Back in October, we brought you news that a Corvette dealer in the Northeast has just acquired a 13-mile 1978 Corvette Pace Car that had been stored in a barn since the day the original purchaser bought the car. With 33 years of dust and dirt on the black and silver paint, pictures of the car went viral and news of the find spread around the world. Now we got word that the Corvette has been washed and sold.
The National Corvette Museum has announced the names of four inductees into the 2012 Corvette Hall of Fame. GM/Chevrolet’s Gary Claudio, Founding NCM Member Patrick Dolan, Chevrolet dealer Bob McDorman and former Corvette Racing driver Andy Pilgrim. The Class of 2012 will be inducted on August 30th, 2012 at the National Corvette Museum.
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We can debate all day long on whether the ability to slide your car around corners with the tires spinning and a huge cloud of smoke is a real form of “racing”. But where we will probably find agreement in is that the art of drifting is definitely something that takes a lot of practice to do right. The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah has spent many hours behind the wheel of various autos and even he admitted to not having a clue on how to properly drift. So he headed to the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving where Formula Drift newcomer Corey Hosford was ready for a full day of instruction.
Three new Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototypes arrived in Daytona for two days of testing at the International Speedway as the GRAND-AM series prepares for its season opener at the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 28-29, 2012. Joining the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP that made its public debut last month was the white No. 10 SunTrust Racing Corvette DP, and two entries from Action Express Racing, the No. 5 and No. 9 Corvette DPs also turned their first laps.
Here’s a sad sight for any Corvette lover. These pictures, posted on the Corvette Forum, show a 1963 Split Window Coupe that appears to have been stripped and forgotten. Unlike the 1963 SWC that was spotted on Google Street View back in 2009, we don’t have an address on this barn/field car and that’s a shame as this Corvette deserves to be saved.
Russo and Steele Collector Car Auctions has announced that this 1953 Corvette owned by Corvette restoration guru Noland Adams will cross the auction block next month at their Scottsdale event which runs from January 18th – 22nd. Noland purchased the C1 in 1955 and in 2005 the car was featured on the popular Corvette stamp.
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