Autoblog is showing another five images of the 2018 Corvette ZR1 prototype and this time it’s wearing a massive rear wing spoiler. The prototype was captured in broad daylight out at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds and the photos looks to have been shot at the same distance (over a mile away) that previously captured the first images of the mid-engine C8 Corvette.
The C7 ZR1 is rumored to have 700 horsepower and that wing may be needed for the additional down force at high speeds.
Mecum’s Daytime Monterey Auction will be kicking off tomorrow and will run through Saturday. Over 600 cars will be offered for sale and in that mix you’ll find 34 Corvettes which include a first year 1953, a 1969 L88 Convertible and a 1963 Corvette Z06 Tanker.
Chevrolet has flipped the switch for the new 2017 Corvettes at Chevrolet.com and now interested consumers and enthusiasts can build and price their own 2017 Corvette Grand Sport as well as the 2017 Stingrays.
Last Saturday was another of the mega popular Cars and Coffee events at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering in Wixom, Michigan. This event was a special one as it was Corvette day. All of the Corvettes in attendance were grouped together and parked right in front of the building. Expectations were high for a super turnout as we all know how eager Corvette owners are to get together and peruse each other’s rides. The only problem was that someone forgot to tell Mother Nature that it was Corvette day.
Normally I try to get Midyear Monday out of the way earlier, but instead ran into a case of the Mondays where nothing seemed to go as planned. But my mood instantly changed late this afternoon as soon as I started selecting the Corvettes that would be featured in today’s C2 photo gallery.
No matter how bad Mondays can be, Midyear Monday is our lifeline to the things we really care about while going about our day jobs…and that’s our classic Corvettes!
Thanks to awesome submissions as we are featuring several of your Corvettes in this week’s gallery. And once again I sneaked in a personal photo. Really, who would trade in a new Mustang for a Corvette in a 1966 anyway. Oh, that would be my dad, Mr. Cornett!
If you don’t know the story of Angelyne, she’s famous for a billboard campaign from the 1980s featuring a suggestive photo of her with along with her name and a telephone number for her fan club. Although she does have a few records and acting credits to her name, today it’s the billboards and the succession of pink Corvettes that she is known for.
So imagine our surprise (and horror) when we found out this morning that her C7 Corvette Stingray has somehow been damaged in some sort of accident.
We caught sight of Angelyne’s wrecked Corvette Stingray in a parking lot this video from a Malibu video blogger known as Fireball Tim Lawrence who was cruising the streets of Malibu when he spotted the unique Corvette at a CVS drugstore.
The damage to the rear of the car is fairly significant as the rear end looks like it took a hit right around the license plate, cracking the right side cooling vents and throwing the hatch and rear panels out of alignment. Directly under her vanity license plate shows the quad exhaust with the two right side exhaust ports pushed in about two inches more than the left site. In fact, that could be really unsafe if those exhaust ports heat up and start burning the plastic panels. The rear fascia looks like it has been taped to the rest of the car to hold it on.
Our guess is that either Angelyne was rear ended or backed into an unyielding object which caused the extensive damage to the rear of her car.
I wouldn’t worry too much though as we’re sure that Angelyne will have her Corvette Stingray back together soon. After all, this is Hollywood and driving a wrecked Corvette just won’t do.
Our friends at CORSA Performance held their annual Corvettes only show in connection with Corvette Cleveland on the last day of July at their facilities in Berea, Ohio. This was the 14th Annual Corvettes at CORSA car show which helps raise money for Guidestone.
Once again a great crowd turned out with an estimated 350 Corvettes in attendance. Corvette owners were able to tour CORSA’s facilities as well as take advantage of special savings and free installs of CORSA exhaust systems and air intakes.
Our friend Carl Zander attended the show and offered these great photos.