One of the interesting displays at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was from Hagerty Insurance. It’s the 50th anniversary for two automotive icons – the Porsche 911 and the Corvette Sting Ray – and Hagerty asked fans to vote for their favorite.
Revved Up Ravioli… C7 Sliders… Mako Shark Margarita.
Those are some of the recipe names visible in a graphic telling about Mid America Motorworks’ Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager’s latest inspiration, an automotive-related cookbook to be published this fall.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray made its West Coast debut at the big 60th Anniversary Corvette Celebration at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles a couple of weekends ago, and there for the occasion were several Corvette notables, including designer Kirk Bennion.
Bennion took a few moments to talk with a reporter from the L.A. Times to discuss his efforts on what is just the seventh generation of the 60-year-old sports car.
If you’re looking for the definitive work on Corvette racing, you probably need to rush out and get David Kimble’s new book, “Corvette Racing: the complete competition history from Sebring to Le Mans.”
In fact, you can even get your copy signed if you happen to be able to attend a book signing with the author on Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m. at the Marfa Book Co., in Marfa, Texas, where he has lived with his wife for years.
Sometimes it seems like every for sale ad you read has “low miles” written in it somewhere. That’s not the case with this 1971 Corvette coupe currently listed on Ebay. It’s spent the last 42 years with the same southern California owner and has logged a total of 522,000 miles since it was born. That’s basically the equivalent of a roundtrip visit to the moon.
Fifty years ago, the new 1963 Corvette Sting Rays were rolling off the assembly line at the Corvette plant in St. Louis. One of those Corvettes was VIN #10863 which was a Riverside Red 360 hp Fuel Injected Corvette Roadster.
According to the story, the Corvette stayed in town where it was sold by Big Four Chevrolet in St. Louis to man who owned an auto repair business in neighboring East St.Louis, IL. The new owner ordered the Corvette while his wife was pregnant and it arrived for delivery just about the same time she gave birth to twins.
Corvettes and 911s have been going up against each other for decades, but the rivalry really is more for bragging rights rather than trying to win one side over to the other.
Really, you Corvette owners out there, would you trade your ’Vette for any Porsche? And vice versa.
Still, the automotive world has turned the two cars into serious competitors over the years. CarBuzz.com recently took a trip down Memory Lane and reflected on the long-running battle.
You couldn’t blame Harlan Charles for pinching himself every now and then, just to make sure he’s not dreaming.
As a child, he loved reading the sports car books that his father would bring to him from Europe.
At this moment, a caravan of Corvettes is following a Chevy transport vehicle across Europe as it heads to the Geneva Motor Show. Inside that transport are both the 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe and the not-yet-seen Convertible model. However, at a recent stop in Germany where the Stingray Coupe was rolled out and displayed for enthusiasts, we got this sneak peek of the Convertible under its car cover.