A thunderstorm hit the Phoenix, AZ area Sunday morning and dropped up to two inches of rain, causing the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood alert. Unfortunately, that warning came too late for one driver who became a hapless passenger after his silver C6 Corvette was swept off the road and down a wash for more than 100 yards by raging flood waters.
Some may say the 1960s and 1970s were the Golden Age of the muscle car.
But the figures that we keep hearing from cars of today make us think that THIS is the Golden Age for horsepower-craving enthusiasts.
Take, for example, one car you may never even have heard of – the Sin R1, which claims to deliver 0 to 60 times of 2.5 seconds with its 6.2-liter LS3 V8 borrowed from the C6 Corvette.
If you’ve attended any of the major Corvette shows like Mid America Motorworks’ Corvette FunFest, Corvettes at Carlisle or the Corvette Museum’s annual Bash, you’ve probably seen GM World Class Certified Technician Paul Koerner helping Corvette owners by diagnosing issues they are having with their later model Corvettes.
Paul has recently joined forces with Mid America Motorworks to produce a series of videos to give Corvette owners tips and tricks for keeping their Corvettes running trouble-free. We recently watched the first video on Paul’s Facebook page, The Corvette Mechanic and wanted to share it with our readers.
The Michigan Mile was held over the weekend on an airport runway in Battle Creek. One of the participants was driving this Silver Corvette ZR1 and according to Jalopnik, after make a couple “ludicrously fast runs”, the driver did a burnout and apparently crashed into another vehicle.
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.
Let’s hope that the driver of this C6 Corvette makes a full recovery after a serious accident Monday morning in Missouri.
Police are still investigating why the 63-year-old driver, of Oran, Mo., rammed into the back of a tractor-trailer at a traffic light on South Kingshighway near the Southern Expressway in Cape Girardeau, Mo., a police spokesman said.
The one-of-a-kind 2011 “Jake Edition” Corvette Grand Sport built for the 2010 SEMA show will be auctioned on Friday afternoon at the National Corvette Museum with proceeds going to the new NCM Motorsports Park. Tickets are just $20 and there are no limits on how many tickets will be sold.
If you’re a big fan of the Transformers Corvette Stingray Coupe revealed in Chicago back in 2009, we have some good news and some bad news for you.
The bad news is that you can’t buy that particular car.
The good news is that apparently someone in Georgia liked the Stingray concept car so much that they went out and made one of their own – sort of.