Back in 1994 the National Corvette Museum opened its doors for business for the first time. Each year since they’ve commemorated the occasion with a 3-day celebration on Labor Day weekend. Once piece of the festivities is the National Corvette Caravan which snakes its way to Bowling Green from various parts of the US and Canada. In 2014 the museum will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of the Grand Opening and registration for the event is already open.
Less than 30 days to go until the unveiling of the 2014 C7 Corvette in Detroit. What are you doing to prepare for the arrival of America’s next great sports car? Let us know by leaving a comment on our facebook page.
If you’re wondering about the pic, it comes Corvette Forum member RussM05. He tells us that he already has a deposit down on a C7 and ordered a new license plate from the state of Texas. Texas requires a VIN when ordering a plate, so he placed it on his Le Mans Blue C6.
If you’re making similar preparations, let us know!
You just never know where a Corvette enthusiast is going to turn up.
Take the case of Joe Jackson, who moved to the Pacific island of Guam way back in the 1980s.
In 1988, after being a fan of the sports car for years thanks to the influence of his Corvette-owning uncles back in the States, he decided to seek out one of his own.
Here is an interesting Corvette spotted on the Boulevard inside the National Corvette Museum. It’s a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible with the 60th Anniversary package. But as you can see, the Corvette is also wearing the same Indy 500 graphics that the 2013 Corvette ZR1 wore as the Pace Car for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing earlier this year in May.
What’s the more dangerous road? Doing 160 mph at a HPDE at Daytona International Speedway or going 50 mph on US 1 in the Florida Keys?
For Jeff Allen of Key West, Florida, it was the ride home that proved to be disastrous to his 2003 Corvette Z06 when he was hit head on by an alleged drunk driver.
If you’ve been around the Corvette hobby for awhile then you have most likely seen examples of Scott Teeter’s Corvette artwork. Scott has been illustrating Corvettes since the mid-seventies and his column The Illustrated Corvette Series has run in every issue of VETTE magazine since the Spring of 1997.
Scott’s artistry is on display at www.IllustratedCorvetteSeries.com and his Corvette drawings would make a great gift for the Corvette enthusiast in your life! Check out some of Scott’s latest work, the Corvette Postage Stamp Series.
Back in August one of the famous Owens-Corning L88 Corvette racecars went up for bids at RM’s Monterey auction. There it was a no sale at a stout $730,000. If you’re still looking to do something with your spare million or so bucks before the Fiscal Cliff hits don’t worry. You’ll have another chance to snag this magnificent Corvette at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction next month in Arizona.
Longtime Corvette Museum supporter Harvey Gluck just picked up his 63rd Corvette and this one is a stunner. It’s a 2013 Corvette ZR1 in Night Race Blue with a 60th Anniversary stripe running down the body. Harvey was presented with the ZR1 at the National Corvette Museum by Corvette Marketing Manager John Fitzpatrick.
With today’s special date of 12/12/12, our friends at Corvette Central are holding a one-day 12% off sale on all Corvette Accessories ordered through the CorvetteCentral.com website. No coupon is needed and the discount will be applied automatically.
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For a high-powered sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette doesn’t act like it at the gas pump.
Now comes word that the Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Ky., where the Corvette is put together is pretty energy-efficient, too.
The Bowling Green facility has become one of 54 to meet a voluntary energy-reduction challenge from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.