After the 2018 Corvette ZR1/Z06X was recently captured up close by spy photographers, the Corvette Team must believe it can go ahead and drive their C7 prototypes out on public streets. Maybe they have been doing it in Michigan but this is the first time we’ve seen them so far from home.
John Caravaggio and his passion for creating luxurious accessories for Corvettes is well known as owners and enthusiasts have long turned to the Canadian shop for handcrafted leather seats, steering wheels and other interior items. But lately, we’ve seen Caravaggio updating the Corvette’s exteriors to make the outside of the car look just as good as his custom interiors.
Caravaggio previously featured a 2016 Corvette Z06 Convertible done in the style of a European touring drop-top with an off-white hues and a custom brown interior. Now they are showing their take on another Corvette Z06 customized and enhanced both inside and out.
RideTech triple adjustable coilovers and Delrin bushing components will be installed on NCM track cars, and visitors to the track will be able to buy RideTech suspension parts on site. RideTech will also be involved in track support activities.
Corvettes at Carlisle brought many opportunities to talk and listen to members of the Corvette production team who attended the show. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles was scheduled to give a walkaround presentation of the new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport on Friday afternoon so we popped in and filmed it so we can share it with those who were not there.
While the Corvette C7.Rs were racing on Sunday, many Corvette enthusiasts were headed home from a full weekend at Corvettes at Carlisle. If you missed the race or just want to relive the excitement of Corvette Racing’s first overall win since 2001, IMSA has released the full commercial-free race replay of the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.
Like us, you may have already noticed that it’s Monday again, but not to worry. Today you’ve got two good reasons not to fret: (1) we’ve a long holiday weekend on the horizon, and (2) it’s Midyear Monday!
Team CorvetteBlogger just returned to our respective regional offices from Corvettes at Carlisle and have some great 1963–1967 Corvettes share with you. From the For Sale lot to the NCRS Gallery to the Fun Field we’ve got you covered.
As usual, hundreds of second generation Corvettes were scattered all across the sprawling Carlisle fairgrounds complex including the 50th anniversary salute to the 1966 Corvette. We captured as many as we could to share with you below.
Didn’t make it to Carlisle this year? No worries. Stay tuned here as we’ll be bringing you extensive coverage of the event throughout this week. We’ve already shown you the hot Carlisle burnout contest so now let’s move on to Midyear Monday – Corvettes at Carlisle Edition!
Do you have a C2 Corvette you would like to share? Feel free to email it to Keith@CorvetteBlogger.com.
As you know, recent sightings of a camouflaged C7 Corvette with a mighty large wing have been making their way around the interwebs for the last few weeks. Many are claiming that it’s a 2018 Corvette ZR1 that will be offered as a swan song to the C7 program in advance of a mid-engine C8 Corvette that will launch in 2019.
But after we saw just how big that rear wing is when mounted on the car, we came to conclusion that Chevrolet is working on a dedicated track-only Corvette like the C6 2011 Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept presented at the 2010 SEMA show. We even offered 10 reasons why we think a track car is on the way.
One of favorite events during Corvettes at Carlisle is the annual burnout contest. The 2016 edition featured four contestants who put the pedal to the pavement to see who could generate the fan’s favorite burnout. Some real fireworks took place during the contest as well. As smokey says, where there’s smoke, there’s fire!
Have you ever done something stupid and the first thing you do is look around and see if there were any witnesses?
Well, the driver of this very nice red C4 Corvette probably had that feeling recently.
Unfortunately for his ego, there were lots of witnesses to his mistake, which happened on the streets of Vilnius, Lithuania in front of lots of people, not to mention at least one video camera.
First class win of season for No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R
ALTON, Va. (Aug. 28, 2016) – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen won the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR on Sunday, the second overall victory for Corvette Racing in its history and the first for the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R of the season.