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The Scaglietti Bodied Corvettes

by Steve Burns on October 28, 2011

The Scaglietti Bodied Corvettes

A couple weeks back we received the regular Insider’s newsletter from Corvette Market magazine. Included in the email was a link to a video clip of one of the 3 Scaglietti bodied C1 Corvettes assembled in Italy. Having never heard of this trio before we did some Googling to find out more about them. Turns out these three cars were the brainchild of three men from Texas, including one named Carroll Shelby.

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Corvettes on eBay: 1954 Corvette Nomad Recreation

by Steve Burns on October 20, 2011

Corvettes on eBay: 1954 Corvette Nomad Recreation

At the 1954 Motorama, GM unleashed three Corvette-based concept cars onto the show circuit. Dubbed the Convertible Coupe, the Corvair, and the Nomad, the trio caused a stir when they debuted in New York in January of 1954. As we all know, the Nomad made it to production a couple years later, but in a non-Corvette form. If you always wanted to own the original Nomad, get your bidding fingers ready to bid on this recreation currently listed on eBay.

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Johnny Depp Receives a 1959 Corvette as Gift from

Johnny Depp just wrapped up production for his upcoming new movie, “The Rum Diary” based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson. To show his appreciation to the actor, the movie’s producer Graham King presented Depp with the keys to the red 1959 Corvette roadster that was used in movie.

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[PICS] Paragon Reproductions 2011 Open House

by Steve Burns on October 12, 2011

[PICS] Paragon Reproductions 2011 Open House

Paragon Reproductions hosted their annual open house a couple of weekends ago at their sprawling facility in Rankin, MI. Attendees were able to wander each of the several buildings on the grounds, buy a host of C1 – C4 Corvette parts, and enjoy a complementary lunch. Of course, one could also check out the 100 or so Corvettes that showed up too. We made a late summer road trip up to Paragon and you see can see some of our photos from the event after the break.

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West Coast Customs' VETT.I.AM Custom Corvette Project

West Coast Customs kicked off season two of their show on the new Velocity network with a project built around a custom 1958 Corvette for the Black Eye Peas’ Will.I.Am. If you missed it, you’re not alone, but the good news is that after consulting my TV guide, it looks like the final episode of this project will be shown on Sunday at 8:00 pm EST. You’ll want to set your DVRs now because this looks like a really cool project.

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[VIDEO] Watch the Morrison 3G 1960 Corvette in action at Spring Mountain

At the SEMA show in 2006, Art Morrison’s project 3G Corvette won the “Gran Turismo Award” which also meant that it would be featured in the Playstation video game “Gran Turismo”. While many fans may have driven the custom 538 horsepower Corvette in the game, Matt Farah headed out to Spring Mountain motorsports park outside of Las Vegas to drive the real thing.

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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2011: Corvette Sales Bring in $2.5 Million

The 4th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector car auction in Las Vegas concluded Saturday night with 46 Corvettes crossing the auction block over the 3-day sale. The Sales for Corvettes totaled $2,549,250 which includes the 10% buyer’s commission. Check out the top sellers of the auction as well as the full results following the jump.

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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2011: Corvette Auction Preview

by Steve Burns on September 22, 2011

Barrett-Jackson 2011: Corvette Auction Preview

The Barrett-Jackson crew sets up shop in Sin City this weekend for their 4th annual Las Vegas sale. Nearly 50 Corvettes are set to cross the auction block between Thursday September 22nd and Saturday the 24th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino as their 40th Anniversary tour winds down. Once again, SPEED will be providing 19.5 hours of live coverage. You can take a peek at a few of our favorites that will be changing hands this weekend after the break.

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[PICS] Corvettes on Display at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

by Keith Cornett on September 15, 2011

Corvettes on Display at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show

The doors opened today in Frankfurt, Germany for the 64th International Motor Show and the halo car of the Chevrolet brand is well represented. Celebrating its 100 year anniversary, Chevy’s display offers a glimpse of past, present and future models in the Chevrolet lineup.

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Corvette Hall of Famer Betty Skelton Passes at Age 85

by Keith Cornett on September 8, 2011

Corvette Hall of Famer Betty Skelton Passes at Age 85

Betty Skelton, the former acrobatic pilot and Corvette test driver who was known as the “fastest woman on Earth” died Wednesday August 31 at the age of 85. For her contributions to Corvette which included roles as a test driver, car show technical narrator and one of the founders of Corvette News (which later became Corvette Quarterly), Betty was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame in 2001.

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