Chevrolet’s Corvette officially turns 60 this weekend. It was June 30th, 1953 when that first Polo White two seater left the Flint, MI assembly plant. If you’re looking for a way to help celebrate Corvette’s 60 year legacy you’ve got several options this weekend. From Illinois to Kentucky to Detroit there are plenty of events taking place and we’ve neatly summarized them all for you after the break.
The National Corvette Museum will attempt to LIVE STREAM the NCM Motorsports Park groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow at 10:30am ET / 9:30am CT. The livestream will be shown at this link: http://www.motorsportspark.org/livestream/.
After the ceremony the video will made available on the Corvette Museum’s YouTube channel.
Here’s another way for Corvette lovers to celebrate our favorite mark’s 60th birthday. Corvettes in the D will be taking place this Sunday, June 30th at GM’s world headquarters in Detroit. The event is being coordinated by Larry Courtney who also organizes the annual Corvettes on Woodward food drive each year in August. Click past the jump for all the dirty details on Corvette’s 60th birthday party in Motown.
Sometimes just getting to a car show can be more difficult than winning.
Take, for example, this case of a truck carrying four Corvettes to the Bloomington Gold show in Champaign, Illinois.
Fourth, seventh place in final Le Mans for C6.R with new car looming for 2014
LE MANS, France (June 23, 2013) – Corvette Racing and its two Compuware Corvette C6.Rs completed the most demanding auto race in the world today by finishing in the top seven of the GTE Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Jordan Taylor brought home the No. 73 Compuware Corvette in fourth place after starting seventh. It was a remarkable comeback that saw the trio pick up three spots in the final six hours. The No. 74 Compuware Corvette finished seventh with Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen and Richard Westbrook driving.
Chevrolet released the performance estimates this morning for the all new 2014 Corvette Stingray and we guarantee that these numbers will sure make a lot of folks happy! We’ve been told that new “base” Stingray would be right up there in C6 Z06 territory and it looks like that claim is mostly spot on! Equipped with the Z51 performance package, the new C7 Corvette has a 3.8 second 0-60 mph estimate, and in the quarter miles does 12.0 seconds at 119 mph!
Since the new Corvette Stingrays have hit the streets, we’ve actively been searching the ‘net looking for examples of each of the 10 colors available. But since the C7′s introduction in January, one color has alluded us until now – Arctic White.
Last weekend, one of the engineers from the Bowling Green Assembly Plant made the one hour drive down I65 in an Arctic White 2014 Corvette Stingray Coupe to the Cars and Coffee gathering in Nashville and we’re very excited to share these photos with you.
It looks as if the parties in a lawsuit about the Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette race car will be taking another lap around the track after a judge’s ruling this week.
The battle has already been going on for nine months after a 1960 Corvette commissioned by Briggs Cunningham for the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans race turned up during a promotion at last year’s Corvettes at Carlisle.