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GM's Trouble With Aussie Trademark Registration Reveals Details about Mid-Engine Corvette Zora
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Last week, the Australian car magazine Wheels broke an exclusive report about the trouble that General Motors is having in securing a trademark in the land of Oz for its crossed-flags Corvette logo. Specifically, the Corvette logo trademark has been denied multiple times due to protections that Australian intellectual property laws grants to the Red Cross.

However, after reading the article and reaching out to the author who wrote the story, we believe the bigger news is that General Motors, in securing a trademark for its Corvette logo in Australia, is laying the foundation for the future importation of the rumored Mid-Engine Corvette codenamed Zora or ZoraZR1.

Zora Arkus-Duntov's Detroit Home is for Sale


Guys like Zora Arkus-Duntov, Harley Earl and Ed Cole are the names of legends to those of us who are Corvette fans.

Like Mad Men for car guys, I imagine Corvette’s first Chief Engineer and his wife Elfie hosting a cocktail party in the early ’60s at their Detroit home with the whose-who of Chevrolet performance walking the halls or standing in the kitchen with drinks in their hands talking about the latest engine test or what crosstown rivals Ford was up to.

Now you can walk those same halls that Zora once did as the house that he and his wife Elfie owned is back on the market.

Car and Driver Dishes New Report on the Mid-Engine 2017 Corvette ZORA ZR1

Despite the world-class reviews of the C7’s Corvette Stingray and the coming main attraction, the 650 horsepower 2015 Corvette Z06, you would think we would be content to focus on the most advanced Corvettes ever produced. But as always, there are rumors afoot about a next generation Corvette and the main question on everybody’s minds is will Chevy finally bring a mid-engined Corvette to market.

Even though the C7 Corvette Z06 has yet to start production, it’s never too early to start speculating on the next generation Corvette, the C8. After last month’s rumors of a mid-engine super-Corvette dubbed either the Zora or ZR1 from Motor Trend, Car and Driver follows up with their preview of the next King of the Hill Corvette in their October 2014 issue.

GM Trademarks the Iconic Name of Corvette's First Chief Engineer 'Zora'

Has General Motors got something in the works to pay homage to Corvette’s first Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov? Earlier this month, the automaker filed a trademark application for “Zora” under the category of “Vehicles and Products for locomotion by land, air or water”. Could a future special or namesake edition Corvette be in the works?

[EXCLUSIVE]: 1953 Corvette Engineering Test Videos from the GM Archives

We managed to get our hands on these never-before-seen videos shot during testing of the first generation Corvette. The videos just discovered in the GM Media Archives show a very early Corvette prototype undergoing a series of evaluations at the Milford Proving Grounds and include a cameo by Zora Duntov. Read on to be one of the first people in a very, very long time to view the video.

Russia Discovers Connection with Zora Arkus-Duntov and the Corvette

Sometimes a person is least appreciated in his homeland.

That was once the case with Zora Arkus-Duntov, the engineering genius who guided the Corvette through its early years after he emigrated from Europe.

But now Jerry Burton, who is the author of “Zora Arkus-Duntov, The Legend Behind Corvette” and longtime editor of Corvette Quarterly, says the Russians have recently discovered the magic of Zora for themselves.

Corvettes on Craigslist: 1980 Duntov Turbo Corvette Convertible

Back before the C4 Callaway Twin Turbos, aftermarket company American Custom Industries (ACI) partnered with Zora Arkus-Duntov on a limited run of custom Corvettes. This rare 1980 Duntov Turbo Corvette is one of the products of that partnership and is currently for sale on Craigslist.

Zora's 1989 Corvette sells at the 2012 Russo and Steele auction

At Saturday’s Russo and Steele auction in Scottsdale, a very special 1989 Bright Red Corvette was driven up on the block. With 26,412 Corvettes built during the 1989 model year, what could be so special about this particular Corvette that would give it a coveted Saturday evening auction slot? This ’89 Corvette Convertible was owned and driven by the Godfather of Corvette: Zora Arkus-Duntov.

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