Vicari Auctions will offer more than 200 classic and muscle cars at their 3rd annual New Orleans Classic Auto Festival Saturday, December 1st in New Orleans, La. A red on red fuel injected 1963 Corvette convertible pilot car will lead the Corvette brigade. The early production C2 wears serial #16 and is one of just 2 numbers matching pilot cars known to exist.
Article contributed by Rick Tavel
As many of you probably realize, preparations for Barrett-Jackson’s world famous January collector car auction are already underway in Scottsdale, Arizona. This year’s auction is January 13 through 20. The magnitude of this auction requires Craig Jackson and his team to begin preparing for their flagship Scottsdale auction almost a year in advance.
Paul McCartney is, well, Paul McCartney. And a Corvette is, well, a Corvette.
When you put the two together, you produce unimaginable respect.
For example, TMZ is currently showing a video of Sir Paul in his daily driver around Los Angeles – a blue C5 convertible – as he pulls into a loading zone at LAX to let his girlfriend Nancy Shevell out at the airport.
Corvette enthusiasts are pretty serious about America’s sports car, but car customizer Mark Towle really takes his love for his favorite car to a whole ‘nother level.
You see, when he was a child, Towle watched the famous Japanese cartoon show Speed Racer religiously. “I’ve seen all 53 episodes,” he says, “including one that was never aired; it was supposed to be the first episode of the next season, but the show got canceled.”
All grown up now, as the owner of his own car customizing business, Towle’s living a childhood dream – making his living by building replicas of Speed Racer’s car, the Mach 5, which start about at $72,500. Not bad for the ultimate boy racer, huh?
A man’s love for his Corvette has perhaps never been told more poignantly and sincerely than in this video we found on Youtube.
Car and Driver Technical Editor Don Sherman recounts the story of the restoration of his Corvette, not in sterile technical terms, but in emotion-filled terms that only a fellow car lover can appreciate.
We told you earlier this year about a special 1958 Corvette that will soon be serving a special purpose. Now we know more details.
General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson had announced in February that he was going to auction off his personal ’58 to help Habitat for Humanity Detroit and its efforts to rebuild the Morningside Commons neighborhood near GM’s Renaissance Center world headquarters in downtown Detroit.
Some people love the open-air fun of a C2 convertible but like the appearance of the coupe better.
Now thanks to a Virginia company, they can have their cake and eat it, too.
The 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) show is in now the books and it was another phenomenal event. The 2-day indoor show in Chicago attracted hundreds of the country’s finest Corvettes, muscle cars, and customs. We already teased you with a few show photos on Facebook and Twitter, and now a more extensive show gallery awaits you after the break.
Last month’s unveiling of the new Gen 5 LT1 V8 engine to the media was the culmination of five years of hard work and dedication by the small block engineering team lead by Jordan Lee, Chief Engineer and Program Manager for the small block engine family. Jordan has a long history with the fifth-generation small block engine which he recently shared on Faces of GM.
When General Motors unlocked the first video trailer called Conception from the C7 Corvette countdown site, www.one13thirteen.com, one of the memorable clips showed the GM wind tunnel and the tag line “Every Line Matters.” That of course refers to the aerodynamics of the brand new Corvette. The body has been redesigned but the redesign’s purpose was more than just providing a new look – every line, vent, inlet and surface area has been optimize to make the C7 Corvette the most aerodynamic Corvette ever.