When is a car more than just a car?
How about when it once belonged to the first man who walked on the moon?
That’s right, a 1967 Corvette once owned by Neil Armstrong – known for his “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” – is on its way back to being carefully restored, thanks to new owner Joe Crosby. Crosby has commissioned a team of experts, led by respected automobile preservation activist Eric Gill, to lead the project, which could take years because they want the job done right since its owner was such an important part of world history.
When I was in Detroit last month for the Woodward Dream Cruise, my personal Corvette story was told to a few GM’ers and it eventually made it way to Paul Manzella who runs the Faces of GM website. So I did a quick interview with Paul from GM’s Design on Woodward car show the Wednesday before Dream Cruise and today that video went live so check it out!
Each week the Autoline TV program and its host, John McElroy, take an in-depth look at various topics in the ever-changing auto industry. In this week’s episode, McElroy is joined by Peter De Lorenzo of Autoextremist.com as the pair sit down with GM’s VP of Global Design, Ed Welburn, to discuss the past, present, and future of GM design. Included in the discussion is a rare behind the scenes tour of the GM Design Studio featuring cameos by the Corvette Sting Ray racer, as well as the Mako Shark and Manta Ray Concepts.
Photo Credit: Nicholas Draney / Standard-Examiner
A 1969 Corvette is providing a chance for a father and son to come closer together as they work side by side to restore the classic Chevrolet.
Jason Tueller, 21, and his 53-year-old dad, Shayne Tueller, say the restoration project is also providing them a chance to heal after the unexpected death last year of Jason’s sister, Jessica Tueller, 25.
Check out this great Corvette track weekend happening December 8-9th at Bondurant’s School of High Performance Driving. TWO track days with YOUR Corvette on their track, with instruction for $250! The second day even has open track time!
Visit www.Bondurant.com to see the schedule, special guests and more. But act fast! This event is limited to just 200 Cars!
Here is the second video installment from the Corvette Time Line at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise that honors the significant milestones during Corvette’s 60 years of production. Corvette’s Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles is once again your host as he takes you back to Corvette’s second generation – 1963 to 1967.
Photo Credit: Mike Berry / The Wichita Eagle
Jon Flickinger didn’t let this one get away.
Inspired by memories of a C1 that got away from him a long time ago, the Salina, Kansas man took charge this time, and the result is a 1962 Corvette resto-mod that’s absolutely music to his ears – and everyone who sees and hears it.