Chevrolet is celebrating the 59th Birthday of the Corvette this week. Here is a video they released today on the Chevrolet Youtube Channel featuring a look back at 60 years of America’s favorite sports car.
That’s no rookie behind the wheel, but even an experienced driver like Kelly Bise has trouble keeping a supercharged Corvette Z06’s power under control.
In this video from High Tech Corvette, Bise gets his Z06 up to an incredible 160 mph in just a half-mile run at the Houston Mile before he lets up.
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A key feature at any major car show is the opportunity to buy or sell a car. In addition to the GoldMine Corvettes for sale, Bloomington Gold also plays host each year to a Mecum auction comprised solely, of course, of Corvettes. Click past the jump to see the top 11 Corvette sales at the 2012 Mecum Bloomington Gold auction.
A motorcade of Corvettes recently made its way slowly down the interstate from Illinois to Tennessee.
The hours racked up behind the wheel of the cars, however, were nothing compared to the emotions of their drivers and the joy of the children once they reached St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
The Corvette owners were participating in the first-ever St. Jude Corvette Drive in early May and wound up raising $50,000 for the hospital.
I normally don’t talk too much about my own Corvette, but this is just too cool for us to pass up. Yesterday, we posted that USA Today wants your Corvette Photos. Taking the plunge, I sent them this photo of our 1966 Corvette convertible parked at Davis Islands in Tampa.
This morning, USA Today has posted a story on their website called Happy Birthday, Chevrolet Corvette and our black Sting Ray is the 3rd image in the accompanying photo gallery.
When it comes to custom license plates, Corvette owners are tops when it comes to unique characters, phrases, or sayings. We spent took some time this weekend wandering the grounds of the Pheasant Run Resort see what the all the Corvette owners had come up with. Click past the jump to see some of our favorite license plates from the 2012 Bloomington Gold show.
We’ve seen plenty of on-board videos from Le Mans but this one from Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor lap during a nighttime practice session before this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is simply amazing for both its clarity and perspective.
Last weekend Bloomington Gold formally inducted the 2012 honorees into The Great Hall. The 3rd class of cars features the earliest known production Corvette, 2 very famous racecars, and arguably the most famous Corvette styling car of all time. The diverse list of people and organizations consists of a Lemans winning racer, the founder of Corvette Central, and a former Corvette Chief Engineer.
Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.com
America is sitting up and taking notice that the Chevrolet Corvette will be celebrating a major milestone next year.
In fact, USA Today – “The Nation’s Newspaper” – is asking its readers if they want to show off their Corvette as “America’s Sports Car” turns 59 this year.