Malcolm Konner was a prominent Corvette dealer from the 1960s to the early 1980s who claimed to be “The World’s Largest Corvette Dealer” in his newspaper ads.
“Because we sold and serviced so many Corvettes,” Konner’s son RJ Konner told Corvette Magazine, “we were an invaluable resource for Chevrolet. They had a technician or engineer at the dealership 80 percent of the time to troubleshoot and help evaluate problems that came up in the field.
We know that the Chevrolet Corvette has certain design points that are hallmarks of the model, yet look closely and you will also pick up certain design elements that are carried throughout the Chevrolet brand. One of the design hallmarks of a Chevrolet is the inclusion of five-spoke wheels. Whether it’s a Corvette Stingray, a Silverado pickup truck or a Chevrolet Cruze, most likely it comes from the factory riding on five-spoke wheels.
It’s also known that Corvette owners like to personalize their rides and one of the fastest and easiest ways to give your Corvette a new look is with a set of custom wheels. When it comes to Corvettes, HRE Wheels knows that sometimes owners want their wheels to have a little more bling, yet they want to stay with the classic stock look. If that’s how you feel, check out this Velocity Yellow Corvette Stingray riding on HRE’s RS105 forged wheels which feature the classic five-spoke design.
The South Richmond (Va.) Rotary Club is raffling off a 2015 Corvette Stingray as part of their major 2015 fundraising activities with the proceeds of the raffle going to help the Richmond Fisher House and the Families of the Wounded Fund. Both organizations offer support to families of wounded veterans while undergoing treatment.
The drawing to pick the winner will be held at the Rotary Club’s Casino Night charity fundraiser on March 7, 2015. Tickets are $100 each and sale will be limited to 1,500 tickets.
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After the debut of the seventh generation Corvette Stingray back in 2013 along with the Corvette Z06 that bowed a year later, the automotive press has been pretty excited about the prospect that the next generation Corvette may be produced featuring a mid engine layout. Following a sighting of a possible mid-engine mule running at the Milford Proving Grounds, prospects do indeed seem higher for a new kind of Corvette – something that Zora Arkus-Duntov always wanted to pursue but was always foiled by the GM bean counters.
Photo Credit: Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times
Three Los Angeles police officers who shot and killed a Corvette driver they believed was reaching for a weapon last year won’t face criminal charges following the recent conclusion of an investigation by LA prosecutors.
The shooting of 51-year-old Brian Beaird came on the night of Dec. 13, 2013 after he had led police on a wild high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles.
The pursuit finally ended when Beaird crashed into another car while going through an intersection. He then climbed out of the Corvette, staggering and heading toward the back of the car where officers believed he was reaching for a weapon.
Remember when the tiny college football team went up against the high-and-mighty Division I squad and barely lost – a moral victory of sorts?
This video taken from the Performance Data Recorder of the Z06 serves as an automotive reminder of that very kind of situation.
On paper, pitting a $100,000 Corvette Z06 against a million-dollar McLaren P1 shouldn’t be much of a contest.
Photo Credit: Hot Rod Magazine
Hot Rod Magazine recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the big block Chevrolet Mark IV engine with a world-exclusive dyno test of one of the 427 Mystery Motors built by Smokey Yunick.
The 427 Mark II Mystery Motor isn’t actually part of the legendary Mark IV family, which debuted in 1965, but you can definitely consider it the missing link between the 348/409 and big-block Chevy engine families since it has characteristics from both.
1953 Corvettes are very rare beasts and it isn’t very often that one is offered at auction without a significant reserve being asked. Mecum will offer Corvette fans that opportunity at their Rogers Classic Car Museum auction on Saturday, February 28, 2015 when a 1953 Corvette roadster will cross the block with no reserve—that’s right, the car is guaranteed to go home with the highest bidder on the floor.
Does the weather have you wishing it was Corvette season? It was 77 degrees and sunny here in Florida today so it’s definitely time to break out the ’66 roadster and hit the road. But if temps are a little cooler in your neck of the woods, here’s some great eye candy guaranteed to warm you up. Check out these 1963 to 1967 Corvettes featured in a random photo gallery we like to call Midyear Monday. So sit back and enjoy a Kentucky bourbon on the rocks while we show off 28 random images of the St. Louis born and bred C2 Corvette.