On our way back from Bloomington Gold we hit up the 3rd annual Corvettes in the D event held in the shadows of GM’s world headquarters in downtown Detroit. The one day event ran from 9am to 4pm on Sunday June 28th and supported 2 great veterans’ charities.
Last weekend Bloomington Gold completed its rookie orientation at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A couple of soggy days couldn’t dampen spirits at the show’s 2nd new location in the last 3 years.
The combination of new driving events and the iconic location made this one of the best Bloomington Gold events in recent memory.
June 30, 1953 is the date that changed automotive history forever. It was sixty-two years ago today that the first Corvette rolled off an automotive assembly line and into the history books. That car was the 1953 Corvette and the place was a temporary automotive facility in Flint, Michigan.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.
In this week’s dispatch, Mike shares his Corvette passion with a young cancer patient and many great organizations also step up to help make his day a little bit better. There were also deliveries through the week including a few Stingray’s and Z06s delivered in the rain! (No, they don’t melt!) We also get to see a R8C delivery at the Corvette Museum.
Buying a chance to win a brand new 2015 C7 Corvette Stingray coupe and at the same time helping some folks who have hit a few bumps in their lives seems like a worthwhile investment to us, even if you don’t win. All of the proceeds from the raffle of the Stingray, from Criswell Chevrolet, home of Corvette mega-salesman Mike Furman, will go to the Patty Pollatos Fund, an all-volunteer, non-profit charity in Frederick County, Maryland.
You know why today is one of our favorite days of the year? It’s the 15th Annual Drive Your Corvette to Work Day! Will you be driving your Corvette to work today?
We’ll admit that this year’s ‘holiday’ sort of snuck up on us without warning as normally we like to make a bigger deal of the day because it’s fun and promotes driving your Corvette.
After nearly three years of legal wrangling, it appears that the fight over the recently discovered and unrestored 1960 Corvette that was one of three Corvettes campaigned at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans by Briggs Cunningham has come to end. The Federal Judge overseeing the case has signed off to a partnership agreement between the three parties for the former race car which is estimated to be valued at $2.5 million.
Back in the day, a lot of car magazines featured C3 Corvettes painted wildly.
The Stingray just seemed to be one of those cars that was perfect for painting that way. We remember one in particular painted red, white and blue with white stars on it.
Now you can take another trip back to the Psychedelic ’70s in this 1971 Corvette Coupe.
Late last summer we partnered up with CORSA Performance and Smokey’s Dyno and Performance on our Operation Air Flow project as a way to show some easy ways to get more power out of your Corvette. We began with a CORSA carbon fiber intake on our 2009 C6 and then backed that up with a CORSA Sport performance exhaust system. For Episode 4, we headed back to Smokey’s for a custom ECM tune to help get the most out our freer breathing LS3.
As the C7 Corvette matures into its third year of production, Chevrolet continues to offer new options for Corvette owners to personalize their rides. One of the new options for 2016 is called EFY and it allows you to order your Corvettes with the vents on the hood, side coves and rear to be painted the same color as the rest of the body.
We’ve seen some mods of people painting their vents the same color as the rest of the body but it’s never been something we would do to our C7 Corvette. But for those that want a single color Corvette, you can now order that same look straight from the factory like this Arctic White Corvette Z06 that was shared by our friend Corvette Conti.