When it comes sports car sales in the USA, Chevrolet is the brand that buyers flocked to in 2011 with Camaro and Corvette accounting for one out of every three sports cars sold last year. To show off their most capable performance cars, Chevy took the Camaro ZL1 and Corvette ZR1 to VIR where the two retail production versions lapped the Grand Course in record times.
A retired California leader put his educational background to work in the restoration of a 1961 Corvette convertible he and his wife bought in 1981 for $7,000.
Jay St. John retired two years ago after serving 12 years as superintendent of the Sahuarita Unified School District and decided it was finally time to restore his collector car.
He decided to ask Sahuarita High School automotive instructor Bryce Bond if he and some of his students would be willing to help in the restoration of the car.
Last weekend marked our annual pilgrimage to Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit for the yearly festival of chrome and horsepower known as Autorama. Each year thousands of attendees wander aisle after aisle checking out the custom cars, trucks, motorcycles, and hot rods. This year was the 60th installment of the show.
The National Corvette Museum recently posted the following notice on their facebook page about the tour schedule at the Corvette assembly plant in Bowling Green:
All GM Corvette Plant tours will cease on September 14, 2012. The date for tours to resume has yet to be determined. Of course, you can always come visit us at the Museum! We are open daily, 8am-5pm.
Restoring your Corvette’s interior is one of the fastest and easiest ways to make your car look new again. And face it, if your midyear Corvette still has the original seats, they probably sag and don’t provide the support like they used to when they were new. To help take some of the mystery out of restoring your seats, Corvette America has created several year-specific videos that will take you step-by-step through the process.
As we get closer to end of the end of the 2012 model year Corvette, details on the 2013 Corvette are still emerging. One of those details is that a new shade of blue will be coming to the 2013 Corvette and its name is “Midnight Race Blue”.
You’ve probably seen the ubiquitous flyers about the Kids Wish Network, which for years has raffled off a pair of Corvettes (usually a “Hero” edition ZR1 and a classic Midyear) to raise money to grant the wishes of dying and sick children.
Now a Tampa TV station alleges that the Florida-based kids’ charity organization is spending only 12 cents of every dollar it raises to actually grant those wishes.
Fresh off its appearance at Barrett-Jackson, where VIN #001 raised $700,000 for charity, the 2013 427 Convertible featuring the 60th Anniversary Package is now on display at the Chicago Auto Show. Although absent in Scottsdale, the new two-toned striped convertible top is now on the car and thanks to our friends at Kerbeck Corvette, we can share the first photos of the newest ragtop Corvette from the Windy City.