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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...

A&B Upholstery Tech Session 1953 Corvette #100

We had a tech session at A&B Upholstery December 19, 2020. MJ (Owner) hosted the event for us as well as Alan Blay who talked about the history of car #100. Below you will see a video of MJ installing a new soft top on the 53. I would like to thank both MJ, Alan Blay and the members who attended the session. As introduced in 1953, the Corvette was mostly a thrown together...

1963 Corvette Z06 Split-Window Rotting 50 Years in a Junkyard is Found and Will Be Restored

Photo Credit: @pugmonster56 / Instagram After being neglected in a junkyard for nearly 50 years after traveling just 59,000 miles, one of the rarest 1963 Corvettes of them all is finally on its way back. According to musclecarsandtrucks.com, who found this Z06 on an Instagram account for Rotting Classics, the 57-year-old Stingray is already in the process of being restored by the new owner. Only 199 Z06s were produced in 1963, the first year for that option, at...

Corvettes on eBay: Barn Find 1965 Corvette With Factory Air

By Mitch Talley -Aug 12, 2020 Back in 1965, Chevrolet’s St. Louis factory produced 8,186 coupes and about double that many convertibles (15,378). Out of those 23,564 Corvettes, only about 10 percent of them were made with air conditioning (2,423). Not surprising, really, since most cars of that era didn’t have AC either, and furthermore it was the second-highest priced option on the list at $421.80 behind the top-of-the-line 327/375 hp fuel-injected engine at $538. This...

1955 1956 CORVETTES @ SEBRING 1956 ZORA DUNTOV TEST DRIVES

Zora Duntov test drives a ’55 red Corvette “mule”. Chevrolet V8 with dual carbs. Engine later used in one of the white (red interior) racers entered by Doane Chevy of IL. Ed Cole takes a GMATS flight to observe. Bill France of NASCAR there also. Drivers include John Fitch, at Sebring, Florida in 1956. Endurance sports car race “home movie” found in Rochester, NY. Early Corvette Racers.

Experimental Corvette — SS

General Motors recruited engineer and race car driver, Zora Arkus Duntov, to help them inject some performance into their brands. Duntov wanted to make the Corvette competitive with sports cars from Europe like Ferrari and Maserati. To gain respect it needed to win on the track. He organized a team to build the SS or “Experimental Corvette” and took it to Sebring.

The Corvette Super Sport Story

Zora Arkus Duntov loved the way the Corvette looked but he loved fast cars and wanted to turn the Corvette into a real competitor on the track. He convince General Motors to let him build an experimental Corvette, the Super Sport or SS. It debuted at Sebring in 1957 but it need more work to be a contender. Unfortunately, GM wouldn’t give him the support he needed. AU Corvette

Zora Arkus-Duntov’s Last Public Interview

He put the ‘Z’ in the Corvette Z06, he was a legend in the automotive industry. See now his last public interview. Because he and I are products of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas, although at different times, Harold Bettes and I had a common academic background and friendship.  After a highly productive stint at a little (at the time) fledgling company named MSD ignitions while I was toiling at...

Here’s Why the 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 Is The Hottest Car of the Year

The 2020 Chevy Corvette C8 is the hottest car of the year — by far. Today I’m going to review the new C8 Corvette, and I’m going to take you on a tour of the new 2020 Corvette. Then I’m going to drive the 2020 C8 Corvette and tell you what it’s like on the road.

The C8 Corvette Z06 showed up sporting the CENTER exit exhaust! Flat Plane Crank NOISE EVERYWHERE!