Well, we’ve got 2 reasons to be bummed out today. Reason number one is that it’s Monday again. Reason number is that Corvettes at Carlisle is over and we have to wait a year for the next one. The good news is that there’s a 3 day weekend rapidly approaching. While we tick down to Labor Day we kick off the week the best way we know how – celebrating the 1963–1967 Corvettes. Today we look back at some of the midyear gems seen last weekend at Corvettes at Carlisle.
One of the many advantages that Corvette has over its competitors is the ability for the team to interact directly with buyers and enthusiasts on a personal level. That’s one of the reasons why Chevrolet sends so many of its engineers and other team members to enthusiast events like Corvettes at Carlisle.
Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles was back in Carlisle for his 16th straight show and this year he brought with him the new 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition as the featured model. But wait, there’s more! Towards the end of the presentation, the new Sebring Orange exterior was revealed and with the news that it will be available on 2018 Corvettes later this year!
Chevrolet, Corvette Racing bolster GTLM Manufacturer’s, Driver’s championship leads
ALTON, Va. (Aug. 27, 2017) – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen won for the second straight year at Virginia International Raceway on Sunday as the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R claimed victory in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. Garcia crossed the finish line to win by 12.031 seconds.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays, Grand Sports and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top individual Corvette seller.
In this week’s Delivery Dispatch, Mike takes a break from his daily routine of delivering new Corvettes to attend Corvettes at Carlisle. Mike took many photos with his customers, Corvette team members and long-time friends and many are shared below. There’s also a great section showing many of the Corvettes on display. As always, enjoy another great selection of throwbacks, barn finds and vintage Corvette photos.
Check out even more photos and videos of his deliveries on his facebook page, CorvetteFurman.
During Friday’s Presentation of the 2018 Corvette in front of the Grandstands at Corvettes at Carlisle, the Corvette Team’s Harlan Charles and Phil Minch introduced a new Corvette color that will replace the now retired Black Rose Metallic.
For those of us old enough to have been around back then, the unveiling of the fourth generation 1984 Corvette in 1983 was as big a deal as the C7 was to the younger folks in 2013.
While the performance may not be on a par with today’s models, the C4 generation nevertheless can be proud that it proudly carried the torch for America’s Sports Car and in their day the 1984 to 1996 models were as good or better than just about anything on the road back then.
Although there are still six days to go in the month, today is the last Friday of August and so here’s a Black Friday photo gallery featuring all seven generations of Corvettes wearing what we think is the greatest color ever put on America’s favorite sports car!
If you would like to see your black Corvette in a future Black Friday photo gallery, email your photos to [email protected].
Today’s photo gallery features 45 Corvette images. Do you have a favorite Corvette photo from this Black Friday photo gallery? Let us know in the comments section below or hit us up on Twitter and Facebook.