Page 7

Corvette Racing to Run New Le Mans-Spec Michelins at Laguna Seca

Corvette Racing to Run New Le Mans-Spec Michelins at Laguna Seca


It can’t hurt.

Corvette Racing will be among four IMSA factory GT Le Mans teams that will be able to get an early feel for the new Le Mans-spec Michelin tires during this weekend’s event in Monterey, the last race before Le Mans in June.

Corvettes on eBay: 2009 Corvette Z06 ALMS GT1 Championship Edition

Corvettes on eBay: 2009 Corvette Z06 ALMS GT1 Championship Edition


Here’s one of our favorite special editions from the C6 era that you don’t see up for sale often. In 2009, Chevrolet released the ALMS GT1 Championship Edition with great fanfare to celebrate Corvette Racing’s 10th anniversary. The cars were available in Coupe, Convertible and Z06 models and two colors were offered, Yellow and Black.

Silver L88 Trifecta Sells at Worldwide Auctioneers Houston Sale

Silver L88 Trifecta Sells at Worldwide Auctioneers Houston Sale


We’ve previously talked about the 3 silver on black L88 convertibles that crossed the auction block last weekend in Houston. Worldwide Auctioneers offered the 1967. 1968, and 1969 Corvettes from a single California collection at no reserve. Having one L88 Corvette at an auction is always newsworthy, but having a matching set of all 3 model years is simply unheard of.

L88 equipped Corvettes were only produced for 3 years. 20 were produced in 1967, 80 were made in 1968, and 116 were born in 1969. Initially intended for the race track, these rare Corvettes have become the peak of the Corvette desirability iceberg. Values of these cars have grown significantly over the last several years.

[GALLERY] Midyear Monday! (37 Corvette photos)

[GALLERY] Midyear Monday! (37 Corvette photos)


I am so glad that Monday is here because I have some beautiful Corvette photos to share! Today’s Midyear Monday photo gallery features 37 Corvettes built from 1963-1967.

We do take submissions so if you’ve got a nice looking C2 Corvette or heck, even a barn find Midyear, send your photo(s) to keith@corvetteblogger.com and if it’s post-worthy, you’ll see it on a future edition of Midyear Monday.

As always, please try our new sharing buttons to share this page with your Corvette friends and let us know how we are doing either through the comments or on Twitter and Facebook.

Ralph Eckler Passes Away at the Age of 74

Ralph Eckler Passes Away at the Age of 74


Back when I was a kid in the 1970s and becoming a real Corvette enthusiast, one of the first names I remember hearing was that of Ralph Eckler.

Mr. Eckler started Eckler Industries in 1961 in Titusville, Fla., and was one of the true pioneers when it comes to selling Corvette parts and accessories. Over the years, he expanded the business to other Chevrolet models, and I remember buying emblems from Eckler’s for my dad’s 1970 Impala as I restored it a few years ago.

Sadly, Mr. Eckler passed away on Saturday, April 23 at the age of 74.

[PICS] Black Rose Metallic Returns to the 2017 Corvette

[PICS] Black Rose Metallic Returns to the 2017 Corvette


With the release of the 2017 Corvette Order Guide, we are pleased to see GM opting for something a little bit different when it comes to the four new exterior colors. We’ve already seen in person the new Admiral Blue and Watkins Glen Gray. The third new color is called Sterling Blue Metallic which we’ve read is a version of the dark blue Cadillac color called Adriatic Blue, but we do not have confirmation on that yet.

But it’s the fourth new color we are really jazzed about as Black Rose Metallic will return to Corvettes since it was last offered in the early 1990s.

2017 Corvette Order Guide Details New Corvette Options and Colors

2017 Corvette Order Guide Details New Corvette Options and Colors


Changing up how they normally release the new information on the latest Corvette, Chevrolet has published the 2017 Corvette Guide in advance of this week’s reveal of the new model year at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash event. So there will definitely be some spoiler information discussed if you want to wait. But for those that want all the latest details for the 2017 Corvette, let’s dive in!

Former BMW Owner Shares His Delivery of a New 2016 Corvette Z06

Former BMW Owner Shares the Delivery of a New 2016 Corvette Z06


I love stories like this next one.

A former BMW owner who was so taken with the C7 Corvette Z06, he made the plunge and is now a new Corvette owner. He has not only documented his delivery, but he has some great things to say about his dealer, Robert Kramer and the professional staff from Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring, MD.

Sanjay, who goes by the Corvette Forum handle of “Checkmate1” purchased a Torch Red Corvette Z06 in 2LZ trim with an 8-speed automatic. Here is what this now former import owner has to say about America’s favorite sports car:

[GALLERY] All Corvettes are Purple Today (29 Corvette photos)

[GALLERY] Purple Corvettes for Prince (39 Corvette photos)


So why did Prince like the color purple so much? We see several websites trying to answer the question but there doesn’t seem to be a definitive answer and now that he is gone, perhaps we’ll never now. Try as we might, but we couldn’t come up with any current artist so closely associated with a color as Prince was to purple.

So here is one final tribute to Prince with a special photo gallery featuring 29 Purple Corvettes. Some are painted, some are wrapped, and some may be just appear to be purple in the sun. Like Prince and his motorcycle in Purple Rain, it takes a special kind of person to pull that color off.

Try our new sharing buttons to share this page with your Corvette friends and let us know how we are doing either through the comments or on Twitter and Facebook.

Chevrolet Pays Tribute to Prince

Chevrolet Pays Tribute to Prince


As everyone has now heard, Prince passed away yesterday at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota at the age of 57 years old. Growing up in the 1980s, his music and movie will always be remembered when I look back at my youth.

One of his biggest hits over his career was Little Red Corvette and for those that didn’t listen closely enough to get the double entendres, it wasn’t about a car. But for Corvette lovers, we’re okay with that and the song is one of the anthems of any red Corvette owner for sure.