QUICK SHIFTS: Mid-Engine Primer, Mary Barra Rendered, the BFG Corvette, Camaro Crashes Mustang’s Birthday

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QUICK SHIFTS: Mid-Engine Primer, Mary Barra Rendered, the BFG Corvette, Camaro Crashes Mustang's Birthday


Our occasional round-up of news is back featuring links to some of the Corvette and other automotive-related stories that we’ve come across this week. Check out these quick shifts featuring mid-engine basics, a C8 Corvette rendering with GM’s CEO Mary Barra, a trip to the ZR1 Owner’s School and more…

FIRST GEAR:

Car and Driver has an excellent primer on what “Mid-Engined” means and the message that Chevrolet is sending to the world with Corvette’s move to the mid-engine platform:

Mid-Engine Primer by Car and Driver

Photo Credit: Car and Driver


SECOND GEAR:

Do you think that General Motor’s CEO Mary Barra likes the C8 Mid-Engine Corvette in Sebring Orange? I know we do!! This new rendering comes from Chazcron and the Mid-Engine Corvette Forum:

C8 Mid-Engine Corvette Render


THIRD GEAR:

Richard Prince and Super Chevy profile the owner of this 1969 Corvette used in BFGoodrich marketing and promotions from the early 1990s. Richard Prince knows how to take some great car photos as this pictorial shows!

The BFG 1969 Corvette Rides Again


FOURTH GEAR:

Corvette Magazine goes to the Corvette ZR1 Owners School at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club for an in-depth look at the curriculum and facilities offered at the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. The 2-day class is included with the purchase of the ZR1 and both manual and automatics are offered so there is no excuse not to schedule your trip to the ZR1 Owner’s School:

Corvette Magazine at Spring Mountain


FIFTH GEAR:

Carscoops brings us this crazy mash-up that takes restomodding to a new level. N2A Motors took a “Corvette dressed up as a Cadillac” (the XLR) and then transformed it into a retro-themed roadster. The custom 2005 Cadillac XLR was offered on eBay where it went unsold with an asking price of $139,995.

N2A Motors


SIXTH GEAR:

Chevrolet Arabia offered this video up for Ford’s celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Mustang on #NationalMustangDay. The video is entitled “Wouldn’t Be a Party Without Us” and, well, you can just imagine how it went:


REVERSE:

One of the most popular post this week on CorvetteBlogger looked at the various shades of Brown on Corvettes over the years in advance of a new brown metallic called Zeus Bronze for the C8 Corvette. The blog post with its accompanying gallery of Brown Corvettes generated many comments from our readers so check it out if you missed it the first time:

[GALLERY] Is the World Ready for a Brown C8 Mid-Engine Corvette?

[GALLERY] Is the World Ready for a Brown C8 Mid-Engine Corvette?


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