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1989 Corvette Destroyed by Fireworks

Chicago area resident Rich Szatkowski spent the 4th of July finishing the interior restoration of his prized 1989 Corvette: New seats, new carpet, new steering wheel and a new stereo. As he washed the carpet earlier in the day, he left the roof panel off so it could dry out properly. Unfortunately, a neighborhood firework found its way through the open roof, igniting the interior and destroying the Corvette.

The news gets even worse for Rich. Because the car was undergoing restoration and was not being driven, Rich did not have insurance on the Corvette.


Source:
http://www.CBS2Chicago.com

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Reeves Callaway and Former Corvette Chief Engineer Dave McLellan

As a genuine fan of Reeves Callaway and Callaway Corvettes, I always take the time to watch, listen or read accounts of his work. Former Corvette Engineering Chief Dave McLellan recently had the opportunity to sit down with Reeves for an audio podcast. The two touched on a variety of subjects including their past collaboration on twin turbo Corvettes, the late Eighties 254 mph Corvette project called the Sledgehammer, today’s Callaway Corvettes and the European FIA GT3 series of which Callaway builds cars for and races in.

The audio podcast runs 55 minutes and can be listened online at CorvetteChief.com or you can download the .mp3

As a bonus, we’ll use the opportunity of Reeves telling the back-story on the Sledgehammer to bring you the nearly 10 minute video of the Callaway Engineering team’s 1988 run where the twin turbo super car reached speeds of 254 miles per hour.


Source:
CorvetteChief.com
Photo Credit: Vette Magazine

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Corvette Auction Results: 2008 Bloomington Gold

by Keith Cornett on July 8, 2008

1971 Corvette ZR2

If the Corvette market in the current economy can be defined by the sales results of Bloomington Gold, the Country’s largest all Corvette auction, it would show that condition 1 classic Corvettes with documentation and/or racing provenance continue to sell well. The results (or lack of) also show that those Corvettes in less than perfect condition or those that have received amateur restorations are now giving up some of the gains they’ve made over the last few years.

From all accounts, the Bloomington Gold auction was a success. We saw record prices set for highly rare Corvettes like a 1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible which sold for $550,000. That price bested a 1971 ZR2 Coupe that sold at January’s Barrett-Jackson auction for $357,500. A Tuxedo Black 1967 Corvette Convertible with an L68 (427/400) engine changed hands for $320,000. Topping off the unique sales list was a special collection of six consecutive year (1990-1995) C4 ZR1 Corvettes sold for $231,000.

Two 1953 Corvettes were offered as part of the Fred and Terry Michaelis Collection, but both failed to reach reserve. VIN #93 reached a high bid of $310,000 while VIN #268 made it up to a high bid of $270,000. Despite 8 1953 Corvettes selling for record highs last year, we have yet to watch one of the first year Corvettes sell at a public auction this year.

One of the big draws at this year’s auction was the special collection of three #001 Corvettes. The Corvettes, a 1955, 1956 and 1957, all were the first Corvettes produced for sale in their respective years. As a group, the troika reached a high bid of $2.8 Million but fell short of the reserve. The Corvettes were then offered individually with each of the cars failing to meet the seller’s reserve. The Polo White 1955 received a high bid of $850,000, the Venetian Red 1956 was bid up to $900,000 and the Cascade Green 1957 Corvette’s high bid was $950,000.

