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The Lifestyle

The Quest Documentary to be Screened at the Arizona Biltmore

The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation will hold a special showing of the “The Quest”, the Chip Miller/1960 Le Mans documentary this Sunday afternoon at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to screening the movie, there will be a special gathering of legendary Corvette racing drivers as well as the Corvettes they raced. Click here for ticket information.

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There’s Hope to Prevent Spoiler Damage on your Corvette

by Mitch Talley on January 12, 2012

There's Hope to Prevent Spoiler Damage on your Corvette

Article contributed by Mitch Talley

We’ve all heard that ominous scraping sound when we pull too far into a parking space in our Corvette and go over the curb. When you drive a vehicle as low to the ground as ours, you constantly worry about damaging the spoiler below the front of the car. Now comes word that Southern Car Parts, which supplies components for Corvettes, has come up with an ingenious way to protect our favorite car from such damage.

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GM Unveils New 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible and 60th Anniversary Package

With the 2013 model year being both the 60th anniversary of the Corvette as well as the C6′s final year of production, it has been widely anticipated that Chevrolet will offer something special for Corvette enthusiasts. This morning the rumors of anniversary packages and a new special model have been answered as we are very excited to introduce the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition as well as the all new 2013 60th Anniversary package.

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Soldier Returns From Overseas, Surprised by Restored Corvette

Article contributed by Mitch Talley

There’s nothing that says America much better than a Corvette and a soldier.

Put the two together, and you’ve definitely got a winning combination.

Add in a loving wife, a whale of a surprise, and the camaraderie of the Corvette community, and well, it doesn’t get much better than that!

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Corvette Racing Legend John Fitch Found Safe and Sound

by Mitch Talley on January 10, 2012

Corvette Racing Legend John Fitch Found Safe and Sound

Article contributed by Mitch Talley

Corvette fans can breathe a sigh of relief now that John Fitch, driver of the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans winning Corvette and the first manager for the Corvette racing team, has been found since being reported missing on Sunday.

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In Honor of Evan Thomason: 10th Annual Corvette Forum Fundraiser for St. Jude

Article contrtibuted by savewave / Corvette Forum

Evan Thomason was 10 years old when he lost his battle against cancer on September 22. While the medical and research staff at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was not able to save Evan, they managed to give him five years he might not have otherwise had with family and friends.

With the blessing of his mom Melissa, Corvette Forum will dedicate its fundraising efforts for St. Jude during the next year to the memory of Evan, who touched so many people with his courage, positive attitude and joy for living. Some of you had the chance to meet Evan and Melissa when you visited Memphis for the annual Corvetteforum visit to St. Jude, others know about him from what they have read about Evan on Corvette Forum. For those who didn’t know Evan, this thread, and this video will give you some insight.

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[VIDEO] GoPro Captures Trooper Pulling Over a Speeding C6 Corvette

It’s safe to say that the GoPro HD cameras that you can attach to your cars via a suction cup has revolutionized the way drivers immortalize their exploits behind the wheel. While the handy little plastic-encased cameras are mostly used for capturing burnouts, club cruises and the occasional accident, we’re surprised we don’t see more of this – GoPro equipped Corvettes getting pulled over by the Man!

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Corvettes on Craiglist: 1969 Finovette by George Barris

by Keith Cornett on January 2, 2012

Corvettes on Craiglist: 1969 FinoVette by George Barris

For sale on Craigslist is a George Barris custom creation built from a 1969 Corvette. The story goes that Barris was commissioned to the build the car for Bobby Rautbord, the off-shore boat racing champion who won the 1972 World Cup. The boat that Rautbord won the World Cup with was called the Fino #18 and so Barris named the creation the “Finovette”.

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Morning Burnout: Lew Stitely's 1953 Corvette - The Tijuana Taxi

Let’s kick off 2012 right with a morning burnout courtesy of Lew Stitely’s 1953 Corvette gasser dubbed the Tijuana Taxi. This classic first-year Corvette was doing its thing out at Beaver Springs Dragway in PA and the video features several awesome burnouts, dry hops and a nine second quarter-mile run!

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[VIDEO]

With Chevrolet joining the ranks of advertisers seeking independent filmmaker submissions for a Super Bowl commercial, it’s only fitting that our friends from Michael Brown Productions, creators of “The Quest” documentary, submitted two commercials for the competition. Featuring two Corvettes at opposite ends of the performance spectrum, the commercials made it through Round 1 but were eventually cut from consideration. As the two commercials were done totally with “tongue firmly planted in cheek”, Michael has released them for your viewing pleasure.

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