A Corvette owner with a big heart has plans to make life better for sick and underprivileged kids.
After Patricia, his wife of 44 years, died in 2009, Eugene Nagowski decided to honor her memory by doing nice things for other people. Already, he’s made donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for medical care and expenses of families staying there for treatment.
But, as the fun-loving owner of a 2010 Corvette, Nagowski decided there would be no better way to spread a little joy than setting up an endowment at the National Corvette Museum, to allow underprivileged kids a chance to spend a day there enjoying the world’s greatest sports car.
You’ve probably seen the ubiquitous flyers about the Kids Wish Network, which for years has raffled off a pair of Corvettes (usually a “Hero” edition ZR1 and a classic Midyear) to raise money to grant the wishes of dying and sick children.
Now a Tampa TV station alleges that the Florida-based kids’ charity organization is spending only 12 cents of every dollar it raises to actually grant those wishes.
The upcoming C7 Corvette is the talk of the Internet right now, but an unveiling of another kind is being highly anticipated among the toddler set. Step2 will reveal its new Corvette collection at the New York Toy Fair February 12-15 and plans to have it available at retail stores this summer.
Driving in ice and snow is an experience most drivers would just as soon forego.
But, for British journalist Chris Knapman, the experience was “technically challenging” and “at times, just plain scary,” as he recently maneuvered a Corvette Z06 around an ice track at the Laponie Ice Driving school in Sweden, just 50 miles from the Arctic Circle.
And to think, some of us Corvette drivers won’t even let our cars get wet in a rain shower!
Friday started out just like any other day, taking my 12-year-old son to middle school. Since he enjoys riding in our 2005 Corvette convertible, I decided to make the trip interesting for him (and me, too) and forego the usual 1999 Suburban that offers us a thrill ride of a different kind.
After dropping Christopher off at school, I decided to stop by the local Walmart and pick up a few groceries. My list didn’t look that long, and I had had the foresight to make sure that the Corvette trunk was empty just in case the list ran a little over.
The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has named Corvette Racing icon Johnny O’Connell as vice-president of global operations, effective immediately.
O’Connell will oversee international expansion opportunities at the request of Bob Bondurant, who founded the school 44 years ago and has since turned it into the largest purpose-built driving school in the world.
What you drive says a lot about your personality, or so says Charles Kenny, a psychologist who tries to help major automakers understand why consumers choose certain cars.
Article contributed by Mitch Talley
One of the great things about being a Corvette fanatic is that we definitely aren’t alone. There are literally millions and millions of fans of this special Chevrolet creation that will celebrate its 60th year with the upcoming 2013 model. Many celebrities are included in the ranks of Corvette lovers, and the website L82corvette.tripod.com has even gone so far as to compile a list of past and present celebrity owners.