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[UPDATE] The Electric C3 Corvette Hits the Road

We first told you about Keith Stegath’s electric C3 Corvette back in December of 2011. Now, nearly 2 years later, the battery powered 1976 Corvette continues to take shape. In fact, Stegath told us in a recent email that the car’s first test drive was a 10 mile jaunt to a nearby car show. He also reports that he made it home that day without the need for a tow truck.


When it comes to rare Corvettes, the conversation naturally bends towards L88’s, big brake fuelie’s, C3 ZR1’s, and C2 Z06’s. Even rarer than those are a pair of Corvettes sold in 1969 sporting all aluminum ZL1 motors between the front fenders. RPO ZL1 cost $4,718.35 which was basically the same price as a base Corvette coupe.

Michigan Corvette Owner Readyto Show His Custom 1981 Corvette at Saginaw's Old Town Motorfest

Matt Rodriguez made it back more than 40 years ago from Vietnam, where he worked as a crew chief on a chopper.

After he returned to the States in 1970, he began a 30-year career with General Motors in the tool and dye department. That’s when he also started his long love affair with Corvettes, picking up a used 1968 model that he later sold to buy a new 1980.

“When you are young, everyone wants a Corvette, and I had an opportunity,” Rodriguez said.

[VIDEO] 1978 Corvette Pace Car with 4.4 miles to be auctioned in September

Just when you might be thinking that all the old “barn finds” have surely been discovered by now, you hear about someone like the Lambrechts.

Ray and Mildred Lambrecht have been running Lambrecht Chevrolet in Pierce, Nebraska for the past 50 years – with just one other employee – but since they’re getting on up in years now, they’ve made the tough decision to shut the business down.

100 Year Old Corvette Enthusiast Recounts a Century of Living
Photo courtesy of Andy and Sue Schiestl

Viola Schiestl White is sitting in a C3 Corvette that is considered a classic by car enthusiasts.

Nothing unusual about that.

What is unusual is that Mrs. White will be celebrating her 100th birthday on July 28, 2013 so she can recall a time when there were not only no Corvettes, but no cars of any kind at all!

The Corvette Vanity Plates of Bloomington Gold 2013

At any car show we always enjoy taking a peak at what witty things owners select on their vanity plates. We all know that Corvette owners are the best when it comes to unique characters, phrases, or sayings on their license plates. So as we always do, set aside some time last weekend at Bloomington Gold to check out what the Corvette owners had chosen to adorn their rides.

[PICS] The Corvette Pace Cars of Bloomington Gold 2013

Each year at Bloomington Gold there are several special groupings of Corvettes on display. This year we were especially looking forward to seeing the 2014 Corvette Stingray Pace Car from this year’s Indianapolis 500. Little did we know that the Pace Car Registry was assembling a collection of 1 example of every Corvette Pace Car that’s led the field at Indy.

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum's 2013 Bloomington Gold Auction

It’s the last full weekend in June which means one thing to Corvette enthusiasts – It’s Bloomington Gold weekend. That also means it’s time for the annual Mecum auction at Bloomington Gold. At last check there were just over 100 Corvettes consigned for this weekend’s sale in Champaign, Illinois. Mecum Bloomington Gold will take place this Saturday, June 29th on the Assembly Hall grounds on the University of Illinois campus as part of the Bloomington Gold Corvette show.