The driver of this red C4 Corvette convertible may have lost much more than his bumper after the car collided this week with a power pole and rolled at least once.
Back in 1989, I ordered my second new Corvette – a 1989 red on red coupe.
My girlfriend at the time and now my wife of 25 years (our anniversary is July 15, coincidentally) Cindy worked at a day care center.
She knew, of course, that I had ordered a new Corvette and just happened to be looking out the window at work one afternoon when she saw a truckload of Corvettes pass by – with a shiny red one on the back! In those days, they didn’t come giftwrapped in a white cover like the C7s!
“I think I just saw your Corvette pass by!” she called excitedly to tell me.
Sure enough, it was.
Fast forward to last weekend, and classic car collector Luigi Capilupi had a similar moment – but just one that wasn’t quite as happy for the owner as my own story.
If you’d like for your new Stingray to have a special role in this year’s National Corvette Caravan, then the National Corvette Museum would like to talk to you.
The Museum is looking for four 2014 blade silver or cyber gray 2014 Stingrays that will then have the honor of leading huge Corvette Caravans into Bowling Green on Aug. 27.
Hopefully everyone had a safe and enjoyable weekend, but frankly, after hours of seemingly endless yard work and pool cleaning, we’re happy it’s Monday! And you know what happens on Mondays here at CorvetteBlogger? It’s time to show off some Midyear Corvettes with our weekly gallery of random C2 pictures. If you love the 2nd generation Corvette as much as we do, make sure you share this page on Twitter and Facebook.
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (July 13, 2014) – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen kept the momentum going for Corvette Racing and the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R with a victory Sunday in the Mobil 1 Sports Car Grand Prix presented by Hawk Performance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
Photo Credit: Jan Magnussen
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada (July 12, 2014) – Corvette Racing’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs qualified second and fourth for Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sports Grand Prix presented by Hawk Performance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Antonio Garcia was second-quickest Saturday in qualifying with a lap of 1:15.278 (117.596 mph) in the No. 3 Corvette C7.R he drives with Jan Magnussen.
Katech Performance will host Track Attack 2014, a two-day high performance driving event (HPDE), at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL on July 21 & 22, a perfect opportunity to give your Corvette some exercise and polish up your driving skills. The Track Attack will be held on the Autobahn’s 2.1-mile, 15-turn South Circuit.
Seems to me when the new vs old comparisons are made, the old classic always comes out on top.
Autotrader.com compares the brand new C7 Corvette Stingray to the original Corvette Sting Ray, the 1963 Split Window Corvette Coupe.
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Production is ready to gear up, literally, for the slick new eight-speed transmission that will power some 2015 Corvettes, including the highly anticipated Z06.
GM expects to start building the high-tech automatic gearbox by the end of July, according to Ray Wood, president of United Auto Workers Local 14.