[POLL] Should Corvette Split off from Chevrolet?

[POLL] Should Corvette Split off from Chevrolet?

Chevrolet without Corvette?

Sounds like coffee without cream to some folks, but believe it or not, at the turn of the century, General Motors was apparently considering the possibility of making Corvette a brand of its own, according to the recent recollections of Rick Kranz, product editor for Automotive News.

Continue reading “[POLL] Should Corvette Split off from Chevrolet?”

[PICS] Cimtex Rods’ Sixty-Two Twelve Custom Corvette

[PICS] Cimtex Rods Sixty-Two Twelve Custom Corvette

While perusing the plethora of flashy rides at Detroit Autorama we stumbled across this simply stunning custom 1962 Corvette dubbed “Sixty-Two Twelve”. The absolutely striking black roadster built by Cimtex Rods in Jarrell, Texas was being shown by Bruce and Judy Ricks of Sapulpa, Oklahoma.

Continue reading “[PICS] Cimtex Rods’ Sixty-Two Twelve Custom Corvette”

Chevrolet Is The Top Performance Brand in the USA

Chevrolet Is The Top Performance Brand in the USA

When it comes sports car sales in the USA, Chevrolet is the brand that buyers flocked to in 2011 with Camaro and Corvette accounting for one out of every three sports cars sold last year. To show off their most capable performance cars, Chevy took the Camaro ZL1 and Corvette ZR1 to VIR where the two retail production versions lapped the Grand Course in record times.

Continue reading “Chevrolet Is The Top Performance Brand in the USA”

Corvette Museum Lists 2013 NAIAS for C7 Corvette Reveal

Corvette Museum Lists 2013 NAIAS for C7 Corvette Reveal

NAIAS C7 Reveal
* January 10-13

That’s what WAS listed on the National Corvette Museum’s Preliminary Events Calendar for 2013 last week. The Corvette Blog’s Bill Connell spied that date on the calendar and wrote about the NAIAS C7 reveal last Friday. However, after checking the NCM’s website again this morning, the NAIAS event has been scrubbed from the calendar.

Continue reading “Corvette Museum Lists 2013 NAIAS for C7 Corvette Reveal”

Consumer Reports: 2012 Corvette Z06 Is America’s Best Car

Consumer Reports: 2012 Corvette Z06 Is America's Best Car

Looking for the best American-made 2012 vehicle you can buy?

Well, according to Consumer Reports, then you need to buy a Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Continue reading “Consumer Reports: 2012 Corvette Z06 Is America’s Best Car”

Students Help Restore a 1961 Corvette Roadster

Students Help Restore a 1961 Corvette Roadster

A retired California leader put his educational background to work in the restoration of a 1961 Corvette convertible he and his wife bought in 1981 for $7,000.

Jay St. John retired two years ago after serving 12 years as superintendent of the Sahuarita Unified School District and decided it was finally time to restore his collector car.

He decided to ask Sahuarita High School automotive instructor Bryce Bond if he and some of his students would be willing to help in the restoration of the car.

Continue reading “Students Help Restore a 1961 Corvette Roadster”

[VIDEO] 2012 Corvette ZR1 Centennial Pins a Ribbon for the Susan G. Komen Foundation

[VIDEO] 2012 Corvette ZR1 Centennial Pins a Ribbon for the Susan G. Komen Foundation

This gorgeous Carbon Flash 2012 Corvette ZR1 Centennial Edition will be raffled to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation. Shot on location at the Autobahn Speedway in Joliet, Illinois, drifter Ryan Tuerck puts the Michelin PS2 Cup tires to the test as he recreates the famous Komen pink ribbon logo on asphalt with burnt rubber.

Continue reading “[VIDEO] 2012 Corvette ZR1 Centennial Pins a Ribbon for the Susan G. Komen Foundation”

[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2012 Detroit Autorama

[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2012 Detroit Autorama

Last weekend marked our annual pilgrimage to Cobo Hall in downtown Detroit for the yearly festival of chrome and horsepower known as Autorama. Each year thousands of attendees wander aisle after aisle checking out the custom cars, trucks, motorcycles, and hot rods. This year was the 60th installment of the show.

Continue reading “[PICS] The Corvettes of the 2012 Detroit Autorama”

[ACCIDENT] 1977 Corvette Looses Control On Rain Soaked Road

[ACCIDENT] 1977 Corvette Looses Control On Rain Soaked Road

The 88-year old driver of this “Little Red Corvette” lost control on a rain-soaked road in Green Valley, Arizona last week. The Corvette bounced off the median, spun around and jumped the curb before it came to rest in a KFC parking lot, hitting a light pole which fell over on a van.

Continue reading “[ACCIDENT] 1977 Corvette Looses Control On Rain Soaked Road”

Ferrari 458 vs 750-hp Corvette ZR1 Lingenfelter, Nissan GT-R and Audi RS6

Ferrari 458 vs 750-hp Corvette ZR1 Lingenfelter, Nissan GT-R and Audi RS6

How do you think a stock Ferrari 458 Italia would fare against three other supercars?

Well, the Russian website Drag Times Info recently decided to find out by running the Ferrari in a mile drag race against an Audi RS6 Evotech Stage 2 Gran Turismo, a Nissan GT-R MK.1 AMS Stage 1, and a Corvette ZR1 Lingenfelter. You can watch the results after the jump.

Continue reading “Ferrari 458 vs 750-hp Corvette ZR1 Lingenfelter, Nissan GT-R and Audi RS6”