Two Historical 1981 Corvettes: The First and Last

Two Historical 1981 Corvettes: The First and Last

1981 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History
In this blog post, we are going to look at two historical 1981 Corvettes. The last one produced at the St. Louis factory and the first one built at Bowling Green factory. These two 1981 Corvettes were sold for charity at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Las Vegas in 2010 and brought almost $300,000 for the Ralph Braun Foundation. This foundation offers grants to people and organizations in need of a wheelchair van, who couldn’t otherwise afford one. First a little history of the Corvette factories. The first 1953 Corvettes were built by hand in Flint, MI. There were 300 1953s produced. You will remember that General Motors unveiled the Corvette as a "dream car" in the Motorama show. The Motorama was held at the New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel. The…
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January 2018 Issue Preview Vette Vues Magazine

January 2018 Issue Preview Vette Vues Magazine

Corvette Magazine Back Issues, Vette Vues Magazine Issue Preview
Check out the Corvette articles that appeared in our January 2018 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.  The cover and index you see here is from Vette Vues Magazine, Volume 46, Issue Number 6 and is our 556th issue.  Vette Vues Magazine has enjoyed continuous publication . . . never having missed a month since we started in 1972. [caption id="attachment_4823" align="aligncenter" width="600"] January 2018 Cover Vette Vues Magazine[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4824" align="aligncenter" width="600"] January 2018 Vette Vues Magazine Articles[/caption] #556 January 2018 Issue Vette Vues Magazine, Volume 46, Issue Number 6 4...NCRS Gallery XVII 18...Chip’s Choice 2018 30...Joanne Woodard's 2016 Custom Z51 Daily Driver 42...2017 Collector Car Auction Fall Edition 50...NEW: Magnetic Ride Performance Calibrations Enhance Performance for C7 Corvette Owners 52..."My Baby" 1960 Corvette Stingray 56...A Conversation with Former Bowling…
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2015 Indianapolis 500 Corvette Pace Car

2015 Indianapolis 500 Corvette Pace Car

2015 Corvette Information, C7 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History
In today's blog post we are looking back to the 2015 Indianapolis 500 at the Official Corvette Pace Car.  Below is a press release the Chevrolet sent out to the media.  At the end of the press release is a photo gallery of the 2015 Indianapolis 500 Corvette Pace Car. JEFF GORDON TO DRIVE CORVETTE Z06 INDY 500 PACE CAR Five-time Brickyard winner will lead pack for 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 [caption id="attachment_6033" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Chevrolet announces Wednesday, April 29, 2015 that five-time Brickyard 400 winner and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon will drive a Corvette Z06 pace car for the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 mile race, on May 24 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It is the 13th time a Corvette has served…
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First 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Goes to Auction

First 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Goes to Auction

2019 Corvette Information, C7 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
UPDATE: You can read the results for this Corvette and a 2018 Corvette Carbon 65 Edition that were sold to Benefit Militar Veterans here. On Jan. 20, 2018, GM and Chevrolet first production 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1  will head for auction at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona to benefit the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the work they do to support wounded veterans through the Building For America’s Bravest program. The Corvette ZR1 is the fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever built. FIRST CORVETTE ZR1 WILL BE AUCTIONED AT BARRETT-JACKSON TO BENEFIT STEPHEN SILLER TUNNEL TO TOWERS FOUNDATION [caption id="attachment_5999" align="aligncenter" width="640"] The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever – the 755-horsepower 2019 Corvette ZR1.[/caption] 2017-11-30 DETROIT — GM and Chevrolet will offer the fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever built…
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2017 Corvette Chevy Expo Event Coverage

2017 Corvette Chevy Expo Event Coverage

Corvette Chevy Expo, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
This article appeared in the August issue of Vette Vues Magazine with the coverage of the Corvettes at the 39th Corvette Chevy Expo. [caption id="attachment_5687" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Emmalea Christine with Frank Gilchrist's 1966 Corvette at the 39th Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center.[/caption] This year marked the 39th Corvette/Chevy Expo in Texas. The All Chevy event moved from Houston two years ago to Galveston Island. The event was held March 11-12 at the beautiful Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort on the famous Seawall Boulevard. It is a perfect destination for a weekend of Corvette and Chevy fun and what better time than Spring Break. Unfortunately, it was rainy and foggy during this year's event. The Corvette Chevy Expo is known throughout Texas…
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Corvettes @ Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals 2017

Corvettes @ Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals 2017

Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Corvette coverage of the MCACN November 18th & 19th, 2017 at Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.  You will also want to check out our Photos Gallery. Photo Gallery courtesy Ed Nieves is at the end of the article. Every year before the holiday season kicks into high gear, the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals show hits the Chicago area. Filling nearly 400,000 square feet of the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in suburban Chicago, just minutes from the O’Hare Airport, it is an absolute must-do event for participants and spectators alike. Each year they host well over 500 cars, and plenty are prime Corvettes! This year the show featured several Corvette specific displays in addition to the Triple Diamond Corvette competition and display, sponsored by Corvette Central. Up front, you…
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2017 NCRS TEXAS CHAPTER IN GALVESTON

2017 NCRS TEXAS CHAPTER IN GALVESTON

Corvette Chevy Expo, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Vette Vues Magazine August 2017 issue special coverage of the NCRS Texas Chapter Display at Corvette Chevy Expo 2017 in Galveston, TX. Beautiful stock and matching numbers Corvettes displayed.  For information on the Texas NCRS Chapter visit their website http://www.ncrstexas.org/ At the end of this article is a photo gallery of all the photos with links so you can repost your favorite photos to Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.  Happy Posting! N.C.R.S TEXAS CHAPTER DISPLAY IN GALVESTON By Paul Diamanti [caption id="attachment_5698" align="aligncenter" width="600"] NCRS Texas Chapter[/caption] With a smell of spring in the air and the wind in our hair, we for the second year all headed down to Galveston Island convention center for the Spring 2017 Corvette /Chevy Expo. The N.C.R.S. Texas Chapter had twenty cars participate with two…
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Wisconsin Corvette Club Directory

Corvette Club Listing and Directory
Badger State Vettes PO Box 61 Muskego WI 53150 Email: info@badgerstatevettes.com http://www.badgerstatevettes.com Corvettes of the Bay PO Box 13122 Green Bay, WI 54307 www.corvetteofthebay.org Fox Vettes Appleton, WI http://www.foxvettes.com/ Kettle Moraine Corvette Club Ltd PO Box 621 Sheboygan, WI 53073 www.oopcd.com/kmcc/ Kohler Corvette Club 535 Petra Lane Sheboygan, WI 53081 Ozaukee Corvette Club PO Box 371 Cedarburg, WI 53012 Email: ozaukeecorvetteclub@gmail.com Valley Vettes, Inc. P.O. Box 2555 Appleton, WI 54912-2555 http://valleyvettes.org/ Wisconsin Corvette Club PO Box 1115 Milwaukee WI 53202 414-762-2287 Wisconsin Valley Corvette Club Area of coverage would include Wausau, Rothschild, Schofield, Weston, Brokaw, Merrill, Antigo, Birnamwood, Wittenberg, Stevens Point, and Plover. Club Contact info: Pat McCarthy Club Chairman Phone: 715-359-3197 e-mail: patlucym@gmail.com
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