Route 66 TV Show Debuts October 7, 1960

Fifty-Four years ago today, Route 66 made its TV debut. Beginning October 7, 1960 and once a week to 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. Read More

Bill Pierceall’s 612,000-Mile 1960 Corvette!

Before The Corvette Report was a full-fledged blog, it was a monthly email newsletter. A regular feature of the newsletter was titled “Let’s Play Corvette Odd-Ball! Quirky Vette Factoids” In the October 2008 newsletter I posed the question, “What’s the highest mileage Corvette on record?” With a little help from former assistant editor, John Nelson, I reported on a VERY high-mileage Vette, owned by Bill Pierceall. Read More