Saturday, November 19, 2016

MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE SHOW ROLLS INTO CHICAGO THIS WEEKEND - NOVEMBER 19-20, 2016

The Eighth Annual Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals show, the world’s largest all indoor specialty event devoted to muscle cars and Corvettes, will take place November 19-20, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.
The Eighth Annual Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals show, the world’s largest all indoor specialty event devoted to muscle cars and Corvettes, will take place November 19-20, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

NATION’S TOP INDOOR MUSCLE CAR AND CORVETTE SHOW ROLLS INTO CHICAGO NOVEMBER 19-20


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The Eighth Annual Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals show, the world’s largest all indoor specialty event devoted to muscle cars and Corvettes, will take place November 19-20, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

Friday, November 18, 2016

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Displayed at the Charlotte International Auto Show

The Charlotte International Auto Show is taking place this weekend.

Photo Credits: Bill Locke

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport on display at the Charlotte International Auto Show.

The Charlotte International Auto Show started with a Charity Preview Night on Wednesday night and goes through Sunday evening, November 20.

Attendees get the opportunity to view the new 2017 models. Chevrolet had their display with a variety of vehicles from performance, luxury, utility, and crossovers. Bill Locke sent us some photos of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport that is on display.

2017 Corvette Grand Sport: Horsepower: 460 hp, MPG: Up to 17 city / 29 highway, Curb weight: 3,428 to 3,487 lbs, Tire size: Front: P285/30R19, rear: P335/25R20, Engine: 6.2 L V8
The Corvette Grand Sport Window Sticker.

* Horsepower: 460 hp 
* MPG: Up to 17 city / 29 highway 
* Curb weight: 3,428 to 3,487 lbs 
* Tire size: Front: P285/30R19, rear: P335/25R20 
* Engine: 6.2 L V8







Back view of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport
Back view of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport

The 2017 Corvette loses four colors and gains four new ones:

Deleted Colors 

  • Shark Gray Metallic 
  • Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic 
  • Laguna Blue Metallic Tintcoat 
  • Night Race Blue Metallic 

New Colors

  • Watkins Glen Gray Metallic 
  • Black Rose Metallic 
  • Sterling Blue Metallic 
  • Driver Side view of the interior of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport.
    Driver Side view of the interior of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport.
  • Admiral Blue
The Corvette Grand Sport sports a pair of fender hash stripes like those on the original race car.
The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport sports a pair of fender hash stripes like those on the original race car.



There have been two other Corvette Grand Sports Chevrolet sold, the 1996 and 2010.

Here are some more articles on the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport:


http://vettevues.blogspot.com/2016/07/2017-corvette-grand-sport-geneva-motor.html


http://vettevues.blogspot.com/2016/03/viewing-gallery-2017-corvette-grand.html


http://vettevues.blogspot.com/2016/07/oliver-gavin-in-2017-chevrolet-corvette.html


Thursday, November 17, 2016

#544 Vette Vues Magazine, December 2016 Volume 45, Issue #5 is Out!

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#544 Vette Vues Magazine, December 2016 Volume 45, Issue #5

4...35th Annual Corvettes at Carlisle
24...On the Road Again
30...The Story of the ZR-1 Corvette – C6 2009-2013 ZR-1 Corvette: Part 3 of 4
38...Doing the Dream Cruise in 2016
46...The History of Mid-Engine Corvettes, 1960 to C8: Part 5
54...Corvettes on Woodward Moved to M1 Concourse
62...The History of GM Dream Cars and the “Fabulous” Cut-Away Displays - Part XI
72...Corvette Milestones: December
90...Corvettes in the Texas Hill Country
94...Corvette Homecoming 2016
80...Model Scene
86...Toy Vues
98...Factory Facts
114...Business Card File
118...Literature, Models, & Miscellaneous
120...Corvette Parts
125...Corvettes for Sale
128...Advertisers Index

