One of our favorite days of the year is once again upon us! For the last 12 years, Mid America Motorworks Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager has urged Corvette enthusiasts to drive their Corvettes to work to show the popularity of America’s Sports Car. The annual holiday is always on the Friday closest to June 30th, which of course is the official birthday of the Corvette, and so that makes this Friday, June 29th as the official day to drive your Corvette to work!
A writer at stltoday.com in St. Louis wonders, what baby boomer hasn’t dreamed of someday owning a Corvette?
He’s right. Older baby boomers grew up watching Route 66 on TV every week and quickly learned to drool over the new Corvette driven by Martin Milner and George Maharis (at least for 2½ seasons), two happy-go-lucky young guys who lived an exciting life out of their shiny sports car. If that doesn’t get a young man lusting after a car, what will?
We made a quick stop last weekend at the 8th annual Canterbury Corvette Fest hosted by the GMC Corvette Set club. Just under 100 Corvettes were spread out around the scenic property of Olde World Canterbury Village in Lake Orion, Michigan. A photo gallery of the event lurks just beyond the jump.
After a stunning 12 year run which saw Corvette once again flex its performance muscle, the final Corvette of the C4 generation rolled off the assembly line in Bowling Green on June 21, 1996. Over 366,000 Corvettes were built during these years and today the sleek-looking sports car still has a loyal following. Check out these videos which chronicled the building of the final C4.
They say that necessity is the mother of invention.
Corvette Central founder and CEO Jerry Kohn would probably agree with that.
Back in the 1970s, Kohn was a tool & die specialist and a Corvette enthusiast from Michigan who was looking for much-needed parts for a 1958 Corvette. It didn’t take long for him to discover that the parts he needed were either not available, poorly made, or overpriced.
Father’s Day took an especially meaningful turn this year for an Oak Lawn, Illinois family, and a classic Corvette was right there in the mix.
Escorted by a convoy of Warrior Watch Riders, Lance Marine L Cpl Joseph Harr came rolling up Sunday afternoon in a 1962 red Corvette, home for a few days from a tour in Afghanistan.
Each year the Eyeson Design car show celebrates the best in automotive design from pre-war cars and motorcycles to modern tuner cars. This year the popular event turned 25 and celebrated its silver anniversary with a special circle of silver Corvettes.
If you’re looking for something to do July 18th – 22nd then consider the NCM’s Performance Tour III. For a generous donation you and 39 other Corvettes can tour the Bowling Green Assembly Plant, NCM, Warren Tech Center, and the Milford Proving Grounds. Think of this as a Corvettes-only version of the Hot Rod Power Tour.
On June 1st and 2nd the Michigan Chapter of the NCRS hosted its annual chapter judging meet. I and about 15 other Corvette owners subjected our cars to the rigorous inspection of the NCRS judges. Over the course of judging day 5 teams of 2 judges each descended upon our Corvettes measuring their accuracy compared to their as-new condition.
Looking for that unique gift for Father’s Day? Why not send dad to Bob Bondurant’s School of High Performance Driving. Dad will learn how to get more performance out of his Corvette in a safe learning environment and that will make him a better driver on the street. He will get the opportunity to learn the Bondurant Method from the best in the business with instructors like former Corvette Racing champion Johnny O’Connell. But most of all, your dad will have an unforgettable experience.
And with courses ranging from $499 to $7,499, there is something at Bondurant for every level of driver.