When you do something that’s not very smart, you can be sure nowadays there’s someone nearby with a camera in hand to capture the moment.
Witness the case of the two Corvette drivers who became a YouTube sensation about this time last year after they were caught on video allegedly drag racing from a traffic signal in The Woodlands, Texas and then crashing into each other.
Paul McCartney is, well, Paul McCartney. And a Corvette is, well, a Corvette.
When you put the two together, you produce unimaginable respect.
For example, TMZ is currently showing a video of Sir Paul in his daily driver around Los Angeles – a blue C5 convertible – as he pulls into a loading zone at LAX to let his girlfriend Nancy Shevell out at the airport.
As Chevrolet looks back at 60 years of Corvettes, the focus today is the C5 generation that started in 1997 and ended in 2004. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles filmed this tribute to the 5th gen Corvette from the Corvette Time Line at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise last month.
We’ve all heard about kiddie rides at the fair.
Well, how about “kitty rides”?
We’ve found one of those stories that just begs for puns like that. Here’s another obvious one: This guy’s Corvette was really purring like a kitten. Or how about: Was she just “a cat on a hot tin (fiberglass?) hood”? Okay, okay, we’ll stop, but we couldn’t resist.
An Indiana mayor is coming under fire from some quarters for his response to illegally parking his yellow C5 Corvette convertible for several hours outside the City Building on Friday.
Seems Logansport Mayor Ted Franklin parked his Corvette about halfway into a yellow-curbed no-parking zone, then failed to move it after a police officer called his office to inform him about the violation. That was about noon.
When Franklin’s car was still there several hours later, someone called to complain. “The complainant refused to give their name, but they had received a ticket for the same offense and felt like the individual should receive a ticket,” the police report states.
A 1998 Corvette has gone from being a devil to an angel.
The car once belonged to a notorious drug dealer named Bradley Dunham in Sullivan County in the Catskills. Back in the day, he would park it across the street from the Livingston Manor school on weekends to peddle his crack cocaine.
A Corvette owner and his passenger went for a wild ride earlier this week according to ABC’s 10News.com in San Diego. Witnesses say they saw the silver C5 Z06 speeding and making a “screeching noise” before the driver lost control and hit a fire hydrant before coming to rest on its roof.
Miraculously, both the driver and passenger climbed out of upside down Corvette on their own, but the accident did send the passenger to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.