Here is an honest to goodness Corvette barn find that just saw the light of day in California. According to a posting on the Corvette Forum by “Bruce at Billet”, this original one-owner 1963 Corvette was last on the road in 1979. It was parked in that barn for whatever reason, where it sat untouched for 33 years.
Our friends at Corvette Central have two special offers this week to help get you through the Dog Days of Summer. Through August 9th on orders of $199 or more, Corvette Central will offer customers in the continental US and Canada Free Shipping, and those outside the USA and Canada can get 10% Off. For the free shipping offer, use Coupon Code “HOT12″. To save 10% on your international order of $199 or more, use the coupon code “HOT12F”. Some restrictions apply.
Another way you can save on shipping is if you are attending Corvettes at Carlisle August 24-26, 2012. Place your order by Monday, August 20th and you can pick it up at the Corvette Central booth at Carlisle.
And if you’re at Corvettes at Carlisle, make sure you stop by to say hello and check out our 1963 “Split-Mod” Chassis. Corvette Central will be at spaces D87-D92 and E87-E89.
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You might say two old friends will be celebrating a special anniversary later this month.
The second annual Corvette World Tribute is slated on Sunday, August 19 at Road America, where 60 years of Corvettes will be marked with a variety of special events.
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Gavin and Milner Score Third Win of Season, Take GT Championship Lead
LEXINGTON, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2012 – In Olympic terms, Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won the gold today in the GT class at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge, the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. Instead of medals, Gavin and Milner were awarded silver trophies and the maximum championship points as they notched their third win of the season in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R.
Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen and teammate Antonio Garcia will have some new competition Saturday as they try to maintain their GT championship points lead in the 2012 American Le Mans Series with a race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
They’ll be entering the sixth round of the season against the SRT Viper team for the first time, and Magnussen slowed down enough this week to talk with PaddockTalk.com about that challenge and the season so far.
Corvette America is offering 10% off and Free Shipping for any order of $150 or more. Just use the coupon code 150ANDUP on any order of $150 or more from now through August 9th and save big! Certain restrictions apply.
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And if you’re attending Corvettes at Carlisle later this month, wear your 2009 or later Corvette America Fun Field shirt and receive a special discount at the show. Since 2009, Corvette America has been sponsoring the Corvettes at Carlisle Fun Field and now your shirt is the ticket for extra savings. If you’re not yet registered for Corvettes at Carlisle’s 2012 Fun Field, click here to get started!
If there’s ever been a dream job for a Corvette fanatic, Dr. Jamie Meyer just punched the clock.
He had the honor of driving the actual Corvette ZR1 pace car that was used in this year’s Indy 500 on a 1500-mile segment of the Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour, a seven-day, seven-city traveling car show that went from GM’s Milford Proving Grounds to Arlington, Texas.
General Motors released the July 2012 sales report this week and the data shows 987 Corvettes were delivered during the month. This is a huge decline from June 2012 where 1,475 Corvettes found new homes, however it was somewhat expected with the extended July shutdown at the assembly plant.
Comparing July 2012 sales to July 2011′s number of 1,291 Corvettes sold, deliveries are off a whopping -23.5%. For the calendar year to date, a total of 8,009 Corvettes have been sold which is pacing -2.2% off of 2011′s CYTD 8,187 sales figure.
If there was an Olympic event for world class car shows, Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and the Concours d’Elegance of America (formerly Meadowbrook) would all complete for the gold medal. Any (or all) of these 3 prestigious shows should be on your must-attend list. When we heard that there was going to be Corvette vs Jaguar racing display at this year’s Concours d’Elegance of America, we put it on our must, must, must-attend list.