Barrett-Jackson’s 2013 tour rolls into Reno, NV this weekend for their first ever Hot August Nights auction. The event replaces their old Orange County auction from the previous few years. The diverse vehicle docket includes 34 Corvettes, all but one of which will be selling at no reserve. The three day event kicks off Thursday, August 8th and runs through Saturday, August 10th. SPEED and FUEL TV will have 18 hours of combined live coverage from the event.
It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Today’s subject is a one near and dear to our hearts – taking your Corvette racing!
We’re seeing nothing older than a 1965 Corvette in the picture and if you look right in the middle of the photograph, it appears there is one and perhaps two black 1963 Fuel Injected Sting Ray Coupes.
Photo Credit: John Shishmanian / NorwichBulletin.com
Here’s your chance to buy a C2 Corvette with an unusual past and an unusual look.
The town of Colchester, Conn., says it is ready to get rid of its 1967 Corvette that was used for nearly 20 years as the police department’s DARE vehicle.
It appeared that the 2013 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s was going to be rained out on Sunday when Saturday’s storms prevented much of the event set up. Though rain was forecast, after only a brief shower the 374 exhibitors rushed to get their cars displayed on the beautiful but wet fairways of the golf course. Though the temperatures were unusually cool, the rain held off except for a short sprinkle around noon and the wet weather didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the car owners or the 10,000 enthusiasts who braved the threatening skies and to view some of the finest cars in the country.
Ever since I saw this photo a couple weeks back, I’ve been meaning to post it here. I always enjoy seeing old photos of Corvettes in their vintage settings, which for me harkins back to a somewhat more innocent time for America. So why not use the occasion to kick off a new weekly series of posts with vintage pictures of Corvettes!
This 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible and the young lady sitting on the hood was captured at Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida.
We all have heard numerous fascinating stories about the history, performance and build specifications of found then often restored Corvettes over the last several years.
“Barn find” cars of all types are always special and it seems that Terry Michaelis’ has had more than his share of interesting barn-find Corvettes, finding two 1963 Z06′s with race histories within the same year. After selling the first barn find, Michaelis began an impeccable restoration on his second race Z06 discovery, the car originally campaigned by Dick Lang in the early 60′s. This 1963 Corvette Z06 was found in a barn less than twenty miles from Dick Lang’s original Chevrolet dealership, and today, following Michaelis’ impeccable restoration, at a cost of over $200,000, it is now being shown and winning concours throughout the country.
But perhaps an equally, if not more interesting story is the story of C.J. Titterington’s 1963 Z06 race car which will be displayed along side of Terry Michaelis’ Z06 at the upcoming Concours d’Elegance of America in Michigan.
This year the prestigious Concours d”Elegance of America is taking place on Sunday, July 28, at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth, Michigan, and has a special category in recognition of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1963 Corvette.
Two of the six 1963 Corvettes in the Corvette Category will be Z06 race cars. Perhaps the star of the entire event will be the Z06 originally owned and raced by Dick Lang with an impressive and storied race history from the early and mid 1960′s when the car took on the legendary Shelby Cobras which were terrorizing the race tracks.
We now know why RPO N11 is called “Off Road Exhaust”! If you’re gonna rally a replica Corvette Grand Sport in East Africa, you got to put in some practice laps. Watch this Corvette run laps and drift on dirt roads as the team shakesdown the car in preparation for the rally on the Dark Continent in November.
You can watch a second shakedown session where the Grand Sport runs on the Eurocircuit track in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands.
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Back in the early 1980s, I was stuck with an old Buick that I tried to sell for months for $500. I finally got so desperate that I ran a humorous ad hoping for a response, something along the lines of: “Free 1979 Buick, with purchase of $500 watermelon.” I finally sold the car for $300 but left it running outside the tire store where the new owner picked it up. I was afraid it might not crank again and he’d call off the deal.
Now, fast forward to 2013, and this offer we bring you today is so-o-o-o-o much better. If you buy this beautiful abstract 40×60 painting of a blue 1963 Corvette by Timothy Raines, you get a real Split Window Coupe for free!