While it’s NOT the C7 Corvette, the Stingray Concept is one of the most exciting Corvette concept cars ever made.
In the August 2011 issue of VETTE Magazine my Illustrated Corvette Series No. 170 column covers the beautiful and popular Corvette Stingray Concept Car. After pulling a few strings and several phone calls, I had the good fortune of having a delightful phone conversation of Corvette Chief of Styling, Tom Peters.
Before I go any farther, I must say that Peters is on record stating, “The Corvette Stingray Concept is NOT the C7.” Several years ago, Tom and his team of designers wanted to explore some traditional and new styling themes, just for fun. The Corvette Stingray Concept was the finished effort and judging from the response from crowds at the car shows, I’d say the car is a home run hit. So KUDOS to Tom Peters and his team of super talented designers.
When I talked with Peters, I assured him that I would not be fishing for any C7 details – I was ONLY interested in the concept car. The article will be out shortly and when the August issue arrives in my mailbox, I will post the art and story here.
But for now, we wanted to share with you the art print version of the article and let you know that 11” x 17” color laser prints are now available, HERE. Each print is signed by me, numbered in a series of 500, and shrink wrapped on 12” x 18 cardboard so that the print stays flat and clean. Price, just $24.95, plus $6.95 S&H.
I’ve already had several Corvette fans tell me that they hope the Corvette Stingray Concept IS the upcoming C7. Of course, we won’t know until Chevrolet wants us to know what the C7 will look like. But in the mean time, we invite you to take our little, informal survey and let us and the rest of the Corvette community know what you think of the Corvette Stingray Concept.
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My conversation with Tom Peters was fascinating, interesting, and an honor. So Tom, if you find this, thank you VERY much for sharing your insights and time.
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