On the Cover:  Our cover photo is from the 2016 Corvettes at Carlisle. Saturday evening hundreds of Corvettes took part in the Chip Miller Memorial Corvette Parade and Downtown Street Party. Hundreds of spectators lined Hanover Street as the parade started from the fairground’s gates and made its way through Downtown Carlisle. The 35th annual Corvettes at Carlisle, a four-day event presented by Corvette America, had more than 5,000 Corvettes on display at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Photo courtesy Carlisle Events, Photographer: Andrew Welsh.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

2016 SEMA -Retro Designs Displayed a C7 in the Mobil-1 Booth at the 2016 SEMA Event

MOBIL-1 display had a red-hot C7 Chevrolet Corvette built by Retro Designs: Speed and Custom.
MOBIL-1 display had a red-hot C7 Chevrolet Corvette built by Retro Designs: Speed and Custom. 

MOBIL-1 Displayed a C7 Built by Retro Designs


Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood

At the MOBIL-1 display, a red-hot C7 previously seen here in 2015 was again on display. This one is built by Retro Designs: Speed and Custom. Wheels were “Fifteen52” by Apex RSR and tires were Michelin Super Sport tires in 295/30ZR/19 and 345/30ZR/19. Power upgrades included a custom fabricated airbox and very large turbocharger provided by East Coast Supercharging. With this little bit of technology, the LT1 engine is stated to produce 700 HP and 650 lb-ft. The aero body work was by Stance Craft, and the rear diffuser was made by APR Performance. The car has a cage installed inside a mostly stock interior.

2016 SEMA – 50TH ANNIVERSARY REPORT - 1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs

1958 Corvette by Heartland Customs in the Griffin Radiator Booth at the 2016 SEMA Event

GRIFFIN RADIATOR featured a custom 1958 Corvette also constructed by Heartland Customs from Purcell (OK).
GRIFFIN RADIATOR featured a custom 1958 Corvette also constructed by Heartland Customs from Purcell (OK). 

Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood

GRIFFIN RADIATOR featured a custom 1958 Corvette also constructed by Heartland Customs from Purcell (OK). The folks at Heartland turn out a large number of cars for customers and, like this one, they consistently draw good crowds. This 1958 was built on a SPECVETTE chassis with fully independent and narrowed suspension, rack and pinion steering and electronic ride control. The engine is a GEN III small block with a retro engine package. This is complemented by a TREMEC TKO-600 five-speed and a Hurst short throw shifter. The car is painted in PPG Deltron base/clear Silver-Blue with Inca Silver coves. Modern HVAC function use the original gauges.

2016 SEMA Coverage - 1971 C3 Custom Corvette Built by Heartland Customs

MEGUIAR’S POLISHES Displayed a 1971 C3 Custom Corvette Built by Heartland Customs


Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood
1971 C3 Custom Corvette Built by Heartland Customs
1971 C3 Custom Corvette Built by Heartland Customs
Meguiar’s Polishes incorporated a bright red 1971 C3 custom in its display. This car was built by Heartland Customs of Purcell (OK) and lists a large number of modifications. The paint is one of its many notable features. It’s a PPG Deltron base/clear candy red metallic with matte finish Steel Cities gray stripes. 

2015 C7 Widebody by Ivan Tampi at the 2016 SEMA Event

Ivan Tampi presented at SEMA the XIK Widebody Corvette

Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood

This is one of those cars that catch you by surprise. Ivan Tampi is the designer, and he has assembled a certain number of partners to assist in the development of his ideas. Ivan’s has worked the design field for many years and is developing a number of new projects for various manufacturers and private clients.

2016 SEMA – 50TH ANNIVERSARY REPORT - JEFF NOWICKI C7 CONCEPT Z

JEFF NOWICKI C7 CONCEPT Z AT 2016 SEMA

JEFF NOWICKI C7 CONCEPT Z AT 2016 SEMA
JEFF NOWICKI C7 CONCEPT Z AT 2016 SEMA

Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood

Nowicki Autosport launched his Concept Z last year. This year the car is updated, and Jeff calls it his all-new ConceptZ, which includes a range of styling, and aerodynamic aids for 2015+ Corvette Z06 models. These components are showcased on a black “Michelin-themed” 2016 Z06. The car is a nod to the more than 25-year relationship Nowicki Autosport founder Jeff Nowicki has shared with the tire company.

