Back in the early 1970′s Hot Rod magazine was looking for a project car to go racing in. What they decided to use was a 1957 Corvette with the 270hp 283ci engine and a 3 speed transmission. Once completed they tore up west drag strips en route to national ET and speed records. After it’s short racing career, nothing much was heard of this car until it showed up last weekend at Detroit Autorama sporting a fresh frame off restoration.
Velocity’s Americarna wraps up season 1 this Tuesday, March 18th with an episode dedicated to America’s sports car, the Corvette. NASCAR team owner and avid Corvette collector Rick Hendrick will guest host this week’s show while country music superstar Brad Paisley also makes an appearance. This week we even get to see inside Hendrick’s massive car museum.
Bob Bondurant will turn 81 next month, but the legendary racer and driving educator shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Take, for example, his induction into the Sports Car Club of America Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday.
Bondurant, who has been well known in Corvette circles for decades, has run the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, now in Arizona, for the past 46 years.
From our Corvette Image Tumblr, we came across this Corvette Z06 chasing a rider on a Triumph motorcycle. The Corvette Z06 is an actual police car used by the Wake County Sheriffs office in North Carolina.
The GIF comes from a segment on Top Gear USA featuring Tanner Faust in the Z06 racing the street bike through an obstacle course. Click here to watch the full video on our Facebook page.
The 1963 Vintage Split-Window Corvette racer known as ’711′ will be heading to Mecum’s Houston Auction in April. Although the Corvette was raced in Southern California in the heyday of sports car racing, the Riverside Red Sting Ray Coupe may be better known for its appearance in the the Elvis Presley movie, Viva Las Vegas.
This morning at the National Corvette Museum, construction workers successfully lifted the first of the eight fallen Corvettes from the massive sinkhole that opened inside the Sky Dome last month. The first Corvette to make it back to street level was the 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil which had landed upright on top of the pile.
Can you imagine wanting to watch an interview with the guy who designed the 1974 Vega?
But that’s what makes the Corvette so great for enthusiasts. We crave to know every minute detail about how our beloved sports car came into existence.
If you’re like me, that makes a new book by someone who was actually there when the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray was in the planning stages, very special indeed.
New Bright Toys has always been known for its highly detailed cars. Over the years, the designs have gotten more and more thorough. An example of this is how the Corvette Stingray has evolved from the 1963 model to the 2014 model. In 1986, New Bright Toys released the 1963 Corvette Stingray.