At the 2016 Corvettes at Carlisle show, I had the opportunity to be a “celebrity judge” on Saturday and pick a Corvette for my Celebrity Choice Award. These awards are fun to hand out and I always try to find a driver-quality Corvette and one that was driven to the show.
When it comes to rare Corvettes we tend to gravitate towards the older models like the 1963 Z06’s, 1967-1969 L88’s, and 1957 airbox fuelies. We tend to ignore some of the more recent limited run Corvette models as they haven’t quite yet found their place in Corvette history.
Flashback to the 2008-2009 timeframe when GM was teetering on the edge of and finally fell into bankruptcy. As the C6 was growing long in the tooth rumors of Corvette’s demise began to swirl. In order to keep the current Corvette relevant GM released a series of limited edition models. If you’ve been kicking yourself for not grabbing one of those low production cars, Dan Kruse Classics has got you covered this weekend in Austin, Texas.
As part of the 42nd annual Hill Country Classic they are offering 10 virtually brand new limited production Corvettes all at no reserve. All of the cars have mileage ranging from 7 to 265 miles and come from one private collection. The majority of the cars sport mileage in the teens and low 20’s. The 10 collection consists of two 2009 Competition Sport Editions, six 2009 GT1 Championship Editions, along with one 2009 ZR1 and one 2010 ZR1.
Dan Kruse talks about the impressive collection in this video preview of the Hill Country Classic Auction:
Here’s the complete list of the no reserve Corvette collection:
- 2009 Coupe Competition Sport #42 – 17 miles
- 2009 Z06 Competition Sport #38 – 38 miles
- 2009 Z06 GT1 Championship Edition Yellow – 20 miles
- 2009 Z06 GT1 Championship Edition Yellow – 31 miles
- 2009 Z06 GT1 Championship Edition Black – 38 miles
- 2009 Z06 GT1 Black – 20 miles
- 2009 Convertible GT1 Championship Edition Black – 13 miles
- 2009 Convertible GT1 Championship Edition Yellow – 20 miles
- 2009 ZR1 Gray – 265 miles
- 2010 ZR1 Yellow – 7 miles
The no reserve C6 Corvette collection will be selling at 3pm this Saturday, September 10th at the Hill Country Classic Auction in Austin, Texas. For more information check out dankruseclassics.com.
Dan Kruse Classics
On Labor Day, my 17-year-old son Chris and I were talking about how cool the hidden compartment behind the entertainment touchscreen is in our 2015 Laguna Blue Z51.
We haven’t really hidden anything behind it yet, other than a cell phone, but nevertheless, it’s proven to be a great conversation piece. In fact, when Chris’ good friend, Jack Holbrook, first saw the switch that moves the screen up and down, he thought it was how you scrolled the content showing on the video screen.
Imagine his surprise when he pushed the button and saw the hidden compartment become visible.
After buying my first Corvette in 1983 (a 1980 red on red coupe), I was really excited about the 1984 model that was the rave of the day.
While nowadays C4 Corvettes don’t always get the respect they deserve, they were great cars for their time. I’ve still got a special magazine produced by Motor Trend that year about the ’84, and these experts really bragged about the new generation.
Eating doughnuts may be bad for your waistline, but spinning donuts in your Corvette can be even worse for your wallet.
That’s what a 25-year-old man found out last week after he was handed down his sentence for doing donuts in his red Corvette as he left an A&W restaurant parking lot in St. John’s, New Brunswick, Canada on May 21, 2015.
Many long-time readers will know that I have my 1966 Corvette insured through the Corvette Museum’s NCM Insurance Agency and I am very enthusiastic about having my car’s insured through the program. For a really quick recap, it’s better insurance at a better price and your commissions go directly to help the National Corvette Museum. That’s a win win win for any Corvette owner!
If you’re a fan of Dick Guldstrand, also known as “Mr. Corvette” to enthusiasts, then you might want to catch a plane to California later this week.
An estate sale for the auto racing legend is planned over the next two weekends in North Hollywood, CA. This weekend (September 10-11) will see Guldstrand’s household items sold while next weekend (September 17-18) will feature the sale of his racing and Corvette memorabilia.
No other details are available at the website for the sale, other than this short paragraph:
“We are planning a two part sale, one for his home content, the other for his memorabilia and are still preparing for this sale. Please check back for more details and photos.”
So it’s equally great that a three day weekend helps kick off our September but we’re not going to rest on this Monday. Nope, our readers have made it clear that they love Midyear Mondays as much as we do. And so for your Labor Day enjoyment, we have cranked out another fine addition with 44 Corvettes from 1963-1967!
And since we are back to our regulary scheduled Midyear Monday photo gallery, we are also back to sharing photos of your Midyear Corvettes. Do you have a C2 Corvette you would like to share? Feel free to email it to me at Keith@CorvetteBlogger.com.
Although I am partial to the slighty wet Black ’66 (what tropical storm?) as my favorite in this week’s gallery, you’ve got plenty of choices so let us know and be sure to share this page on Twitter and Facebook.