A couple weeks back we received the regular Insider’s newsletter from Corvette Market magazine. Included in the email was a link to a video clip of one of the 3 Scaglietti bodied C1 Corvettes assembled in Italy. Having never heard of this trio before we did some Googling to find out more about them. Turns out these three cars were the brainchild of three men from Texas, including one named Carroll Shelby.
One of my favorite features from Hemmings is the vintage photographs showing life in America from the view on the street. This photo shows downtown Long Beach, Washington in what is believed to be the summer or early fall of 1964 shows a crowded street with a Riverside Red mid-year Corvette driving away from the camera. Check out the attention the Corvette commands from the pedestrians on the street!
We’ve documented several times here and here the hilarity that ensues when an unsuspecting person gets trapped in a Corvette due to the battery being dead. Unless you’re familiar with the manual release lever on the floor, you’re stuck in a fiberglass box, or a holding cell as one would-be auto thief in Canada found out the hard way.
Article contributed by Teddy Field / Corvette Forum
Concept cars are designed to give the public a glimpse into the future. A taste of what could be, if the brass upstairs should happen to feel generous. So let’s have a look at the Top 5 Corvette Concepts, and dream about what might have been.
Have you ever seen a successful business and wondered how they got to where they are today? Mike Yager of Mid America Motorworks is one of the icons of our hobby and a true American success story. With $500, he turned his passion for Corvettes into one of the largest automotive parts and accessories catalogs in the country. Recently, Mike’s journey to success was featured on the CNBS show “How I Made My Millions“.
1978 was a special year for Corvette. Not only was the sports car celebrating its 25th Anniversary, it was chosen to pace the Indianapolis 500. GM celebrated the event with a special Indy 500 Pace Car replica, a fully optioned Corvette painted Black and Silver and featuring silver interior and polished aluminum wheels. When the Wall Street Journal published a front page story on March 27,1978 reporting on the special edition Corvette, prices went wild and many of the 6502 replicas were purchased as investments by collectors.
At the 1954 Motorama, GM unleashed three Corvette-based concept cars onto the show circuit. Dubbed the Convertible Coupe, the Corvair, and the Nomad, the trio caused a stir when they debuted in New York in January of 1954. As we all know, the Nomad made it to production a couple years later, but in a non-Corvette form. If you always wanted to own the original Nomad, get your bidding fingers ready to bid on this recreation currently listed on eBay.
Zip Corvette has released their newly updated C5 and C6 Corvette Performance Parts & Accessories Catalogs. Each full color catalog includes more than 50 pages of the newest-available and best-quality parts to be had. The catalogs offer an exciting selection of interior, exterior and underhood enhancements, performance bolt-ons and Corvette-themed apparel and accessories.