June 25th – 27th is slowly creeping closer and we’re currently just under 3 months away from Bloomington Gold 2015. With the show’s move to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, it’s only natural that a full slate of driving events is planned for this year’s event. In addition to the traditional Gold Tour, Gold Autocross, and GM Test Drives attendees can now also take part in several other activities on the legendary Brickyard track as well.
A few weeks ago, we told you about a 1965 Big Tank Corvette Coupe that went on the auction block at Hollywood Wheels Amelia Island Select auction in Florida in mid-March.
Now another Big Tank Coupe, this time a 1964 model, will be auctioned off at the Mecum Auction in Houston, Texas set for April 9-11.
While wrecking a Corvette seems like a purely American past-time, occasionally we come across a foreign news report of a crashed Corvettes like this red 2008 Convertible we spotted on a Ukrainian website. Like many of the crashes we document here, this one appears to be caused by too much throttle and not enough brakes.
Photo Credit: National Corvette Museum
Under the progressive leadership of Executive Director Wendell Strode and his enthusiastic staff of Corvette aficionados, the National Corvette Museum (NCM) has announced the creation of its new Vehicle Maintenance and Preservation Department. The new organization will be responsible for maintaining and preserving the ever-increasing number of NCM-owned vehicles. The 12 cars donated in 2013 plus the 13 cars the NCM received in 2014 bring to 62 the total number of cars now owned by the Museum.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.
In this week’s dispatch, Mike shares some of his deliveries with customers who are far from Mike’s home base of Gaithersburg, MD as well as those who come to the dealership. One of the more unique Corvettes in today’s dispatch is a 2015 Shark Gray Stingray with the optional RPO EFX Shark Gray painted vents.
Here’s the recap from Mike showing a few of his customers and their brand new Corvettes.
Photo Credit: NCM Motorsports Park
Spring has arrived, and so have a number of activities at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park.
Space is limited, so you better hurry and sign up.
First up is the Michelin TrackX at the NCM Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT).
Last Friday at Sebring’s Corvette Corral, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles and Engineer Eric Roselli addressed the Corvette owners in the crowd and answered questions about the 2015 Corvette Stingray and Z06. Harlan shared some facts and production figures about the car and thanks to our friend Jake Drennon of the C5/C6 Corvette Registry, we can share his video of the presentation.
If you’re like most folks, you probably leave Las Vegas with a lighter wallet than you had when you first arrived – with nothing much to show for it.
Now there’s a new game in town that won’t make your wallet any heavier.
But at least you’ll go home with a smile on your face.
Sorry, Folks. Moose should have told you at the gate. Mr. “Bad Z06” took down the video. He was brave enough to drive 199 mph on a public road with traffic, but not brave enough to face the music from the internet. We’ve replaced the embedded video with the screen shot.
Watch this guy with more money than brains take his 2015 Corvette Z06 with the 8-Speed Auto onto a public highway and hit 199 mph.
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