I was interviewed by Mark Leevan over at the Corvette Examiner. Check it out!
I was interviewed by Mark Leevan over at the Corvette Examiner. Check it out!
I just purchased a brand new iPhone 3GS and created a custom wallpaper featuring my 1966 Corvette to give it a personalized look. Well, once I started down that road, I couldn’t stop! So here are nine custom Corvette-related wallpapers we’re offering free for your iPhone with installation instructions after the jump.
iPhone-Wallpapers provides this step-by-step guide to installing wallpapers on your Apple iPhone:
You can then sync the iPhone with photos in iPhoto 4.0.3 or later on a Mac, or Photoshop Album 2.0 or later or Photoshop Elements 3.0 or later on a PC. Or you can sync with any folder on your computer that contains images. Connect the iPhone to your computer and do the following:
Finally on your iPhone:
2009 Corvette ZR1 Image Gallery
Corvette Racing with take their show on the road as the team performs a pit stop demonstration at the Brookfield Place complex today. Brookfield Place is in the heart of Toronto’s financial district and is considered Canada’s “Wall Street”. Corvette Ambassador and Canadian Ron Fellows will host the event.
Update: Video added
The Corvette Racing team is north of the border for this weekend’s ALMS “Grand Prix of Mosport” at the Mosport International Speedway in Bowmanville, Ontario.
“The people who work at Brookfield Place understand the importance of return on investment, and a special event such as this one is an example of the tremendous return on investment that Corvette Racing delivers to GM,” said Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan. “Many of the men and women who work in the financial district are influential decision makers who make things happen, and they are all potential Corvette and GM customers. It will be a newsworthy promotion that increases awareness of the Mobil 1-sponsored Grand Prix of Mosport. We take the business of racing very seriously at Corvette Racing, and it always pays dividends for us to participate in these activities both on and off the race track.”
Johnny O’Connell will be making his 100th start in ALMS competition and considers Mosport one of his favorite stops. What you might not know was that several years ago, O’Connell was made an Honorary Canadian:
“A couple of years ago all the Corvette owners even made me an honorary Canadian!” O’Connell said. “They even had Ron there to see it! I had to answer 10 or 15 Canadian questionsâ€¦what is on the flag, what is the Canadian dollar called, what are Canadian police called, what do you use a hockey stick for â€“ opening a beer! â€“ It was a really fun time and great experience. The fans there really are the best.”
O’Connell appeared this week on Pit Pass USA, an internet-based radio show. You can listen to his interview at Pit Pass USA and his segment starts roughly at the 8:30 mark.
The Grand Prix of Mosport will start at 3:05 pm Eastern on Sunday, August 30th. SPEED TV will carry the race live.
You are looking at what could very well be the very first 2010 Corvette ZR1 finished in stunning Arctic White. Recent changes in production now allow all 2010 Corvette models to be available in all eight exterior colors. Although Arctic White has never been a big seller with last year’s production numbers topping just 5%, it seems to flow exceptionally well and the Blue Devil’s exposed LS9 cowl and blue brake calipers provide well-intended accents.
This will be the first year that Arctic White available in the Corvette Z06 as well. Previously, the only White Corvette Z06′s were the 399 Ron Fellows Z06 Special Editions built back in 2007.
This 2010 Corvette ZR1 is well priced and available for immediate delivery at Buff Whelan Chevrolet in Sterling Heights, Michigan. For more information, contact John Trotto at 586-274-0310 or via email at: email@example.com.
Buff Whelan Chevrolet
Paul Graham’s tenure at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green was short lived as the announcement from the Corvette Museum via Twitter this morning says Graham will be taking over the Texas-based Arlington SUV Assembly Plant on October 1. Replacing Graham as the Corvette Plant’s General Manager will be Bob Parcell, most recently the President of CAMI Automotive, a joint venture automotive assembly plant GM shared with Suzuki in Ontario.
Prior to Graham’s appointment in Bowling Green, he spent most of his nearly 30 years at GM within the various truck and SUV divisions. GM’s Arlington Plant produces a variety of full-size sport utility vehicles including the GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, and Cadillac Escalade.
