Looking for the ultimate Christmas gift for your junior Corvette enthusiast this year? Look no further than Hammacher Schlemmer’s 35 MPH Junior C1 Corvette. The 2/3 scale gasoline powered replica of a 1956 Corvette is an impressive recreation of the first Corvette to race at Sebring.
The guys at CarCrazyDesks.com have found several new uses for the rear fascias of C5 and C6 Corvettes. Not only are they fabricating custom desks, but you’ll also find shelves, bars, liquor cabinets and my personal favorite, the Corvette barbeque grill. The desks have working lights and are available in different finished and colors. A great gift idea for sure, but it’s not cheap. Price for a C6 desk is $2300 with all the options. Check out the gallery after the jump.
Remember that custom 1968 Corvette we featured on our Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Results post? Turns out the telephone bidder who paid $198,000 for the 510/660 hp roadster was none other than Sylvester Stallone. He apparently has already taken possession of the vette and was seen cruising Santa Monica in Beverly Hills.
Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2009: Corvette Sales Top $2.14 Million
Scott Cole from VetteBlock.com sent me a list of questions yesterday for an interview that was just published on the Corvette social networking site. Check it out!
The Corvette headstone was spotted by a Jalopnik reader in a rural Indiana town in front of a monument business. Etched in the granite is a 2007 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car. You’re a true enthusiast if you spring for this eternal mod.
Many of the Corvette Caravans that are or have already converged on Bowling Green took a circuitous route in getting to the NCM which allowed owners to see some historic landmarks and show off their love of America’s sports car. The Indiana Caravan was no exception as members took a some parade laps around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway prior to hitting Interstate 65 for the trip South to Kentucky.
These pictures come from Jeff Wagner, a regular visitor to CorvetteBlogger.com. He is pictured below with his wife Renee and his Nassau Blue C5 Corvette:
Thanks for the pictures, Jeff!
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Here is a group of Corvettes from North and Central Texas, Oklahoma and the Gulf States arriving in Bowling Green. The video was shot from the Exit 26 overpass which is just a couple miles south of Exit 28 on I65 where the National Corvette Museum is located.
Check out Mark Leevan’s Corvette Examiner for more caravan videos.
The Florida leg of the 2009 National Corvette Caravan kicked off their cruise to Bowling Green, Kentucky for this weekend’s 15th Anniversary Celebration at the National Corvette Museum. The Florida Caravan started in South Florida this morning and broke off into two groups with one going through Orlando and the other coming up the west coast to Tampa.
About 100 Corvettes were gathered at Ferman Chevrolet in Tampa this afternoon before heading North. We met with a few of the members and spoke with Ernie Zager who is the Captain of the Florida leg. According to Zager, the Florida caravan will stop tonight just a few miles south of the Georgia border in Lake City, Florida where they will be guests at a barbeque by Bruce and Becky Glueck of Glueck Chevrolet.
Tomorrow morning the group will make their way to Road Atlanta for some parade laps or high speed passes around the Petit Le Mans course. From there, the Florida caravan will drive over to Kennessaw, Georgia where they will meet up with the Georgia Caravan at a Hooters restaurant for dinner. Both groups will spend the night in Kennessaw before making their way to Bowling Green on Thursday.
The Museum has a full slate of Corvette fun planned for the estimated 5,000 attendees that will be in Bowling Green for the 15th Anniversary Celebration. Festivities will include the Corvette Hall of Fame, seminars, historic video presentations, road tours and other grand activities including the official ribbon-cutting for the Museumâ€™s new areas.
I was interviewed by Mark Leevan over at the Corvette Examiner. Check it out!
I just purchased a brand new iPhone 3GS and created a custom wallpaper featuring my 1966 Corvette to give it a personalized look. Well, once I started down that road, I couldn’t stop! So here are nine custom Corvette-related wallpapers we’re offering free for your iPhone with installation instructions after the jump.
iPhone-Wallpapers provides this step-by-step guide to installing wallpapers on your Apple iPhone:
- Open the image by clicking on it. Then Right-click or control-click on the image you want to use.
- Select “Save asâ€¦” and save the image to your hard drive.
* Mac users can either save the image to a folder or add it to their iPhoto library. * PC users will want to save the wallpaper into their “My Pictures” folder.
You can then sync the iPhone with photos in iPhoto 4.0.3 or later on a Mac, or Photoshop Album 2.0 or later or Photoshop Elements 3.0 or later on a PC. Or you can sync with any folder on your computer that contains images. Connect the iPhone to your computer and do the following:
- Launch iTunes then click the Photos tab and select “Sync photos from:”
- From the pop-up menu, do one of the following:
If your using a Mac, choose iPhoto or your Pictures folder.
If you’re using a PC, choose Photoshop Album, Photoshop Elements, or your My Pictures folder.
- Choose Folder, then choose any folder on your computer that has images.
- Choose “All photos,” or choose “Selected folders” or “Selected albums” and choose the folders or albums you want to sync.
Finally on your iPhone:
- Goto the Photos section of your camera. Browse through the albums or camera roll until you find the picture you wish to use.
- Select the picture so it is displayed full screen.
- Tap the icon in the lower left corner of the screen. If you don’t see the icon, single tap the picture to display the menus.
- Here you can select if you want to email the picture, save the picture as a wallpaper, or assign to a contact.
- If you want to assign to a contact, press that button. The contact list will open and you can select the contact you wish to link to the picture.
- Select Done to complete the process.
2009 Corvette ZR1 Image Gallery