2016 SEMA – 50TH ANNIVERSARY REPORT - Chaparral 2X VGT Concept

Chevy Chaparral 2X VGT Concept at SEMA 2016

Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood

Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Concept
The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT concept race car was developed for the Vision Gran Turismo project, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of PlayStation® racing game Gran Turismo® by inviting manufacturers to give fans a glimpse into the future of automotive design.

2016 SEMA – 1963 BLACK CORVETTE BY BOBBY ALLOWAY

1963 Black Corvette by Bobby Alloway

1963 Black Corvette by Bobby Alloway, Blount (Louisville, TN). This car is actually Bobby Alloway’s personal car.
1963 Black Corvette by Bobby Alloway, Blount (Louisville, TN).
This car is actually Bobby Alloway’s personal car.
Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood

1963 Black Corvette by Bobby Alloway, Blount (Louisville, TN). This car is actually Bobby Alloway’s personal car. It looks a lot like a project that was completed for a customer about 5-6 years ago. This time, Bobby built a car for himself, and he did introduce some new ideas. The color scheme changed from black with a red stinger to black with a blue stinger. Apparently, in researching the colors, Bobby also found that this color combination also drew the highest auction bid for a Corvette, to date. Interestingly, the blue interior and stinger are color correct for a 1967 Corvette, when four were built in this combination.

2016 SEMA – LINGENFELTER DISPLAY

LINGENFELTER (MAIN) DISPLAY

Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood

Ken Lingenfelter had a solid presence at SEMA. At his home base, he featured three Corvettes and a lot of product. In various satellite locations, a couple more cars were co-located on Lingenfelter partner booths. Each of these cars is a rolling demonstration of the Lingenfelter product as well as the contributions of the partners.

The first car is the Lingenfelter-Superformance C3 Grand Sport replica. The power train is a Lingenfelter LS3 with 11.5:1 compression, ported LS3 cylinder heads, roller cam shaft and valve train components, with a wet sump as required by most vintage race groups for this era.

Lingenfelter-Superformance C3 Grand Sport replica.
Lingenfelter-Superformance C3 Grand Sport replica.

2016 SEMA – 50TH ANNIVERSARY REPORT - GM DISPLAY AT SEMA

GM DISPLAY AT SEMA

Text and Photos By: Wayne Ellwood
Corvette Coverage of the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas, including Vettes in the Battle of the Builders® competition.
Corvette Coverage of the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas, including Vettes in the Battle of the Builders® competition. 


Being the 50th anniversary of SEMA, the organizers created special badging and organized a number of events to celebrate this long and successful history. SEMA has been working on our behalf in many areas, always to good effect. One function of SEMA is to monitor state and federal activities as they affect the transportation industry and to make sure the voices of all concerned parties are heard. They do a truly remarkable job, on this front. Of course, any of the industry partners who shared such a significant landmark were eager to jump in, and show their visible support. In this case, Chevy presented some special versions of its Camaro, which is also 50 years old in spirit but fresh in design.

The SEMA event, which is actually an industry-wide convention-exposition, is another of their major accomplishments. However, for Corvette fans, GM’s focus was on the Camaro. Regardless, SEMA’s “Battle of the Builders” drew a large number of specialty builders and tuners eager to enhance their already well-established reputations. There was a multitude of suppliers who were eager to present their wares. And finally, a number of smaller builders had their car on show as stand-alone representations of their work. I’ll tell you about these, and their display cars.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Video



Developed as part of the Vision Gran Turismo project, which celebrates the future of automotive design and innovation, the Chaparral 2X VGT concept is inspired by the innovative race cars Chaparral Racing and Chevrolet partnered on more than 45 years

Check out our coverage of the 2016 SEMA event where the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT Concept was displayed in the GM booth:  




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Thursday, November 3, 2016

SEMA Now Accepting Scholarship Applications


DIAMOND BAR, CA (Nov. 2, 2016) -- The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund for students preparing for careers in the auto or auto parts industries.

