Each Wednesday prior to the Woodward Dream Cruise hundreds of Corvette owners gather to help support a local southeast Michigan food bank. The event began several years ago and has since expanded into a 3-day marathon of Corvette fun. Satellite events now include tours of the GM Heritage Collection, the Lingenfelter Collection, Katech Engineering, and even Pratt and Miller.
Imagine owning a classic Corvette for nearly 20 years.
That’s what happened to Kelly Robinson over the weekend, but clickondetroit.com is reporting this morning that a Local 4 viewer sent them a video showing a Corvette fitting the description of Kelly’s car with the same license plate being towed away by police early today.
Visitors to the National Corvette Museum can see two new Corvette racers with a fascinating history in the Performance Area, thanks to the owners loaning their Corvettes for display.
Wouldn’t it be great if these Corvettes could talk about their experiences? At least we can click here to hear the fabulous sounds of their engines.
When photos of a camouflaged C7 Corvette went public last month, it was thought that Chevy was building a C7 Corvette ZR1 that would serve as the swan song for the generation. After all, GM had recently trademarked the ZR1 name and Car and Driver’s Don Sherman mentioned several times that a ZR1 badged C7 Corvette could be a distinct possibility. And I won’t lie, the thought of the ZR1 returning in C7 form is very appealing.
But then we saw new photos from Autoblog featuring the camouflaged C7 prototype wearing a massive rear spoiler. And that’s when I began to believe that this isn’t a C7 ZR1 prototype. We think Chevrolet is building a C7 version of the Z06X track car, much like the 2011 Corvette Z06X track car concept featured at SEMA in 2010.
Autoblog is showing another five images of the 2018 Corvette ZR1 prototype and this time it’s wearing a massive rear wing spoiler. The prototype was captured in broad daylight out at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds and the photos looks to have been shot at the same distance (over a mile away) that previously captured the first images of the mid-engine C8 Corvette.
The C7 ZR1 is rumored to have 700 horsepower and that wing may be needed for the additional down force at high speeds.
Mecum’s Daytime Monterey Auction will be kicking off tomorrow and will run through Saturday. Over 600 cars will be offered for sale and in that mix you’ll find 34 Corvettes which include a first year 1953, a 1969 L88 Convertible and a 1963 Corvette Z06 Tanker.
Be careful who you hire … and fire!
That might be the best lesson to learn from a vandalism incident in Tempe, Arizona involving a very nice black Corvette.
Last Saturday was another of the mega popular Cars and Coffee events at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering in Wixom, Michigan. This event was a special one as it was Corvette day. All of the Corvettes in attendance were grouped together and parked right in front of the building. Expectations were high for a super turnout as we all know how eager Corvette owners are to get together and peruse each other’s rides. The only problem was that someone forgot to tell Mother Nature that it was Corvette day.