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C7 ZR1 Making THUNDERSNOW at Nurburgring!- Video

A C7 ZR1 in full-camo makes a daylight raid on Nurburgring in the snow and rain!

Looks like Car and Driver nailed the ZR1 on the April 2017 cover! Image credit: Motor1.com

Dateline: 4.20.17 – Before you know it, we’ll know it! Chevrolet and the media are teasing us like never before. Spy photos are now so clear and sharp that it looks like Car and Driver Magazine’s April 2017 cover nailed it.

Of course, we still don’t know what’s really lurking beneath all that carbon fiber. Will the ZR1 be powered by the next generation LT5 engine? Will the ZR1 have GM’s Active Aero System? Or, are they saving those gems for the mid-engine C8? Folks, we just do not yet know, which leads to delicious bench racing. Enjoy the below Corvette video.

Even without the LT5 or Active Aero goodies, a goosed-up LT4 sporting a bigger supercharger and intercooler could do the trick. Maybe Chevrolet engineers will employ Continue reading

Car and Driver’s C7 ZR1 BOMB! Real Deal or Slick Art?

Car and Driver dishes the C7 ZR1 with “25 Cars Worth Waiting For” cover story!

Dateline: 3-9-17 – I just love paper car magazines! Subscriptions are dirt cheap and once a month your letter carrier delivers a bundle of paper for you to feast your eyes upon and consume delightful automotive stories. For Corvette lovers, its a thrill when one of Chevrolet’s “Plastic Fantastic” Corvettes adorns the cover. The April 2017 issue of Car and Driver arrived yesterday in my mailbox and it was a WOW!

The cover story is, “25 Cars Worth Waiting For” and in front of the Kia Stinger and Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the 2018 ZR1 Corvette. I’ve seen magazines do this before, about a month before the official debut, a publication will show images that are about 98-percent spot on. The image on the April 2017 Car and Driver cover and in the feature story, look Photoshop-enhanced, but not cobbled together.

As an illustrator and stylist, when I look at something “new” I go with my very first, gut reaction. When I saw the Car and Driver cover I said out loud, “WOW! The long article leads with a front/top view of the ZR1. The “25 Cars Worth Waiting For” runs from number 25, backwards to number 1, which is the ZR1 Corvette. Continue reading

1967-1969 427/435 L71 & 1990-1995 LT5 Added to the Corvette Engine Blueprint Series

Corvette Engine Blueprint Series Salutes the 1967-1969 427/435 L71 and 1990-1995 LT5 Engines

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Dateline: 2.3.17 – ATTENTION CORVETTE MOTORHEADS! We are officially announcing the next two classic Corvette engines in our NEW Corvette Engine Blueprint Series – the 1967-1969 427/435 L71 and the 1990-1995 LT5. We’re releasing these two engines together because they are arguably two of the most awesome-looking engines to ever live under the hood of a Corvette. The sight of that big, triangular air cleaner on top of that gigantic 427 big-block engine engine provides owners with instant bragging rights. Continue reading

C7 Grand Sport Corvette, Best Street Vette Ever?

The BIG Return of the Grand Sport


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Dateline: 1.17.17 – The long-view story of the Grand Sport now has four chapters. The first chapter told the story of Zora Arkus-Duntov’s vision of offering to the public, lightweight, powerful, all-out racing cars that “could” be driven on the street – not unlike what Ferrari was offering – available through Chevrolet dealerships. It was a great idea, but went over like a belch in church with GM’s brass. The plug was pulled immediately and the five pilot Grand Sports were left to go fallow with no factory development or backing.

