Three individuals who have contributed to the success of Corvette during the past 50-plus years will be honored for their overwhelming dedication and love for America’s Sports Car when they are inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame this fall.
It’s hard to think of three individuals who are more deserving of this honor than these three men, who have gone above and beyond in their love for the Corvette.
The 2015 inductees slated to be honored at the 18th Annual Corvette Hall of Fame Ceremony on Sept. 4 at the National Corvette Museum are Herb Fishel in the category of Racing, Rick Hendrick in the category of Enthusiast, and Russ McLean in the category of GM/Chevrolet.
When Tadge Juechter and his crew were busy coming up with the 2015 Corvette Z06, they were probably hoping for somebody just like Gene Sanchez Leeds to climb behind the wheel.
You see, Mr. Leeds does “ridiculous things with Corvettes,” as he puts it in his blog post on Road and Track.
Put another way, he doesn’t park his Corvettes on a pedestal, instead preferring to enjoy them, and enjoy them HIS way.
Did Santa miss a couple things on your wish list last year? Well, don’t fret. The folks at CORSA have got you taken care of. They’ve recently their new Polygon Tail Light style exhaust tips for the C7 Corvette. They’re available in both polished and Black Pro-Series flavors and can come mated to either the Sport or Extreme 2.75″ valve back exhaust systems.
As the owner of a Torch Red 1997 C5 that has around 69,000 miles on the odometer, it was good to see this video that proves the durability of fifth-generation Corvettes.
A fellow named Mark says he bought his 2000 C5 new and ever since hasn’t been afraid to put it to the test, racking up an amazing total of 650,000 miles as he drives back and forth from Florida to Georgia for business purposes.
Ivan and Mary Schrodt of Sherwood, Wisconsin made headlines in the Corvette world recently when they donated five Corvettes to the National Corvette Museum (NCM) The five included one Corvette from each of generations C2 through C6 and initially were to be included in the Schrodts very generous gift to the NCM as part of their estate. However, after their first trip to the NCM Motorsports Park during the 2014 Labor Day Celebration, they had a change of heart.
Way back in ancient times, say in the era of the 1960s, there was great interest amongst the world’s great automotive companies in a new and remarkable power source, the gas turbine, more commonly referred to as the jet engine. It was a time when the Jet Age showed signs of coming down to earth.
Have you seen the Gold Digger videos where a guy stands next to a really expensive car and asks women if they want to go for a ride? Those that say yes are assumed to be “gold diggers” as they think the guy has some deep pockets. But put that same guy next to a beat up Honda Accord and he gets rejected every time.
That’s the premise of this video only with a twist. A pretty girl is the protagonist and the bait car is new Torch Red C7 Corvette Convertible.
Everyone has a Corvette story. Do you have one worthy of sharing?
It could be about your own Corvette or the first ride you took in a friend or relative’s Corvette. Whatever it was, most enthusiasts can usually recall that moment when you just knew you were a Corvette fan for life.