In the summer heat of Le Mans, France in June of 1960, Corvette took to its first steps onto the stage of world endurance racing at the 24 Heures du Mans. Three were entered by Briggs Cunningham’s racing team and the fourth by Lloyd “Lucky” Casner’s Camoradi USA team. One of the Cunnigham cars was involved in a dramatic finish that still stirs the souls of racing fans around the world.
Now that GM has another pop-culture hit on its hands with Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we are eagerly looking forward to the next movie to feature gratuitous product placement from Chevrolet and GM. Luckily, we won’t have to wait long as the 4th installment of the Transformers movie series is “primed” to hit theaters on June 27th.
Of course, CORSA performance exhaust systems and air intake kits for C4, C5, and C6 models have been a popular aftermarket item for Corvette enthusiasts for years.
Now, CORSA’s products will be offered in the National Corvette Museum’s Corvette Store, and museum members will get a 10 to 15 percent discount, based on their membership level, on all retail items, including CORSA items.
Some things definitely get better with age.
Just ask John McIlvoy and Joe Beatty, who have owned the same two Corvettes for a total of 100 years and 500,000 miles between them!
Ironically, they both grew up in Ohio, where they bought their Corvettes in the 1960s, and both are now members of the Northwest Houston Vette-Rods club.
Few things increase the revs in our car collector’s hearts more than the prospect of a barn find — you know, your dream car that somebody put in a barn and never came back to collect. A little worn and thoroughly dirty, but mostly there, just waiting for someone to come along and give it a good home.
Here’s a story that should make you proud you drive a Corvette – and a story that should make you appreciate every minute you get to climb behind the wheel of your pride and joy.
Not everyone is so fortunate.
Just a quick note to say Happy 50th Anniversary to the Ford Mustang. If there is another automotive icon here in the States with a history like the Corvette, it’s the Ford Mustang.
A lot of Corvette people put down the Mustang, but you’ll never hear us utter a derogatory word about the car.
Ford’s Mustang made a great impact on my life on three different occasions and I can tell you for a fact that if there had been no Mustang, there would be no CorvetteBlogger.com.
If you’re a fan of the legendary Beatles, and more specifically, Sir Paul McCartney, you might want to be on the lookout for a blue C5 Corvette convertible if you happen to be in California.
Check out these photos of a rather dapper, though casual, McCartney as he took his C5 Corvette on a “long and winding road” Tuesday that ended at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills.
The auction of the first regular retail production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, generously donated by Chevrolet, went for $1 million at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Fla. on April 12, 2014. The winning bid came from Hendrick Automotive Group Chairman and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick, an avid Corvette collector and preservationist. Proceeds from the auction, which support the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 32nd Annual Dinner, will benefit the renovations of the Institute’s infusion center, providing a more comfortable and soothing setting for patients to receive chemotherapy treatments.
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