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One amazing man defied GM to keep the Corvette alive in the 1990s!


photo courtesy of GM Media

by Daniel Strohl as republished from Hemmings Blog
Russ Mclean Strives to keep Corvette Alive!

Dateline 11.18.15: Though an icon of American performance, the Chevrolet Corvette hasn’t always had a secure place in the General’s lineup. Most Corvette historians and enthusiasts already know that it faced cancellation multiple times early in existence, but the story of another potential death knell is just now becoming public more than 20 years after it happened, and the man best positioned to tell that story – the man who defied GM’s order to let the Corvette die – will tell that story this weekend. Continue reading

1966 Corvette Stingray’s restoration worth every cent to owner


Terry Muniz of Pittsburg, poses with the 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray belonging
to her husband Guillermo Muniz in Pittsburg, Calif. (Photo by David Krumboltz)

By David Krumboltz as republished from
Beloved Corvette StingRay has several lives

Dateline 11.18.15: The Chevrolet Corvette has an interesting history. It started as a concept car for the 1953 GM Motorama Auto Show in New York. GM management thought Chevrolet needed a model that would put some pizzazz in the line. The original idea was to produce a sporty car using off-the-shelf parts to keep the cost around $2,000 (about $17,600 in today’s dollars). Continue reading

2015 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational Won by Corvette


by Steven Rupp as republished from
Arms Race: Corvettes run hard at the 2015 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational

Dateline 11.18.15: Back in 2008, the people at Optima Batteries had an idea to show that the cars typically seen at SEMA could actually go as fast as they looked. That first year about 30 cars showed up to battle it out in the desert at the K&N sponsored Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational (OUSCI). Fast forward to 2015 and the current event is on a whole other level. Over the last eight years the top-finishing cars have gone from modified street cars capable of track duty to pseudo race cars that are legal for street use. Continue reading

IMSA: Fassler, Rockenfeller join Corvette Racing for enduros


by Corvette Racing (source) as republished from
More Corvette Racing Talent

Dateline 11.18.15: Already one of endurance sports car racing’s most prominent teams, Corvette Racing is adding even more championship-winning talent to its roster for the first two rounds of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Marcel Fassler and Mike Rockenfeller will complete the team’s lineup for the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in the pair of Chevrolet Corvette C7.R racecars. Continue reading

Is this 1969 Corvette Stingray barn find worth buying?


by Sarah Shelton as republished from
Worthy Investment for a Corvette Collector or Money Pit?

Dateline November 2015: The clandestine barn find: many classic car enthusiasts daydream that they will unearth such a mythical beast. That they will happen upon a rare specimen that’s been hidden from view for decades, dusty and neglected in some darkened corner. Corvette barn finds can certainly be a gratifying treasure, both to discover and to restore. But the costs required to bring the car back to a roadworthy condition or to show quality should not be overlooked. These expenses often separate a worthy investment from a money pit. Continue reading

Driver-less Corvette Takes Politician for a Spin

BROOMFIELD, CO - OCT. 27: After a test-drive, Gov. Hickenlooper gets out of the Arrow Electronics Corvette and heads out to test the driverless BMW all-electric 2016 7-series. In coordination with the upcoming Transportation Matters Summit 2015 being held Oct. 28, Gov. John Hickenlooper test drives several electric and driverless cars in Broomfield on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. (Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post)

BROOMFIELD, CO – OCT. 27: After a test-drive, Gov. Hickenlooper gets out of the Arrow Electronics Corvette and heads out to test the driverless BMW all-electric 2016 7-series. In coordination with the upcoming Transportation Matters Summit 2015 being held Oct. 28, Gov. John Hickenlooper test drives several electric and driverless cars in Broomfield on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015. (Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post)

by Monte Whaley  as republished from The Denver Post
No hands in a tricked-out 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray

Dateline November 2015: BROOMFIELD,Colorado — Look, constituents, no hands. In fact, Gov. John Hickenlooper needed only to nudge his head Tuesday morning to control a tricked-out 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray around the west parking lot of the 1stBank Center.  After a short jaunt, Hickenlooper stepped out of the Corvette and announced that he was suitably impressed. Continue reading

427ci Mystery Motor Corvette, Mickey Thompson and Smokey Yunick Built For HOT ROD’s SEMA Booth


by David Kennedy as republished from
Anytime you try to look for the origin of an automotive legend, things get murky

Dateline November 2015: Time and memories (not to mention secret plans) shroud the path every vehicle and engine takes from concept to conqueror. Typically, something’s history only begins to be recorded when the success is imminent, which means a lot of early motorsport history never got recorded well. Continue reading

1954 Corvette to be Displayed Inside the St Louis Art Museum


Photo Credit: St. Louis Art Museum

by Mitch Talley as republished from CorvetteBlogger
A Corvette of any age is considered a work of art by many

Dateline November 2015: That’s why it is no surprise that a 1954 Chevrolet Corvette is being displayed inside the St. Louis Art Museum starting next week. The black Corvette, borrowed from Stephen Brauer, was rolled into place by museum workers on Monday, getting ready for its unveiling to the public on Nov. 8. Continue reading

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


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


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

Art on the Road: Cool as Corvette


The 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray ‘Split-Window’ Coupe, which sold for $253,000 at the RM Sotheby’s sale in Fort Worth, Texas, in May
(Darin Schnabel ©2014 Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s)

by Nicholas Forrest  as republished from
Since the first Corvette rolled off the production line in 1953,
the all-American sports car has become one of the most iconic
automobiles of all time

Dateline November 2015: Testament to the allure of the Corvette is the $800,000 paid for the first production Chevrolet Corvette Z06 convertible at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale, Arizona auction in January. The car was sent to auction by Chevrolet parent company General Motors, which has a history of auctioning the first production models of its most desirable cars to support different charities, in this case, United Way. Continue reading

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


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

Michelin Corvette Challenge to Debut at Spring Mountain in 2016


as republished from
Stingray-based spec-racing series launches with 15-race season

Dateline November 2016: LAS VEGAS, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club announced a new spec-racing series based around the award-winning 7th generation Corvette. The Michelin Corvette Challenge race series kicks off its inaugural season, February 20th, 2016 at the Spring Mountain facility, near Las Vegas. Continue reading

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