The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show is celebrating its 5th anniversary this weekend in Chicago. The annual fiesta of fiberglass and steel is back inside the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont Saturday and Sunday November 23th – 24th. Show hours are 9am-9pm on Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday. A $20 bill will get you in the door. Kids 12 and under are free.
Kevin Mackay is well known within the Corvette hobby for his ability to seek and find rare historical Corvettes and then restore them to like new condition. Although best known for finding the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette that won its class in the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, he also found the ‘Rebel’ L88 Corvette racer that will be sold at Barrett-jackson early next year.
During Bloomington Gold, Mackay had three of his see-thru Corvette creations on display. The 1969 L88 and the 1965 Big Block have all been featured before and we also see the XP-819 rear engine concept owned by Mike Yager of Mid America Motorworks.
Tonight I found a whole new genre of videos tagged with “ASMR” which is short for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. According to Wikipedia these videos are designed to “trigger a perceptual phenomenon characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation in the head, scalp, back, or peripheral regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, olfactory, and/or cognitive stimuli”.
Here’s the Corvette video that was tagged ASMR – Nearly 10 minutes of a guy brushing a model C7 while you hear night noises in the background. I will say that it very relaxing to watch so there may be something to this.
Relax with a bit of brushing as I show my new 1/18 scale diecast model from Maisto, the 2014 Corvette C7. I really like the styling of this car, all the lines and everything look really cool. I also found it in a great dark red paint. Hope you don’t mind the noise outside, the critters were definitely singing and I needed to keep the back door open.
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The National Corvette Museum has received its largest donation ever – a collection of 10 Corvettes in the Don Messner Collection.
Messner, who passed away in May from melanoma, wanted to inspire others to make similar donations in the future.
In 1970, Cliff Gottlob and Jack Blatchford drove a 1967 Corvette to Daytona Beach, Fla., where Gottlob and David Dooley teamed up to drive the L88-powered ‘Vette to second place in a 24-hour endurance test.
Now, 43 years later, Blatchford drove the same car onto the lawn of the 18th fairway at the prestigious Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach Golf Links.
Someone once said there are two kinds of Corvette owners – drivers and polishers. We all know that keeping your Corvette looking as good as the day it rolled off the showroom floor is an unstated rule of Corvette ownership and that’s what leads us to our question of the day. How do you wash your Corvette?