Each year Bloomington Gold salutes 10 people and 10 cars that have significantly influenced the Corvette hobby in their annual Great Hall display. The class of 2013 was revealed last week and will be formally honored June 28-30, 2013 at the Bloomington Gold show in Champaign, Illinois. The 4th class of cars includes the first 327 Corvette, the first big block Corvette, and a pair of powerhouse C6’s. The diverse list of people and organizations consists of the godfather of the Corvette, the founder of Carlisle Events, and the Flying Dentist.
Car and Driver Magazine must know that Corvette owners are really pumped for the unveiling of the new C7 Corvette as they keep rolling out new digital renderings of America’s next great sports car. Here are three new 2014 C7 Corvette illustrations from C&D plus we got a cool quote from GM’s Mark Reuss who says you can tell which engineers are testing the new Corvette – they are the ones with the big smiles.
It’s been almost like a death in the family for the car collectors whose prized possessions were damaged by Superstorm Sandy in October.
Never mind the dollars-and-cents value of these cars. It’s the sentimental value of these collector cars that is immeasurable for their owners.
Kevin J. Mackay, owner of Corvette Repair Inc. in Valley Stream, N.Y., on Long Island, says he’s already seen grown men come into his shop in tears. “They didn’t expect a storm surge to wipe out their work, their investment, their prized family heirloom,” he says.
General Motors released their November Sales report earlier this week and Corvette sales are remaining steady. In November 2012, a total of 1,104 Corvettes were sold. This is 21.3% more than the 910 Corvettes sold during November 2011. For the calendar year to date, 12,841 Corvettes have been sold between January-November 2012. This is 5.9% better than 2011′s Corvette sales of 12,126 during the same months.
Most people get a plaque or a gold watch for being long-time employees of a company.
Not Mike Boock.
After working 40 years for WCCO Belting in Wahpeton, N.D., Boock earned a toy model of a 1972 Corvette, in honor of his first year at the company.
Check out this great Corvette track weekend happening December 8-9th at Bondurant’s School of High Performance Driving. TWO track days with YOUR Corvette on their track, with instruction for $250! The second day even has open track time!
Visit www.Bondurant.com to see the schedule, special guests and more. But act fast! This event is limited to just 200 Cars!
Last week we showed you some of the fine Corvettes in attendance at the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN). In addition to those exceptional rides, a strong contingent of Corvette racers was also present at the show. The racecars were gathered into 2 separate groups in Chicago, but we’ve combined them into one stupendous gallery just beyond that Read More button below.
Corvettes continue to be honored as America’s Sports Car celebrates its 60th anniversary with the 2013 model, with an exciting seventh generation just around the corner, too.
Petersen Automotive Museum is joining right in, with big plans to recognize the Corvette next year, too.
First of all, 20 historic Corvettes and Corvette concept cars will be on display at the Petersen museum from Feb. 27 through March 31, 2013. But that’s not all.