Terry Michaelis’, number 27 1953 NASCAR Corvette has won again, though this time not on the race track but on the show field at the 36th Annual Concours d’Elegnace of America at the Inn at St. Johns in Plymouth, Michigan. After winning two awards at Cincinnati’s Ault Park Concours, a 1st in Class in the Racing Division and the Bill Rudd “Best Vette” Trophy, the Michigan concours added another ribbon in the “Racing Through the Ages” category. Michaelis, president of ProTeam Corvette, has been campaigning the historic blue-ribbon 1953 Corvette race car at concours and shows throughout the country since ProTeam completed the restoration late last year.
What Top Gear magazine once called the fastest police car in America apparently will remain the property of the Wake County Sheriff’s Office in Raleigh, N.C., for the foreseeable future.
The sheriff’s office has been using the black 2007 Corvette Z06 for the past five years after seizing it from a drug dealer convicted of felony schedule II possession.
Turning a fast car around in a fast amount of time isn’t always easy.
Ask anybody who’s restored a classic Corvette.
But the good folks at Borla Performance recently took just eight weeks to make some big changes to a 1966 Corvette convertible that ranks as one of the sharpest and most powerful C2 ‘Vettes we’ve seen.
This you tube publisher named Lia goes by the name SSSniperWolf and has a pretty serious video channel with over 600.000 subscribers. While most of her videos are about gaming and cosplay, she posted this video showing off her new 2014 Corvette Stingray. The day she brings it home, she goes to work in her garage applying Plasti Dip to the front crossed flags emblems, the chrome grill trim and the wheels which gives it a nice blacked out look.
One of the hottest designs to come out of the 2013 SEMA Show was the Forgiato widebody Corvette Stingray. While previous SEMA shows have featured redesigned or rebodied Corvettes as show cars or pre-production concepts, the Forgiato widebody seems to have real staying power as more individuals are emulating the design with their own cars.
Previous Forgiato C7 widebodys have been featured in some rather unique exterior colors like Aston Martin Blue and Tangelo Orange, but we found this Forgiato Stingray on eBay painted in one of the factory colors – Arctic White.
One of the great aspects of the Bloomington Gold show each year is seeing the rarest of the rare Corvettes. You never know what’s going to show up on that last weekend in June. This year’s big surprise was 1953 Corvette VIN 009. That’s right, the 9th Corvette ever built. It was being displayed for the first time since being discovered in Oregon in 2010.
Some folks believe you shouldn’t mess with a C1 Corvette.
Just leave it the way it came from the factory, they say.
Others, like the owner of this 1959 model, don’t see anything wrong with making a few changes, especially when taking advantage of modern amenities.