The SEMA Memorial Scholarship program offers financial assistance of up to $5,000 to help foster the next generation of automotive aftermarket industry leaders and innovators. Students can apply for the scholarship at sema.org/scholarships

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Under the Hood preview featuring the 1983 Corvette




National Corvette Museum Published on Oct 27, 2016

In this quick preview of our upcoming Under the Hood YouTube series, Daniel Decker from our Vehicle Restoration and Preservation Department, takes us through what it took to get the one and only 1983 Corvette running again.


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The One and Only 1983 Corvette

National Corvette Museum Published on Oct 20, 2016


Learn about the 1983 Corvette in this video: The world's only 1983 Corvette has long been shrouded with mystery. Why is it the only one? How did it manage to survive? How did it wind up at the National Corvette Museum? In this installment of the NCM Heritage Series, we track down the people who were there as this car made its trip from the plant, through the Milford Proving Grounds, and into Corvette history.

No 1983 Corvettes were sold to the public. The model year was skipped in preparation for the all-new 1984 Corvette, which launched the C4 generation. Forty-four Corvette prototypes were built as 1983 models. Only one remains, and it is on display at the National Corvette Museum, in Bowling Green, Ky.


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Monday, October 3, 2016

CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD ATLANTA: CHAMPIONSHIP SWEEP IN GT LE MANS


Gavin, Milner claim Driver’s Championship in No. 4 Corvette C7.R

2016-10-01
  • Team Championship for No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette team to go along with Chevrolet Manufacturer’s Championship
  • Garcia, Magnussen take third in GTLM Driver’s Championship
  • Gavin, Milner, Chevrolet also sweep Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup

Monday, September 19, 2016

CORVETTE RACING AT COTA: CHAMPIONSHIP LEADS INTACT LEAVING AUSTIN

Big points day for Chevrolet, Corvette Racing, Corvette DPs

The #3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette Racing C7.R, driven by Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia races to a third place finish in the GTLM class Saturday, September 17, 2016, during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing)

2016-09-17

  • Garcia, Magnussen advance to third place in GTLM
  • Gavin, Milner increase GTLM Driver’s Championship lead
  • Prototype win for Ricky, Jordan Taylor as Corvette DP scores podium sweep
  • Chevrolet adds to lead in pair of Manufacturer races

AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 17, 2016) – Corvette Racing met its goal Saturday of a solid points haul to maximize its championship position heading into the final race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R placed third in a closely fought GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in the Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of The Americas.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Chevrolet Corvette Among GM Recall

GM Recalling Vehicles for Potential Front Airbag Non-Deployment

Photo Credits: The seventh-generation 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. © General Motors

Released: 2016-09-09

GM is voluntarily recalling approximately 3.64 million 2014-17 model year vehicles in the United States. The sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) in these vehicles, which controls airbag and pretensioners deployment, contains a software defect that may prevent the deployment of frontal airbags and pretensioners in certain rare circumstances when a crash is preceded by a specific event impacting vehicle dynamics.

The recall includes:

Friday, August 19, 2016

Owens Corning Fiberglass 1968 L-88 Corvette #12 on Display in Chip's Choice at the 2007 Corvettes at Carlisle



Owens Corning Fiberglass 1968 L-88 Corvette #12 on Display in Chip's Choice at the 2007 Corvettes at Carlisle

Photos were taken at the 2007 Corvettes at Carlisle Chips Choice by William Wolf, Editor/Publisher of Vette Vues Magazine and appeared in the January 2008 issue of Vette Vues.


This Owens Corning Fiberglass Corvette #12 is one of the Winningest Corvettes that ever raced. It is the 2nd of 3 campaigned by the Owens Corning Fiberglass Race Team which was comprised of Tony Delorenzo and Jerry Thompson. The Race car is restored to FIA Trim and was restored to original specifications by Kevin Mackay at Corvette Repair, with the assistance of Tony Delorenzo and Jerry Thompson, who were the primary drivers for the Owens/Corning team.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Corvettes at Carlisle August 25-28, 2016 - Video




Corvettes invade Carlisle, PA August 25-28, 2016 for the annual Corvettes at Carlisle. Find out more here:
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Corvettes at Carlisle Now Four Days of Corvette Fun-Thursday-Friday-Saturday & Sunday!

