It’s time to button up Operation Air Flow. In Episode 1 we installed a CORSA carbon fiber intake on our 2009 Corvette coupe with the help of our friends at Smokey’s Dyno and Performance. Then in Episode 2 they helped us bolt on a CORSA Sport performance exhaust system. Prior to each episode we ran our C6 on the dyno at Smokey’s so we could compare the stock horsepower and torque numbers to those after each component was installed. Now it’s time to share the results.
Here’s a clever twist on the popular ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that’s sweeping through Social Media these days.
Courtney Moats is interning in the Chevrolet PR department and she took part in the ice bucket challenge on Tuesday at the Milford Proving Grounds where the Corvette Team was hosting the first rides in the 2015 Corvette Stingray.
We had a unique opportunity on Tuesday to drive the new 2015 Corvette Stingray at the Milford Road Course, the private track located on GM’s Mildford Proving Grounds. One of the cars that was provided to the auto-journalists in attendance was the very first 2015 Corvette Stingray wearing VIN 00001.
The Corvette Reunion and Back to the Bricks events welcomed hundreds of thousands of spectators and participants in downtown Flint, for their largest and most successful event since the show’s inception. This is quite an accomplishment when you consider that just sixty miles to the south of the historic city the world’s largest one day automotive event, the Woodward Dream Cruise, was taking place.
But as in the past years it did not seem to limit the exuberant crowds that flocked to the “vehicle city”, birthplace of the Corvette, to view almost 800 Corvettes and several thousand other muscle, performance, custom and classic cars on display in what has been recognized as one of the top twenty automotive events in the country, Corvette Reunion/Back to the Bricks show.
But what takes place each year in Flint is more than a car show, it has become a lifestyle event encompassing support activities throughout the prior week and a place where car enthusiasts can enjoy cars of all descriptions from the finest restorations and customs, to state of the art restomods; blue chip investment classics to rusted out rat rods; show cars and cars in various stages of completion; and, of course, the icing on the cake are the hundreds of Corvettes that have become a feature of the event. And the commonality for all the cars is the outgoing owners more than willing to tell you the interesting stories about their rides.
The 20th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise turned into a nightmare for a couple from Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Gordon and Arlene Ondrisek were enjoying the annual Dream Cruise with friends the way they have for years when they decided to take a break and get some grub at the Pita Café in downtown Birmingham, Michigan on Saturday.
When the 8-speed automatic was first announced for the 2015 Corvette Stingray, most of us saw the main benefit would be an increase in fuel economy and that has come true as the new paddle-shift auto gets an EPA-estimated 29 MPG on the highway But the new automatic is also faster than than the previous 6-speed with a 0-60 mph time at 3.7 seconds.
It’s no surprise to see a Corvette in a movie or TV show.
For example, a red C7 coupe steals the show (at least for this writer) in the new TNT series Murder in the First.
Now a red 1959 Corvette (with white coves) figures prominently in the upcoming movie Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
We’ve seen all kinds of road tests with the 2014 Corvette Stingray going head to head with many other competitors over the past few months.
Today, though, we take a step back into the past with Motor Trend’s Head 2 Head, hosted by Jonny Lieberman, senior features editor at the magazine.
He puts a 1967 Corvette with a 427 V8 against a 1968 Porsche 911L with a 2.0-liter flat-six.
Photo Credit: Henry Payne/Detroit News
NASCAR star Kurt Busch doesn’t just like driving cars on the race track.
In fact, he was among the thousands of ordinary enthusiasts who turned out last week for the annual Woodward Dream Cruise that runs along 19 miles of Woodward Avenue through seven Michigan communities.
Busch brought his fully restored 1961 Corvette and 2014 Chevy SS (modified with a supercharger) and participated Thursday in the 20th annual event, where the car is the star, not the driver, as he headed to Michigan International Speedway for Sunday’s weekend’s Michigan 400.
Edward Glazer has fond memories of Corvettes dating back decades.
Now he and his wife Shari have made a generous donation to the new National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park, which will feature the Edward and Shari Glazer Vehicle Dynamics Area when the facility opens on Aug. 28 as part of the Museum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and 5th National Corvette Caravan.