2008 Bloomington Gold Auction Results:

Lot # Year Description Price
S94 1954 Corvette Convertible $78,000
S68 1954 Corvette Convertible 235/150 hp Red $85,000
F66 1955 Corvette Convertible 265/195 hp $71,250
S59 1955 Corvette Convertible $80,000
F73 1956 Corvette Convertible 265/225 hp $98,000
S130 1957 Corvette Convertible 327 ci $25,500
F126 1957 Corvette Convertible 283/283 hp $78,000
S115 1957 Corvette Convertible 283/270 hp $157,500
S50 1958 Corvette Convertible $79,000
S53 1958 Corvette Convertible 283/250 hp FI $80,000
S77 1958 Corvette Convertible 283/290 hp $111,000
F19 1959 Corvette Convertible 327 ci $41,500
S134 1959 Corvette Convertible 283 ci $43,750
S44 1959 Corvette Convertible 283/245 hp $47,000
F122 1959 Corvette Convertible $55,000
S86 1959 Corvette Convertible 283/290 hp $100,000
S71 1959 Corvette Convertible 283/270 hp $137,000
F59 1960 Corvette Convertible 283 ci $50,000
S96 1960 Corvette Convertible $81,000
S93 1960 Corvette Convertible 283/270 hp $98,000
F72 1962 Corvette Convertible 327/360 $67,000
S82 1962 Corvette Convertible 327/360 hp $74,500
S126 1962 Corvette Convertible 327/360 $92,000
S28 1962 Corvette Convertible 327/360 hp $130,000
F94 1963 Corvette Coupe 327/300 hp $43,250
F112 1963 Corvette Coupe 327/300 hp $47,500
F92 1963 Corvette Convertible 327/300 hp $68,500
S19 1963 Corvette Convertible 327/360 hp $90,000
S133 1964 Corvette Coupe 327/300 hp $47,500
S13 1964 Corvette Convertible 327/300 hp $55,000
S87 1964 Corvette Coupe Z06 Tanker $172,000
F95 1965 Corvette Coupe 327 FI $87,500
F127 1966 Corvette $6,900
F23 1966 Corvette Convertible 327/300 hp $43,750
F120 1966 Corvette $73,000
S104 1966 Corvette Convertible 427/390 hp $80,000
F102 1966 Corvette $82,000
S111 1966 Corvette Coupe 427/425 hp $82,500
S118 1966 Corvette Coupe 427/390 hp $119,000
F71 1967 Corvette Coupe 327 ci $45,000
F98 1967 Corvette 327/350 $51,000
F39 1967 Corvette Convertible 327/350 hp $55,000
S132 1967 Corvette Convertible 327/350 hp $58,000
S24 1967 Corvette Convertible 327/300 hp $61,000
F34 1967 Corvette Coupe 327/350 hp $62,000
F74 1967 Corvette Convertible 427/400 hp $101,000
X11 1967 Corvette Coupe 427/435 hp $110,000
S127 1967 Corvette Convertible 427/435 hp $115,000
S129 1967 Corvette Convertible 427/435 hp $148,000
X10 1967 Corvette Convertible 427/435 hp $165,000
X9 1967 Corvette Convertible 427/435 hp $235,000
S73 1967 Corvette Convertible 427/400 hp COPO $320,000
S30 1968 Corvette $31,000
S65 1968 Corvette $37,500
S112 1968 Corvette Convertible 427/400 hp $48,500
S64 1968 Corvette Convertible 427/435 hp $77,000
S6 1968 Corvette Coupe L88 Race Car $220,000
F33 1969 Corvette Convertible $21,000
F48 1969 Corvette Convertible 350/300 $24,000
S26 1969 Corvette Convertible 427/390 hp $35,500
F45 1969 Corvette 427/390 hp $45,000
S48 1969 Corvette Coupe 427/390 hp $47,500
S20 1969 Corvette Convertible 350/350 hp $55,000
X19 1969 Corvette Coupe 427/435 hp $89,000
S120 1969 Corvette Convertible 427/390 hp $95,000
F46 1970 Corvette $20,500
F18 1970 Corvette Coupe 454/390 hp $26,750
S60 1970 Corvette $42,000
X24 1970 Corvette Convertible LT1 350/370 hp $54,000
X25 1970 Corvette Coupe LT1 350/370 hp $80,000
S108 1970 Corvette Coupe ZR1 350/370 hp $180,000
F17 1971 Corvette Coupe 350/270 hp $15,000
F60 1971 Corvette $19,000
S58 1971 Corvette Convertible $44,000
S15 1971 Corvette Coupe LT1 350/330 hp COPO $58,000
S107 1971 Corvette Convertible ZR2 $550,000
S25 1972 Corvette $16,000
S49 1972 Corvette Convertible 350/200 hp $54,500
F129 1973 Corvette Coupe 350/190 hp $6,900
F24 1973 Corvette Coupe 454/275 hp $17,250
F118 1973 Corvette Convertible $17,500
S16 1973 Corvette Convertible 350/190 hp $20,000
F29 1974 Corvette $11,000
F40 1975 Corvette Coupe $10,750
F32 1978 Corvette $5,000
F53 1978 Corvette Coupe L82 4-Speed $8,600
F134 1978 Corvette $10,500
F26 1979 Corvette Coupe 350,195 hp” $10,000
F65 1979 Corvette $12,500
F35 1979 Corvette $26,000
F20 1980 Corvette Coupe 350/190 hp $15,500
F25 1980 Corvette $25,000
F63 1981 Corvette Coupe 2-Tone $26,000
F119 1982 Corvette Coupe 350 ci $6,700
F51 1982 Corvette Coupe Collector’s Edt $11,500
F52 1982 Corvette $12,250
F44 1982 Corvette 350/200 hp $18,000
S52 1982 Corvette $21,000
F111 1986 Corvette Convertible Pace Car $6,800
S32-37 1990-95 Corvette Coupe ZR-1 Collection $220,000
S9 1990 Corvette Coupe ZR-1 350/375 hp $24,000
F3 1991 Corvette Coupe $5,500
F80 1992 Corvette ZR-1 Lingenfelter Coupe 350/475 hp $23,500
F135 1993 Corvette $15,750
F107 1993 Corvette Coupe 40th Anv $17,500
S3 1993 Corvette Coupe $26,500
F121 1993 Corvette Coupe ZR1 350/405 hp $39,500
F2 1994 Corvette $8,900
S111.1 1995 Corvette Nassau Roadster $35,500
F128 1996 Corvette Coupe $5,700
F133 1996 Corvette $17,000
F8 1999 Corvette Convertible $17,500
S31 2001 Corvette Coupe Z06 $26,250
S23 2001 Corvette Coupe Z06 350/385 hp $28,000
F61 2002 Corvette $21,750
F124 2003 Corvette Convertible Z06 $30,500
F69 2003 Corvette Convertible 50th – VIN 50 $70,000
F131 2004 Corvette $29,750
S110.1 2004 Corvette $105,000
F106 2006 Corvette Z51 $33,500

