A man’s first car has a special place in his memory.
Joshua Gierke of Enon, Ohio wanted his first car to be a very special one – a 1978 Corvette that he remembered riding in with his father as a 4-year-old.
More times than not during the roll out of a new Corvette model do we see some dealers using market conditions to jack up the price over the MSRP. Of course we do not feel sorry for any buyer who purchases their new Corvette this way when there are so many quality dealers who are selling at MSRP. But hey, if you got to be among the first to have it now, then check out this listing on eBay.
Good news for our Corvette friends in the Great White North!
Chevrolet has finally issued pricing for the 2015 Corvette Z06 in Canada. The 2015 Z06 Coupe will start at $85,095 while the Z06 Convertible has an MSRP of $90,595. Those prices do not include the $1,800 destination charge.
Mecum Auctions rolls into Anaheim, California this weekend for their annual 3-day sale there. This cool 1965 coupe is listed among the Corvettes crossing Mecum’s red carpet. The Nassau Blue on white big block coupe set a class record in 1965 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.
Last week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the National Corvette Museum’s Sinkhole was a topic of conversation for many Corvette enthusiasts but this time its in the news for all the right reasons. Chevrolet used the spotlight of SEMA to showcase the completed restoration of the 2009 Corvette ZR1 Blue Devil prototype that was damaged after falling into the sinkhole that opened up in the middle of the NCM’s skydome in February.
Maybe this driver should have stuck with the fancy technology that Chevrolet has built into the seventh-generation Corvette.
Instead, he turned the traction control off and over corrected as he was drifting around a corner heading into a straightaway.
The Stingray started doing a zig-zag dance, slid sideways into barriers, and wound up on its passenger side, no doubt inflicting thousands of dollars in damage.
Ever since attending our first SEMA show, we’ve been hooked. And it’s not hard to see why either. There’s a ton of Corvette eye candy waiting to be seen with a different take on the car at just about every booth. Then tie in the cool new Corvette-related products, hot booth girls and the excitement of Las Vegas and that just about sums up what SEMA is all about.
Armed with our trusty Canon DSLR, we went hunting for Corvettes at the 2014 SEMA show and by our count, came up nearly 70 different cars ranging from a 1958 restomod to the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible.
This week marks a special milestone for the 2015 Corvette Z06. The Corvette Assembly Plant just completed its first retail production of the new 650 horsepower Z06, a Black coupe that will go to Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick.
Earlier this year, Hendrick paid one million dollars at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach to own the first retail VIN of the Corvette Z06 with the proceeds of that sale going to charity.
The Corvette Assembly Plant has come up with a great way to enjoy Corvettes and help the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the same time.
Christine Cartwright, executive assistant to the Corvette Plant Manager and Assistant Plant Manager in Bowling Green, has created the new 2015 Corvette Z06 Stingray calendar.