It’s been a couple of weeks since Midyear Monday was last celebrated here so let’s thow caution to the wind as it’s time for a special photo gallery to salute the C2 Corvettes. Today’s Midyear Monday gallery features 42 Corvettes produced in the middle of the 60′s, hence the nickname!
RM Sotheby’s handled the auction duties in selling the Andrews Collection in Houston over the weekend and now we have some results to report on several significant vehicles that were sold. Nine Corvettes were offered for sale in the collection which ranged from a first-year 1953 Corvette to a 1966 Corvette Convertible.
Leading the Corvette sales was the 1962 Corvette Racer that was formerly campaigned in the SCCA by Gulf Oil and the driven by the legendary Dr. Dick Thompson. That car sold for $1.65 million.
It was a disappointing finish on Sunday for Corvette Racing’s two C7.Rs at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Both Corvettes were never in contention to challenge the BMWs who would go on to finish 1-2 in GLTM.
Corvette Racing finished sixth in seventh in class with the No.4 Corvette C7.R driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner edging their teammates in the No.3 Corvette C7.R piloted by Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen.
Great sales numbers continue for the Chevrolet Corvette!
This morning, GM posted the monthly sales numbers for April 2015. For the month, GM reported 3,469 Corvettes were delivered. This is slightly down from last April’s number of 3,514 for a net change of -1.3%. Despite the slight drop, last month’s sales figures rank 3rd on our chart for April sales since 2006.
For the calendar year (January-April), a total of 11,986 have been delivered. This is 2.5% higher than the 11,693 Corvettes delivered in 2014.
We treat our Corvettes like babies.
Now this video produced by ExxonMobil takes a behind-the-scenes look at the Corvette “birthing” process, including the first bottle given to the new “infant” – full of Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil, not milk!
The video is particularly significant now because Chevrolet just produced the 600,000th Corvette filled with Mobil 1 motor oil, a feat that took 21 years to accomplish.
Our friends at Zip Corvette Parts are hosting their 4th annual “Cruising in the Fast Lane” open house at their facilities in Mechanicsville, Virginia on Saturday. The showroom will be open from 10:00 to 3:00 pm and there is a 10% showroom discount available.
Last year over 400 Corvette friends made the visit to Zip’s showroom for a day of fun, food and of course, Corvettes!
There are no registration fees and a free lunch will be served from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. There are also hourly door prize drawings and much more.
Zip Corvette is located at 8067 Fast Lane in Mechanicsville, VA, just minutes outside of Richmond. Visit them on the web at Zip Corvette and make sure to see all the pics from the event later on their Facebook page.
Photo Credit: Newson6.com
It was bad news for both the driver and the passenger in a yellow Corvette that crashed in east Tulsa, Oklahoma early Wednesday morning.
The driver suffered a broken leg and had to be taken to the hospital, but the passenger (who actually owned the Corvette) had it even worse – he was arrested on outstanding warrants.