QUICK SHIFTS: ZR1 vs. NASCAR, Astro II, Corvette Trivia, Harvest Gold ’55, and Remembering the King of the Hill

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QUICK SHIFTS: ZR1 vs. NASCAR, Astro II, Corvette Trivia, Harvest Gold '55, and Remembering the King of the Hill


Quick Shifts is our occasional content feature here at CorvetteBlogger featuring links to Corvette and automotive-related stories of interest we came across over the last week.

Check out these automotive quick shifts featuring a ZR1 vs. NASCAR and GT-R, Astro II, Corvette Trivia, Harvest Gold ’55, the 2020 Corvette Stingray Convertible, a Z06 bunk bed, and Remembering the King of the Hill.

FIRST GEAR:

Our friends at Road & Track have had a great week of producing C8 Corvette Content. Sam Smith got together with professional driver, Parker Kligerman to produce this lighthearted test of approachability and intimidation. Take extra time enjoying this article as it is quite possibly the last test we will ever see of the 2019 ZR1 or as they call it, Chest-Hair Charlie as a new car.

Check it out at RoadandTrack.com

Nascar vs the World


SECOND GEAR:

In the past year or so, Hagerty has amassed a lot of writing talent under the “entertainment” tab on their site, if they aren’t in your regular reading rotation, have a taste with this in-depth look at the C8’s grandfather, the Astro II.

Read on Hagerty.com

The Astro II

Photo Credit: GM Heritage Center


THIRD GEAR:

Next you will be traveling to the magical land of Automobile Magazine for a look at a unique Harvest Gold 1955 Corvette and its owner. Quick note: the story was originally featured on the website for Automobile’s sister magazine, Hot Rod but is easier to read here:

Read it at AutomobileMag.com

Harvest Gold 1955 Corvette

Photo Credit: AutomobileMag.com


FOURTH GEAR:

Check out our first ever round of CorvetteBlogger trivia! Match 1984-2020 Corvette engine codes to their displacement, power figure, and the Vette who housed them under their hood!

See if you can get 100% on Sporcle

Corvette Engine Trivia


FIFTH GEAR:

To celebrate the 2020 Corvette Stingray and highlight its connection to the space program, the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will host a public reveal of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible Oct. 3 at the Rocket Garden. Florida Today looks at the history of astronauts and Corvettes and shares some the names of the astronauts expected at the public event:

Read more at Florida Today

2020 Corvette


SIXTH GEAR:

If you haven’t seen it yet, you have to check out this “C6 Z06 on a lift” bunk bed that this dad built for his son from The Drive. I think my 2-year-old I need one of these! So much room for activities!

See it on The Drive

2020 Corvette

Photo Credit: The Drive


REVERSE:

A classic review that helped with our recent Dark Purple ’95 ZR-1 for sale (still up for grabs!) post. The C4 ZR-1s are such cool cars and reading evaluations from when they were new helps you remember what a big deal they were!

Read it in the Car and Driver Archives.

1990 Corvette ZR-1


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