If you own a Corvette, then you have a story about how it came into your life. All Corvette owners have a variation of this story, but some are better than others. My Corvette story goes back to a time before I was born, when my dad purchased a 1966 Corvette Convertible on June 29, 1966.
Bloomington Gold 2016 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is in the books. While rain dominated last year’s show, it was nothing but sunshine each show day this year. The IMS location still reigns as the top location for a Corvette show. The combination of Corvettes and 100 years of IMS history can’t be beat.
Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin was at the Goodwood Festival of Speed following his return home to England after the 24 Hours of Le Mans. With him was the No.64 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R which would run the famous Goodwood hill climb.
As Oliver got the wave to go, he delighted the crowd with the sound of that 5.5L V8 revving up and then leaving a massive burnout as he started his run:
One of the coolest car covers of all time is without a doubt the Corvette Racing C7.R cover that Chevrolet introduced last year for the Corvette Z06. Now that the widebody Corvette Grand Sport will be coming this summer, we’ve been hearing about a special Grand Sport car cover that will be offered through the Genuine Corvette Accessories catalog at your Chevrolet dealer’s parts counter.
Genuine Corvette Accessories was at Bloomington Gold and it was the first public display of the new Grand Sport car covers. Our friend Rick ‘Corvette’ Conti tells us the RPO is WL0 and the retail cost of the cover is listed at $1,205.
Did they really think they would get away with it?
Not with the modern technology these days.
The story starts when a husband and wife named Anthony and Bethany Perno apparently convinced the crew at Reliable Chevrolet in northwest Albuquerque that they were good to pay for a $100,000-plus Corvette Z06 with a cashier’s check.
But it was all just an elaborate scam.
Returning to North America with Driver’s, Manufacturer, Team GT Le Mans points lead
DETROIT (June 28, 2016) – Corvette Racing has returned from across the Atlantic and is set to resume its GT Le Mans (GTLM) campaign in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend at Watkins Glen International. The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen is the fifth IMSA event for Corvette Racing and kicks off a run of three events in four weeks.
Automotive designer extraordinaire Chip Foose has always had a thing for Corvettes. He won the 2015 Ridler Award at Detroit’s Autorama with a car called the Imposter – a 1965 Chevrolet Impala body over a 2008 Corvette chassis.
But not all of Chip’s work is customizing hot rods as this 1961 Corvette shows.
Well it’s Monday again and that’s a bummer, but at least we’re staring down the barrel of a holiday weekend. The even better news is that it’s also time for another installment of Midyear Monday!
This time we’re featuring our first ever Bloomington Gold edition!
We just returned back from Bloomington Gold’s 2nd show at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As we nurse our Corvette hangover and light sunburn, let’s look back at some of our favorite 1963-1967 Corvettes from last weekend’s show.
C2’s were everywhere throughout the sprawling IMS complex. From the GoldMine to the autocross there were countless cars we wish we could have brought home. Even the Certification field seemed to have more second generation Corvettes than any others. Among the judged Corvettes were some of the nicest C2’s we’ve ever seen including Z06’s, fuelies, and the usual smattering of thumping big blocks.
We’ll have more from Bloomington Gold throughout the week so in the meantime enjoy our first ever Bloomington Gold flavored Midyear Monday. Try our new sharing buttons to share this page with your Corvette friends and let us know how we are doing either through the comments or on Twitter and Facebook.
Finally, Chevrolet’s mid-engine Corvette prototype has been spotted in broad daylight, captured by a spy photographer stationed about a mile away with an extra long camera lens.
The new spy photos of the heavily camoflaged Mid-Engine Corvette just hit the internet a few minutes ago on several websites including Autoblog. As these photos are bought and paid for by these websites, go ahead and click this link to view Autoblog’s full photo gallery.