It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Since it’s car show week in the Motor City, we found an appropriate throwback picture of the newly redesigned 1968 Corvette appearing at the 1968 Detroit Auto Show.
Photo Credit: Lawdogg149 / CorvetteForum.com
Sometimes a sad story does have a happy ending.
You may recall the poor fellow whose 2015 Corvette Z06 suffered a blown engine the day after Christmas, of all days, after he had enjoyed driving the supercar for just 891 miles.
But don’t fret any longer for Lawdogg149, as he is known on Corvette Forum.
The 2014 Corvette Stingray and the 2015 Corvette Z06 have won plenty of awards over the past few months.
The Z06 added to that stack of trophies this week by being judged the “Sexiest Vehicle” in the Detroit News’ Readers’ Choice awards for the 2015 North American International Auto Show.
While modding Corvettes is pretty common here in the States, it’s also a phenomenon that happens across the globe as owners search for more power. One such tuner located in western Austria is O.CT Tuning who recently went to work on the C7 Corvette Stingray.
Photo Credit: corvetteclinic.com.au
Our friends down under may soon be able to buy a fancy new American car at their Holden dealer in Australia.
That was the word last week from Stefan Jacoby, head of General Motors’ international division.
Jacoby didn’t give many details about the new car, but he did tell Australian media this week that Holden will get a “halo model” after production of the V8 Commodore ends in 2017.
Everyone has a Corvette story. Do you have one worthy of sharing?
It could be about your own Corvette or the first ride you took in a friend or relative’s Corvette. Whatever it was, most enthusiasts can usually recall that moment when you just knew you were a Corvette fan for life.
No easing into 2015 for two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs
- Second season with Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in IMSA competition
- Both Corvettes led in GT Le Mans class in last year’s Rolex 24
- Corvette C7.R based on production Chevrolet Corvette Z06
DETROIT (Jan. 20, 2015) – The second season for the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R begins this weekend with Corvette Racing set for the 53rd Rolex 24 At Daytona and the start of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Saturday’s start will be the second consecutive at the twice-around-the-clock race for the team, which prior to 2014 hadn’t raced at Daytona in 13 years.
American Muscle is on full display in this video Jalopnik called “the drag race America demanded.” That is certainly true for Corvette fans who saw what happened when a Corvette Z06 with the Z07 Performance Package went up against a Viper TA in seven different roll races and lost.
In this race which takes place on the controlled environment of a drag strip, we got an example of a base aero Corvette Z06 (base splitter, no rocker panels and smaller rear spoiler) but still packing the potent 6.2L supercharged LT4 making 650 hp.