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2017 Grand Sport Corvette #001 Auctions Off at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auction, for ONLY $170,000

AMAZING! The fully loaded, first C7 Grand Sport Corvette goes for only $170,000!

Dateline – 4-8.16: This is arguably the collectible Corvette buy of the decade.

Here are the details:

Lot #3003 – The winning bidder will receive the first retail production 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition VIN #001.


The latest member of the Corvette lineup, the 2017 Grand Sport carries on the racing spirit of the original 1963 model, combining the power of the legendary LT1 6.2-liter engine with a Continue reading

The Rarest of all C5 Corvette Models: 1999-2000 Fixed Roof Coupe


by K. Scott Teeters as written for Vette magazine and republished from Super Chevy

The pathway to the C5 Z06

Dateline 4.7.16: It is interesting how “time” changes perspective. Corvettes have always been performance sports cars. The first Mustangs were not “performance” cars; they were “sporty” cars that were later made into performance cars. From 1956 to 1980, Corvette buyers that wanted more grunt always had optional performance engines to choose from but there was never a separate performance model until the arrival of the ZR-1 in 1990. Continue reading

All-electric Corvette claims new speed record of 186.8


by James Vincent for The Verge

GXE is a prototype created by small automotive company Genovation, and uses state-of-the-art electric motors

Dateline 3.29.16: A new world record for the fastest street legal all-electric car has been awarded to the Genovation GXE, a heavily-modified 2006 Z06 Corvette which hit a top speed of 186.8 mph at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida last month. Continue reading

Tommy Milner & the C7.R Corvette Wins GTLM at 12 Hours of Sebring!!! – 3 VIDEOS

Corvette Racing Team scores ANOTHER win at the 12 Hours of Sebring IMSA Race

Dateline: 3-20-16: The overall winner of the 2016 12 Hours of Sebring was Pipo Derani driving his Ligier JS P2 Honda. The Action Express Corvette Daytona Prototype driven by Dane Cameron took 2nd and Christian Fittipaldi took 3rd in his Action Express Corvette Daytona Prototype.

But for Corvette fans, Tommy Milner brought home the gold and took 1st in GTLM Class in his C7.R Corvette.

Here are some interesting stats that show the success of the Corvette Racing Team:

* This was the 10th class victory at Sebring for Corvette Racing

* The Corvette Racing Team claimed its fifth straight Triple Crown victory! 

* This was the second straight victory at Sebring for Corvette Racing and the third in four years. Continue reading

Sandman Dewey Powell & The World’s Only 392 Hemi 4WD Corvette


by Scott Teeters as republished from CorvetteOnline
Graphic By Corvette Online. Photos – Scott Teeters
Imagine this black Vette on the white sand coming to bail you out!

Dateline 02.20.16: We first saw Dewey Powell’s menacingly ‘81-bodied Corvette at the Strictly Corvettes Show, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. One of the first things that caught our eyes was the stylized fishing pole rack and the way it was angled back from the middle to match the car’s nose. Then the tall tires and L88 wheel flares hit us. “WOW! What’s this?” We looked under the hood and saw a dual-quad 392 Hemi and wondered, “Who built this?!” Continue reading

2016 NCRS Winter Meet in Florida


by Walt Thurn as republished from, Graphics-Photos by Super Chevy
33 Corvettes Are Judged and 25 Receive Top Flight Awards

Dateline 02.20.16: The National Corvette Restorers Society (NCRS) is dedicated to the preservation of Corvette history through the use of a comprehensive judging process. This process enables the NCRS to verify how accurately owners have restored and returned their cars to its original state. Corvettes that meet these requirements are presented with a Top Flight Award. Continue reading

Esoteric Details A 2016 C7 Corvette Z06 For 100 Hours: Watch Video


by Sean Szymkowski as republished from GM Authority
Esoteric Auto Detail has stamina to detail one 2016 C7 Corvette Z06 for 100 hours

Dateline 02.18.16: Having your vehicle professionally detailed is like slapping a ring on the man or woman you love. It’s a major commitment to show how much you love the vehicle, and it takes trusting hands and utmost care to do the job correctly. It looks like guys at Esoteric Auto Detail are just the people to bring your special car, because they had enough stamina to detail one 2016 C7 Corvette Z06 for 100 hours. Yes, that’s two zeroes there. Continue reading