Mecum Auctions handled the gavel duties of the two day auction. $8,745,619 in total Corvette sales were recorded with a sales success percentage listed as 47%.

The next major Corvette auction will be Corvettes of Carlisle on August 22-23rd. Carlisle is offering free consignments to sellers, but hurry as the July 15th deadline is rapidly approaching.


Source:
Mecum Collector Car Auctions

Related:
Proteam To Offer 40+ Corvettes at Bloomington Gold Auction
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[VIDEO] God Bless America: L88 Corvettes on Parade

by Keith Cornett on July 4, 2008

L88 Corvettes on Parade at Bloomington

Last weekend’s Bloomington Gold Corvette show featured a reunion of the “Earthquake 88′s”, Corvettes from 1967-69 that were optioned with the rare 427 ci L88 V8 engine. Only 216 examples of the 560 hp L88′s were built during the three year run and only at Bloomington Gold would you be lucky to see as many as 50 gathered in one weekend.

The parade of earth-shaking L88 Corvettes is being led by the new King of the Hill, a red 2009 Corvette ZR1 Corvette. Many of these Corvettes were originally destined for the track including the #9 Corvette race car from 1967 driven at the 24 Hour of LeMans in the 5.0+ Litre category by Bob Bondurant and Dick Guldstrand. You can see more of that 1967 L88 Corvette at YouTube.com.


Source:
Blacknblue67 via YouTube.com
Photo Credit: Bill Lacy

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Japan's Special Edition Corvette: The Corvette S-Limited

GM announced yesterday the production of a limited edition Corvette specifically for the Japanese market. The Corvette S-Limited is essentially an exclusive trim package on a standard C6 Corvette and will have a limited production run of just 30 units and will be evenly split with 15 Black and 15 in Artic White.

The Corvette S will feature a leather wrapped interior, rear spoiler, a grille insert between the car’s dual exhaust and a unique front grille treatment. The Arctic White livery with receive the Linen interior accents, while the Black Corvette S-Limited will feature the Sienna interior accents. The Corvette S will be powered by the LS3 6.2L 430 hp V8 engine.

