It’s the last Friday of the month and that means it’s time for “Black Friday” here at CorvetteBlogger.com. Our family has owned a black Corvette Sting Ray for almost five decades and so the most sinister color of Corvette’s color palette is also our favorite. Here’s our salute to Black Corvettes with a random photo gallery made up of 37 Corvettes spanning seven generations.
If you can’t afford the real thing, this might be the next best thing.
The 1956 Chevrolet Corvette SR Prototype, also known as “The Real McCoy,” hammered for a cool $2.3 million* at Mecum Auctions back in January.
Now, this 2/3 replica, manufactured by well-respected Junior Replicas of Brazil, is currently available at Hemmings classifieds for a whole lot less – just $14,900.
Photo Credit: Dan Proudfoot
Doug Kinsman was just following orders when one of the judges at a prestigious car show asked him to see if the windshield washers worked on his 1962 Corvette.
Kinsman’s car was being judged last month at Cobble Beach when judge John Ballard requested the operation of the washers.
Kinsman had never tried them so he said he didn’t know if they would work or not.
He soon found out that they did squirt washer fluid, lots of it, in fact – just not in the right place.
Part of our responsibilities when covering Mid America Motorwork’s 2014 Corvette FunFest is the selection of a Corvette for our celebrity choice award. As we wandered Corvette FunFest’s back parking lot looking for the appropriate Corvette, we realized our work would be cut out for us. So many great Corvettes. So many great stories.
That’s when I spotted Mike McGuirk and his son Mike sitting behind a Honduras Maroon 1962 Corvette.
It’s the last Friday in September which means it’s “Black Friday” here at CorvetteBlogger.com. Here’s our salute to Black Corvettes with a random photo gallery made up of 32 Corvettes spanning seven generations.
Another edition of the Corvettes at Carlisle show has come and gone. Despite the in-climate weather, this show remains a must-attend as there is just so much see and do. In fact, I’d say that a day at Corvettes at Carlisle in the falling rain beats a day sitting behind a desk anytime!
At Corvettes at Carlisle, we walked and walked and walked some more. From the swap meet to the sales corral, from the Chevy Engineers tent on the Manufacturer’s Midway with the new Corvette Z06 to sitting up on the hill with friends and looking at all the remarkable Corvettes parked row after row, we saw it all.
And thanks to our camera, you can catch a glimpse of one of America’s premiere Corvette shows in the gallery below.
If you’re at Corvettes at Carlisle this weekend, make sure you check out our friends at Scale Visions who specialize in making custom scale models of Corvettes and other vehicles. One of the featured models this weekend will help raise money and awareness for the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation.
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.
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.
We spent last Saturday with over 1 million of our closest friends at the famous Woodward Dream Cruise. The event is billed as the largest one-day car event in the world as 1 – 1.5 million people and 40,000 or so collector cars descend on historic Woodward Avenue in metro Detroit each year on the 3rd Saturday in August.