Corvette Society Celebrating 24 Years 1995-2019 It's All About The Cars!

The Pinstriper – Lyle Fisk

As a teenager in the 1950s, Edward Lyle Fisk peeked inside the rear door of a local sign-painting shop so often that the owner finally offered him a job. After learning how to mix colors and handle a brush, Lyle saw a magazine story about pinstriping, and he knew his destiny. Decades later, Lyle is a legend who is still in high demand. “I really like what I do,” he says, scoffing at retirement....

Chris Mazzilli – 1964 Impala SS Story

  Angelo Mazzilli with his (second) 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS. Still image from video below. You may remember friend-of-Hemmings Chris Mazzilli, who’s exhibited his own Corvettes at our concours d’elegance, as one of the team members behind the restoration of the VH-1 Peter Max Corvettes by Corvette Heroes. Chris’s shop, Dream Car Restorations New York, spends much of its time tracking down cars for its clients, a business that came about because of a...

Los Angeles Garage-Find 1963 Corvette SWC Offered for Sale

Last month, we shared a post about a 1963 Corvette Split Window that was languishing away in a Los Angeles parking garage. Some folks thought it might be a hoax, but now we apparently have proof of the car’s lineage thanks to a new listing on eBay that features this special Corvette. “This is your once in a lifetime chance to buy one of the most beautiful cars ever made from the original owners...

1964 Corvette Survivor Was Driven As It Should

There’s something about a C2 Corvette that demands admiration, even – and maybe especially – one with 53 years worth of living etched into it. This 1964 Corvette coupe up for sale on eBay won’t win any Top Flight awards anytime soon, with its splotchy, chipped, and scratched paint and its ragged seats and faded carpet inside. But this Corvette might just win a sentimental award just for surviving. You see, it had the...

1967 Big Block Corvette Rescued from 35 Year Slumber

  John Haynal’s ears perked up when his friend Doug asked if he had heard about Albert Way’s old Corvette. Wasn’t that a 1967 big-block?  Haynal is a well-known car collector in the Ocean City,City, New Jersey, area. He has a 1934 Ford five-window nostalgia rod built in the 1950s; two Vegas, one he races in Super Pro and a second that is an old Pro Street; along with an original 1928 Model A...

What Would You do With this Barn Fresh 1966 Corvette?

While getting ready to leave our hotel for the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals last Saturday morning we struck up a conversation with our new friend and CorvetteBlogger reader Donny Brass. In addition to assisting with the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Race display, Donny was also showing his barn fresh silver/silver 1966 Corvette coupe in the Barn Finds display. Donny’s C2 is pretty unique given its silver on silver color combination as well...

1972 Corvette Coupe with 3,700 Original Miles Uncovered in Canada

As I continue to search for my next Corvette, I often wonder what it would be like to find a super low mile Corvette gem tucked away in a long forgotten garage or barn. David Hallman from Ottawa, Ontario recently got to fulfill my Corvette dream when he stumbled up on an Elkhart Green 1972 Corvette Coupe that had been sitting since 1973. Hallman repairs and sells old Corvettes. Several years ago he purchased...

Stan’s 2017 Lingenfelter Corvette Grand Sport

Here’s a cool new Corvette we are happy to feature on this edition of RIDES as its owner claims it was the first C7 Corvette Grand Sport to undergo a 700-hp Lingenfelter upgrade. Stan’s new 2017 Lingenfelter Corvette Grand Sport Coupe now puts out 600 rear-wheel horsepower and we imagine it’s a blast to drive! Here is what Stan told us about his new Corvette: I have the first Lingenfelter 700 plus HP C7...

Couple Married Over 51 Years Relive Youth with Substitute 1963 Corvette Split Window

As Corvettes are more than just a car to many owners, it’s no surprise to hear the stories of those who once owned a Corvette in their younger days but then had to sell it. While many go on, for some there is a real sense of loss that the owner didn’t realize they would someday feel. For some former owners, that means trying to find their old Corvette with the goal to buy...

1968 L88 Corvette Convertible Hits the Inaugural Mecum LA Auction

Fresh off the heels of a 1969 Corvette L88 convertible that just sold for $490,000 at last month’s Bonhams Scottsdale Auction, comes another L88 Corvette roadster – this one a 1968 model. It’ll be on the block at Mecum’s auction in Los Angeles on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 17-18. The car is one of just 20 L88 convertibles manufactured by Chevrolet in 1968 and has been owned by the same renowned Corvette collector for...

[SPIED] Mid Engine C8 Corvette with C7 ZR1s Undergoing Cold Weather Testing

Photo Credit: RoadandTrack.com / KGP Photography It’s always a treat to wake up with new Corvette spy photos to look at. Road and Track just published a photo gallery with 31 new spy photos of the mid engine C8 Corvette as it’s undergoing cold weather testing. I’m pretty sure that this is the best look yet at the next generation Corvette. Check out all the latest pics at RoadandTrack.com. Also included for your viewing...

Corvette’s 1963 Fire-Frost Paint and 1971-72 Firemist Paint

Editors Note: I am very pleased to announce that Author Robert Casey of the All Corvette Colors book series has offered to share some of his knowledge regarding some of the great colors that have graced Corvettes over the years. And with the Corvette factory’s new paint shop coming online this year, his insight into the painting process will be invaluable. The book series is available at Amazon.com. GM shocked the world with an...

C2 Corvette Restoration by the Numbers: What to Look For

General Motors, like all the other car manufacturers of the time, did not put much valuable information on the vehicle identification number (VIN) plate. Starting in 1963, the VIN denoted coupe or convertible and build sequence. The fourth VIN digit is a 3 for a coupe or a 6 for a convertible for all of the Mid- years built. The serial number followed the coupe or convertible code, to give you an idea when...

THE TEST MULE THAT HELPED SAVE THE CHEVY CORVETTE

By: Paul Stenquist The Corvette started life with a serious – nearly terminal – disadvantage. Chevrolet’s new-for-1953 sports car was tragically underpowered, hamstrung by the in-line six-cylinder under its hood, a warmed-over version of the engine used in Chevy sedans. The car’s Powerglide automatic transmission didn’t help performance, and sales were further hampered by quality problems and a slow production ramp-up. Cancellation of the model was a distinct possibility, but a timely rescue arrived...