Corvette Racing Looks to Build on Historic Success at LeMans

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by Patrick Rall as republished from Torque News
Corvette endurance racers rack up race wins and series championships around the world 

Dateline 2.14.16: Corvette Racing has announced that both of their team cars have received an invitation to compete in the 2016 24 Hours of LeMans endurance race – giving the Corvette crew a chance to back up last year’s LeMans win while continuing the momentum gathered in finishing 1-2 earlier this month in Daytona. Continue reading

1966 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Found in Driveway Of All Places


by Jerry Heasley as republished from, Photos Vette Magazine Staff
Rare Finds: Mid-Year Driveway Discovery

Dateline 2.7.16: Do people park vintage Corvettes in their home driveways for decades without moving them? Apparently so, according to this story. An original owner actually parked his Corvette, a ’66 convertible with removable hardtop, in his driveway in 1990. Years later, he added a car cover, which cut down on the buy inquiries. Continue reading

1953 NASCAR Corvette Racer


by K.Scott Teeters as written for Vette Magazine and republished from
Illustrated Corvette Series No 226: The First Factory-Built Corvette Racer

Dateline 2.5.16:  There isn’t another car in Detroit history that has been so consistently involved in racing as the Corvette. Today, the base model C7 is more racecar than ever. But it all had to start somewhere and the generally accepted break-out racing event for the Corvette was Sebring 1956 when a factory-prepared 265 4-speed Corvette won 1st place in the Sports 8000 Class at the 12-hour race event. Chevrolet marketing ran print ads declaring the Corvette as “The Real McCoy.” But, we have to roll the clock back to 1955 to get to the very first factory-built Corvette racecar, and it wasn’t a road racer, it was a NASCAR racer. A “NASCAR”, Corvette? Yes! Continue reading

650-HP Not Enough for Your Z06? Lingenfelter Safely Adds 100-HP to the LT4


by Patrick Rall as republished from Torque News, Photos Torques News Staff
Lingenfelter Stage 2 Safely Adds 100hp, 100tq to the Corvette Z06

Dateline February 2, 2016: The folks at Lingenfelter have just announced their Stage 2 package for the C7 Corvette Z06, which lifts the output by 100 horsepower and 100lb-ft of torque in a very reliable way – adding improved internal engine components rather than just jamming in a bunch more boost. Continue reading

Motor Trend’s 2015 Corvette Stingray Z51 Long-Term Update 4


by Chris Seabaugh as republished from, MotorTrend Staff Photos
Corvette Spends a Week at the Dealer

Dateline February 2, 2016: Since the last update, I’ve had plenty of time to get reacquainted with my long-term 2015 Corvette Stingray Z51. Unfortunately, so has the dealer.After addressing a handful of fit and finish issues, I finally had the kick in the pants I needed to get me to the Chevy dealer: a MyLink center console display that no longer displayed images. Continue reading

Relive the Spectacular Final Minutes of the 2016 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona

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by Chris Perkins as republished from
The last 15 minutes of this 24-hour race was some of the tightest racing we’ve ever seen

Dateline February 2, 2016: After the two Corvette GTLM cars got around the class leading #912 Porsche 911 towards the end of this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan gave his drivers permission to race each other. What followed was the most spectacular 15 minutes of racing many have ever witnessed. Continue reading

1971 – Owens-Corning L88 Corvettte #11 Wins Daytona


by Scott Teeters as written for Vette Vues
Corvette Milestones: January 30, 1971 – Owens Corning Fiberglass L88 Corvette #11 wins at Daytona – Finishing 1st in GT+2000 class and 4th overall, driven by Jerry Thompson and John Mahler

Dateline February 2016: The Owens Corning 1968 L88 Corvettes raced by Jerry Thompson and Tony DeLorenzo have the distinction of being the winningest L88 Corvette racers. While racing in two series, the team won 22 races in a row, with car #12 winning 11 times from 1969 to 1971. Continue reading

1979 – Dave McLellan Redesigns the Corvette


by Scott Teeters as written for Vette Vues
Corvette Milestones: January 22, 1979 – Dave McLellan receives approval for a complete redesign of the Corvette

Dateline February 2016: By 1974 it was becoming painfully obvious that the Corvette was in serious need of an overhaul. Between the increased weight due to energy absorbing bumper systems, side door guard beams, and reduced horsepower thanks to increases in emission standards, the Corvette was showing its age. Continue reading

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