If you’ve been around the Corvette hobby long, I’m sure you’ll recognize the artwork from the very talented Scott Teeters whose work appears in Vette Magazine as well as online at the IllustratedCorvetteSeries.com. Scott and his wife Karen have recently launched a new Corvette blog called the Corvette Report and to help promote the site, they are offering a free copy of the Illustrated Corvette Engine Spotter’s Guide.
Looking for something cool to do for New Years? Bob Bondurant’s School of High Performance Driving has opened up registration for their popular New Year’s Eve Rapid Precision Maneuvers (RPM) event on Thursday, December 31, 2009 from 8 am to 12 noon. The New Year’s RPM program is a four-hour course featuring a timed autocross even, accident avoidance and lead and follow time on the 15-turn, 1.6-mile Bondurant track.
DigitalCorvettes.com Founder Patrick Gramm premiered the first episode of his new online show “Vette Garage: The Series” last week with the film crew visiting Pfadt Race Engineering in Utah. The new series has all the typical elements found on reality shows including the drama of faulty tire pressure gauges! High production values and a corvette-performance theme will make this new show from the creator of “Vette Girl” and “Vette Dogs” a must watch!
Back in May we revealed the Corvette Dream Giveaway raffle to benefit the Kids Wish Network was pairing a unique 1 of 1 Hero Edition Corvette ZR1 with a classic 1967 Corvette Convertible that will be given away to one lucky winner on Christmas day. While the focus on that blog post was the special edition Corvette ZR1, we thought it appropriate to take a closer look at the big block Sting Ray that will also be given away to help make a child’s dream come true.
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.
While rally wheels were standard equipment on the 1967 Corvette, there was an optional wheel offered for the final year of the Sting Ray. RPO N89 was designated as “Cast Aluminum Bolt-on Wheels” and 720 buyers selected the pricey option, adding an additional $263.30 to the invoice. Fast forward 40-some years and now an original set of Kelsey Hayes sells for big bucks. How big? How about $20,000!
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.
Camaro’s Marketing Manger John Fitzpatrick was working the floor at the SEMA show last week when our Man in Vegas showed up. Fitzpatrick was gracious to give us a tour of the new Genuine Corvette Accessories on display. Showcasing many of the new accessories is a Cyber Gray 2010 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible outfitted with the Heritage package.
Thanks to our friend Berry Lowman, we have photos of the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport that Chevy took to SEMA to showcase a new lineup of Genuine Corvette Accessories. We see several of the new accessories listed in the Chevy press release like the “Tech” patterned engine covers and interior console trim, but we also see a new 7-spoke chrome wheel with a Corvette logo insert on display as well.
Thanks to Patrick at DigitialCorvettes, the 7-spoke wheel has been identified as the same chrome wheel found on the Hertz limited-edition Corvette ZHZ.
The new accessories will will be available from Corvette dealers early next year.
This custom Corvette is billed as a tribute to the late Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, creator of the memorable Rat Fink character and a key player in the 1960′s custom/hot rod movement in Southern California. The converted C3 features an open engine bay and a bubble-top roof, and the rear end is, well, you just have to see it. The Corvette was spotted outside the Las Vegas Convention Center where it will be on display at the SEMA show this week. A walk-around video is after the jump.