Autoblog had the rare opportunity to visit GM’s Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan where they worked along side master engine builder Mike Armstrong to assemble an LS9 engine. The PBC is unique to GM’s other engine assembly centers as each engine is assembled by hand from start to finish by a single engine builder as opposed to sending the engine down an assembly line where multiple workers add the same part over and over.
Looking for the ultimate Christmas gift for your junior Corvette enthusiast this year? Look no further than Hammacher Schlemmer’s 35 MPH Junior C1 Corvette. The 2/3 scale gasoline powered replica of a 1956 Corvette is an impressive recreation of the first Corvette to race at Sebring.
Southern California based Superformance LLC is best known for their realistic recreations of the Shelby Cobra and the Ford GT40. Teaming up with the Duntov Motor Company, they have recently been granted the production rights to recreate the coupe and convertible street version rollers of the iconic 1963 Corvette Grand Sport.
Adding a Nitrous Oxide system to a Corvette is a quick and cheap way to get an additional 50 or 100 horses, but it comes with risks as one unlucky C6 Corvette owner found out.
While rally wheels were standard equipment on the 1967 Corvette, there was an optional wheel offered for the final year of the Sting Ray. RPO N89 was designated as “Cast Aluminum Bolt-on Wheels” and 720 buyers selected the pricey option, adding an additional $263.30 to the invoice. Fast forward 40-some years and now an original set of Kelsey Hayes sells for big bucks. How big? How about $20,000!
The guys at CarCrazyDesks.com have found several new uses for the rear fascias of C5 and C6 Corvettes. Not only are they fabricating custom desks, but you’ll also find shelves, bars, liquor cabinets and my personal favorite, the Corvette barbeque grill. The desks have working lights and are available in different finished and colors. A great gift idea for sure, but it’s not cheap. Price for a C6 desk is $2300 with all the options. Check out the gallery after the jump.
Camaro’s Marketing Manger John Fitzpatrick was working the floor at the SEMA show last week when our Man in Vegas showed up. Fitzpatrick was gracious to give us a tour of the new Genuine Corvette Accessories on display. Showcasing many of the new accessories is a Cyber Gray 2010 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible outfitted with the Heritage package.
Thanks to our friend Berry Lowman, we have photos of the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport that Chevy took to SEMA to showcase a new lineup of Genuine Corvette Accessories. We see several of the new accessories listed in the Chevy press release like the “Tech” patterned engine covers and interior console trim, but we also see a new 7-spoke chrome wheel with a Corvette logo insert on display as well.
Thanks to Patrick at DigitialCorvettes, the 7-spoke wheel has been identified as the same chrome wheel found on the Hertz limited-edition Corvette ZHZ.
The new accessories will will be available from Corvette dealers early next year.
Kerbeck Corvette held their 6th annual Toys for Tots Corvette run and and the Corvette community turned out big time! Over 800 Corvettes showed up bearing more than 3,000 toys that will be distributed by the Marines to underprivledged kids during the holidays. Former Chief Engineer Dave McLellan led the procession of new and classic Corvettes and even the police escorts showed their support! A Corvette wave goes out to all who participated!