Last week while finishing up a story about Bill Tower’s Grand Sport #005 Corvette for Vette Magazine, I came across two YouTube videos posted by GM Heritage Center. The videos are silent and were probably shot with an 8mm camera that someone brought along to the events. The film looks like hand-held and amateurish and not at all the same quality of the Jam Handy films from that era. But, you do get to see the Grand Sports in action. Read More
This was arguably the first time ALL FIVE 1963 Grand Sport Corvettes were all together in one place. Perhaps “once” after all five Grand Sports were built in the last months of 1962, all five cars might have been together, but there’s no documentation. So, it only took 50 years for all five Grand Sports to be in one place and be formally documented. Read More
Dateline: 1.20.18 Image Barrett-Jackson – Anytime a car auction hits the million dollar mark, it’s a thrill. Thirteen years ago this unique cut-away 1965 Corvette Coupe sold for $640,000 – a BIG number in 2005. But we sure do love round numbers that are BIG.
Be sure to check out not only that hot auction video above, but the demonstration video below that shows exactly why this display item is worth a million bucks! – Scott Read More
Two major car auctions are upon us with some very interesting and unique Corvettes that may or may not find new owners. The Mecum Kissimmee Auction starts today, January 5, 2018 and runs to January 14, 2018. The Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction starts January 13, 2018 and runs to January 21, 2018
Of interest to Corvette fans are the following cars;
January 12, 2018 – Mecum Kissimmee, 1969 Baldwin-Motion Phase-III GT Corvette. Lot F139
January 13, 2018 – Mecum Kissimmee, 1988 ZR1 Corvette Engineering prototype. Lot S165
January 19, 2018 – Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, 1958 Fiberfab Centurion. Lot 1009.1
January 20, 2018 – Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, 1965 Corvette Cut-Away Show Car. Lot 1413
January 20, 2018 – Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, 2018 Carbon 65 Z06 Corvette. Lot 3007
January 20, 2018 – Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, 2019 ZR1 Corvette. Lot 3009 Read More
It is unusual when a factory cut-away hits the auction block, meaning that a private citizen will get a chance to own a unique piece of Corvette history. The 1965 Fuel Injected Corvette Sting Ray Coupe Cut-Away car will go on the block at the 2018 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Corvette, January 13-21, 2018. The Lot number is, Lot #1413 Read More
We are happy to announce the launch of CorvetteReport.com’s “Vette of the Month” Photo Contest. Here’s the deal.
Send us your best photo of your Corvette and we will post it on our “Vette of the Month” photos page.
At the end of the month we will pick a winner, and announce it as a post on CorvetteReport.com.
The winner will get;
An “America’s Old Glory Sports Car” print of their year Corvette, signed and numbers by K. Scott Teeters.
A feature story in Vette Vues Magazine.
After the story is published in Vette Vues, we will post it on CorvetteReport.com. Read More
Zora Arkus-Duntov was greatly influenced by the Auto Union and Mercedes race cars of the pre and post WW II era of racing. AWD was often part of the advanced engineering of the world’s best racecars, so it was no surprise that Duntov wanted AWD in his Corvette prototype to race at Le Mans. “Getting there” in a company that makes consumer cars would be a challenge, so Zora was limited to the parts bin. Duntov built his AWD racer using a 2-speed Powerglide automatic transmission with a modified 11-inch torque converter for the rear wheels, and a Corvair Powerglide transmission with a modified 10-inch torque converter just ahead of the front wheel centerline. There are many ways of driving four wheels in an automobile, but this was so unique that on November 19, 1968 Duntov was awarded U.S. Patient #3,411,601 for the design. Read More
We have every year “Old Glory Corvette” layouts from 1953 to today, available on 12 different baseball/trucker cap color/trim patterns. Whatever year Corvette you own or love, we have a baseball/trucker cap for you. Prices start at just $18.95! Read More
My monthly column in VETTE Magazine, “The Illustrated Corvette Series” is now in its 21st year. I’m in the middle of a series I’m calling, “The Corvette’s Founding Fathers” that covers the careers of Harley Earl, Ed Cole, Bill Mitchell, Zora Arkus Duntov, Larry Shinoda, and Peter Brock. Each of these men played a foundational roll in setting the pattern and personality of the Corvette. Without them, the Corvette might not have survived the 1950s. Read More
Show your Corvette passion with a heap’n help’n of patriotic American pride! We have every year “Old Glory Corvette” layouts from 1953 to today, available on three mug styles: Coffee Mugs, Travel Mugs, and Beer Steins Whatever year Corvette you own or love, we have a mug for you. Prices start at just $18.70! To… Read More
Show your Corvette passion with a heap’n help’n of patriotic pride! We have every year “Old Glory Corvette” layout from 1953 to today, available on tees, sweats and more!
Whatever year Corvette you own or love, we have a shirt for you. Sizes Small to 2XL
Prices start at just $13.95! Read More
But at the height of the Corvair’s popularity, V.P. of Design, Bill Mitchell saw “potential” in the Corvair’s unique platform and set two of his sharpest designers to work on a radical Corvair; Larry Shinoda and Tony Lapine. Two cars were built; the Monza GT was a mid-engine coupe and the Monza SS was a rear-engine open-roadster. Neither car looked like anything else on the road, let alone a Corvair. If you ever wondered where the big front fender humps on the Mako Shark-II came from, now you know! Read More