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The National Corvette Museum is a big supporter of education, what with its Driver’s Education, Driver Safety Awareness Day, Andy Pilgrim’s Traffic Safety Education Foundation, scavenger hunts for Scout groups, and teacher resources and field trips.
But that’s not the only way the NCM is helping students across the United States.
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Last week we featured a vintage Corvette Sting Ray at the 2019 Rolex Pre-Reunion event and it was amazing to watch as the driver passed 12 cars on the opening lap.
For those of you that like the raw sights and sounds of vintage Corvettes racing, here’s a new video with this one coming from the Rolex Reunion races a week later that features Cadillac racer Jordan Taylor and the mighty 1976 “Spirit of America” Greenwood Corvette racer.
The new driver-centric cockpit of the 2020 Corvette is not only being praised for its layout, but also for the richness of the materials included. No more plastic-fantastic interiors like previous generations, the C8 Corvette features rich Mulan or Napa leathers, brushed aluminum, and of course, real carbon fiber.
To bring the high-quality interior to the Corvette, Chevrolet tapped a French company named Faurecia who also makes interiors for Bugatti, Ferrari, Audi, and Mercedes Benz among others.
Photo Credits: Steve Burns
It’s always hard to describe the Woodward Dream Cruise. After all, it is the world’s largest one-day automotive event. It’s not your typical car show. Usually, we can show you coverage from all corners of an event like Corvettes at Carlisle or Bloomington Gold, but the Dream Cruise is 16 miles long.
Early chrome bumper C3 Corvettes usually go for at least $35,000 to $45,000 in very nice condition. We even saw one L71 427/435 with an asking price of $129,900!
That’s why this 1969 Corvette convertible – done up in an eye-catching black, no less – caught our eye on craigslist.
With an asking price of only $15,500, this one might have some potential to be a great daily driver or, on a grander scale, the skeleton of a nice restomod.
One of the comments that I see (mostly on Facebook) are those that believe all dealers are going to gouge buyers on the price of the 2020 Corvette Stingray. There are dealers that will, but we found a great list on the Corvette Forum that shows the dealers selling the next-generation Corvette at MSRP as well as those who are asking a premium over MSRP.
In today’s Automotive Deals, Amazon is offering the BASAF JX12 Car Jump Starter 1200A 12V Portable Battery Pack with USB for $67.99, a discount of $52 (43%) off the retail price of $119.99.
The JX12 lithium-ion jump starter is rated at 1200A peak current. It is designed for 12V vehicles with up to 8.0L gas and 6.0L diesel engines.
Photo Credits: Steve Burns
Last week was Dream Cruise week here in the Motor City. While the undisputed main event was the 25th anniversary Woodward Dream Cruise, there were ancillary events taking place over the course of the week leading up the actual cruise.
For us Corvette folk, we partake each year in the Corvettes on Woodward 3-day extravaganza each Wednesday through Friday prior to the Dream Cruise.
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During the C7 era, all the major Corvette forums had an agreement with GM that would allow the site’s members to inquire about the status of their Corvette order on select threads that were monitored by a Chevrolet Customer Care staff member. Those staff members would then respond individually to those member’s requests with the status level of their order.
Second GT-only weekend of IMSA WeatherTech season
DETROIT (August 20, 2019) – Corvette Racing gets its second shot at overall glory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend with an annual visit to Virginia International Raceway. The Michelin GT Challenge at VIR is one of two GT-only weekends in the IMSA championship and is one Corvette Racing has captured twice.