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Corvette Prototypes and Concepts – Trend Setting: Part 3

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Part One HERE. Part Two HERE.

A look back at Chevrolet’s experimental, prototype, concept, and show car Corvettes

by Scott Teeters for Vette Magazine as republished from SuperChevy.com

 

At Riverside Raceway in 1960, Zora Arkus-Duntov unveiled one of the most unusual cars of his career. CERV I’s official reason for being was, “A research tool for Chevrolet’s continuous investigations into automotive ride and handling phenomena under more realistic conditions (wink, wink).” But everyone knew better.

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The 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Brought the Return of the Fastback

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by Scott Teeters as republished from Vette Magazine’s online SuperChevy.com

The late ’70s were indeed “strange dayz” for the Corvette. The Founding Fathers had all been put out to pasture. Harley Earl was long gone, Ed Cole made his exit in September 1974, Duntov was gone from GM in January 1975, and Bill Mitchell took “exit, stage left” in July 1977. Without angels in the boardroom, what would become of the Corvette? Continue reading

Car Club USA: Corvette Homecoming – Video

Here’s What Corvettes Mean To People

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The other day Joe Pruitt, the Event Coordinator/Owner of the National Corvette Homecoming event contacted me to tell me about their new event video by Efran Films that covered the National Corvette Homecoming 2014 event. This is a very touching video that captures what Corvettes mean to people. As we know, they’re not just “car” they’re something else. Actually, the people in the video say it perfectly. This video has heart! Enjoy!Scott

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Corvette Prototypes and Concepts – Trend Setting: Part 2

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Read Part 1 HERE.

A look back at Chevrolet’s experimental, prototype, concept, and show car Corvettes

by Scott Teeters as republished from Vette Magazine

General Motors makes hundreds of kinds of cars and trucks. Some sell hundreds of thousands of units a year, which makes Chevrolet’s Corvette a complete enigma. Given the small number of Corvettes sold every year, it is a modern American manufacturing miracle that the car survived for 61 years.

The Corvette was “officially” born on January 17, 1953 at the GM Motorama Show at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. To understand the impact of Harley Earl’s two-seater sports car concept car, you have to look at typical cars of 1953. The car was low and sleek, and wasn’t over festooned with styling gimmicks. Based on the response from attendees, Chevrolet rushed the car into production, and the rest is history. Continue reading

Gary Ricketts’ Flaming Silver Bullet Sting Ray Corvette

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Mannington, New Jersey, Du Pont Safety Consultant, Gary Ricketts’ Pro Street ‘65 Sting Ray Coupe

South Jersey lifetime resident, Gary Ricketts came of age at the tail end of the muscle car era, with the party peaking before he got his driver’s license in 1971. Like most teenage car guys his age, he got to watch his favorite muscle cars duke it out at tracks such as Atco Raceway, Englishtown, Maple Grove, and Cecil County Drag-O-Way. When it comes to cars, what a young man is exposed to usually sets their taste in performance cars for a lifetime. Continue reading

C7 Corvette DieCast Cars/Models are Available at Corvette Report

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C7 Corvette Die-Cast Now in Stock for the Avid Collector!!

Corvette Report is proud to announce that its store is now stocking coupe and convertible C7 die-cast cars for the diehard model collector who must have all the generations of the iconic American Sports Car! For your convenience, we offer the latest C-7  Die-cast Corvette models! You have your choice of a  nice selection of  C-7 Coupe and Convertible die-cast Corvettes in many colors. Continue reading

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is Chevy’s New World Order Supercar

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by Scott Teeters as republished from Vette Magazine

The Z06 lineage is amazing: ’63 RPO Z06 “Racer Kit,” ’01-’04 Hardtop “Tough Guy,” ’06-’13 “Badass Quasi-racer,” and now the ’15 “Supercar for Everyone.” The C5 Z06 took advantage of the hardtop’s more rigid structure. The C6 Z06 (coupe-only) took the hydroformed frame structure to a new level and was crafted in all aluminum. The base C7 coupe and roadster now have an aluminum structure that is more rigid than the C6 Z06. It’s so good that the design can easily handle an additional 190 horsepower in coupe and convertible configurations. Continue reading

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