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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

Corvette Odd Ball: PizzaMan Dan Spices Up Las Vegas Pizza Expo

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Pepperoni With Your Pizza Corvette???

by Scott Teeters

Ahh, the things people do to Corvettes. Sigh… I suppose “bad publicity” better than “no publicity” and “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” But is this making you hungry? “You want pepperoni with your pizza Vette?”

Ventura County restaurant chain owner, Dan Collier has made quite a splash last week with his “PizzaMan Dan” Corvette (‘70, ‘71, or ‘72 model) at the Las Vegas Pizza Expo. Yes, there are expos for everything, even the pizza biz. The Pizza Expo showed off the usual offerings of the latest, greatest trends in pizza restaurant offerings, but NO ONE had a PIZZA CORVETTE, except for PizzaMan Dan! Continue reading

A look back at Chevrolet’s experimental, prototype, concept, and show car Corvettes Pt 1.

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by Scott Teeters as originally published in 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 model has 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, 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

Corvette Man Cave Shopping Made Easy Online (Video)

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Have you ever been faced with the arduous task of finding the Corvette enthusiast in your life a gift? For whatever occasion, the question always is the same, “What do I get him this time that he’ll use”?   How about getting him something he will love?

There is the simple realization that most men would really appreciate a gift for their sanctuary (man cave area). This may be surprising to hear especially if you think your guy doesn’t have a sanctuary. Continue reading

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