This story hits home. Thoughtfully, we sometimes have to explain the bond we have as Corvette owners, or as enthusiasts. Is it nostalgia? Perhaps not only about classic cars since we love our newer C7 Corvettes too. It’s often about the connection to family, a sense of pride, or the feeling we have when we’re on the road. For these two brothers, the bond between them sits comfortably in a C3.
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Ann-Shirley Goodell ordered her new Corvette roadster on Jan. 15, 1962 at King Chevrolet in Cincinnati, Ohio. The car cost $3,747.85 with taxes. This was slightly more than her annual salary as a nurse.
A native of the B.C. Interior city of Trail, the University of British Columbia nursing graduate had moved to Ohio for her graduate degree and a research job. Her father, who worked at the Trail metals smelter for 40 years, suggested she get a new Oldsmobile, drive it for two years, bring it into Canada without import duties and then he would purchase it.
“I drive it every day. This has been my baby all [...]
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Tucked away for 40 years, this 1955 Chevrolet Corvette is out, don’t even think about trying to buy it.
Anyone who owns a rare classic car like a 1955 Corvette could tell you that car collectors are constantly trying to buy them up, and that’s the exact reason Bob Doucette put his 1955 Corvette into hiding — that, and wanting a safe place to preserve the car.
Doucette has owned the car since his father gave it to him as a late graduation present in 1968. His dad was already a Corvette enthusiast who was fascinated by the cars since the model’s inception. [...]
Hi Folks, please join us on May 4th for our first Open House of the season. We’ve got 26 cars on the floor. We remodeled. The shop now has 6 service bays, and we’re going to have food, music, tech tips and of course, Corvettes and classic cars. Bring your car, bring the family or just stop by to talk about cars. Our full staff will be on hand. We’re at 60 Shore Drive, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 630-230-0441 See you on May 4th 10am to 3pm! Warmly, Bob Sindelar
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Remember the Corvette Museum sinkhole?
At 5:39 a.m. on February 12, 2014 at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Mother Nature struck in a very unkind way. A 40-foot sinkhole opened up inside the Skydome and eight rare and unique Corvettes took a 30-foot plunge to the bottom. The disaster was also caught on film in case anyone doubts this really happened.
Never let a crisis go to waste, the museum took advantage of the sinkhole by turning it into a tourist attraction once geologists confirmed it was stable. There were even plans at one point to permanently keep the sinkhole because of the large crowds it drew, but ultimately the decision was made to fill it in.
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The first Corvettes with RPO ZR1, called the ZR-1 (with dash), were produced from 1970-1972 (same as the LT-1’s). To get the ZR-1 option you first had to check the box for the LT-1 motor, as no other motor option could be used. Other options that came standard with the ZR-1 package included an expansion tank, power brakes, M22 “Rock Crusher” heavy duty four-speed transmission, J56 Heavy duty power brakes, transistorized ignition, special aluminum radiator and the F41 suspension that included special springs, shocks and front and rear stabilizer bars.
The car was designed with racing in mind so you could not get amenities like air conditioning, power windows, power steering, radio, alarm system, rear window defroster, or special trim items like P02 wheel covers. Only 53 C3 ZR-1’s Corvettes were produced (25 in 1970, 8 in 1971 and 20 in 1972), [...]
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A Florida driver and business owner claims he has over 700,000 miles logged on his 16-year-old sports car, according to two YouTube videos. If true, he is only 300,000 miles away from joining the handful of vehicles that have logged one million on their odometers.
A Florida driver took a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette out for its paces, but the miles on the odometer weren’t produced on a race track.
The man known only as “Mike” claims he owns a business in Florida and Georgia that requires him to be out on the road a lot, according to this YouTube video. In the latest video, Mike shows the Corvette has since acquired 709,972 miles [...]
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In 1957 Bill Mitchell wanted to build a Corvette racecar capable of beating Europe’s best. With an AMA ban on manufacturer-sponsored racing, the project had to be privately financed and the design could not have any recognizable association with Chevrolet. With Mitchell’s own time and money heavily invested into the project, he contracted Larry Shinoda to assist in the development of the revolutionary concept.
Combining the SS Corvette mule chassis (Sebring ’57) with the new fiberglass body resulted in a sleek and muscular roadster. Mitchell’s Stingray was completed in 1959 with the engineering help of Zora Arkus-Duntov. Accomplished SCCA driver Dick Thompson raced the Stingray and piloted it to two consecutive class championships. At the end of the 1960 season, Mitchell retired the [...]