvettes were ever built, and that's one more than the Corvette Grand Sports. The Grand Sport on display is the fourth built out of five.The inaugural Chattanooga Motorcar Festival will be held October 11-13 including a cars and coffee event on Friday and a Concours show with over 100 cars, racecars and motorcycles lining the streets of downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. Related Articles… * Never-Titled 1991 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 Sold For $ 40K * Millennial Saves 1982 Chevrolet Corvette From Decade Of Neglect



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Ethiopia's largest ethnic group marks thanksgiving festival

Ethiopia's largest ethnic group marks thanksgiving festivalMembers of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group chanted and waved flags as they gathered for the first time to celebrate their thanksgiving festival in the capital — a city that prominent members of the group claim belongs to them. The annual Irreecha festival of the Oromo people marks the end of the rainy season and the start of the harvest season. It is traditionally held in the city of Bishoftu, located in the Oromia region some 50 kilometres (30 miles) southeast of the capital, Addis Ababa.



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Leonardo DiCaprio reacts to Trump's 'insulting' tweet to Greta Thunberg at 2019 Global Citizen Festival

Leonardo DiCaprio reacts to Trump's 'insulting' tweet to Greta Thunberg at 2019 Global Citizen FestivalLeonardo DiCaprio defended Greta Thunberg in front of 60,000 people during NYC's 2019 Global Citizen's Festival.



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Emaciated elephant forced to perform during religious festival in Sri Lanka has died

Emaciated elephant forced to perform during religious festival in Sri Lanka has diedA sickly elephant whose photos went viral in August after she was forced to walk in a Sri Lanka festival, despite her skeletal frame, died on Tuesday.



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Here's Everything We Know So Far About Storm Area 51's 'Alienstock' Festival

Here's Everything We Know So Far About Storm Area 51's 'Alienstock' Festival"They can't stop us from gathering and celebrating aliens!"



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Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter killed himself, coroner says

Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter killed himself, coroner saysThe gunman who opened fire on unsuspecting festival-goers at the Gilroy Garlic Festival just days ago died by suicide, the Coroner's Office found.



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'Overpriced s***': California gunman railed against garlic festival hours before mass shooting

'Overpriced s***': California gunman railed against garlic festival hours before mass shootingThe 19-year-old California gunman who killed three people and wounded around a dozen others when he opened fire at the Gilroy Garlic Festival had mocked the food event on social media, police said.Santino William Legan cut through a fence at the festival on Sunday evening and seemingly shot people at random with an “AK-47-style” assault rifle, according to Gilroy police chief Scot Smithee.Legan, fatally shot by police within a minute of the attack, appeared to post a photograph from the festival on his Instagram account shortly beforehand, with captions expressing his disdain.“Ayyy garlic festival time,” he wrote beneath a picture of people walking through the festival grounds. “Come get wasted on overpriced s***.”Another photograph posted on Sunday showed a sign warning of a high danger of forest fires. Its caption urged people to read “Might is Right” – a racist and sexist treatise written in the 19th century.“Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white tw**s?” the caption said. The term “mestizo” refers to people of mixed race. The account was only a few days old, and was deactivated on Monday.Donald Trump described the gunman as a “wicked murderer” following the mass shooting.Police and FBI agents are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting and investigating unconfirmed reports by witnesses that Legan may have had an accomplice.“It could have gone so much worse so fast,” Mr Smithee said, noting that the festival, which takes place about 30 miles southeast of Silicon Valley, is attended by thousands of visitors.The police chief said that search warrants had been obtained for a home in Gilroy associated with the suspect and a car that officers believe he drove to the festival.Investigators believe Legan – who was originally from Gilroy – purchased the rifle legally on 9 July in Nevada, where he had recently been living.He was believed to evaded metal detectors and other security measures at the entrance by cutting through the fence, police said.Legan killed two children and a man in his 20s, and at least 11 people were treated for wounds, according to Santa Clara Health System. Early police reports said that one person was in critical condition on Sunday.The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner identified the victims as Stephen Romero, six, and Keyla Salazar, 13, of San Jose, and Trevor Deon Irby, 25, of Romulus, New York.The six-year-old child’s grandmother, Maribel Romero, described Stephen as a loving boy who was “always kind, happy and … playful”.His mother and his other grandmother were also shot and were being treated in hospital, Ms Romero told media.Founded in 1979, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is an annual event run by volunteers and held outdoors at Christmas Hill Park. The agricultural community bills itself as the “Garlic Capital of the World”.Additional reporting by agencies



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Officials: Festival shooter took gun to California illegally

Officials: Festival shooter took gun to California illegallyOfficials say a 19-year-old gunman used a rifle he legally bought in Nevada and illegally brought into California to kill two children and a man at a food festival before he was killed by police. It’s the details that make the difference in whether the rifle could have been lawfully imported to California. Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee initially described the weapon as an “SKS,” which is a semi-automatic rifle designed by the Soviet Union during World War II and later widely manufactured in Eastern Europe and China.



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Santino William Legan: What we know about Gilroy Garlic Festival suspect

Santino William Legan: What we know about Gilroy Garlic Festival suspectThe man who was allegedly behind the deadly shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California on Sunday has been identified as 19-year-old Santino William Legan, a law enforcement official has confirmed.



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Four people including gunman killed in shooting at California food festival

Four people including gunman killed in shooting at California food festival



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