*******Celebrating 22 Years 1995 – 2017******* It's All About The Cars, Nothing More, Nothing Less!

[SPIED] Mid Engine C8 Corvette with C7 ZR1s Undergoing Cold Weather Testing

Photo Credit: RoadandTrack.com / KGP Photography It’s always a treat to wake up with new Corvette spy photos to look at. Road and Track just published a photo gallery with 31 new spy photos of the mid engine C8 Corvette as it’s undergoing cold weather testing. I’m pretty sure that this is the best look yet at the next generation Corvette. Check out all the latest pics at RoadandTrack.com. Also included for your viewing...

Corvette’s 1963 Fire-Frost Paint and 1971-72 Firemist Paint

Editors Note: I am very pleased to announce that Author Robert Casey of the All Corvette Colors book series has offered to share some of his knowledge regarding some of the great colors that have graced Corvettes over the years. And with the Corvette factory’s new paint shop coming online this year, his insight into the painting process will be invaluable. The book series is available at Amazon.com. GM shocked the world with an...

C2 Corvette Restoration by the Numbers: What to Look For

General Motors, like all the other car manufacturers of the time, did not put much valuable information on the vehicle identification number (VIN) plate. Starting in 1963, the VIN denoted coupe or convertible and build sequence. The fourth VIN digit is a 3 for a coupe or a 6 for a convertible for all of the Mid- years built. The serial number followed the coupe or convertible code, to give you an idea when...

THE TEST MULE THAT HELPED SAVE THE CHEVY CORVETTE

By: Paul Stenquist The Corvette started life with a serious – nearly terminal – disadvantage. Chevrolet’s new-for-1953 sports car was tragically underpowered, hamstrung by the in-line six-cylinder under its hood, a warmed-over version of the engine used in Chevy sedans. The car’s Powerglide automatic transmission didn’t help performance, and sales were further hampered by quality problems and a slow production ramp-up. Cancellation of the model was a distinct possibility, but a timely rescue arrived...

TOO FAR GONE: WHEN IS THAT CORVETTE BEYOND RESTORATION?

By: Paul Stenquist While thoughts of finding a long-neglected ’Vette for a bargain price may keep legions of enthusiasts awake at night, making that car whole might cause nightmares. Should it be restored to factory-original spec or turned into a nice weekend driver – or perhaps given a restomod makeover? The solution to that multi-dimensional puzzle depends on many factors. Condition is a primary concern, including how much of the original equipment, perhaps now...

SEVEN CORVETTE FEATURES OR MODELS WE DON’T MISS

By: Jerry Burton Chevrolet often uses the Corvette to introduce new technology, features and marketing concepts. Here are a few attempts at breaking new ground that did not work out. Side Curtain Windows (1953-55) The original Corvette was supposedly rushed into production a scant six months after it was shown as a concept car at the 1953 General Motors Motorama. More likely, the actual decision was made at least a year or so earlier; still,...

A COPO CORVETTE, YES, BUT NOT WHAT YOU’RE THINKING

To Chevy buffs, hearing the term COPO whispered immediately stimulates sweaty palms and a faster heartbeat. The acronym stands for Central Office Production Order, a system that allowed Chevrolet dealers to order cars with features not available as Regular Production Options. Among the best known of COPO programs was the one that yielded 1969 Camaros and Chevelles fitted with the Corvette-style L72 engine, a 425-horsepower beast not listed as an option for those models....

Corvette Museum 1962 Corvette

COMMEMORATES SINKHOLE’S THIRD ANNIVERSARY WITH 1962 CORVETTE RESTORATION February 9, 2017 1962 Corvette is the last of three to be restored, visitors can watch on-going work Three years ago, on February 12, 2014, viewers tuning in to their morning news witnessed and heard an almost unbelievable story – a sinkhole had opened inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and eight Corvettes fell victim… lying at the bottom of the more than...

New Drag Strip For Long Island

County Officials Green Light Committee to Explore Drag Strip in Suffolk Written by Long Island News & PR  |  09. February 2017 Hauppauge, NY – February 7, 2017 – Alongside a crowd of supporters so large the press conference had to be moved from the lobby to the auditorium, Suffolk legislators unveiled a maneuver to explore the possibility of building a drag strip in the county. At the Suffolk County legislative building today in...

Chevrolet Introduces the LT376/535 Crate Engine at SEMA 2016

Hot rod and restomod builders have long known the value and benefits of using LS-based engines in their builds. Now they have a new choice as Chevrolet Performance has introduced a new high-performance crate engine based on the LT-family of Gen 5 V8s during the 2016 SEMA Show. The new crate motor is dubbed the LT376/535 which gives you an idea of both the displacement of the new engine as well as the horsepower. The...

Sterling Blue Exterior Color Will End Production in March 2017

So long Sterling Blue…We hardly knew ya! The silver/blue exterior color introduced for the 2017 model year will end its run early according to our friend Rick “Corvette” Conti of Coughlin Chevrolet. Rick tells us that the last order date for Sterling Blue will be February 16, 2017 and the last build week is March 20, 2017. So if you’re on the fence and this was your color, it’s time to call your Chevy dealer! What we’re...

Only Known Black/Blue 1967 Corvette 427/435

One of the most collectible Corvettes ever built is the 1967 427/435 hp convertible. At the Mecum auction set in Kissimmee Jan. 6-15, the only Tuxedo Black/Bright Blue L71 435 horsepower 1967 Corvette convertible with a blue stinger and side exhaust known to exist will go on the block. And what a Corvette this is! The car has been driven just 35,426 original miles over the past 49 years, has a no-hit body, and...
christmas-tree-animated

Merry Christmas & Healthy & Happy New Year

   

In Depth: 2017 Grand Sport

With its eye-opening performance and extravagant options menu, Team Corvette’s latest grand affair may be the best C7 yet.  Resurrecting a storied appellation from a brand’s past can be a fraught exercise, especially when the new item bears little resemblance to its legendary namesake. But while GM has a bit of a checkered past in this regard—2000 Impala anyone?—Team Corvette has, to date, managed to steer clear of any such cognomen-based ignominy.And so it...