I heard this said once and while I can’t say “true-dat” for sure, but based on what I’ve seen the last few days it must be true. OK, the saying goes “If you want to ruin a car, just give it to Chris Brown”, the rap artist and actor who seems to be known for everything other than rapping or acting.
If you one of these unique special edition Corvettes, it’s time to celebrate!
Ten years ago on February 1st, 2007 at the Chicago Auto Show, GM showed off the new 2007 Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Championship Corvette Z06. It was the second time that Corvette had named a special edition after a person (1986 Malcolm Konner Edition was the first) but it was the first “signature edition” Corvette ever offered.
General Motors released the latest sales report for January 2017 and it’s bad. Chevrolet sold 1,263 Corvettes in January 2017, the lowest total for sales ever during the C7 era. The previous lowest total was the 1,501 Corvettes sold in January 2016 and year over year, it’s a decline of -15.9% when comparing this January to last.
Truth is, January has never really been that great for sales unless it’s during a roll-out year where a new model is shipping. The good news is that when you look at the historical sales chart below, February sales have consistently rebounded after a down January.
One of the things AaronZ51 learned while he was in the Marine Corps is to adapt and improvise.
That’s why it should come as no surprise that this disabled veteran didn’t let being wheelchair bound keep him from enjoying a new Corvette Z06 that he recently purchased from our friend, Rick “Corvette” Conti in Ohio.
And, before we go any further, a big thank you for your service goes out from CorvetteBlogger to AaronZ51.
And another thank you for helping to inspire all of your fellow Corvette owners never to give up, no matter what life throws in their way.
How cool would it be to have a car used in a Star Trek movie?
How much cooler would it be if that car was a Corvette?
The National Corvette Museum today put out a notice this afternoon that tours of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant will soon be ending. If you want to see the birthplace of new Corvettes by taking the factory tour, you’ll have until June 16th to do so.
Happy Monday, Folks!
Thanks for joining us for another cool look at the 2nd generation Corvette that we like to call Midyear Monday! Today’s Midyear Monday gallery features 43 Corvettes built between 1963-1967.
If you want to see your Corvette here, just email a photo or two to [email protected] and we’ll add it to our archive.
These dressed-up characters were just there to enjoy the fun at the first-ever Vette City Con, held in the NCM conference center “for the nerdier side of Bowling Green,” according to event organizers.
Looks like we are getting closer to the formal announcement that the Bowling Green Assembly Plant will be temporarily closed later this year as it undergoes significant upgrades to the assembly line process.