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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

Chevrolet Debuts the New 1987 Corvette on October, 9, 1986

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The Gradual Refining Process of the C4 Corvette Is Underway


Dateline: 10.9.14
Twenty-eight years ago today Chevrolet released the new 1987 Corvette to the buying public.
A look back at the 1987 Corvette fills me with irony. Performance was back to ‘60s levels, fuel-injection was standard (yes, a Fuelie!), the car had a top speed of 150-MPH making it the fastest car in America in 1987, the Kim Baker’s Corvette was kicking butt in the SCCA Showroom Stock racing series, and it was one of Car and Driver’s Top Ten Cars of 1987. That’s not too shabby! Especially considering the Corvette’s dark disco days of the late ‘70s. Continue reading

Sting Ray III Co-Stars in 1993 Film Demolition Man, Staring Sly Stallone & Wesley Snipes

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1992 Sting Ray III, Another Corvette Movie Star


Dateline: 10.8.14
Yesterday we told you about the debut of the 1960 TV series, Route 66. Well it was 21 years ago today that the film Demolition Man, staring Sly Stallone and Wesley Snipes debuted.

It was a dystopian, 1984, Brave New World, grim, not too far into the future, cop verses bad guy film, with lots of fighting, guns, sweat, muscle, and cool cars. Not surprisingly, the film got so-so reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 64% rating and Siskel & Ebert gave it a Thumbs Down, but Ebert liked the satirical wit. But it was good movie fun. The film debuted No. 1 at the box office and eventually grossed  $58,055,768 by the end of the North American run and $159,055,768 world-wide. Continue reading

Route 66 TV Show Debuts October 7, 1960

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The Corvette Becomes a TV Star on Route 66!


Dateline: 10.7.14
- Fifty-Four years ago today, Route 66 made its TV debut. Beginning October 7, 1960
and once a week into early 1964,viewers followed the adventures of Tod Stiles (Martin Milner) and Buzz Murdock (George Maharis) as they tooled around America in a brand new 1960 Corvette, seeking… well, adventure. Even though Chevrolet wasn’t selling that many Corvettes (10,261 units in 1960) the Chevrolet PR guys couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make the Corvette a TV star. Continue reading

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