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Corvette Odd Ball: PizzaMan Dan Spices Up Las Vegas Pizza Expo

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Pepperoni With Your Pizza Corvette???

by Scott Teeters

Ahh, the things people do to Corvettes. Sigh… I suppose “bad publicity” better than “no publicity” and “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” But is this making you hungry? “You want pepperoni with your pizza Vette?”

Ventura County restaurant chain owner, Dan Collier has made quite a splash last week with his “PizzaMan Dan” Corvette (‘70, ‘71, or ‘72 model) at the Las Vegas Pizza Expo. Yes, there are expos for everything, even the pizza biz. The Pizza Expo showed off the usual offerings of the latest, greatest trends in pizza restaurant offerings, but NO ONE had a PIZZA CORVETTE, except for PizzaMan Dan! Continue reading

A look back at Chevrolet’s experimental, prototype, concept, and show car Corvettes Pt 1.

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by Scott Teeters as originally published in 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 model has 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, 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

Corvette Man Cave Shopping Made Easy Online (Video)

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Have you ever been faced with the arduous task of finding the Corvette enthusiast in your life a gift? For whatever occasion, the question always is the same, “What do I get him this time that he’ll use”?   How about getting him something he will love?

There is the simple realization that most men would really appreciate a gift for their sanctuary (man cave area). This may be surprising to hear especially if you think your guy doesn’t have a sanctuary. Continue reading

Motor Trend’s Head 2 Head: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427 vs 1968 Porsche 911L!

 

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Late 60′s Corvette-Porsche Rivalry on Video


Dateline: 2-10-15
– Motor Trend has taken the car magazine experience to a whole new level with their video productions.
And having the videos up on YouTube is just too sweet. This video was published last August and somehow I missed it. What’a matchup: The 1967 427/435 Corvette Sting Ray Roadster vs the 1968 Porsche 911 L.

Both cars are period perfect. What the Corvette has in brute force and beautiful stereo-music booming from the factory side-pipes, the Porsche makes up for in better braking experience thanks to the 911’s low weight and agility due to quicker steering. If you go strictly by the numbers, the Corvette slams the 911L. However, the driving experience isn’t just about 0-60 and ¼-mile times. Continue reading

Roger Judski Buys One of Two Official 1969 ZL-1 Corvettes


Roger Judski’s SUPER RARE 1969 ZL-1 Corvette

 

Dateline: 10.11.14 Twenty-three years ago today, October 11, 1991, at of all places, The Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Roger Judski, owner of Judski’s Corvette Center in Maitland, Florida became the owner of what is arguably the rarest of all high performance Corvettes, a 1969 ZL-1 Corvette. When this car was announced to the world in the fall of 1968 as an option on the ’69 Corvette, it became an instant legend for numerous reasons. Judski paid what was then considered a stunningly HUGE amount of money for the ZL-1, $300,000! Roger had been trying to buy the ZL-1 for 12 years. 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

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