Some of us like to collect cars and others like to collect stamps. And if you like both you are probably ecstatic over the United States Postal Service recognizing muscle cars and Mecum’s venerated Indy Auction with commemorative stamps. Mecum’s annual Spring Indianapolis Auction has been recognized around the world as not only the original muscle car auction but one of the largest. This year will be Dana Mecum’s 26th Original Spring Classic and with the emphasis on muscle cars is the perfect place for the U.S. Postal Service to highlight its five new limited edition stamps featuring iconic muscle cars. The stamps will be featured on display and be available for purchase during the Indianapolis auction which runs now through Sunday, May 19th.
On the Saturday seminar at April 2013’s National Corvette Museum Bash, we got an update on all the happenings over at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant where the Chevrolet Corvette is built. Plant Manager Dave Tatman talks about closing out the C6 Corvette and preparing and building the C7 Corvette Stingray. He also talks about moving the Performance Build Center from Wixxom, MI to the BGAP.
Four years together in a Corvette can provide a lifetime of memories.
Bill Ogden is proof of that.
His miraculous story begins way back in October 1961 when he was in his 20s and bought a white 1962 Corvette with red interior, a 327/340 engine in the bay. Proving the power of marketing a car with a TV show, Ogden had been infatuated with Corvettes ever since he saw one on “Route 66.”
Jalopnik found this video showing the filming in Washington D.C. of the latest Marvel Comic’s Avengers series, Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In the video, we see a Black 2014 Corvette Stingray pull up and actor Chris Evans aka Captain America walks down the sidewalk and stops at the passenger side door.
If you own a C6 Corvette then you need to get Corvette Central’s latest C6 Corvette catalog. It’s filled with over 150 pages of parts and accessories for the 6th generation Corvette including over 50 pages of all new products including Lingenfelter performance packages and Magnuson superchargers. From air intakes to wheels, you’ll find exactly what you need!
Mecum’s 26th annual Spring Classic auction kicks off next week in Indianapolis. One of the stars of the weekend will be this 1974 Motion Can Am Spyder from the Dan McMichael collection. The monster was the prototype for a short run consisting of just 3 additional cars. It goes up for bids next Saturday, May 18th about 3:25pm Central time.
Enthusiasts at the 2013 Corvette Museum C4 ZR1 gathering that starts today and runs through Sunday in Bowling Green, Kentucky will have a chance to see and hear inside information about their cars.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering’s Chief Engineer, Graham Behan, will make two presentations during the annual event.
The latest Faces of GM video focuses on the 2014 Corvette Stingray’s aerodynamic performance. Aero Performance Engineer John Bednarchik discusses the design features they learned from testing with Corvette Racing and why working on the new Corvette is so special to him.
The Chip’s Choice display for this year’s Corvettes at Carlisle continues to take shape. Back in February we told you about the George Barris-built Asteroid Corvette scheduled to appear. Now joining that custom 1963 is another custom 1963 – this one with an Italian flare. Corvettes at Carlisle announced in their most recent email newsletter that the Corvette Rondine built by Pininfarina will also be in the Chip’s Choice display this year.