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

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...
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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...

Taking It Personal

 Wanting to make his 427 Convertible that much more special, this owner turned to Callaway for extra power—and lots more.  When Greg Lotko began thinking about a replacement for his beloved 2007 Corvette convertible back in the spring of 2010, it didn’t occur to him that a massive earthquake in Japan would profoundly impact his purchase—but it did. Lotko believed that 2012 would be the final year for the C6, and made up his...

Fixed In Place

 After 31 years of building Corvette coupes with detachable roofs, Chevrolet returned to its fixed-roof formula with the ’99 hardtop. In 1999, Chevrolet introduced a hardtop version of the fifth-generation Corvette, which was a body option not seen since 1967. When the C3 debuted in 1968, the coupe had a removable roof panel, unlike the fixed one on the Sting Ray. The hardtop joined the coupe and convertible as the third offering in the...
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Christmas Humor Waiting for Santa

Flogging the Beast

Mike Godfrey is wringing every last ounce of performance from his bone-stock 1990 ZR-1 Chevrolet’s third-generation Corvette had an unusually long lifespan, stretching a full 15 model years from 1968 through 1982. This is even more remarkable when one considers that the car’s basic chassis design was essentially unchanged since 1963. Modest investment in upgrading each successive C3 model, coupled with record sales through 1979 and substantial price increases every year, meant tremendous profits...

Turning Point

After reaching a nadir in 1975, the Corvette’s performance rebounded over the ensuing years. With less weight and streamlined aerodynamics, the 1980 model was a much-improved sports car.  Let’s face it, late-model C3s are not among the most highly coveted Corvettes. Mid-to-late-’70s examples were low on power and heavy on smog and safety equipment. By the 1980 model year, however, the Corvette had become a much better vehicle. Still wearing its original paint and...

Time-Capsule Shark

 With its roaring LS6 big-block, Roger Suddeth’s ’71 coupe is a flashback to the height of the muscle-Vette era.  For some it was the Motorama car. For others it was the original Stingray. For Roger Suddeth it was the Mako Shark. That was the Corvette show car that rocked the young Kentuckian’s world when he first saw images of it as a teenager. “I couldn’t believe how futuristic it looked,” recalls Suddeth. Naturally, once...