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In the land of the rising sun, Corvettes are a fairly rare commodity yet demand for America’s Sports Car seems strong based on past year’s allocations. In 2006, 400 Corvettes were allocated to the Japanese market and they were all sold in one month.

This is the second limited edition Corvette being made available this year for a foreign market. In April, the Corvette Competition went on sale in Europe. That Corvette was more than just a trim package with features that included the Z51 Performance Package, Active Handling and a six-speed gear box.

The Corvette S-Limited goes on sale tomorrow (July 4th) for the cost of ¥7,980,000 or $75,329 USD.


Source:
Corvette (Japan) via Left Lane News

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June 2008 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on July 2, 2008

What a difference a month makes. Last month I was happily reporting that despite the economy, GM delivered nearly 3,000 new Corvettes in May. Yesterday’s release of June’s sales report is a very different story for Corvette as sales were down sharply with only 2,082 Corvettes delivered. That’s a drop of -28.4% month to month and the decline is even greater (-31.8%) when comparing June 2008 to June 2007.

June has traditionally been a good month for Corvette sales and now all those extra Corvettes are showing up on Chevrolet dealer lots. Last month’s Corvette Stock Report showed 7,697 2008 models on the ground and as of yesterday there are now 8,760 Corvettes available at dealer’s nationwide.

This is not the best news for Chevrolet dealers as production for the 2009 Corvette models are underway and Corvettes have begun shipping from the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. However, this could be very good new for consumers. GM traditionally offers several incentives and discounts on last year’s models which is usually the only time these lot-clearing offers are made available on the Corvette. And unlike last year which saw the 2008 refreshed with the LS3 engine and a variety of interior updates, the differences between the “old” 2008 and “new” 2009 are very minor.

2008 Corvette Delivery Statistics
Month Calendar Year-to-Date
Month 2008 2007 % Change Months 2008 2007 % Change
January 2,015 2,234 -9.8% Jan-Jan 2,015 2,234 -9.8%
February 2,071 2,784 -25.6% Jan-Feb 4,086 5,018 -18.6%
March 2,692 3,158 -14.8% Jan-Mar 6,788 8,176 -17.1%
April 3,190 3,227 -1.1% Jan-Apr 9,968 11,403 -12.6%
May 2,904 3,300 -12.0% Jan-May 12,872 14,703 -12.5%
June 2,082 3,055 -31.8% Jan-Jun 14,954 17,758 -15.8%


2007 Corvette Delivery Statistics
Month Calendar Year-to-Date
Month 2007 2006 % Change Months 2007 2006 % Change
January 2,234 2,579 -16.8% Jan-Jan 2,234 2,579 -16.8%
February 2,784 3,058 -9.0% Jan-Feb 5,018 5,637 -11.0%
March 3,158 3,655 -16.7% Jan-Mar 8,176 9,292 -12.0%
April 3,227 3,516 -0.6% Jan-Apr 11,403 12,808 -11.0%
May 3,300 3,317 -4.3% Jan-May 14,703 16,125 -8.8%
June 3,055 2,938 0.1% Jan-Jun 17,758 19,063 -6.8%
July 2,377 2,794 -11.4% Jan-Jul 20,135 21,857 -7.9%
August 2,877 2,990 -3.8% Jan-Aug 23,012 24,842 -7.4%
September 2,837 3,056 -3.5% Jan-Sept 25,849 27,903 -7.4%
October 2,484 2,761 -13.5% Jan-Oct 28,333 30,664 -7.6%
November 2,438 2,773 -12.1% Jan-Nov 30,771 33,437 -8.0%
December 2,914 3,081 -5.4% Jan-Dec 33,685 36,518 -7.8%


Corvette Stock Report:

A check of Jeff Hardy’s website shows a total of 8,760 2008 Corvettes on the ground as of yesterday. This is a 12% increase over last month’s check which showed 7,697 2008 Corvettes available nationwide.

  • 4,758 Corvette Coupes
  • 2,036 Corvette Convertibles
  • 1,966 Corvette Z06

According to the site, there are 406 2007 Corvettes still available at dealers across the nation.


