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

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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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...

The Icon

Beginning with the dramatically styled ’63 coupe and ending with enormously powerful big-block models, the Sting Ray cemented the Corvette’s place in history as one of the world’s great sports cars.  Gorgeous styling and performance few production cars of the era could even approach propelled Chevrolet’s second-generation Corvette to superstardom. When introduced in 1963, the nearly all-new Corvette Sting Ray instantly won the hearts of the motoring press and, even more important, flew out...

The Real McCoy

Though the ’56 Corvette’s redesigned bodywork gets most of the attention, the changes made beneath the skin were even more significant: They made this Chevrolet a legitimate sports car. It’s easy to forget that, in the beginning, the Corvette was a flop. With its side curtains and Powerglide automatic transmission, it wasn’t the sports car that buyers expected. Nor was it the easy seller that Chevy’s dealers anticipated; sales were disastrous during the first...

Lola the 1962 Corvette Chases Lucy on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

When Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. first came on the scene four years ago, there was a memorable clip featuring Agent Colston and a red 1962 Corvette named Lola. “Nobody touches Lola” said Colston to one of the other agents. Four years later, we’ve come to find out that nobody drives Lola either except for Agent Colston. A new promo for last night’s airing of the show featured a car chase between Agent Colston and...

Corvette Delivery Dispatch with National Corvette Seller Mike Furman for Dec. 11th

  Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingray, Grand Sports and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller. In this week’s Delivery Dispatch, Mike reminisces about some previous Corvettes that crossed his path over the years including a 1958 Corvette he appraised back in 1989. Mike offers up many new Corvette deliveries this week and his batch of...

Fast Eddy Mid-Engine Corvette is a Design Concept We Can Get Behind

Rumor has it Chevy is working on a mid-engine Corvette, perhaps just two years away. If that’s too long for you to wait, just take a look at this stunning mid-engine Corvette concept designed by The Aria Group, a two-decade-old design firm and fabrication company that builds concept cars for major automakers. The Aria Group was co-founded by Charles Taylor, who just happens to be the son of legendary GM designer Ed Taylor, whose...

1976 Corvette Owner Turns to TV Station for Help After Issues with Repair Shop

Photo Credit: king5.com All’s well that ends well for the owner of this yellow 1976 Corvette. Tom Nali of Tacoma, Washington recently left his dream car at City Glass in his hometown to have the weather stripping replaced. When he got the car back several months later (we wonder why it took so long for such a simple job), the new stripping was already coming off. A second trip to City Glass to do...

Two-Owner 1967 Corvette Convertible Barn Find

This 1967 Corvette convertible has been sitting patiently for the past 27 years, hoping for someone to get it on the road again. Now, thanks to an eBay listing that expires Sunday, someone may have the chance to restore or resto-mod this car that had the same owner for the past 45 years. The second owner bought it in 1971 and drove it in South Carolina until 1989, when he parked it for the...

1963 Corvette Sting Ray at Weeki Wachee, Florida

I always enjoy seeing old photos of Corvettes in their vintage settings, which for me harkins back to a somewhat more innocent time for America. So why not use the occasion to kick off a new weekly series of posts with vintage pictures of Corvettes! This 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible and the young lady sitting on the hood was captured at Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida. Click here to see a larger version...