The National Corvette Museum (NCM), along with the Grand Sport Registry and the ZR-1 Net Registry will be hosting the C4 Gathering on May 14-16. The 2015 Gathering will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the LT5-powered ZR-1 setting a number of new world speed records, including averaging 175 mph for 24 hours.
The Gathering is open to everyone interested in fourth generation Corvettes built between 1984 and 1996. Activities will include seminars, a special guided plant/museum tour, and a NCM Motorsports Park track day, in addition to information specific to the C4 Corvette.
Rare, low-mileage Corvettes always catch the eyes of fiberglass fans everywhere, especially twin turbo B2Ks from the stable of Callaway Cars Inc. Right now, as we speak, eBay has for sale a Callaway B2K convertible with an astonishing 3,720 miles on the odometer. We’re now more than halfway through the 10-day auction with a starting bid of $40,000 and there have been zero additional bids. This may be your chance to throw your hat into the Callaway ring with a bid or two.
Every year at Thanksgiving, we go up to our ancestorial stomping grounds in Southeastern Kentucky for family, food and fun. And sometimes that fun involves blowing up a pumpkin with tannerite, an explosive substance that ignites when shot with a gun.
So when I saw the North Texas Viper club using tannerite to blow up a C4 Corvette, I had to share this even if it involves the death of Corvette at the hands of a rival club. Just a couple ounces of tannerite will completely blow the kingdom come out of a pumpkin so I can only imagine what a larger amount could do to America’s favorite sports car.
One of the great things you can do as a Corvette owner is to support the factory Corvette C7.Rs by going to one of the TUDOR United Sports Car races held around the Country. And Chevrolet makes it real easy to go by sponsoring a Corvette Corral at select races where owners can safely park their cars, listen to seminars from Doug Fehan, Harlan Charles and Ron Fellows as well as enjoy the camaraderie that we share with other Corvette owners.
Arriving this weekend at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, we were amazed to see a record number of attendees who parked their cars in the Corvette Corral. From C1s to C7 Z06s, there was a little something for everyone parked under the bright Florida sun.
Significant Corvettes of the Past was one of the many specialty displays at this year’s Detroit Autorama. The eclectic collection pulled together 9 unique Corvettes that had been modified in various ways from their stock forms by the likes of Motion, Greenwood, and Lingenfelter.
Our friends at Corvette Central have a special offer for C4 Corvette owners. Shop online at www.CorvetteCentral.com and all C4 Corvette parts are automatically discounted 10%. No coupons or check out codes needed. Some restrictions apply.
This offer is good through Tuesday, March 3, 2015 and is valid on orders placed at CorvetteCentral.com only.
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It’s the final Friday in the month of February and that means it’s time for another installment of a “Black Friday” photo gallery. So here’s a random photo gallery made up of 41 black Corvettes spanning seven generations. We’re admitting in advance that the gallery does feature more black Corvette Z06s than ever before but that’s because they are more plentiful now that they are out on the streets.
Malcolm Konner was a prominent Corvette dealer from the 1960s to the early 1980s who claimed to be “The World’s Largest Corvette Dealer” in his newspaper ads.
“Because we sold and serviced so many Corvettes,” Konner’s son RJ Konner told Corvette Magazine, “we were an invaluable resource for Chevrolet. They had a technician or engineer at the dealership 80 percent of the time to troubleshoot and help evaluate problems that came up in the field.
Collectors listen up! Check out this ultra low mileage 1990 Corvette ZR-1 that is currently listed on eBay. No doubt this car was purchased as an investment as its been stored away for 25 years. With the plastic wrapping still on the seats and the window sticker still affixed to the windshield, the car has managed just 90 original miles in all those years.