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Is Chevy Working on a COPO Corvette?

This could be just another concept Corvette, or it might be a COPO road racer Z06 Corvette!

Image Credit: KGP Photography. – https://kgpphotography.smugmug.com/Spy-Photography

Dateline: 5.25.18 – The last time we saw something like this was in 2010 when Chevy showed the Z06-X Concept Corvette. The formula is the same; your basic Z06 with all the latest racer-type hardware. This is right out of the old Zora Arkus-Duntov RPO “racer kit” model from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.

Autoblog.com has a full set of images of this variation-on-a-theme, and a report that you can read HERE.

Image Credit: Car and Driver Archives

The first time we ever saw something like this was back in 1969 when Duntov held court at the GM Proving Grounds with one of his mule development Corvettes. Zora and his team built a big-block Corvette like a racer would have; they removed everything that shouldn’t be on a racecar and added everything that should be on a racecar, plus a ZL-1 engine! Continue reading


The Tadge Juechter & Harlan Charles Show! ’18 Recap & 2’19 Preview – VIDEO

Harlan Charles & Tadge Juechter Hold Court at NCM’s Latest Michelin Bash Event: 2018 Recap & 2019 Preview

Dateline: 5.2.19 – The National Corvette Museum hosted their three-day annual Michelin NCM Bash from April 26 to April 28. Corvette product manager Harlan Charles and Corvette chief engineer Tadge Juechter delivered a 1-hour and 47-minute presentation recap of the 2018 season and a preview of what’s in store for 2019.

The event also included racing seminars, an update on the 1962 sinkhole Corvette, and using the C7’s navigation system. Chevrolet wants Corvette fans well informed and C7 owners completely up to speed with their car’s capabilities.

Special guests included former Bowling Green plant manager Wil Cooksey and early generation Corvette restoration expert, Kevin Mackay.

FYI, you can read my 2013 interview with Wil Cooksey in the November 2017 and January 2018 issue of Vette Vues; and my Kevin Mackay 2013 interview in the May 2018 and June 2018 issue of Vette Vues. Continue reading


2018 Carbon 65 Z06 Corvette #001 Sells for $1,400,000!!! – VIDEO

Jay Leno, former President George W. Bush, and 2018 Carbon 65 Z06 #001 help raise $1,400,000 for our wounded warriors!!!

Dateline: 1.20.182018 Carbon 65 Special Edition Z06 raked in an astonishing $1,400,000 at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction tonight! Star Power played a heavy roll because not only was former Tonight Show Jay Lenno (and host of Jay Leno’s Garage) on hand, but former President of the United States, George W. Bush, both helped lift this unique Corvette WAY over the million dollar mark.

A short video played before the auction showed President Bush (slowly) driving the 650-horsepower Corvette on his ranch. He joked that it was the first time he’d driven a car since 1992!

Jay explained that one hundred percent of the proceeds of the sale will go to the Bush Initiative to help our wounded warriors. Continue reading


HOT Corvette Auction Action Starting TODAY!

Several very interesting and unique Corvettes will be ON THE BLOCK at the Mecum Kissimmee and Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auctions over the next few weeks.

Dateline: 1.5.18, Images: Vette Vues, GM Archives, Mecum Auctions and Barrett-Jackson Auctions – “Auctions”, be they car or even farm auctions, are a lot of fun because it is the best example of “The Marketplace”. Things sell based on what people are willing to pay and not what sellers think something is worth. If a vehicle has a Reserve that isn’t met, that means that the Seller’s notion of the car’s value isn’t in alignment with the Market. If a vehicle has No Reserve, the Market will determine the vehicle’s value.

Bidding Wars and Feeding Frenzies can wildly drive prices up, making an auction a lot of fun to watch. On the other hand, excellent vehicles are often “Well Bought” at very good prices for a variety of reasons; rough condition, poor presentation, high production numbers, and cars that are just plane weird!

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 and Chevy fans are the following cars;

January 12, 2018 – Mecum Kissimmee, 1969 Baldwin-Motion Phase-III GT Corvette. Lot F139


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NEW!!! Corvette Report’s “Vette of the Month” Contest

We are happy to announce the launch of Corvette Report’s “Vette of the Month” Photo Contest.
Here’s the deal.

Dateline: 11.25.17 – 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 here at Corvette Report.

The winner will get;

An “America’s Old Glory Sports Car” print of their year Corvette, signed and numbered by K. Scott Teeters.

PLUS! a feature story in Vette Vues Magazine.

After the story is published in Vette Vues, we will post it on CorvetteReport.com.

To enter, use the below Entry Form. Continue reading


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SEMA: Chevy Can Make Your Corvette Stingray More Like a Z06, but Cooler – Literally

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by Derek Shiekhi as republished from Corvette Forum
The C7 Corvette Z06 is a hot car – Sometimes it’s a little too hot (you all know what I’m talking about)

Dateline November 2015: It’s a four-wheel testament to the importance of sufficient cooling. However, even if you have a Stingray, you want your temps – especially at the track – nice and low. With Chevy’s new array of parts for 2014+ Stingrays, including those with the Z51 package, you can get them that way. Continue reading


Lingenfelter Brings Two Bad Corvettes and a Hot Rod Truck to SEMA

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by Patrick Morgan as republished from Corvette Forum
Matt D’Andria of CarCast with Adam Carolla takes some time to interview
Ken Lingenfelter in his booth at this year’s SEMA show

Dateline November 1025: As you can see in the photos here and video below, Ken’s display this year is showcasing three different cars. Well, two cars and one badass 800 horsepower Silverado truck. Lingenfelter’s packages on the new C7 Z06 include a very impressive one starting at just $4,000 that bumps horsepower to over 700, or you can go all the way up to packages that surpass the 1,000 horsepower mark. Continue reading


AMP C7 Corvette Z06 Sends 1,000 HP To The Rear Wheels

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by Sean Szymkowsk as republished from GMAuthority
Add another tuning division to crack the 1,000 hp figure with a C7 Corvette Z06

Dateline November 2016: Latest to accomplish the feat is AMP (Advanced Modern Performance), and the dyno sheets don’t lie. What we have here is a beast.While running 93-octane gasoline, methanol injection and 22-pounds of boost, AMP has cracked 1,020 wheel hp and 833 wheel lb-ft of torque. Yowza. Continue reading

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