They say that necessity is the mother of invention.
Corvette Central founder and CEO Jerry Kohn would probably agree with that.
Back in the 1970s, Kohn was a tool & die specialist and a Corvette enthusiast from Michigan who was looking for much-needed parts for a 1958 Corvette. It didn’t take long for him to discover that the parts he needed were either not available, poorly made, or overpriced.
Each year the Eyeson Design car show celebrates the best in automotive design from pre-war cars and motorcycles to modern tuner cars. This year the popular event turned 25 and celebrated its silver anniversary with a special circle of silver Corvettes.
On June 1st and 2nd the Michigan Chapter of the NCRS hosted its annual chapter judging meet. I and about 15 other Corvette owners subjected our cars to the rigorous inspection of the NCRS judges. Over the course of judging day 5 teams of 2 judges each descended upon our Corvettes measuring their accuracy compared to their as-new condition.
The love that Corvette owners have for one another never was clearer than Sunday in Kentwood, Michigan.
That’s when some 65 Corvettes rumbled past the home of late Kentwood Mayor Richard Root to pay homage to a dedicated Corvette owner who lost his four-year battle with cancer on Friday.
The 18th annual Hot Rod Power Tour is well underway this week and yesterday, the traveling performance car show stopped at Mid America Motorworks Effingham, IL campus for a hot lunch and a one-of-a-kind car show.
Some 3,000 hot rods, including over 130 Corvettes, were making their way from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign to the Gateway International Raceway on what was the 4th day of the 7 day tour that started in Detroit and ends in Arlington, Texas.
Want to learn how to be a high-performance driver?
Then you would do well to check out the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving after noting that the top instructors there came away with victories in all five of their races at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on June 2 and 3.
The Quest documentary chronicles the beginnings of Corvette Racing at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and then follows Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller as he searched, found and restored the class-winning #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette racer. Chip had a goal of taking the car and its driver to Le mans in 2010 for the 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s first win, but his plans were cut short when he passed away suddenly in 2004.
Team Penske driver Ryan Briscoe averaged 226.484 mph to win the pole for this Sunday’s 96th Annual Indianapolis 500. While that time guarantees he’ll be starting at the head at the field, there are some other benefits that the Indy pole sitter enjoys like getting the opportunity to run some hot laps in the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 pace car.
We dropped the rumor last week that Guy Fieri is in contention to be the pace car driver at this year’s Indianapolis 500 and today we learned that its official. The celebrity chef and Corvette owner will be driving the 2013 Corvette ZR1 to start the 96th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27th.