If you’ve ever been to any kind of trade show, you know that companies are always trying to find new way to get the attention of attendees. And while SEMA has its booth girls, the folks at FANUC America has something a little more to offer those attending the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS2016) in Chicago this week…like a giant robot swinging around a C7 Corvette Stingray!
Critical days ahead for Chevrolet, Corvette in race to GT Le Mans titles
DETROIT (Sept. 14, 2016) – The first of Corvette Racing’s 102 class victories came on a hot, steamy Texas evening in 2000. Fast forward to 16 years and Win No. 103 could come in the Texas heat – again in the Lone Star State. Both of the team’s Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs will tackle Circuit of The Americas in the Lone Star Le Mans: the 10th round of this year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Talk about blowing away the competition!
Car and Driver just held their 10th annual Lightning Lap competition at VIR with 18 cars grouped into similar classes based on price. Think of this as the North American answer to the Nurburgring. Over the last 10 years, 201 cars have had the pants driven off of them on the 4.1 mile Grand West Course at VIR and this year, the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport was included in the LL3 class which also consisted of the 2016 Dodge Hellcat SRT, a 2016 Porsche Cayman GT4 and the 2016 Lexis GS F.
Like the Corvette, Edmunds has had to reinvent itself over the years to remain relevant.
Edmunds is celebrating 50 years as a source of automotive information and decided to make a bold statement in their 142,000-square-foot office space in Santa Monica, California.
Our good friends over at ProTeam Corvette have pulled another Corvette rabbit out of their hats. This time they’ve come across an uber rare 1963 Z06 with the highly desirable N03 36 gallon gas tank option. Just 199 Corvettes had RPO Z06 on their options list in 1963. Far less than that are known today. The big tank option was only available for a short portion of the production run and they’re priced accordingly compared to the standard tank cars if/when they ever come up for sale.
Our friends at Mid America Motorworks are getting ready to throw the world’s largest Corvette party and you’re invited! Corvette Funfest 2016 kicks off this Thursday at Mid America’s headquarters in Effingham, ILL and runs through Sunday, September 18th.
The theme for the 23rd annual Corvette Funfest is “Corvette Evolution” and will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the C5 Corvette’s introduction. Also on the celebritory docket is the official 20th Anniversary Celebration of the 1996 Corvette Grand Sport hosted by the Grand Sport Registry.
It’s Monday so let’s celebrate the second generation Corvette with a random photo gallery we call Midyear Monday!
For this week’s gallery, We’re featuring 42 photos of Corvettes built between 1963-1967 and some of these photos may even be of your Corvette. Thanks again for all the great submissions. If you would like to see your second generation Corvette featured in a future Midyear Monday photo gallery, you can submit photos to me at Keith@CorvetteBlogger.com.
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