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It’s not every day that you meet the original and current owners of a 1963 Corvette split window coupe at the same time.
But Rick Costa, currently of Laguna Niguel, Calif., is your chance to do just that.
Rick was just a kid when he saw his first Corvette in 1953. He was instantly mesmerized by the car that he termed “a spaceship” parked on the midway at an amusement park in Massachusetts. He knew then that someday he would own one of the “unbelievable” cars, as he also described that 1953 model.
Some things definitely get better with age.
Just ask John McIlvoy and Joe Beatty, who have owned the same two Corvettes for a total of 100 years and 500,000 miles between them!
Ironically, they both grew up in Ohio, where they bought their Corvettes in the 1960s, and both are now members of the Northwest Houston Vette-Rods club.
Here’s a story that should make you proud you drive a Corvette – and a story that should make you appreciate every minute you get to climb behind the wheel of your pride and joy.
Not everyone is so fortunate.
The auction of the first regular retail production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, generously donated by Chevrolet, went for $1 million at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Fla. on April 12, 2014. The winning bid came from Hendrick Automotive Group Chairman and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick, an avid Corvette collector and preservationist. Proceeds from the auction, which support the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 32nd Annual Dinner, will benefit the renovations of the Institute’s infusion center, providing a more comfortable and soothing setting for patients to receive chemotherapy treatments.
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Corvette enthusiasts have long been known for their kindness and generosity.
Check out this great example of how friends and fellow enthusiasts combined forces to make a dying Marine’s Corvette dream come true.
Here’s some great news for C7 Corvette owners who want to experience the full capabilities of the 7th generation sports car in a safe environment.
Chevrolet and the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch are offering a special two day program for $1,000 for new 2014 Corvette Stingray owners – a discount of $1,500 off the rate for the standard program.
Brought back from the dead, this 1964 Corvette is ready to rock into the night for many years to come.
When Rick Thompson found the Sting Ray in 1988, the red beauty was a far cry from its current appearance. In fact, it was sitting neglected in an IRS impound lot and had even partially damaged by a fire. There was even a hole in the floorboard that had been “repaired” with license plates after an axle half-shaft had penetrated through it.
Velocity’s Americarna wraps up season 1 this Tuesday, March 18th with an episode dedicated to America’s sports car, the Corvette. NASCAR team owner and avid Corvette collector Rick Hendrick will guest host this week’s show while country music superstar Brad Paisley also makes an appearance. This week we even get to see inside Hendrick’s massive car museum.