The Best Just got Even Better at Carlisle
Corvettes at Carlisle Now Four Days Long-Thursday-Friday-Saturday & Sunday!

This is Tim Brickel's Sunfire Yellow 1966 Corvette Roadster that was on display int eh NCRS Gallery in 2007.  This year at Corvettes at Carlisle you will enjoy special 1966 Corvette displays celebrating the 50th Anniversary.


CARLISLE, PA – Corvettes at Carlisle has entertained millions since its inception in 1982. People come because the event is so popular among not only Corvette lovers, but casual attendees who enjoy walking the grounds to see America’s favorite sports car! In fact, Corvettes at Carlisle is so over the top popular that for 2016, it’s been officially extended to four days. This year’s weekend takes place August 25-28 and once again, every era of Corvette will be showcased in front of tens of thousands of showgoers.

Corvettes at Carlisle to Giveaway a 2016 Stingray Coupe

WIN a 2016 Stingray Coupe
Only 1,000 Tickets Available with Proceeds Benefiting Charity


CARLISLE, PA - Corvettes at Carlisle is THE premier all-Corvette themed weekend in the world and judging by the license plates on the cars and accents of customers, the world most certainly does come to Carlisle each August. For 2016, the show's popularity is such that it was actually expanded for the first time ever by adding a fourth day. This August, America's Sports Car is showcased in America's Automotive Hometown August 25-28 and will once again highlight all things Corvette.

Monday, August 8, 2016

CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD AMERICA: GAVIN, MILNER SCORE DRAMATIC GTLM VICTORY

Corvette Racing Wins at Road America with its 101st Victory

Corvette DPs finish 1-2-3 as Cameron, Curran win again for Action Express Racing 


2016-08-07

101st all-time victory for Corvette Racing
· No. 4 Corvette C7.R goes from fifth to first in final seven minutes
· Action Express Racing posts third consecutive 1-2 finish
· Chevrolet adds to lead in GT Le Mans Manufacturer, Prototype Engine Manufacturer points

EKLHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 7, 2016) – Corvette Racing and Action Express Racing gave Chevrolet and the Corvette marque two victories today at Road America in the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in a thrilling finish by going from fifth to first in the final seven minutes. It was their fourth victory of the season.

Friday, August 5, 2016

1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 CONVERTIBLE GOES ON BLOCK A MECUM MONTEREY AUCTION

1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE L88 CONVERTIBLE
Tank Sticker, Protect-O-Plate, Two Tops
LOT S102 Goes on the block at the Monterey 2016 Mecum Auction 
ESTIMATE $600,000 - $750,000

Only 116 L88s were built in 1969 - Photos by David Newhardt, Courtesy of Mecum Auctions 



Hagerty Predicts $370 Million in Classic Car Sales During Upcoming Monterey Auctions

Photo Credits: Kjpargeter - Freepik.com

7 Percent Year-Over-Year Decrease Balanced by Predicted Growth in $10+ Million Vehicles

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (August 3, 2016)– Hagerty forecasts $370 million in sales for the upcoming collector car auctions in and around Monterey, Calif., August 18-21. This represents a 7 percent year-over-year reduction in estimated auction sales totals.

With a 5 percent reduction in vehicles offered, more vehicles will be offered in the $10+ million range this year (11, compared to 10 in 2015). 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Corvette Racing C7.R made this appearance Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in Monterey, California


The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is an annual event held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California for one week during mid-August. Its purpose is to provide an event in which historic racecars can compete. Corvette camouflaged a 2014 Corvette C7.R race car; Tommy Milner drove the car at the Laguna Seca event that was held August 16-18, 2013.


