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Zora Arkus-Duntov was born 100 years ago Christmas Day. Known affectionately by enthusiasts as the “Godfather of the Corvette”, he is credited with turning around the floundering program by upgrading the Corvette’s power and handling and masterfully creating a balance of performance and value that is still present today. Although he retired from GM in 1975 after 22 years of service, he never left the hearts of the community and was active until his passing in 1996. Today, his ashes and those of his wife Elfi are in a special memorial at the National Corvette Museum.
Quickly becoming a Christmas tradition around here is the annual repost of “Twas The Night Before Christmas – Corvette Style”. The Corvette remix of this holiday classic continues to be one of our favorite posts. As always, I’d like to wish everyone who visits CorvetteBlogger a very Merry Christmas and Christmas wishes go out to the men and women serving our country in the Armed Forces both home and abroad. God Bless you all!
Episode 3 completes the three part visit with Pradt Race Engineering.
I don’t refer to many Corvettes as “wicked” but I was flipping through eBay’s Corvette listings tonight and this serious-looking 1963 Corvette Grand Sport recreation caught my eye. Painted Silver with a Black stripe, the Grand Sport’s coupe body just rocks. Under the hood rocks too with a Chevrolet 464 crate engine mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Episode 2 continues with Pradt Race Engineering.
Mecum’s final auction of the year will be taking place this Friday and Saturday in Kansas City at the Kansas City Convention Center. Forty-four Corvettes are on the auction dockett and along with a host of classics and near classics you find at any auction, Mecum has included these two Karl Kustom C6 Corvettes.
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.