If you are a Corvette enthusiast or collector then you obviously are familiar with Dana Mecum and his auction business. Over the years Mecum has grown his company exponentially and one of the key parts of that success is why most Corvette enthusiasts are familiar with the “King of Corvettes.” That key ingredient has been his relentless drive to offer the largest and best selection of Corvettes of any collector car auction in the world. For example, at his Kissimmee event in January 232 Corvettes of the almost 400 Corvettes offered found new homes.
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It’s Monday so let’s ease the pain with a random gallery of Midyear Corvettes from 1963-67.
Three (wet) hill climbs.
No driver aids allowed.
The National Corvette Museum’s Executive Director Wendell Strode has had an interesting couple of days following the collapse of the floor inside the of the Museum’s skydome which swallowed up 8 collectible Corvettes. Here he is talking with CNN’s Erin Burnett about the sinkhole and he talks about how they will be removing the Corvettes from the hole.
For more on the Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole and the Fallen Eight Corvettes, click here.
Wait, SCCA racing on a frozen lake? Count us in! We don’t see this Stingray take on the whole course but the video shows the painfully slow launch as the Corvette begins its run.
Filmed at the Saginaw Valley SCCA Ross Lake ice race in Beaverton MI on Jan 26th 2014. Here’s a sound clip of a stock 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Stingray Z51 with dual mode performance exhaust. The new LT1 engine sounds great. Yes, it actually did race the ice race!
The Corvette is owned by Casey Swanseger and he sent us a link to his GoPro video showing the run on the ice course. You can watch it here.
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Lately we’ve been thinking about adding some additional eye candy to CorvetteBlogger with some random photo galleries. So why not kick this week off with 20+ random photos of 1963-1967 Corvettes, affectionately referred to as midyears. If you like, feel free to offer a suggestion for an image gallery of Corvettes you would like to see.
We know that Joe Biden loves his 1967 Corvette. But after seeing the new Corvette Stingray and Z06 at last month’s NAIAS, we’re pretty sure that the country’s vice president has a severe case of Corvette Fever for the new models.
Our Corvette-loving Vice President was captured on video talking to the UAW Legislative Conference on Wednesday. After highlighting several new autos from the different automakers, Biden ask the crowd to indulge him as he makes some comments about the new Corvette Stingray and the upcoming Corvette Z06.
Many Corvette owners have never torn their cars apart, content to drive them just the way they are or pay someone else to do the dirty restoration work.
For those faithful, we offer two time-lapse videos that documents a man singlehandedly taking apart a C3 Corvette roadster with a few wrenches and his bare hands – oh, and a hoist lift to raise the body off the frame and lower it gently to the ground.
Photo Credit: DigitalDtour.com
The Corvette Stingray has been in production since August 2013 and thousands of new C7s have already found their way to customers. At the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles was asked about providing some production stats for the new Stingray and he happily obliged.