Part Two of the story happens 33 years later, in 1996. By this time, unless you seriously followed the early days of Corvette racing, you probably never heard of a “Grand Sport.” 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

2016 NCRS Winter Meet in Florida


by Walt Thurn as republished from SuperChevy.com, 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

First Drive: Superformance Corvette Grand Sport from Autoweek


by Mark Vaughn  as republished from Autoweek
With the efforts of Superformance, there is no shortage of great Grand Sports

Dateline 01.20.16: Even in the rarified, no-necked, hairy-backed world of ultimate muscle cars and the men who love them, the Corvette Grand Sport is exalted. Rumble and growl all you want about your Cobras, your GT40s and your whatever-the-hell-else you think is the ultimate road brute, but the Corvette Grand Sport just might crush them all. Continue reading

Dick “Mr. Corvette” Guldstrand Retrospective: A Corvette Legend Passes


by K.Scott Teeters as written for Vette magazine and republished from Super Chevy
Dick Guldstarnd was a member of the “old guard,” one of Duntov’s guys

Dateline 12.18.15: On September 2, 2015, the Corvette community lost another legend; Dick Guldstrand passed – he was 87 years old. Dick was a member of the “old guard,” one of Duntov’s guys. He was part of the Southern California sports car racing scene that included Dave MacDonald, Mickey Thompson, Doug Hooper, Bob Bondurant, and others. Dick was a hot rodder in high school in a time when you were either a jock, a hot rodder, or a “candy-ass.” Dick’s ride was a ’27 Ford on ’32 Ford ’rails and he raced at El Mirage and Murdoc. When Dick went into the Army he was a USO singer and later got his degree in electrical engineering. Continue reading

Looking Back On Corvette Racing’s 2015 Endurance Racing Triple Crown: VIDEO


by Sam McEachern as republished from GM Authority
Corvette Team wins three of the most prestigious races in sportscar racing:
the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans

Dateline 12.9.15: Corvette Racing may have missed out on the IMSA GTLM championship in 2015, however the team still has lots to be proud of after winning three of the most prestigious races in sportscar racing: the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans. While the official ‘Triple Crown’ of motorsport is rightfully the Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Monaco Grand Prix, Corvette Racing captured their own make-do Triple Crown with their three endurance wins. Continue reading

Corvette Museum Offers $1 Admission to Kentucky Residents


as republished from SurfKY News
Kentucky residents Tour National Corvette Museum for one Buck During December

Dateline 12.9.15: KENTUCKY (12/2/15) — The National Corvette Museum has named the entire month of December “Dollar Days” for residents of Kentucky who visit the Museum. All month long, Kentucky residents can tour the Museum for a $1 admission per person, and will only need to show a valid Kentucky drivers license or other proof of residency to take advantage of the special offer. Continue reading

Racer Mike Rockenfeller Looks Forward To Corvette Racing At Daytona, Sebring

The #4 Corvette C7.R, driven by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Robin Liddell races to a fifth-place finish in the GT Le Mans class Sunday, January 26, 2014 during the Rolex 24 At Daytona in Daytona Beach Florida. The team experienced a problem with the car’s gearbox while running in second-place with less than three hours to go in the 24-hour opening race of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. (Photo by Richard Prince for Corvette Racing)

                                                      (Photo by Richard Prince for Corvette Racing)

by Sam McEachern as republished from GM Authority
Corvette Racing hires Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler to drive their two Corvette C7.Rs

Dateline 12.9 15: Corvette Racing has hired on Mike Rockenfeller and Marcel Fassler to drive their two Corvette C7.Rs alongside existing drivers Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner at the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. Rockenfeller is an Audi factory driver, but his relationship with the rival automaker hasn’t hindered his excitement about racing with the team. Continue reading

Limited Edition 2015 Corvette Z06 Scale Models Should Make Someone Happy


by Sean Szymkowski as republished from GM Authority
Why not gift a Corvette enthusiast with a 1:18 scale model of the most potent Corvette in history?

Dateline 12.5.15: Auto enthusiasts can be a little difficult to shop for. Most of us don’t have the means to actually purchase what a fellow gearhead would really want: another car. So, we must find relevant ways to show we support the hobby. What better way to show that to a Corvette enthusiast than with a 1:18 scale model of the most potent Corvette in history? Continue reading

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