Despite working two years for a Spanish-language radio station as my first job out of college, speaking Spanish was not a skill I was blessed with. Lucky for me then that mastery of the Spanish language was not needed to decode this new stunt video from Chevrolet Mexico featuring a human cannonball and the new 2015 Corvette Z06.
Late last summer we partnered up with CORSA Performance and Smokey’s Dyno and Performance on our Operation Air Flow project as a way to show some easy ways to get more power out of your Corvette. We began with a CORSA carbon fiber intake on our 2009 C6 and then backed that up with a CORSA Sport performance exhaust system. For Episode 4, we headed back to Smokey’s for a custom ECM tune to help get the most out our freer breathing LS3.
As the C7 Corvette matures into its third year of production, Chevrolet continues to offer new options for Corvette owners to personalize their rides. One of the new options for 2016 is called EFY and it allows you to order your Corvettes with the vents on the hood, side coves and rear to be painted the same color as the rest of the body.
We’ve seen some mods of people painting their vents the same color as the rest of the body but it’s never been something we would do to our C7 Corvette. But for those that want a single color Corvette, you can now order that same look straight from the factory like this Arctic White Corvette Z06 that was shared by our friend Corvette Conti.
We call this a Corvette barn find, but the truth of the matter is that this 1981 Corvette wasn’t parked in a barn. Instead, it’s been stashed behind a lady’s garage since 1996. This craigslist ad shows the damage that can be done to a Corvette from letting it sit outside for years and years. In the end, this one is worth only $900 as a parts car.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.
In this week’s dispatch, Mike shares photos from a customer who picked up his Corvette Stingray at the National Corvette Museum. A Blue Corvette Z06 goes to a serviceman and a White Z06 is being delivered to the customer’s door via Plycon Van Lines. Mike also shares photos from the Corvettes on the Bay show he attended last week.
While much of the Corvette racing world was focused on the factory efforts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last weekend, another historic track here in the United States was also in session. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) was in Indianapolis for the 2015 Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational and so were the vintage Corvette racers.
Our friend Glenn Brown was there to help crew for Jim Glass and his 1965 Corvette and he captured many of the classic Corvettes doing their thing on the track.
Those ubiquitous video cameras continue to get people in trouble.
In this case, 18 seconds of fame is getting a 25-year-old Millersville, Md., in a heap of trouble, as Sheriff Buford T. Justice might put it.
Harry Matthew Huntsman faces six traffic charges after he was caught on video doing doughnuts and other apparently illegal things in the middle of the highway near 94th and Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Md., on May 16.
Photo Credit: NCM Motorspors Park
Over the past two-plus decades, the newspaper has devoted many pages of coverage about the museum and its activities, including the Motorsports Park. Sometimes that includes the negative, though, as in a story last week about some of the residents being upset with the noise levels being generated by the new park’s activities.
Photo Credit: Larbre Competition/Vision Sport Agency
When Jan Magnussen’s throttle stuck on the Porsche Curves at Le Mans last Thursday sending his No.63 Corvette C7.R into the wall, the resulting damage was significant enough to cause Corvette Racing to withdraw the car from race at Le Mans. Now we are learning that the Corvette won’t be ready for the upcoming TUDOR race at Watkins Glen later this month either.
The good news is that Larbre Competition will be loaning Corvette Racing their C7.R for the six hour race on June 28th.
Two people inside a blue C4 Corvette escaped serious injury after being hit head-on by an alleged drunk driver in a white four-door sedan in Fountain Hills, Arizona on Sunday afternoon.
Both cars erupted into flames after the crash, but fortunately bystanders helped get everyone out of the vehicles before further tragedy struck.