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Bortz Auto Collection Founded 1963 by Joe Bortz

Welcome to Bortzautocollection.com This site is dedicated to prototype cars and other interesting cars...

Car Tires, The Loaded Gun – 1958

Advertising film for the General Dual 90 tire; VS 1950s cars on highways; great POV shots from inside car; great footage of tire durability tests with air pressure and exploding tires.

Firebird III GMs Turbine Powered Wonder

Firebird III was an experimental car that GM hoped would “startle even Buck Rogers.” It was one of the jet age inspired Dream Cars that were conjured up in GM’s Design staff under the direction of legendary designer, Harley Earl. It was the third Firebird and it looked at a future without steering wheels and a bubble toped canopy right out of — well a fighter jet. Its fins were also in keeping with...

GM Motorama Exhibit 1956

GM’s Motorama exhibit in 1956 featured a film that looked into the far distant future of 1976 with predicted a jet age future with electronic digital displays and an On Star like central command that would guide us along our uncrowded path to adventures.

The Chevrolet Corvette’s Complete History, From C1 to C8

See how America’s sports car went from a country-club cruiser to a performance icon. BY GREG FINK JUL 22, 2019 CAR AND DRIVER Chevrolet was in a sales slump in the early 1950s, and like many within the bow-tie division’s ranks, brand manager Thomas Keating was eager to reverse course. His solution? Ordering up a sports car for General Motors’ bread-and-butter nameplate. Produced under the code name Project Opel, the sports car was a distinctly American take...

The Life Story Of A 1970 Chevy Chevelle SS

Ryan Sardachuk This has nothing to do with Corvettes but it’s a great Chevrolet story and artist rendition. The Life Story Of A 1970 Chevy Chevelle (Part 1 of 40) November 5th, 1969, GM Assembly Plant of Flint Michigan: Workers are hurrying to manufacture brand new 1970 Chevrolet Chevelles, a car that will soon become an American automotive Icon. A car that’ll be worth a fortune in just a few decades, but at this...

70 Years – The One And Only

Corvette 70 Years: The One and Only by Richard Prince Edition Description There’s something for every enthusiast in Corvette 70 Years, from the classic early-generation models, to the legendary race cars, to the latest stunning mid-engine C8. Climb in and fasten your seat belt. Chevrolet’s Corvette is one of the most influential and iconic American automobiles in history, holding the mantle of America’s sports car across seven decades. In Corvette 70 Years: The One and...

Richard Prince

About Richard Prince Photography I have been working as an automotive photographer since 1991 and have a wide range of experience shooting product, motorsports, events, and people. My clients include many of the world’s major automobile manufacturers and a diverse array of other companies. In addition, I have published three books and my work has been utilized by over 400 publications in more than 80 countries around the world. I bring to every project...

C2 Corvette Restoration by the Numbers: What to Look For

General Motors, like all the other car manufacturers of the time, did not put...

A Look At The Three Corvette Assembly Plants

Jim Smart EditorJul 29, 2019 In 1953, who would have believed that an American automaker—known more for great styling rather than road-going, canyon-cutting performance—would give the world an exciting two-seat sports car. American automakers in the post war period introduced fresh and exciting models erected on new underpinnings with updated sheetmetal and creature comforts. In the early 1950s, Chevrolet had its eye on building a fierce competitor to European sports cars. European sports cars were enjoying...

Rare A.O. Smith-bodied 1967 Corvette Big Block Headed to Barrett-Jackson’s Reno Auction

A little background: From 1964 to 1967, Corvette bodies were actually built at two locations – half at the St. Louis factory and half under contract with A.O. Smith in Ionia, Mich. Some experts say there were a few A.O. Smith 427 bodies in the first week or two or production, including this one that was built in Ionia, Mich., at A.O. Smith and shipped to St. Louis for assembly as a 1967 Corvette....

Tech Session February 26, 2022

We would like to Thank Tony & Angela for hosting our first tech session...

Cars & Stripes

We love old cars as much as you do! Please check out their website it will bring you back in time! Cars and Stripes – Classic Cars – Enjoy Old Ads, Articles – Find Dealers and Parts

Chevrolet 1966 Intro with Lorne Greene

King Rose Archives Chevrolet hired Bonanza star Lorne Greene to host the automaker’s announcement...