German automotive magazine Auto Bild tested the 2015 Corvette Z06 by doing a top speed run. The Z06 with the Z07 package hits 305 km/hr which translates to 190 mph. The sound of the Corvette at top speed is epic so turn up your speakers!
Photo Credit: floridacrack3r on Corvette Forum
You know the feeling when you’re being egged on to engage the throttle and “light em up” when leaving a car show by that group of people who always congregate near the exits? We know we shouldn’t but sometimes the opportunity to show off for the crowd can be a hard thing to say no to. But you should say no because, strangely enough, bad things can happen with you stomp your right foot on the gas like the owner of this classic Corvette found out.
Every year at Thanksgiving, we go up to our ancestorial stomping grounds in Southeastern Kentucky for family, food and fun. And sometimes that fun involves blowing up a pumpkin with tannerite, an explosive substance that ignites when shot with a gun.
So when I saw the North Texas Viper club using tannerite to blow up a C4 Corvette, I had to share this even if it involves the death of Corvette at the hands of a rival club. Just a couple ounces of tannerite will completely blow the kingdom come out of a pumpkin so I can only imagine what a larger amount could do to America’s favorite sports car.
Be on the lookout for a 1965 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible that was stolen last week in Usk, Washington which is located north of Spokane.
The granddaughter of the owner has been posting about the stolen Corvette on Facebook and the Corvette Forum on behalf of her elderly grandfather so let’s hope someone spots the vehicle and it can be returned to its rightful owner.
The best news is that no one was injured Sunday when a man crashed a stolen red C7 convertible after leading police on a chase that reached speeds of 130 mph.
Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Corvette Stingray, which suffered major front end damage after catching fire following the crash.
The three-county crime spree actually started with the suspect behind the wheel of a truck in Kendall County, Texas, but authorities say the man ditched that vehicle and stole the Stingray at gunpoint and started a house fire.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.
In this week’s dispatch, Mike gives us some props for featuring his weekly deliveries. Thanks for the mention, Mike. Your weekly delivery posts are one of the reasons we wanted you to be part of the CorvetteBlogger family of sponsors – who we believe are among the best in the Corvette hobby. We love to see happy people with their new brand new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s and we know our readers do too.
Our friends at ProTeam Corvette are hosting a Tax Time Sale which has 14 rare and highly coveted Corvettes discounted from their regular prices. The sale pricing is in effect through April 15th at Noon or upon notice by Pro Team.
One of the Corvettes on Terry’s list that caught our eye was an unrestored 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible with a drag racing history.
The FIA’s World Endurance Championship kicks off the 2015 season this weekend at the Silverstone Circuit in England and a Corvette C7.R campaigned by Larbre Competition will be making its debut in the GTE-AM class.
The C7.R chassis was most recently raced by Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2015 where it won its class before it was sold to Larbre. Larbre Competiton is no stranger to racing Corvettes as they previously ran the C6.Rs in the series, which include a win in class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Supporters of Joe Biden are urging the Vice President to enter the Presidential election sweepstakes for 2016 and to rev up support, they are launching a petition drive featuring a stylized “Hope” logo featuring the Vice President behind the wheel of a Corvette Stingray.
The original image comes from Biden’s cameo video with HBO’s VEEP star and Seinfeld alum Julia Louis-Dreyfus at the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner.
Hey, Corvette enthusiasts, it’s time for all of us to help a humble legend from the early days of our favorite car’s history roll into a much-deserved berth in the National Corvette Museum’s Hall of Fame.
Fellow Corvette enthusiast Darwin Ludi has been busy for the past three months on a campaign to get Peter Brock inducted into the Hall of Fame.