Back in June we showed you the midway progress in General Motors’ restoration of the 1 millionth Corvette produced. The prized Corvette was one of the Great 8 that were swallowed up by the sinkhole that opened up in the National Corvette Museum’s Skydome back in February of 2014. Nearly a year and half later we’re happy to report that the restoration is complete and that the car was unveiled at the NCM earlier this morning.
The 2015 edition of Corvettes at Carlisle is now in the review mirror. This year’s show was easily the biggest and best in recent memory. Brilliant sunshine illuminated the Carlisle Fairgrounds throughout the weekend and rain was never a factor. From the Fun Field to Swap Meet to the seminars, we covered it all for you.
Here’s one way for a normally underdog Dodge Durango to win a “race” with a C7 Corvette Stingray.
After rear-ending this Blade Silver Corvette, the Durango just soared through the air and wound up in front of the Stingray in Highland Park, Ill., on Monday afternoon.
Take a look at this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage when fellow comedian Joe Rogan comes calling in his super-cool 1965 Corvette restomod.
Besides being a comedian, Rogan, of course, served as host of “Fear Factor” for years and has a gig as a UFC commentator (fitting since he’s a tae kwon do champion).
Did you know that the federal government’s patent and trademark office had an official twitter feed? Of course they do. But I just found out this afternoon thanks to a tweet from the USPTO which enlightened us on a little bit of Corvette history that occurred on this day in Year 1. It seems today is the official anniversary of Corvette’s registered trademark.
Mr. Regular attended last weekend’s Corvettes at Carlisle show with the expressed intention of finding out which Corvette is the best Corvette at the show. If you’ve watched any of the previous Regular Car Reviews, you will know you are in for a treat.
Picking the best Corvette from the thousands of Corvettes on display at the Carlisle fairgrounds can be a daunting task. But as a celebrity judge for the show, Mr. Regular gets right to work in trying to determine which Corvette is the the best Corvette before eventually picking a Marlboro Maroon 1965 Corvette convertible as his choice.
It’s the first of the month and today General Motors reported the sales report from August 2015. For the month, GM sold 2,725 Corvettes for a 1.7% gain over sales of 2,679 Corvettes during the same month in 2014. For the Calendar Year to Day (CYTD), a total of 23,826 Corvettes have been delivered between January and the end of August. This is 1.5% ahead of where we were last year with 23,483 Corvettes delivered.
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.