Well, at least they got those dreaded first scratches out of the way quickly.
Unfortunately, their new vehicles will never be the same.
One of our favorite racers of all time will finally be back behind the wheel of a Corvette for this year’s running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Johnny O’Connell, Corvette Racing legend and member of the Corvette Hall of Fame, has been named as one of the three drivers for Team AAI, the Taiwanese team that will be campaigning last year’s class winning Corvette C7.R in the LMGTE-AM class. O’Connell will be joined by Mark Patterson and Oliver Bryant.
Our favorite day of the week is here! On Mondays, we like to throw together a pictorial feature of C2 Corvettes that we call Midyear Monday!. Today’s photo gallery features 34 Corvettes built between 1963-1967.
Several of today’s featured Corvettes are actually owned by loyal readers who sent us their photos. If you have a C2 Corvette and would like to see it featured in a future Midyear Monday photo gallery, please drop me a line via email@example.com and if it’s post-worthy, you’ll see it soon on CorvetteBlogger.com.
Police are seeking help from witnesses of a two-vehicle crash involving a dark red Corvette on Thursday afternoon in Olalla, British Columbia, Canada.
It feels like silly season is upon us as these C8 Corvette rumors continue to abound. The latest comes from Car and Driver’s Technical Editor Don Sherman, who we like to remind people is a long-time Corvette owner. When Sherman has something to say about a next generation C8 Corvette, we listen like he’s EF Hutton.
Sherman’s bombshell in his report at Car and Driver is that the next generation C8 Corvette will be going to a mid-engine architecture only. The mid-engine project name is call ZERV, a nod to Zora’s experimental mid-engine test vehicles from the 1960’s known as CERV-1 and CERV-2. The C8 Corvette ZERV will feature two models, a base model powered by the current LT1 V8 as well as a high performance version powered by a new Corvette engine that is under development.
If there was ever a powerful example to show why slower vehicles are supposed to stay out the fast lane, this picture should be it.
Earlier this week, A truck driver making an illegal pass in the left lane caused a Corvette to crash on the A3 autobahn near Konigswinter, Germany.
It’s time again for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Our friend Mike Furman of Criswell Chevrolet turned us on to a collection of photos showing a 1963 Corvette pilot build at the St. Louis assembly plant.
We’ve often lamented that there’s not a lot of photos in the public domain showing the assembly of Corvettes from those early days. So it was refreshing to see an entire build of a fuel injected 1963 split window Corvette from start to finish in these photos.
Midyear Corvette production was in its third year when the 1965 Corvette was introduced and offered for the first time ever was a Corvette big block V8 rated at 396 cubic inches and 425 horsepower. For many buyers, the opportunity for more horsepower at a lower price was more than enough reason to check the box over the higher priced 327/375 hp fuel injected L84 V8.
Consequently, with buyers selecting the big block over the fuelie by almost 3-1, the 1965 Corvette became the last Corvette model to offer fuel injection until the “cross-fire” Corvettes began production in 1982.