QUICK SHIFTS: Jalopnik Drives the ZR1, Hagerty Future Collectibles and the Lovely Linda Vaughn

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QUICK SHIFTS: Jalopnik Drives the ZR1, Hagerty Future Collectibles and Lovely Linda Vaughn


Quick Shifts is a new content feature here at CorvetteBlogger featuring links to Corvette and automotive-related stories of interest. Check out these automotive quick shifts featuring a ZR1 test drive, the Corvette to buy now for the future, and the lovely Linda Vaughn.

FIRST GEAR

Ever since Jalopnik spilled the beans on the C7 Corvette prior to its release, they haven’t been on Chevy’s good list which means no invite to the Chevy ZR1 ride and drive last year. But they finally got to test the new 755-hp Corvette ZR1 at COTA after a friend of the reviewer purchased his own Black ZTK high-wing version.

Read more at Jalopnik:

Corvette ZR1 Tested by Jalopnik at COTA


SECOND GEAR

Hagarty Insurance Agency looks at the best collector cars to buy now and a certain Special Edition Corvette is on the list. I know we’d love to have one of these in our garage.

Read more at Hagerty:

1996 Corvette Grand Sport

Photo Credit: DW Burnett


THIRD GEAR

Corvette Racing will be gunning for their fourth straight GTLM title as they begin the 2019 WeatherTech Sports Car Championship which kicks off in two weeks at the Rolex 24 in Daytona. Not only is a four-peat on the line, but the C7.Rs are also looking to score their 100th win in IMSA competition!

Read more at IMSA:

Corvette Racing at Daytona


FOURTH GEAR

Speaking of Corvette Racing. Have you ever wondered what the job description looks like for a motorsports mechanic on a world class racing program? Pratt & Miller is hiring!

See the Job Description at Pratt & Miller:

Corvette Racing is Hiring!


FIFTH GEAR

Hemmings says “if there is one universal truth of muscle cars, it’s Linda Vaughn”. She was somewhat before my time (Farrah Fawcett and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders were the the posters on my walls growing up), but I do get the attraction!

Read more at Hemmings Motor News:

Vintage Linda Vaughn


SIXTH GEAR

We love the new commercial from Walmart regarding their new grocery pickup service. It features many of the famous vehicles from pop culture ranging from the Batmobile to the Ghostbusters’ Ecto 1. The only two vehicles we think they missed out on was the General Lee and the Bandit.

See the new commercial here:


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Blue hair…blue hair and pristine fingernails. That’s what color hair and what kind of hands they have over at Jalopnik. I cringed when I clicked on the link to the ZR1 story because I knew exactly what I was going to that some frail boned SJW was going to write about our world beater. Please slap me the next time my mouse threatens to stray.

  2. Linda Vaughn was my pinup girl when I was in Vietnam. I used to drag race my GTO in 1966 and won AHRA’s Nationals that year in B-Modified-Production. I now have 9 Vetts down from 13.

    Building a couple of matching C-2 one convertible and the other a coupe with 427 LS7s in them.

    I have mentioned them before. also check you contact with pics of my Hendricks C-5 and my wife’s C-5 CRC conversion to a 62.

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