We’re on to another Monday already and that means it’s time for another patent-pending Midyear Monday photo gallery. Since we just returned home from Corvettes at Carlisle, this week we’re featuring only C2’s spotted in Carlisle last weekend. There were hundreds of 1963-1967 Corvettes scattered throughout the show and we captured our favorites for your perusal below. Stay tuned here as we’ll bring you even more from Carlisle throughout the week.
One of the most famous Corvette race cars in history will go on the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 set for Jan. 23-31.
The Purple People Eater Corvette – which was driven by Florida-based driver Jim Jeffords, who singlehandledly ended the West Coast’s domination of Corvette racing late in the 1950s – was discovered by legendary Corvette enthusiast Chip Miller, founder of what is now Carlisle Events, and Ken Heckert, a restoration shop owner, in the mid-1970s.
A car crash early Monday morning resulted in damage to two Corvette Stingrays parked outside a car dealership in Nashville.
Police say a driver in his 40s was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries but they do not suspect drugs or alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Today at Corvettes at Carlisle, the giant hill that usually is home to Corvette club parking was instead awash in a sea of Red, White and Blue Corvettes as Corvettes at Carlisle replicated one of their most well known displays – the Corvette American Flag.
A total of 156 Corvettes were used to make the American Flag. Seven rows of red Corvettes alternated with six rows of white Corvettes while 35 Corvettes made up the blue sea with white balloons simulating the stars. A pole of silver Corvettes anchors the flag while two gold Corvettes do service as the Eagles on top of the pole.
We don’t know how much a petition will help solve the inequities of IMSA’s balance of performance adjustments that seem to have knocked Chevrolet and Corvette Racing out of the top spot in the Manufacturers and Driver’s championships for the second year in a row, but at this point we are willing to try anything to get the attention of IMSA’s top brass.
It’s been a little while since we’ve browsed custom wheels for the Corvette so when I saw this C7 Corvette Stingray in Arctic White set up with custom Wheels by XO, I wanted to take a closer look.
And I’m glad I did. Not only do the XO Verona Wheels look great in Matte Brushed Silver against the Arctic White Corvette Stingray, I found the price to be surprisingly affordable.
All day long, employees at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant give their all to putting America’s Sports Car together.
Many of them aren’t content with just working, though, and continue to help put their community together as well, volunteering their time after hours to help the less fortunate in their community.
A 1953 Corvette that became just the second first-year model to earn Bloomington Gold SURVIVOR status will be on the auction block at the Mecum Auction in Dallas set for Sept. 16-19.
This Corvette, the 198th ever made, comes from the Dean Klein Collection. No other details were available, but the SURVIVOR ranking means that the car passed stringent requirements at Bloomington, including remaining at least 50 percent unrestored or altered in any way.
Much news has been made about the National Corvette Museum’s problems with the Warren County code enforcement board after local residents complained about the noise coming from the Motorsports Park race track. Through it all, the NCM has largely been quiet while lawyers and sound engineers have gone to work on their behalf.