Comments Off on Corvette owner takes it past 700,000-mile mark
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 [...]
Comments Off on Featured Car! 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 Door Post Sedan Red
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air 2 door “Post Sedan”, fresh bright red exterior with black interior. The car has been updated with Chevelle front bucket seats, a GM crate 350ci.V8, a Muncie 4 speed manual transmission with a Hurst shifter, 4.11 rear-end, a tach and auxiliary gauges, power brakes with front disc and a Sony AM/FM stereo with CD player and USB port. This car can be driven anywhere and has just the right looks and stance with the bright red exterior and the vintage chrome Cragar SS wheels with 205R60/15s in front and 255R60/15s in back, and it will be lots of fun to drive to your local cruise nights.
Comments Off on Bill Mitchell and his Stingray Racer XP87
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 [...]
Comments Off on 24 Hours of Le Mans. Ford – Corvette duel
While Ford’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 brings with it after half a century a new episode in its stunning duel with Ferrari, for the American manufacturer this 84th edition will also be a matter of national prestige facing Corvette.
But for a better understanding, let’s go back in time to the mid-1960s. After Enzo Ferrari rebuffed his buyout offer in 1963, a stung Henry Ford, II set out to beat the Italian manufacturer on its favourite playing field at the 24 Hours of Le Mans where Ferrari had dominated since 1960.
But this sporting challenge was part of a much broader business strategy: a comprehensive rejuvenation of Ford’s image and range. Two cars quickly became the posterchildren of that ambition: the GT40 and its various configurations at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the circuit side, and the Mustang cabriolet coupe on the road side.
Comments Off on Garth Brooks gifts SUV, little red Corvette to teacher
He started his career singing in an Oklahoma saloon.
And country superstar Garth Brooks proved he still has the common touch by rewarding his four millionth ticket buyer with a laundry list of expensive presents.
The woman, an unidentified teacher, was surely overjoyed when she learned about the vast bundle of goodies The Thunder Rolls favourite had prepared to celebrate her netting the milestone voucher for his show at Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday.
According to TMZ, she was given a whopping $5,000 in cash, though she was surely even more happy to learn Garth was paying off her student debt.
In addition, the 54-year-old gave her a new Jeep Cherokee, which is worth up to $32,000 and a little red Corvette, a sports car that can cost up to $80,000.
The Friends In Low Places star had even forked out so she could go on a luxury break [...]
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A Mid-Engine C8 Corvette? It’s Happening And Here Are The Latest Details
Expect Corvette purists to go bonkers.
Over a year ago, we heard that Chevrolet is finally going to pull the trigger and build a mid-engine Corvette. Obviously nothing has been confirmed and I even asked the Corvette’s chief engineer, Tadge Juechter, about this subject at Geneva last March. Of course he denied any knowledge, but today our colleagues at Car and Driver have managed to dig up additional information about the mid-engined C8. First off, it’s happening. Second, it’ll debut in production form at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show.