Source:
GM.com
JeffHardy.com

Related:
May 2008 Corvette Sales

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2009 Corvette ZR1 on the Nürburgring

Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter has finally made public the much anticipated Nürburgring lap time by the 2009 Corvette ZR1. On the morning of Friday, June 27th, GM Development Engineer Jim Mero drove the 2009 Corvette ZR1 around the Nürburgring in a time of 7:26.4. The entire post from Tadge is after the jump.

I know many people have been very interested in how fast the ZR1 would be at the Ring…

Most car enthusiasts are quite familiar with the Nürburgring. Built in the 1920’s near Cologne, Germany, “the Ring” is considered to be the toughest and most challenging race track in the world.

Over the last two weeks, we have been doing our final tuning and testing there before we start ZR1 production cars. This morning (Friday June 27), General Motors development engineer Jim Mero drove the Corvette ZR1 around the Nürburgring in a time of 7:26.4.

Jim commented after the lap that conditions were good except for a strong headwind down the main straight and that the lap was solid, but he felt there were a few places he could have gone faster.

The car was bone stock with the exception of the communications and safety equipment. The tires were production Michelin Pilot Sport 2’s. These tires have been developed specifically for the ZR1 and will have impressive wet traction and wear (tread wear rating = 220), in addition to excellent dry road holding. Chassis alignment and vehicle height were set to factory specs. Likewise, the engine calibrations were absolutely stock, emissions compliant and the car ran on pump (not racing) fuel. The vehicle was exactly like the cars that will be built in Bowling Green, Kentucky and sold around the world later this summer.

Despite posting one of the fastest times ever run by a production car, Nürburgring lap times were not an over-riding priority in the development of the ZR1. The truth is, if the only priority was speed at the ring, the car would not be very pleasant to drive on American roads. The ZR1 is an incredibly capable track machine, but unlike most ultra-high performance cars, it is very easy to live with on a daily basis.

The timed lap was run with a rolling start, a departure from our previous practice of standing starts. This is more aligned with current industry practice. The lap was electronically timed and confirmed with two hand-held stopwatches. An in-car video will be posted when the engineering team returns from Germany. Look for it the week of July 7!

The time falls in the range where most observers thought it would, and we are left to wonder what the outcome would have been if the Corvette ZR1 had been driven by Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen, who lapped the ‘ring in the Corvette Z06 with a time of 7:42.9. The ZR1′s 7:26.4 is faster than the Nissan GT-R’s time of 7:29.03 but 1.4 seconds behind the unofficial 7:25 run by the GT-R V-Spec.

As Tadge mentioned, a video of the run is forthcoming. In the meantime, this video was just posted by the guys at BridgetoGantry.com. Because Tadge doesn’t mention whether or not the ZR1 had the track to themselves, and the video shows another car on the track, we’re unsure if this clip is actually from this morning’s 7:26.4 run.

A complete list of Nürburgring lap times can be found at wikipedia.


Source:
GMnext.com
BridgetoGantry.com

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Watch the Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction Live!

by Keith Cornett on June 27, 2008

Watch the Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction Live

Mecum’s Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction is being broadcasted live on the web this weekend. The auction starts at 3pm CST on Friday and 2pm CST Saturday and are expected to run well into the evening. The live feed is being carried here at CorvetteBlogger.com and can be viewed after the jump.

For a full list of Corvettes being offered at this year’s Bloomington Gold Auction, check out the Cars List at Mecum Auctions.


Source:
Mecum Collector Car Auctions

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1966 Corvette Coupe offered by Fred and Terry Michaelis

Over 500 Corvettes are expected to be offered at this year’s Bloomington Gold Auction which gets underway this afternoon. While many collectors consign a number of Corvettes to the country’s largest Corvette-only auction, this year’s event has a special collection of 42 Corvettes that have been hand-picked from the personal collection of Fred and Terry Michaelis of Proteam Corvette fame.

Many of these Corvettes are already Bloomtington Gold certified and represent the best of the best. These low mile, high horsepower and unique-optioned Corvettes will be offered over the two day event. After the jump are some of our favorites.

