I have no words. Well, perhaps a couple.
On behalf of your desk calendar, we’d like to apologize for yet another Monday occurrence. Yes, it’s the beginning of a new week, but that also means we get to kick it off in style with another special edition of Midyear Monday!
We’re still recovering from an insanely busy Woodward Dream Cruise week so why not take a look back at some of the 1963 – 1967 Corvettes we peeped on and around historic Woodward Avenue? In recent years we’ve noticed that finding a C2 on Woodward can be like finding an elusive Pokemon, but not this year as we scoped several for your perusal below.
The Woodward Dream Cruise takes place the 3rd Saturday of each August just outside Detroit on historic Woodward Avenue – the first paved road in the United States. It’s also the largest 1-day automotive event in the world. How big, you ask? On the official event day you can expect to see anywhere from 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 people and 30,000 – 50,000 collector cars along the 16 mile long stretch of road. Now that’s a car show!
We’ll have more from Woodward later this week so keep an eye here.
Do you have a C2 Corvette you would like to share? Feel free to email it to Keith@CorvetteBlogger.com.
Here’s a really cool early Corvette with plenty of potential being featured by our friends over at BarnFinds.com. They spotted this blue 1958 Corvette wearing “Fuel Injection” badges for sale on eBay that according to the seller was recently rescued from a barn after a 20-year slumber.
And while that barn-find picture showing a bunch of debris surrounding the quad-headlight Corvette is enough to give any restorer pause, once the Corvette was out in the sunshine, it cleaned up rather nicely.
Drive a Corvette for a whole weekend.
Sounds like our idea of a fun time.
But it was much more than for a Pennsylvania man recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Thanks to the generosity of his doctor and a local Chevrolet dealer, he can check that one off his bucket list now.
Each Wednesday prior to the Woodward Dream Cruise hundreds of Corvette owners gather to help support a local southeast Michigan food bank. The event began several years ago and has since expanded into a 3-day marathon of Corvette fun. Satellite events now include tours of the GM Heritage Collection, the Lingenfelter Collection, Katech Engineering, and even Pratt and Miller.
Imagine owning a classic Corvette for nearly 20 years.
That’s what happened to Kelly Robinson over the weekend, but clickondetroit.com is reporting this morning that a Local 4 viewer sent them a video showing a Corvette fitting the description of Kelly’s car with the same license plate being towed away by police early today.
Visitors to the National Corvette Museum can see two new Corvette racers with a fascinating history in the Performance Area, thanks to the owners loaning their Corvettes for display.
Wouldn’t it be great if these Corvettes could talk about their experiences? At least we can click here to hear the fabulous sounds of their engines.
When photos of a camouflaged C7 Corvette went public last month, it was thought that Chevy was building a C7 Corvette ZR1 that would serve as the swan song for the generation. After all, GM had recently trademarked the ZR1 name and Car and Driver’s Don Sherman mentioned several times that a ZR1 badged C7 Corvette could be a distinct possibility. And I won’t lie, the thought of the ZR1 returning in C7 form is very appealing.
But then we saw new photos from Autoblog featuring the camouflaged C7 prototype wearing a massive rear spoiler. And that’s when I began to believe that this isn’t a C7 ZR1 prototype. We think Chevrolet is building a C7 version of the Z06X track car, much like the 2011 Corvette Z06X track car concept featured at SEMA in 2010.
Autoblog is showing another five images of the 2018 Corvette ZR1 prototype and this time it’s wearing a massive rear wing spoiler. The prototype was captured in broad daylight out at GM’s Milford Proving Grounds and the photos looks to have been shot at the same distance (over a mile away) that previously captured the first images of the mid-engine C8 Corvette.
The C7 ZR1 is rumored to have 700 horsepower and that wing may be needed for the additional down force at high speeds.