Welcome to the latest round of Midyear Monday, our weekly salute featuring 45 pictures of Corvettes built between 1963-1967.
Mission accomplished for two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs ahead of 24 Hours
LE MANS, France (June 5, 2016) – Corvette Racing ended the Le Mans Test Day with the fastest time in the GTE Pro class as Antonio Garcia set a lap of 3:55.122 (129.680 mph) in the No. 63 Konica Minolta/Mobil 1/Sirius XM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. Garcia, who celebrated a birthday Sunday and will team with Jan Magnussen and Ricky Taylor, led a Corvette Racing effort that focused on race setup and strategy as the team works toward what it hopes will be a ninth victory at the French endurance classic.
I just sold a ’97 Corvette with 82,000 miles on the odometer, and I thought that was a lot.
It’s hard to imagine, though, that there’s another C5 that has way more miles than mine, in fact nearly nine times as many!
You may recall hearing about a fellow named Mark who posted a video a while back telling about his 2000 Corvette that had racked up 650,000 miles.
The National Corvette Museum recently delivered their a 2016 Corvette with the new Admiral Blue exterior, the first R8C Museum Delivery for the new 2017 color that got a start a bit earlier than normal. That Admiral Blue Corvette was ordered by Scott Sloan of Battle Creek, Michigan through our friend Mike Furman at Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, MD.
Corvettes have always been noted for delivering high performance at a bargain price.
The sixth-generation ZR1 – the most powerful Corvette ever made…until the appearance of the 2015 Z06 – is definitely living up to that standard, especially these days.
We’ve been considering the purchase of a new C7 ourselves, but every once in a while, we get a wild hair and start searching the Web to see just how low 2009-13 ZR1s have plummeted. Maybe, just maybe…
When I first starting writing CorvetteBlogger ten years ago, I remember reading articles on the major auto blogs about work that was being done at Hennessey Performance Engineering and there would always be a few comments from those who said that founder John Hennessey’s business dealings were less than stellar.
Over the years those sort of the accusations seemed to fade away as Hennessey continually self-promoted their work with quality videos of various Corvettes and other performance cars undergoing dyno or performance testing. Our favorite was the new C7 2014 Corvette Stingray breaking 200 mph on a Texas toll-road with the blessing of the Texas State Police.
As of Tuesday though, our opinions have changed as Jalopnik published an expose on the Texas-based tuning shop and as we said in the title, it isn’t pretty.