Last Friday we spent the slightly soggy day at Barrett-Jackson to see the auction of the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible. While that auction was certainly exciting with Rick Hendrick paying $1 million to buy the first retail version of the next generation convertible, it wasn’t the only Corvette offered on the block that day.
One of the most mystical Corvettes ever built is the 1963 Grand Sport, with only five of the very special high-performance vehicles ever made by Zora Arkus-Duntov and his crew before GM brass cancelled the project.
Through the years, sure, there have been replicas made of the Grand Sport. But now, you can buy a brand new Grand Sport, licensed by GM, through Superformance.
Last week we showed you some of the fine Corvettes in attendance at the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN). In addition to those exceptional rides, a strong contingent of Corvette racers was also present at the show. The racecars were gathered into 2 separate groups in Chicago, but we’ve combined them into one stupendous gallery just beyond that Read More button below.
Not many people have seen a 1963 Corvette Grand Sport in action, but the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia is offering enthusiasts just such a rare opportunity later this month.
During a weekend full of exciting activities on November 16 and 17, the Simeone Museum will take its 1963 #002 Grand Sport onto its back lot and demonstrate it for the public.
The demonstration will be the culmination of a special Corvette Racing Legends event set that weekend at the museum.
The former director of GM Performance and assistant Corvette chief engineer, John Heinricy, offers up his predictions and hopes for the C7 Corvette and reflects on the past generations of America’s Sports Car during the current episode of The Downshift, which appears each Tuesday on the new Motor Trend YouTube channel.
Back in May we told you about John Buttermore, the Lead Development Engineer on the Chevy Sonic program who also just happens to be the defending SCCA Touring 1 National Champion. Now make that the 2 –time defending National Champion. Buttermore recently piloted his Corvette to his 2nd consecutive Touring 1 National Championship during the SCCA runoffs at Road America.
Racing legend Bob Bondurant gets a sneak peek, in this minute-long video from the Austin American-Statesman, at the Circuit of the Americas track under construction near Austin.
“Look at the elevation changes right now,” Bondurant comments as he makes a reconnaissance lap of the 3.4-mile circuit track. “This is gonna be so cool.”
My grandpa always used to say that there’s nothing wrong with listening to what a smart person has already figured out for you.
I thought of him as I was reading how Justin Abbott, the vice president and technical supervisor at Zip Corvette Parts, tests and develops parts for their extensive catalog.
A retired Canadian cop has his sights focused on starting a business to sell Corvette Grand Sport replicas.
Ralph Stotschek has always been a fan of the rare model, and when he came across a company in Ohio called Mongoose Motorsports on the Internet that sells reproduction Grand Sport kits, he was quickly there with money in hand.