The 2012 Mecum Auctions train-of-fun stops in Des Moines, Iowa this weekend. The 2-day sale takes place July 20th – 21st at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Velocity TV will have 12 hours of live coverage of the event. 500 hundred cars are expected and as we write this over 20 Corvettes are scheduled to cross the auction block.
Momentum Matters as Chevrolet Team Drives for Repeat Victory in ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, July 17, 2012 – By any other name, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – the track formerly known as Mosport – would still be as fast. With its roots firmly anchored in the ’60s and its character unchanged for more than 50 years, the 2.5-mile circuit in the Canadian countryside near Toronto is decidedly Old School. With daunting high-speed corners and soaring straights, it is not a track for the timid – which is why Corvette Racing’s drivers relish their return to the historic 10-turn circuit for Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport.
Mid America Motorworks has planned a monumental Golden Anniversary celebration in tribute to the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray convertible and split window coupe at Corvette Funfest 2012, Sept 13-16. Spread the word, and let’s celebrate this American icon at the Largest Corvette Party in the World!
Check out www.corvettefunfest.com for more information.
So when is undertaking a 1,360 mile road trip a good thing? How about if there was a classic Corvette waiting for you at the end of the journey?
Edward Ess of Batavia, NY arrived in Rockport, Indiana last week with a car hauler to pick up a 1966 Nassau Blue Corvette convertible valued at $80,000. His name was drawn on July 8th as the winner of the 24 Annual Classic Corvette Giveaway benefiting Saint Bernard Parish and School in Rockport, Indiana.
The National Corvette Homecoming set for July 19th – 21st at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the three-day celebration of Corvettes.
The National Corvette Homecoming (NCH) has welcomed Corvette owners and enthusiasts from all over the US and Canada since its inception in 1981. The annual pilgrimage back to the Corvette’s birthplace allows owners to interact with one another and participate in countless activities throughout the weekend.
A 1998 Corvette has gone from being a devil to an angel.
The car once belonged to a notorious drug dealer named Bradley Dunham in Sullivan County in the Catskills. Back in the day, he would park it across the street from the Livingston Manor school on weekends to peddle his crack cocaine.
Many of us have taken the time to go to Bowling Green, Kentucky and see how our beloved Corvettes are lovingly put together at the Assembly Plant there.
Not many of us, however, have ever seen the reverse process and witnessed a 2007 Z06 literally taken apart piece by piece.
But you can witness the slow death of a C6 during this video that surfaced online showing how a C6 Corvette was disassembled at the Cleveland Pick-A-Part center.
We always like to mention when the latest Corvette model goes live on Chevrolet’s website and according to our friend CorvetteConti.com, General Motors flipped the switch on Corvette.com late last month to showcase the 2013 models which include the new 427 Convertible as well as the equally awesome 60th Anniversary package.
A Corvette owner and his passenger went for a wild ride earlier this week according to ABC’s 10News.com in San Diego. Witnesses say they saw the silver C5 Z06 speeding and making a “screeching noise” before the driver lost control and hit a fire hydrant before coming to rest on its roof.
Miraculously, both the driver and passenger climbed out of upside down Corvette on their own, but the accident did send the passenger to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.
My grandpa always used to say that there’s nothing wrong with listening to what a smart person has already figured out for you.
I thought of him as I was reading how Justin Abbott, the vice president and technical supervisor at Zip Corvette Parts, tests and develops parts for their extensive catalog.