The 2016 SEMA show once again proved to be the ultimate destination for those of us in the car biz. It’s the one show that brings everyone together under one roof, or in the case of the Las Vegas Convention Center, multiple roofs, tents and parking lots.
Popp is tops again in his Lingenfelter-powered C5 Corvette!
Competing against nearly 90 other vehicles at Las Vegas Motor Speedway last weekend, Danny Popp of Cincinnati, Ohio and his 2003 Z06 emerged as the winner of the OPTIMA Ultimate Street Car Invitational for the third consecutive year. Popp also won the competition in 2011 in a 2006 Corvette.
Some things just go together – like veterans and Corvettes.
You know, as in Vets and ‘Vettes.
The National Corvette Museum feels the same way, and each year they always have a special celebration for three days in November honoring the men, women, and families of those who serve in our military.
After stealing the show at last year’s Manila Auto Salon, Gi Automotive with the help of the folks at Philippines-based Car Porn Racing is ready for the big stage in the U.S. with an even wilder version of their Black Manta Corvette – this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas that runs through Friday.
This week we have another special edition of our ever popular Midyear Monday gallery. We walked the SEMA show last week and found these C2 Corvettes among the Corvettes on display.
The C2s weren’t many, so we are also featuring several shots of each as we fully explore these customized SEMA show cars.
Among the offerings are a Superformance/Lingenfelter Grand Sport Replica, Heartland Custom’s 1963 SpecVette, a special 1967 Armed Forces Tribute Car, a couple of wicked 1963 Corvette Split Window Restomods.
I’ve made no bones about my love of that blue Grand Sport, but they are all great looking Corvettes built in the SEMA tradion. Got a favorite? Let us know in the comments section below or hit us up on Twitter and Facebook.
That Racing Channel has a new feature video on a nasty C6 Blue Devil Corvette ZR1 packing 820 horsepower at the wheels. The video features a variety of different street pulls where you can hear the modded LS9 doing its thing and then watch the ZR1 rip the quarter mile at Bradenton Motorsports Park in Florida with a time of 9.576 at 149.30 mph.