Bob Parcell has also has experience with GM’s trucks and SUV line as President of CAMI Automotive. In a 2005 Harbor Report, CAMI was ranked #3 in truck assembly in the Small SUV category of the 45 auto assembly plants in North America. As a joint venture with Suzuki, the CAMI plant turned out the smaller class of sport utilities including the Chevrolet Tracker, the Suzuki Vitara, Suzuki Swift, Suzuki Sidekick, the Geo Metro, and Chevrolet Equinox.
It will be interesting to see what kind of announcement GM will make regarding the move. We still have yet to hear anything from the automaker officially naming Gene Stefanyshyn the VLE in charge of Corvette following Tom Wallace’s departure last fall.
Last Friday you may have seen a slew of online coverage from the auto blogs and magazines detailing “First Drive” reviews of the new 2010 Corvette Grand Sport. In addition to the third party reviews, the Corvette team has also made a smart move by producing a couple of online videos introducing the newest Corvette model as well as demonstrating Launch Control, the newest feature available on all Corvette models with manual transmissions.
Here are the two videos uploaded to Chevrolet’s YouTube account:
By releasing their own videos, the Corvette Team is assured that the introduction of the new Corvette and its (awesome) launch control feature could be shown in the way they wanted. The videos also broaden the audience by providing content to other web sites (ie CorvetteBlogger) that weren’t invited to the media test-drive, but would have been there had they been asked.
It also follows the promise of new GM Communications guru “Maximum” Bob Lutz to fully engage social media platforms to get the company’s message and their products past the traditional media gatekeepers and straight into the hands of the end consumer.
[VIDEO] Juechter: Corvette Grand Sport is the New Z51
[VIDEO] The 2010 Corvette’s Launch Control System Explained
What’s New for the 2010 Corvette
[VIDEO] Introduction and Reveal of the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport
Exclusive Photo Gallery: The 2010 Corvette Grand Sport
Preview: The 2010 Corvette Grand Sport
To think that it has only been four years since registering the CorvetteBlogger domain is unbelievable. But it was just four years ago today that we started down this road and we’ve had a great ride. I’d like to personally thank everyone that visits us regularly, leaves comments and sends us tips. I couldn’t do this without you!
For those interested, here are some of our blogging stats:
While I usually don’t get too specific when talking about site traffic, CorvetteBlogger.com is now averaging over 100,000 page views monthly and hosting a couple thousand visitors per day. This is up about 30% over last year at this time and shows no signs of slowing down.
CorvetteBlogger.com has also been making strides in Social Media circles. We’ve established a fan page on FaceBook and have fully embraced Twitter and its dynamic community. You can find our posts discussed on the Corvette Forum and Digital Corvettes and we are members of numerous sites like VetteBlock, CorvetteParking and MotorPulse.
Lastly, I’d like to give a big thanks to our sponsors who make blogging about Corvettes possible: Proteam Corvette Sales, Kerbeck Corvette, Boundurant, Ecklers Corvette Parts and Corvette Guys.
Prolific Corvette buyer and seller Terry Michaelis of Proteam recently listed these three highly collectible Corvettes on his blog tMichaelis Corvette Perspective. The three cars, a 1963 Corvette Coupe, a 1968 T-Top Corvette and a 1970 Converitible, would be coveted by any collector, yet Terry’s cars always seem to have that extra bit of provenance that pushes them to the top.
