Midyears

Two-Rotor Trendsetter

Chevy’s innovative XP-897 GT prototype foreshadowed mid-engine Corvette concepts to come Story by Joe Greeves Photos by the author and courtesy GM June 20, 2019 As you read this, Chevrolet is poised to release the first mid-engine production Corvette in marque history. But while the revolutionary C8 is sure to dominate headlines for the foreseeable future, it’s worth reflecting on the various engineering prototypes that prefigured it, some of whose origins stretch back more...

All in the Family

Quentin Carbone lusted after this ’67 L71 coupe for years. In the end, he got far more than just the car Story by Richard Prince Photos by the author February 9, 2017 About 20 years ago Quentin Carbone was starting his construction business in New York City. He needed a subcontractor who was excellent at building and renovating storefronts, and his father recommended a friend by the name of John Tara. Carbone and Tara...

Chevrolet 1966 New Car Commercial

King Rose Archives Published on Jul 19, 2014 Chevrolet hired Bonanza star Lorne Greene to host the automaker’s announcement film for 1966. The film shows stunt drivers from Chitwoods Thrill team taking the cars through their paces. Also behind the scenes of a dramatic commercial and the introduction of a new V8 engine. This film was produced by the Jam Handy Company in Detroit. Written by Bob Wicks and animation by Dick Petrovitch who...

1967 Corvette 243,000 MIles Top Flight Highest Mileage Documented Original

“The Most Factory Original, Documented, High-Mileage Original ’67 Corvette Known” – an NCRS Top Flight award winner, currently driven on long distance trips across the USA.

Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: 1966 vs. 2015 | A Comparison 50 Years in the Making

Published on Aug 10, 2015 What kind of effect does 50 years have on a car? In this video, Edmunds.com finds out by pairing a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray with its long-term 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray test car. Both cars share a name, cylinder count and arrangement, but the similarities end there. Watch to see how big an effect half a century can have on a car.

Check Out This Really Cool Chevrolet 1963 Commercial

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1963 340hp Corvette Found Neatly Stored Away for 45 Years

Hot Rod Network Staff 5/1/2018 009-Vette-RareFinds-1963-Corvette-Heasley.jpg  Hot Rod Network Staff Brian Murray was very excited when a friend told him about an old Corvette parked in a barn since the early 1970s. “Larry works for me. A guy he goes to church with was telling him about a guy that was gonna get rid of an old Corvette.” Larry knew Murray collects and restores Corvettes and wanted to help him out. Murray is a...

1966 Corvette Damaged A Frames

These are bent A frames from a 1966 Corvette. Check out the photos below should you ever decide to change out your A frames.  

1965 Corvette Convertible Bought New Found 45 Years Later by Original Owner

Jerry Heasley 3/11/2018 05-1965-corvette-convertible-rare-finds-brock.jpg In 1983, when he was 10 years old, Rusty Brock was intrigued with an old color slide he saw of his father’s 1965 Corvette his father bought brand new. “Oh, I used to own that car back in the day,” George told his son. The intrigue turned into a mystery to solve when they dug up old paperwork on the Corvette, which included the VIN. George had a policeman friend...

1965 Corvette Found Near its Home

Jerry Heasley 6/5/2018 The sense of awe that accompanies discovering an old Corvette stored or lost for many years can be intoxicating. Kris Smith wasn’t looking for an old Corvette when his son Justin came home from college with a story that a buddy told him about a 1965 coupe parked since 1973. Kris said the Corvette was 7-8 miles from their home in rural Indiana, with amazement in his voice. He had to...

The Supercar Destroyer – 1967 LT1 C2 Corvette

Who knew an American classic from the 60’s would be whooping up on some modern Supercars? From McLarens to Lamborghinis – this Vette was GAPPING anything that lined up against him! You’re probably wondering what the powerplant of this beast is? A twin-turbo LT1! Bet ya didn’t see that coming! This is one of the coolest family projects we’ve seen in a long time. Big thanks to Kyle for showing us the ins and...

This Twin Turbo C2 Corvette is a Blast to Watch Run!

One Owner 1963 Corvette

This past Saturday (April 14) we had a tech session at Benchmark Restorations 100 N Strong Avenue Lindenhurst NY 11757. Our members had the opportunity to see a one owner 63 Corvette. We had the new owner Joe C describe his experience in purchasing his one owner 1963 Silver Blue Corvette. The vehicle has been in Maryland all of its life until  now where Joe is cleaning and going over the car with a fine tooth...

One of 10,494: A 1963 Corvette Split-Window Story

Written by John Gilbert on February 12, 2018 Grant Cox – Photographer; There were 10,494 Corvette split-window coupes built for 1963, so there has to be at least that many stories, and thousands more if a pass-around rate for Corvette owners is added to the mix. If a person works real hard in life they get to buy back all of the prized possessions they let go in their younger years, or at least...