Mecum Auctions next stop on their 2012 tour is this weekend in Kanas City, Missouri. The 3-day sale runs Thursday March 29th through Saturday March 31st at the Kansas City Convention Center – Bartle Hall. Velocity will have 15 hours of live coverage spread across all 3 auction days. As of this post, there are over 25 Corvettes scheduled to cross the block.
While watching the replay of the 12 Hours of Sebring, I was glad to see Chevrolet continuing the Corvette Racing “Technology Transfer” segments which can be seen during the ESPN/ABC race broadcasts. The Technology Transfer segments highlight the transfer of racing technology from the track to the production Corvettes.
This year, Chevrolet has tapped former Corvette Racing ace turned race commentator Johnny O’Connell to introduce this year’s series of tech transfer which will take a look back at the six generations of Corvettes and many of the innovations which sprang from motorsports racing.
During the rollout out of the C6 in 2005, Chevy introduced just the base coupe and convertible models with the performance-laden Z06 coming a year later in 2006. When Chevrolet introduces the C7 Corvette next year, the speculation is that we’ll initially have just two models to choose from – the standard Coupe and Convertible – while the upgraded Grand Sports, Z06 and ZR1 performance models will arrive at a later date. Now Motor Trend has weighed in with their predictions of just exactly when we can expect to see the various Corvettes appear in C7 form.
The National Corvette Museum’s plans for a motorsports park remain on track for a proposed 2014 opening after the Warren County Fiscal Court on March 21 unanimously approved the first reading of a rezoning ordinance.
The museum must have the 405 acres of land changed from agriculture to planned unit development zoning for the facility to be built.
Two of America’s coolest cars ever recently battled in a race set up by Super Power Beat Down.
The website decided to see what would happen when the 1966 Batmobile took on the 1989 Batmobile. You’d think that 23 years worth of technology would be worth something, but you’ll have to watch the video to find out for sure.
Last year we had the opportunity to help the Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Southern Indiana get the word out about their annual Corvette fundraiser and we’re pleased to announce the details of their new 2012 Classic Corvette giveaway. The annual raffle is an important fundraiser as it provides much needed funds for the Church’s school and daycare programs in Rockport. So without further ado, this year’s Saint Bernard giveaway is a big block powered 1966 Nassau Blue Corvette convertible.