1963 Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe
1053A..1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe, 327-360 hp, (fuelie), 4 speed, numbers match (appears to be the real deal) and has the factory original body/trim tag. Sebring Silver paint with Black interior. Body-off restored in show condition with a GM OEM body. NCRS certified in June 2009. Motor, transmission, and rear end numbers are all matching, sequential, and appear to be the real deal. This is as good as I have seen for quite some time (TM). Optioned with T-10 transmission, 3.36 posi, Wonderbar radio, fuel injection, aluminized exhaust, hubcaps, and white stripe radials. Most all factory correct type components including the spare, jack, jack tools, seat belts, washer system, tar top battery, shifter, shielding, air cleaner, alternator, idler pulley, F.I. unit, F.I. fuel filter, exhaust heat shields, roller gas door assembly, long base mirror, glove box door, cookie tin hood, owners manual, sales brochure, and T-3 headlights. Documented with the NCRS certificate, ribbon, judging sheets, restoration photos, and owner history. From past owner of 29 years. Looks, runs, and drives excellent. CC:1 $169,000.00
1968 Corvette T-Top Pilot Line Car (#15)
203X..1968 Corvette T-Top Pilot Line Car (#15), 327-300 hp, automatic, numbers match, (appears to be “The Real Deal”), 58,480 actual miles. Lemans Blue paint with Bright Blue interior. Body-off restored with newer paint, interior, exhaust, brakes, and tires. This preproduction/Pilot “escapee” car was built in 1967 with many early (April/May 1967) major components as the launch of the coupe was delayed until February 1968 (around VIN #10,000). This car is full of handmade parts and probably spent the first six months of its life at the Milford proving grounds doing body development duty. (author: John Hinckley) – - – WOW!!!??? Optioned with factory side exhaust, power steering, power brakes, telescopic, shoulder harness, posi, SS brakes, AM/FM radio, tinted windshield, rallys, and raised white lettered radials. Most all factory correct type components including the spare, seat belts, washer system, shifter, shielding, and air cleaner. Documented with restoration photos. From past owner of 24 years. This super rare early preproduction pilot line car is the fifteenth (15th) C-3 (1968 to 1982) ever built!!!! This is an important part of Corvette history as the 1968 launch was the ugliest of them all and is why Zora was brought back to Corvette for 1969 to steer the ship. Looks, runs, and drives excellent. CC:+2 $50,000.00 This is serial # fifteen (15)
1970 Corvette Convertible with LT-1 V8
1049A..1970 Corvette Convertible, two tops, LT-1 (350-370 hp), 4 speed, numbers match, (appears to be the real deal), 57,644 actual miles. Monza Red paint with Black interior and Black soft top. Body-on restored with show paint, newer interior, top, chrome, exhaust, brakes, and tires. Also has recent rebuilt motor and extensive receipt file to back-up a most complete cosmetic and mechanical restoration. Optioned with power brakes, tilt-n-telescopic, transistorized ignition, black vinyl auxiliary hardtop, M-21, 3.55 posi, SS brakes, AM/FM radio, audio alarm, tinted glass, rallys, and raised white lettered radials. Most all factory correct type components including the spare, jack, jack tools, floor mats, seat belts, washer system, shifter, shielding, air cleaner, owners manual, and sales brochure. Documented with the dealer invoice, warranty pamphlet/P.O.P., tank sticker ( build sheet – still on tank), payment receipts, and restoration receipts. Great colors, great options, great condition, and great paperwork. Also has 2008 state safety inspection. How many real red 1970 LT-1′s with documentation have you ever seen? Very rare especially since only 1,287 LT-1′s were produced in 1970 with about one-third being convertibles. Looks, runs, and drives excellent. CC:1 $80,000.00
The 1963 Split Window and the 1970 LT1 Convertible have been included in Proteam’s Host August Special sale which runs through the end of the month. You can check out the eight high-end collectible Corvettes included in the sale and their discounted prices at Proteam Corvette.
tMichaelis Corvette Perspective
When Money is No Object: Terry’s Corvette A-List
Terry’s Corvette B-List: The Affordables/A>
With the 2010 Corvette Grand Sport, GM was able to introduce a new Corvette model with a storied nameplate into the Corvette lineup. Fitting between the base Coupe and Convertible models and the track-ready Z06, the Grand Sport offers the best of both upgraded looks and performance without the premium price.
Autoblog got an opportunity to drive the new 2010 Corvette Grand Sport around GM’s Milford Road Course, commonly know as the “Lutz Ring”. Click here to read their First Drive review.
Corvette Guys for a smoking wheel sale you will not want to miss.
C5 Style Wheel – Chrome (17×9.5)
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C6 Style Wheel – Chrome (18×10.5)
C6 Z06 Style Wheel – Chrome (18×8.5)
C6 Z06 Style Hyper Silver Dark (18×8.5)
These are just a sample of the many styles and sizes of Corvette Wheels available from Corvette Guys. And while you’re saving money with these prices and Corvette Guy’s signature free shipping, check out these Corvette accessories and suspension deals guaranteed to take your Corvette to the next level of looks and performance.
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