From the outside, Sam Schmidt’s 2016 Corvette Z06 looks like a typical high-performance sports car.
But underneath that skin, the car continues to serve as an inspiration for handicapped individuals everywhere.
Late last week news broke that General Motors had filed a trademark application at the US Patent and Trademark Office for the term “ZR1” which would be used for “motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles”.
Of course, the news blew up on the internet with the general consensus being that the term would be used for a future mid-engine Corvette that most believe is currently under development.
GM has used RPO codes as both ZR-1 and ZR1 three times in Corvette’s 63 year history. To see where the future is heading, let’s do a quick recap of the past.
Those amazing shots in the Corvette sales brochures don’t just happen by themselves every year.
Corvette Racing reminded us with a photo tweeted Monday afternoon that the test day for the 24 Hours of Le Mans is now less than two weeks away. The team has been working prepare the Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs as well as to catalog all the spare parts, tools and related equipment to ship to France.
Officially, Le Mans Test Day will be held Sunday, June 5th, two weeks prior to the running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. All teams must take part in the test as well as any rookie drivers.
In a recent interview on Autoline, Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan said that in the 17 consecutive years of participating in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, if the team has learned anything, it’s how to pack and ship their equipment.
A 1965 Corvette Sting Ray hailing from Helsinki, Finland has broken 200 MPH in the standing mile at the Texas Mile 2016 Event back in early April.
The official time of 201.3 MPH by SIX5Racing’s 1965 Corvette is said to be a World Record Run for a C2 Corvette in the standing mile.
Driving the SIX-5 is Kimmo Nevalainen, who has been on an extended trip to the states over the since last fall including a stops at drag strips, tourist destinations and the National Corvette Museum. Other videos on his youtube channel show him driving across the USA in his 1965 Corvette while pulling a trailer.
Monday Monday! So good to Me!
When the song Monday Monday was released back in 1966 by the Mamas & The Papas, I am sure they were thinking that in 50 years, a blogger would use it as as an opening line for an internet pictorial feature about Corvettes.
So now that the set up is out of the way, it’s time for the latest Midyear Monday photo gallery featuring 36 photos of Corvettes built between 1963-1967.
Our friends at Kerbeck Corvette in Atlantic City always are among the first Chevrolet dealers to get new Corvettes with the latest equipment and options. After all, Chevy takes care to make sure the “World’s Largest Corvette Dealer” has a great selection of new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s for Corvette buyers to choose from.
Automotion 2016 is an automotive event and car show held at Wisconsin Dells, WI., the Waterpark Capital of the World! In addition to the Automotion cruise and car show which attracts over 1,200 vehicles, there are events set up which allow people to show off their
mad driving skillz cars.
During one such event, the Z06’s 650 horsepower combined with sticky Michelins launched this black Corvette directly into a retaining wall after the driver completed his first donut.