The Corvette Racing C7.R makes its first public appearance Saturday, August 17, 2013, at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in Monterey, California. The C7.R, which is based on the all-new 2014 Corvette Stingray, will make its racing debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in Daytona Beach, Florida on January 26, 2014. (Chevy Racing) © General Motors

Saturday, July 30, 2016

$16.7 Million In Total Sales At Mecum Harrisburg 2016 Auction

70 Percent Sell-Through Rate, Standing-Room Only Crowds Mark Great Event

WALWORTH, Wis. – July 26, 2016 – Mecum Auctions celebrated a great three days in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with $16.7 million in total sales and an impressive 70 percent sell-through rate for the auction. The results further validate why Harrisburg is such a great central location to properly serve the incredible enthusiasm for collector cars in the northeastern United States. Evidence of this passion could be found in the standing-room only crowds that made their presence known throughout the entirety of the event and the fact that consignments came in from 26 states.

Top 10 sales at the Mecum Harrisburg 2016 auction include (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):

1. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S124) at $220,000

SOLD: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S140) at $160,000

Genovation's All-Electric Vehicle Breaks Speed Record



The Genovation Extreme Electric car (GXE) made history on July 28, 2016, by breaking the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric vehicle. The GXE reached the record-breaking speed of 205.6 mph during supervised tests with Johnny Bohmer Racing at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility in Kennedy Space Center, FL. The record was certified by the International Mile Racing Association (IMRA). The previous record, which also was held by Genovation, stood at 186.8 mph.



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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

1967 Corvette 427/435 HP, Unrestored with 15,050 Miles to be offered at the Mecum Auction in Monterey

The Mecum Auction, scheduled for Aug 18-20, is at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course. This stunning 1967 Corvette convertible, Lot F102, will be offered on Friday. It has only 15,050 unrestored miles on it and is estimated to be worth $225,000 - $275,000.
Photo Credits: Courtesy of Mecum Auction

Probably one of the prettiest places to hold an auction would be Monterey, California. The Mecum Auction, scheduled for Aug 18-20, is at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa on the Del Monte Golf Course.

The event has a spectacular array of supercars and sports cars from makers such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini, McLaren, Ford, Bugatti, and Aston Martin as well as classics such as Duesenberg, Packard, and Peugeot. Some 600 cars will be offered including racing cars pony cars, muscle cars, and Corvettes. The auction also boasts 50 of the finest collectible motorcycles from around the world.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK PARK: 100TH VICTORY IN PROGRAM HISTORY

Jan Magnussen (l to r) and Antonio Garcia, drivers of the #4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette Racing C7.R, celebrate their second place finish while Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, drivers of the #4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette Racing C7.R, celebrate their victory in the GTLM class Saturday, July 23, 2016, during the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. The win marks the 100th victory for Team Corvette and the 60th Team Corvette. © General Motors

Landmark achievement for sports car GT racing’s premier team

Congratulations to Corvette Racing on their One-two finish at Lime-Rock.  This was their 100th win, and their 60th 1-2 team finishes in Corvette Racing history.


LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 23, 2016) – Already sporting an unmatched collection of historic moments, Corvette Racing added another today by claiming its 100th race victory by winning Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner piloted their No. 4 Mobil 1/Sirius XM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R to the landmark triumph.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Corvette Generations: C5 Corvette Video



1997 began the first model year of the fifth generation Corvette, and Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles is back to detail all the improvements in the C5. The fifth generation had a larger amount of trunk space, moved the transmission to the rear and raised the rear for better aerodynamics. This Corvette also featured better technology like the head-up display and run-flat tires on all models, making it the best Corvette to date.
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2017 Corvette Grand Sport: Geneva Motor Show - Chevrolet Video




With Corvette Racing in its DNA, the all-new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is a pure expression of the car’s motorsports-bred pedigree.

The new Grand Sport combines a lightweight architecture, a track-honed aerodynamics package, Michelin tires and a naturally aspirated engine to offer an estimated 1.05g in cornering capability – and up to 1.2g with the available Z07 package.
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First Five Generations of Corvette



This compilation film depicts the evolution of the Corvette through its first five generations. It includes running footage of production Corvettes and concept cars such as the Mako Shark and Mako Shark II as well as rare footage of Zora Arkus-Duntov performing aerodynamics tests on a first-generation Vette.

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