William Shanteau and 13 other Chrysler auto workers had been pooling their money on various lottery tickets for years and last month one of those purchases won the group $25 million from the Powerball lottery. So what’s first car that comes to mind for Shanteau to spend some of his $1.2 million after taxes? You guessed it…A Torch Red C6 Corvette!
Who wants to bet the driver is a gold chain wearing guy named Tony?
Corvette’s Head Designer Kirk Bennion has a new ride this summer: A 2011 Inferno Orange Corvette Z06. The Corvette is outfitted with stripes from the Genuine Corvette Accessories catalog and are Cyber Gray in color. We agree that the color matches well with the first year Inferno Orange as does the black front splitter and rear body-length spoiler.
Friday’s usually find me in downtown Tampa where I pay a weekly visit to my datacenter and since today was Drive Your Corvette to Work day, I drove my 1966 Corvette. So here is a quick video I put together of (drumroll) yes, me driving my Corvette to work!
Earlier this month, the 1960 #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette and driver John Fitch returned to Le Mans to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the car’s win in the GT class and 8th place finish overall. Our friend Jan Hyde from The Registry of Corvette Racecars was there along with car owner Lance Miller, restorer Kevin Mackay and John Fitch and he provided this recap from the week of events.
The 10th annual Drive Your Corvette to Work Day will held on Friday, June 25th. In honor of this special day, Corvette enthusiasts across the United States are encouraged to make America’s sports car their commuter car for the day. Every year, the Friday closest to June 30th which is Corvette’s official birthday, is chosen as the day to drive your Corvette to work.
With hundreds of Corvette plant assembly workers looking on, Governor Beshear signed into law House Bill #104 declaring the Chevrolet Corvette the Official Sports Car of the State of Kentucky. Gov Beshear appropriately used an Arctic White Corvette ZR1 as his podium for the signing event at the assembly plant.
Almost two years ago the world was introduced to the Rossi SixtySix, a C6 Corvette refitted with custom panels that borrow some of the best design features of the 1963-67 Sting Rays while updating the mid-year look for the 21 century. No longer just a dream, the Rossi SixtySix project is tooled up and well underway with the first car, a Pearl White Split Window Coupe making its public debut this Sunday at Detroit’s EyesOn Design benefit.
The Bondurant School of High Performance Driving recently received two new Corvette ZR1s that are used to train new buyers of the 638-horsepower super car. GM gives a free 2-day training course to new ZR1 buyers and the Bondurant course is designed to make new owners appreciate their ZR1s on a whole new level. And speaking of appreciating new ZR1s, catch Bob Bondurant utilizing launch control before tearing into the school’s autocross course. Just another day at the office for Bob and the gang!
As an automotive buff and especially as a Corvette enthusiast, I love to look at the drawings made by members of the GM design studio as they sketched out new designs and ideas for America’s sports car. Before you could buy a Corvette, GM’s studio artists first had to sketch it. And now thanks to Route 427′s “Art in Motion”, you can own some of the most iconic automotive artwork ever produced during the heyday of automotive design.