The Bumper Years

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...

Our Members Chris M 1969 Corvette, John C 1965 Corvette / Tony P 1957 Corvette

Our members Chris Mazzilli, John Coacci and Tony Pedro had the opportunity to have...

1968 Corvette Crown Jewel

Tom Marcucci’s all-original, low-mileage ’69 L88 roadster is a dazzling example of this legendary performance model Story by Barry Kluczyk Photos by the author November 1, 2018 Returning safely to the States was on the mind of every serviceman who did a stint in Southeast Asia half a century ago. A young Richard Thomas was no exception, and like so many others, his focus on something better waiting for him back home provided hope...

Remember When Mark Hamill Drove This In Corvette Summer?!

    Written by Zach Martin on December 15, 2017 If you’re a Star Wars fan, chances are you’ve been at the movies in the last 12 hours to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi. With massive blockbusters like this, it’s easy to forget that the actors also starred in other movies. In the case of actor Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), he starred in Corvette Summer back when the original Star Wars trilogy was...

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...