For a Corvette enthusiast, there are few sights more heartbreaking than seeing a classic Corvette go up in flames.
That was certainly the case Sunday in this video taken by R.G. Lowell and shared with ABC7.
Last month the Corvette Team let it be known that the cooling issues that have plagued the Corvette Z06 on the track are being addressed with new updates starting on the 2017 models.
Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer told automotive journalists gathered to drive the new Grand Sport that “We’ve redesigned the top of the supercharger for better flow through the intercooler for better cooling on the track for days like this and we’re adding additional cooling content for the car.”
For many, that implied a new hood and larger vents to increase airflow to the engine.
However, those changes don’t appear to be visible at least from the outside as pictures of a 2017 Corvette Z06 captured at a restaurant last night in Bowling Green show.
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.