1966 Corvette Coupe offered by Fred and Terry MichaelisAnyone reading this blog for any length of time knows that I’m a sucker for Black Corvettes. And honestly, what could be better than this 1966 427/425 hp Tuxedo Black Coupe? With just 27,725 miles on the odometer and a super rare unique interior color combination of a Bright Blue dash and carpet with white leather seats, this Corvette offers the buyer the complete trifecta mentioned above. Other options include the M-21 4-speed transmission, F-41 special heavy duty brakes and full documentation includeing the warranty book and Protect-O-Plate. The selling time for this midyear coupe is Saturday at 2:10 pm.

1953 Corvette #93 offered by Fred and Terry MichaelisLast year we saw a run on 1953 Corvettes with eight being sold at public auctions throughout the Country with average prices of just under $320,000. Terry and Fred are bringing one of the finest 1953 Corvettes to Bloomington this year which will give us a chance to see if the market is still hot for the first year Corvette. This 1953 is VIN #93 and is considered one of the best 1953′s in the World. Like all 1953 Corvettes, this one is Polo White with Sportsman Red interior, has the Blue Flame straight-six powerplant coupled to a Powerglide transmission. Other options include the Wonderbar radiom, E-brake warning light, windshield washers and Courtesy Lights. This 1953 is nationally known with multiple NCRS Top Flught awards and a NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award in 2005. This Corvette is expected to sell at 3:00 pm on Saturday.

1959 Resto-Rod Corvette offered by Fred and Terry MichaelisWith Proteam’s reputation for high quality original Corvettes, its kinda interesting to find a resto-rod in Fred and Terry’s collection. But like all restor-rod Corvette lovers, they were probably intriqued with having a Corvette that combined with the early model classic looks with late model Chevy performance. This resto-rod was built utilizising a 1959 Corvette Convertible body on a special Paul Newman chassis that was built to hold 1994′s LT4 350 ci 300 hp engine and 6-speed transmission. Like the Grand Sports built in 1996, this Corvette has a Grand Sport Admiral Blue exterior and Black leather interior. All the comforts of late model Corvettes are built into this 1959 Corvette include air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, AM/FM stereo with CD changer and halibrand knock-off wheels. The Corvette comes with documenation of the build process and includes a matching gas powered Corvette go-cart. This resto-rod Corvette will be auctioned on Friday.

For a full list of Corvettes being offered at this year’s Bloomington Gold Auction, check out the Cars List at Mecum Auctions. Look for lots beginning with X to denote that the Corvette comes from the Fred and Terry Michaelis special collection.

We’ll have more coverage of the auction as well as results as soon as their offered.


Source:
Mecum Collector Car Auctions

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Reminder: Friday is Drive Your Corvette To Work Day

by Keith Cornett on June 26, 2008

Corvettes at a Ford Dealership on Drive Your Corvette to Work Day
Just a reminder if you haven’t made plans yet. Friday, June 27th is the 8th Annual “Drive Your Corvette to Work Day” sponsored by Mid America Motorworks. Every year on the Friday closest to June 30th, the day production started on the 1953 Corvette in Flint Michigan, Corvette enthusiasts celebrate the official birthday of America’s Sports Car by driving their Corvette to work.The annual event was launched in 2001 by Mike Yager and Mid America Motorworks with the goal to get as many Corvettes on the road as possible. If you do drive your Corvette to work, take a picture and send it to clubs@mamotorworks.com. Mid America Motorworks will post the photos on their website.
“We understand why many owners consider their Corvette to be a special car and only drive it occasionally,” said Mike Yager, founder and “Chief Cheerleader” of Mid America Motorworks, the world’s leading supplier of Corvette parts and accessories. “But we think driving your Corvette to work, at least one day a year, is an excellent way to demonstrate just how popular Corvettes are. And it is a chance for Corvette owners to meet new Corvette owners
Last year, I celebrated Drive Your Corvette to Work Day by making a video of the drive into downtown Tampa to the datacenter where my websites are hosted. It was a fun experience and I would recommend to any Corvette owner to make plans to include your favorite car for tomorrow’s commute to work.


Source:
MAMotorworks.com

Related:
[Video] Celebrating Drive Your Corvette To Work Day 2007

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