General Motors has announced a recall notice to fix a defect in the software that controls the vehicle’s air bags. The nationwide recall notice effects about 3.6 million vehicles in the USA including all 2014-2017 C7 Corvettes.
This morning IMSA released the new BoP tables ahead of next weekend’s Lone State Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas and the good news is that there are no changes being made to the two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs.
However, several GTLM competitors have received favorable changes which should make the final two races even tighter as the No.4 Corvette C7.R leads the No.67 Ford GT by seven points in the Drivers Championship.
Talks over noise levels continue between the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park and its neighbors, according to Bowling Green attorney Frank “Hamp” Moore.
Moore gave the City-County Planning Commission of Warren County a brief update during a meeting last week at City Hall in Bowling Green.
Here’s a video that is sure to generate a few responses!
Without any context other than the Corvette was parked badly (the video contains a slightly more colorful NSFW description), all we see is a pickup truck pulling this Corvette Stingray with a tow strap. The Corvette’s rear wheels are locked and the sound of the Michelin’s scraping across the pavement is painful to watch and hear.
The Corvette’s owner was apparently found guilty of bad parking and the car had to be removed. Had that been one of our cars, we would have been mighty upset by how it manhandled across the pavement. However, I would also think that if that was one of our cars, it wouldn’t have been parked in such a way that would have made its removal necessary.
The video was uploaded to Facebook and after reading many comments, I think we found someone that has some specific details about why the Corvette was moved:
The C7 (not a Z06) was parked on private property blocking access to busses, a boat launch where a crane was setting them in the world water, news crew, ambulance & about 1,000+ people. They announced for the owner to move it but he parked and jumped on a boat. Two cops were there. The truck everyone is talking s**t about, is only onsite to move the boats to the water. No damage was done either way and the owner of the vette didn’t do s**t Bc he was in the wrong and wanted invited back next year. This was all during the Texas Outlaw Challenge…ok continue FB Warriors.
Ha! Take that “Facebook warriors”. Don’t start none…won’t be none.
So does hearing that explanation help understand why the Corvette was moved in such a fashion? Not for us. Sure the driver may have parked like an idiot but that doesn’t condone dragging his sports car across the pavement. Is it too much to ask for a professional towing company to remove the offending vehicle (and pass the charges on to the driver)?
Then again, not all professional tow truck operators can competently move a Corvette.
[VIDEO] Wrecked C5 Corvette Gets Even More Trashed By Tow Truck
[VIDEO] Parking Lot Owner Takes Customer’s Corvette on a 61-Mile Joyride
[VIDEO] Pig Parking C6 Corvette Owner Gets Schooled by Jeep Driver
IMSA provides a nice video recap of the 2016 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. The results for Corvette Racing were mixed. Although the No.3 Corvette C7.R scored the overall victory, the No.4 Corvette suffered a devastating off-track excursion and finished 9th in GTLM.
At the 2016 Corvettes at Carlisle show, I had the opportunity to be a “celebrity judge” on Saturday and pick a Corvette for my Celebrity Choice Award. These awards are fun to hand out and I always try to find a driver-quality Corvette and one that was driven to the show.
When it comes to rare Corvettes we tend to gravitate towards the older models like the 1963 Z06’s, 1967-1969 L88’s, and 1957 airbox fuelies. We tend to ignore some of the more recent limited run Corvette models as they haven’t quite yet found their place in Corvette history.
Flashback to the 2008-2009 timeframe when GM was teetering on the edge of and finally fell into bankruptcy. As the C6 was growing long in the tooth rumors of Corvette’s demise began to swirl. In order to keep the current Corvette relevant GM released a series of limited edition models. If you’ve been kicking yourself for not grabbing one of those low production cars, Dan Kruse Classics has got you covered this weekend in Austin, Texas.
As part of the 42nd annual Hill Country Classic they are offering 10 virtually brand new limited production Corvettes all at no reserve. All of the cars have mileage ranging from 7 to 265 miles and come from one private collection. The majority of the cars sport mileage in the teens and low 20’s. The 10 collection consists of two 2009 Competition Sport Editions, six 2009 GT1 Championship Editions, along with one 2009 ZR1 and one 2010 ZR1.
Dan Kruse talks about the impressive collection in this video preview of the Hill Country Classic Auction:
Here’s the complete list of the no reserve Corvette collection:
- 2009 Coupe Competition Sport #42 – 17 miles
- 2009 Z06 Competition Sport #38 – 38 miles
- 2009 Z06 GT1 Championship Edition Yellow – 20 miles
- 2009 Z06 GT1 Championship Edition Yellow – 31 miles
- 2009 Z06 GT1 Championship Edition Black – 38 miles
- 2009 Z06 GT1 Black – 20 miles
- 2009 Convertible GT1 Championship Edition Black – 13 miles
- 2009 Convertible GT1 Championship Edition Yellow – 20 miles
- 2009 ZR1 Gray – 265 miles
- 2010 ZR1 Yellow – 7 miles
The no reserve C6 Corvette collection will be selling at 3pm this Saturday, September 10th at the Hill Country Classic Auction in Austin, Texas. For more information check out dankruseclassics.com.
Dan Kruse Classics
On Labor Day, my 17-year-old son Chris and I were talking about how cool the hidden compartment behind the entertainment touchscreen is in our 2015 Laguna Blue Z51.
We haven’t really hidden anything behind it yet, other than a cell phone, but nevertheless, it’s proven to be a great conversation piece. In fact, when Chris’ good friend, Jack Holbrook, first saw the switch that moves the screen up and down, he thought it was how you scrolled the content showing on the video screen.
Imagine his surprise when he pushed the button and saw the hidden compartment become visible.
After buying my first Corvette in 1983 (a 1980 red on red coupe), I was really excited about the 1984 model that was the rave of the day.
While nowadays C4 Corvettes don’t always get the respect they deserve, they were great cars for their time. I’ve still got a special magazine produced by Motor Trend that year about the ’84, and these experts really bragged about the new generation.
Eating doughnuts may be bad for your waistline, but spinning donuts in your Corvette can be even worse for your wallet.
That’s what a 25-year-old man found out last week after he was handed down his sentence for doing donuts in his red Corvette as he left an A&W restaurant parking lot in St. John’s, New Brunswick, Canada on May 21, 2015.