Parts & Accessories
Corsa Performance is one of the leaders in providing Corvette owners with great sounding exhaust systems that provide performance gains without interior drone. But Corvette owners notoriously take pride in the look of their exhaust systems as well and so when we stopped by the Corsa booth at SEMA last week, they enthusiastically introduced us to their newest product – Corsa’s Black Diamond exhaust tips.
The benefit of having an auxiliary hardtop for your roadster is that you can drive your Corvette longer as the weather turns cooler, thereby extending your driving season for an extra couple of months each year. But putting that hardtop on your Corvette, or removing it when the weather turns nice can be a real struggle. You can call the wife out to the garage, go get a neighbor or attempt to do it yourself, but it only takes one careless move to damage the top or worse, the back of your Corvette. So when we saw the Glassworks Lift System at SEMA, we knew we had to spread the word on this innovative product.
As we prepare to head out this afternoon for our trip to SEMA, we thought we’d take a quick poll on aftermarket purchases from our readers. The question has to do with new Corvettes and we’d like to know what your first aftermarket purchase would be. The poll is open to everyone (whether or not you have or will be buying a new Corvette in the near future).
With SEMA coming up next week, we’ve been wondering what the General will have in store for Corvette fans at the show and now we have the answer! In a sea of Camaros and the sporty new Sonics, you’ll find two “tribute” Corvettes at the 2011 show: The Ron Fellows “Hall of Fame” Corvette Z06 and the Corvette Carlisle Blue Grand Sport Concept.
Have you ever seen a successful business and wondered how they got to where they are today? Mike Yager of Mid America Motorworks is one of the icons of our hobby and a true American success story. With $500, he turned his passion for Corvettes into one of the largest automotive parts and accessories catalogs in the country. Recently, Mike’s journey to success was featured on the CNBS show “How I Made My Millions“.
Zip Corvette has released their newly updated C5 and C6 Corvette Performance Parts & Accessories Catalogs. Each full color catalog includes more than 50 pages of the newest-available and best-quality parts to be had. The catalogs offer an exciting selection of interior, exterior and underhood enhancements, performance bolt-ons and Corvette-themed apparel and accessories.
If you’re thinking about making some upgrades to make your Corvette more competitive at the track, but don’t want to sacrifice your drivability on the street, check out this video from MTI Racing. MTI knows a thing or two about upgrading Corvettes for the track and this walk around shows how to turn your Corvette into a track weapon (I really like that phrase!).
Paragon Reproductions hosted their annual open house a couple of weekends ago at their sprawling facility in Rankin, MI. Attendees were able to wander each of the several buildings on the grounds, buy a host of C1 – C4 Corvette parts, and enjoy a complementary lunch. Of course, one could also check out the 100 or so Corvettes that showed up too. We made a late summer road trip up to Paragon and you see can see some of our photos from the event after the break.
Corvette Central and Chris Petris, the duo behind the C4 Cutaway Corvette, have teamed up again to bring together a real cool project called the “Split Mod”. Essentially, it’s the restoration of a severely rusted 1963 Corvette Coupe. Instead of the traditional matching-numbers restoration, which would be somewhat difficult considering the car has no motor or transmission, the rebuild will result in the creation of a fun, drivable Midyear Corvette. The project is also going to be the subject of a book and so you can count on some great tips and advice offered along the way.