by John Gilbert as republished from Super Chevy
1955 Duntov Corvette
Dateline 11.24.15: There were only 700 Corvettes built in 1955, so that places 1953’s production run of 300 units at number one in rarity and bumps 1955 to second place. For a 21st Century Corvette collector buying a rare vintage Corvette can cost a bunch of money, but if one had a time machine that would make it a completely different story. With a time machine a fellow could go back to the April 1965 issue of Hot Rod magazine and snag Zora Arkus-Duntov’s 1955 Corvette test mule for $3,500 or best offer. Continue reading
by Chris Chin as republished from egmcartech.com
Rumors of a mid-engined supercar based on the Corvette have been around for decades
Dateline 11.24.15: Rumors of a mid-engined supercar based on the Corvette have been around for decades, basically ever since the Corvette came into existence. However, it never exactly came to fruition for possibly many reasons. But now, the rumor might actually lead to something since interest on both GM’s front and the consumer end have been picking up momentum, especially given GM’s new-found success with a lot of their new generation cars. Continue reading
by Sean Szymkowski as republished from GM Authority
It’s nearing the year’s end, and that means it’s automotive award season
Dateline 11.24.15: All across the industry, publications are ready to hand out recognition to the best of the best we’ve seen this year. The 2016 C7 Corvette Z06 has been quite the performer all year, and AutoGuide readers seem to be keen on the American-performance brute. The 2017 C7 Corvette Z06 has been awarded Reader’s Choice Sports Car of the Year. Continue reading
by Drew Hardin as republished from HotRod.com
High Quality Cars at the 7th annual Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals (MCACN)
Dateline 11.23.15: The 7th annual Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals (MCACN) doesn’t officially get underway until Saturday November 21, but we showed up at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport a few days early to bring you a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at some of the incredible muscle cars that will be on display.
by John Machaqueiro as republished from SuperChevy.com
C7.Rs Break Cover: Corvettes hit the high banks of Daytona International Speedway
Dateline 11.23.15: In the old days of the American Le Mans Series, Corvette Racing had almost six months between seasons. As a result of the merger with Grand Am, that time has been cut down to less than three months. Development and testing is now fast tracked during the season with final tests scheduled before the Rolex 24 in late January. With the changes in the rules for 2016, Pratt & Miller has designed and unveiled a new pair of C7.R’s that embrace those new regulations. Continue reading
by Scott Teeters, Editor of Corvette Report
Sellers disappointed when reserves not met.
Dateline 11.23.15: The 1996 Grand Sport was the sixth Special Edition Corvette and did more to bring the moniker “Grand Sport” back into the consciousness of the Corvette community than anything else. Prior to 1996, it was mostly Corvette racing fans that knew what a “Grand Sport Corvette” really was – Zora Arkus-Duntov’s lightweight Cobra killer that he envisioned being offered in every Chevrolet dealership in America. It was a noble concept, but even Chevrolet General Manager Semon “Bunkie” Knudsen couldn’t get a special exemption from GM’s management to allow the Chevrolet build and sell Corvette race cars. (I know, it’s a bummer, man!)
As the original 1963 Grand Sport racers faded into the collective memory of motorsports, the legend turned into a myth, until slowly but surely, Continue reading
by Jamie Klein as republished from MotorSport.com
Corvette Racing has confirmed its driver line-ups for next June’s Le Mans 24 Hours
Dateline 11.22.16: Ricky Taylor joins the American team for the 2016 edition of the French endurance classic. Taylor makes his return to Le Mans after a year’s absence alongside Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, effectively replacing Ford-bound Ryan Briscoe. Continue reading
by Scott Teeters, Corvette Artist and Writer, Editor of Corvette Report
The awesome C7 stands on the shoulders of the C6 Z06!
Dateline 11.18.15: The C7 continues to rack up the kudos, but that doesn’t mean that the C6 Corvettes are less than awesome. Ever since the early days of the 1960s when Chevrolet started rolling out their mid-engine Corvette prototypes and engineering study cars, fans have been waiting for a new Corvette that is revolutionary, rather than evolutionary. Continue reading
by Collin Woodard as republished from Road and Track
“This car’s from the 70s when everything smelled of man-musk…and the cologne used to cover up said musk.”
Dateline 11.18.15: Oh, Mr. Regular is reviewing another Corvette? Hasn’t he already reviewed a C3 Corvette? Why do another one? This Corvette is a little bit different, though. This Corvette is a restomod. Specifically, this is Neal’s restomod. You remember Neal, right? He’s the guy who rescued the Vagabond Falcon. Continue reading
photo courtesy of GM Media
by Daniel Strohl as republished from Hemmings Blog
Russ Mclean Strives to keep Corvette Alive!
Dateline 11.18.15: Though an icon of American performance, the Chevrolet Corvette hasn’t always had a secure place in the General’s lineup. Most Corvette historians and enthusiasts already know that it faced cancellation multiple times early in existence, but the story of another potential death knell is just now becoming public more than 20 years after it happened, and the man best positioned to tell that story – the man who defied GM’s order to let the Corvette die – will tell that story this weekend. Continue reading
Terry Muniz of Pittsburg, poses with the 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray belonging
to her husband Guillermo Muniz in Pittsburg, Calif. (Photo by David Krumboltz)
By David Krumboltz as republished from ContraCostaTimes.com
Beloved Corvette StingRay has several lives
Dateline 11.18.15: The Chevrolet Corvette has an interesting history. It started as a concept car for the 1953 GM Motorama Auto Show in New York. GM management thought Chevrolet needed a model that would put some pizzazz in the line. The original idea was to produce a sporty car using off-the-shelf parts to keep the cost around $2,000 (about $17,600 in today’s dollars). Continue reading
by Steven Rupp as republished from SuperChevy.com
Arms Race: Corvettes run hard at the 2015 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational
Dateline 11.18.15: Back in 2008, the people at Optima Batteries had an idea to show that the cars typically seen at SEMA could actually go as fast as they looked. That first year about 30 cars showed up to battle it out in the desert at the K&N sponsored Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI). Fast forward to 2015 and the current event is on a whole other level. Over the last eight years the top-finishing cars have gone from modified street cars capable of track duty to pseudo race cars that are legal for street use. Continue reading
by Corvette Racing (source) as republished from racer.com
More Corvette Racing Talent
Dateline 11.18.15: Already one of endurance sports car racing’s most prominent teams, Corvette Racing is adding even more championship-winning talent to its roster for the first two rounds of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Marcel Fassler and Mike Rockenfeller will complete the team’s lineup for the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in the pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.R racecars. Continue reading
by Miles Branman as republished from digitaltrends.com
Is another Cadillac XLR in the works?
Dateline 11.18.15: Rumors of a mid-engined Corvette have been circulating for years now, but the source has always been an unnamed insider or some other third party. Now we have hints from someone at the top of the General Motors hierarchy, albeit on the luxury end of the spectrum. Continue reading
by Sarah Shelton as republished from corvettes.about.com
Worthy Investment for a Corvette Collector or Money Pit?
Dateline November 2015: The clandestine barn find: many classic car enthusiasts daydream that they will unearth such a mythical beast. That they will happen upon a rare specimen that’s been hidden from view for decades, dusty and neglected in some darkened corner. Corvette barn finds can certainly be a gratifying treasure, both to discover and to restore. But the costs required to bring the car back to a roadworthy condition or to show quality should not be overlooked. These expenses often separate a worthy investment from a money pit. Continue reading