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October 3, 2021 Tobay Beach Car Show

I would like to first thank John Romano for taking his time and effort in putting together the beautiful pictures and video of the longest caravan the club has ever had in 26 years. The second thanks goes to our members and friends from the Vintage Chevrolet Club who participated in the event with us. The show for us was a great success because the caravan to the show was one that everyone who...

1954 Corvair – A Missing Classic Comes Back to Life.

A 1954 Corvair Shines at Carmel Artomobilia We’ve been reminiscing about the great cars we’ve seen recently at the Carmel Artomobilia. Being Corvette lovers, we were totally floored to see a replica of a 1954 Motorama Chevy Corvair gleaming in the sunlight. AMIG’s Rick Drewry talks with Mike, this beautiful car’s lucky owner and what it took to re-create this allusive sports car. GM Destroys Corvair Prototypes In 1954, Chevy introduces the Corvair, a concept car based on the 1953...

Presenting the 1954 General Motors Motorama

Posted on April 17, 2018 by MCG From a time when General Motors ruled the world: This newsreel presents the fabulous 1954 GM Motorama at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. There really are no modern parallels to the annual GM Motorama spectaculars of the American mid-century. As we’ve often referenced here at Mac’s Motor City Garage, the Motoramas were elaborate multimedia extravaganzas that used theater, music, even interpretive dance to present the corporation’s advanced products, from...

The Story of Knee Action (GM)

What Was GM Knee Action? Posted on September 21, 2021 by MCG General Motors didn’t invent independent front suspension, of course. But the automaker was among the first to bring the feature to the American mass market in 1934 with the colorful name Knee Action. This is not widely understood today, but the development of independent front suspension was driven not by a desire to improve handling, as one might expect, but by a serious need to...

Corvettes at Carlisle 2021

Full Coverage of the 2021 Corvettes at Carlisle. This was the second largest event with nearly 5,000 Corvettes to see, lots of vendors, and entertainment. Second Largest Corvettes at Carlisle EVER Puts Smiles on the Faces of Many in 2021 Top Flight Automotive Backs Iconic Gathering of America’s Sports Car August 31, 2021 Photos Credit Carlisle Events CARLISLE, PA – Three straight days of sun and fun at the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds translated to the...

2022 Corvette

Overview With a lineage that stretches back to the 1950s, the Chevrolet Corvette is a mainstay of performance-car culture, and the current C8 model takes that tradition to a new place with a 490-hp V-8 engine mounted behind the passenger compartment and a still-affordable price tag. Performance in the supercar range and surgically precise handling make the Corvette a track day darling when equipped with the Z51 package—but its ride over rough stretches is unexpectedly smooth...

Discovery Channel (The Lost Corvettes)

The Lost Corvette About In 1983, for the first time since the brand’s inception in 1953, Chevrolet did not release a Corvette model for that year. Designs were drawn, parts ordered but no car was ever released. On what would have been a celebratory 30th anniversary – no ‘Vette hit the market. In this HISTORY special, die-hard Corvette expert and builder Chris Mazzilli will try to fix this missing piece of muscle car history...

The Lost Corvettes

Win a Piece ofAutomotive History Originally given away in a 1989 VH1 sweepstakes to one winner before being purchased by psychedelic pop artist Peter Max, 36 Lost Corvettes were discovered collecting rust and dust in parking garages across New York City. And we’re giving away all 36 Corvettes again… but this time to 36 different winners inTHE LOST CORVETTES GIVEAWAY! The Lost Corvettes Giveaway benefits Stand for the Troops a charity that supports America’s military veterans with...

Protect-O-Plate

What Is A General Motors Protect-O-Plate? Brett Hatfield — Feb 28, 2021 If you are a vintage GM fan, you have seen ads or auction listings that tout the car is accompanied by documentation including a Protect-O-Plate, or a P-O-P. Hardcore GM fans know what this is, but the rest of us may need some enlightenment. So what is a Protect-O-Plate? According to the National Corvette Restorers Society, beginning in 1965, General Motors automobiles came with an...

Some Of The Most Collectible Chevy Corvette Models Ever

BY BRETT HATFIELD— JAN 18, 2021 Chevy Corvette fans could be accurately described as fanatical....

The late “Fastback” C3 Corvettes have one of the finest shapes in the model’s history

By Richard Lentinello from September 2020 issue of Hemmings Motor News One of the most stylish Corvette models ever produced was the third version of the third-generation model built from 1978 to 1982. Although they certainly weren’t the most powerful Corvettes ever produced, these editions are considered by many enthusiasts to be among the finest, stylish shapes to ever clothe a Corvette chassis. Beneath their fiberglass skin, they were essentially carbon copies of the previous, 1968-’77 models....

These three see-through Corvettes hold significant parts of Chevy history

By Jim Koscs on Jan 6th, 2021 at 9:00 am The unmistakable sound of a Chevy big-block through Corvette exhausts would not stand out as unusual at a New York Chevy dealer’s Corvette show. But when a few showgoers turned their heads to glance at the “car” they heard approaching the event back in 1990, eyes popped and jaws dropped.“It’s not a car! It’s just a chassis – with a guy driving it!”The “car,” which was wearing...

1955 Chevrolet Corvette

The Corvette engineering corps wanted more power. Corvette advertisers wanted more power. Corvette aficionados wanted more power. The Ford Thunderbird team…well, they probably would have preferred that the Corvette stick to its Blue Flame Six engine for another few years at least. But more power is exactly what the Corvette got. For the 1955 model year, Chevrolet’s two-seater finally gained the muscle to fulfill the promise of its catch-me-if-you-can exterior. V-8 power had arrived. And the...

Dream Cars June 2020

This summer we had a coffee and bagel gathering at Dream Cars in Hicksville NY. I would like to thank the owners Chris & Dave for hosting this event for us. We also celebrated our own VP John Romano’s 80th birthday! It was great to see and have our members attend during a year we all hope to forget.