C1 Corvette – THE HISTORY OF BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

C1 Corvette – THE HISTORY OF BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

C1 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Features
[caption id="attachment_6841" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] C1 Corvette History of Body Kits and Dress-up[/caption] This is the first re-post of six-part series that looks back at the various custom modifications that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles. This re-post presents additional photos to those which were selected for print in VETTE VUES. In this series, VETTE VUES presents a photographic summary of the major trends in customization, as it has evolved through the various year groups. The treatment for each year group follows a set format. Examples of kits (or parts) that were offered in that actual time period will be presented first, followed by various retro-themed kits or turn-key cars developed in later years. Miscellaneous items are included at the end of…
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GM to Add Second Shift and More Than 400 Hourly Jobs at Bowling Green (Ky.) Assembly Plant

GM to Add Second Shift and More Than 400 Hourly Jobs at Bowling Green (Ky.) Assembly Plant

Corvette News and Archives
Since 2011, GM has invested more than $900 million in Bowling Green General Motors announces it is adding a second shift and more than 400 hourly jobs at the Bowling Green Assembly plant Thursday, April 25, 2019 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The second shift and additional jobs will support production of the Next Generation Corvette, which will be revealed on July 18. (Photo by Miranda Pederson for General Motors) Bowling Green, Ky. — General Motors is adding a second shift and more than 400 hourly jobs at its Bowling Green (Kentucky) Assembly plant to support the production of the Next Generation Corvette, which will be revealed on July 18, 2019. Camouflage Corvette in front of Bowling Green Assembly Plant The addition of the second shift will increase the plant’s workforce…
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Give A Corvette Gift for Father’s Day

Give A Corvette Gift for Father’s Day

Corvette News and Archives
Father's Day is Sunday, June 16, 2019 in the United States Are you looking for Corvette Gifts? Your search for the best Corvette gift ends here. Vette Vues has some great Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Car Lovers that won’t break the bank. Check out our ten Corvette Gift Ideas for the Vette lover in your life! Best Gifts for Car Lovers That'll Get Their Hearts Racing . . . 1. Subscription 12-issues $25.95 A gift subscription to Vette Vues Magazine is a Corvette Gift that will be enjoyed 12 months of the year!  Vette Vues Magazine, the Corvette Enthusiast's Magazine, has been covering the Corvette hobby longer than any other Corvette magazine. It is now in its 47th year of continuous publishing (since 1972). Each issue is jammed packed with racing…
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May 2019 Issue Preview Vette Vues Magazine

May 2019 Issue Preview Vette Vues Magazine

Corvette Magazine Back Issues, Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Issue Preview
In Vette Vues Magazine May 2019 issue some of our features include the 2019 Detroit Autorama, the History on Carbon Fiber and Corvettes, Corvette Shark Review, Auction Results from the Mecum Kissimmee 2019.  We look at the 1992 Stingray III Factory Show Car.  Check out Carlos Brito's 2014 methanol drinking Z51 C7 and David Keenan's 1965 stock Corvette Sting Ray Roadster.  We also cover the Run for the Ribbon show which is a fundraiser for charity.  Tech articles include Corvette Radiator Cores, Corvette Fuel Chart, Air Conditioning, Troubleshooting the Colling system and How to Spread Ball Joints Easily.  As always, we have Corvette model reviews and toy revues.  Our Corvette ads finish up the 1978 print ads for Chevrolet.  Corvette Calendar of Events, classified ads, and Corvette Advertisers. Cover of…
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CORVETTE RACING AT LONG BEACH: SECOND AND THIRD IN ANOTHER THRILLER

CORVETTE RACING AT LONG BEACH: SECOND AND THIRD IN ANOTHER THRILLER

Corvette Racing News Current and Past
Garcia, Magnussen, Gavin, Milner all climb GT Le Mans podium Antonio Garcia (left) and Jan Magnussen, drivers of the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, celebrate their second place finish in the GTLM class Saturday, April 13, 2019 during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Grand Prix in Long Beach on the streets of Long Beach, California. (Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing) LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 13, 2019) – Corvette Racing claimed two podium finishes Saturday at the Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach, the first time since 2014 that the program scored a pair of top-three results on the streets of southern California. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, drivers of the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, race to a second place finish in…
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Mid-Engined 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Announcement

Mid-Engined 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 Announcement

2020 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Chevrolet announces the next generation Corvette will debut 07.18.19. A camouflaged next generation Corvette travels down 7th Avenue near Times Square Thursday, April 11, 2019 in New York, New York. Chevrolet announces the next generation Corvette will debut 07.18.19. A camouflaged next generation Corvette travels down 7th Avenue near Times Square Thursday, April 11, 2019 in New York, New York. (Photo by Jennifer Altman for Chevrolet) Well, the long-awaited C8 Corvette mid-engine sports car is finally official.  For a few months, it looked like the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette was going to be revealed at the 2019 New York Auto Show. As we know, that didn’t happen.  But there was some big news about the C8 that did go down in the Big Apple. With camera crews on hand ready to…
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Auction of Final Seventh Generation Corvette to Benefit Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Auction of Final Seventh Generation Corvette to Benefit Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Corvette News and Archives
Sale to help veterans and first responder families, pave way for Next-Gen Corvette Chevrolet Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra drive in a camouflaged next generation Corvette down 7th Avenue near Times Square Thursday, April 11, 2019 in New York, New York. The next generation Corvette will be unveiled on July 18. (Photo by Jennifer Altman for Chevrolet) NEW YORK — General Motors will auction the final production seventh-generation Chevrolet Corvette this summer, with the proceeds benefiting the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The announcement, along with confirmation of the Next Generation Corvette’s development, was made this evening by General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra, who was honored at the foundation’s annual Footsteps to the Future Gala in New York. General Motors…
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Author Kenneth Kayser tells the story of the Mid-Engine Corvette

Author Kenneth Kayser tells the story of the Mid-Engine Corvette

Corvette News and Archives
An invitation to hear Author Kenneth Kayser tell the story of the Mid-Engine Corvette. Ken's forty-year career of assignments in engineering and management ended with his involvement in the Mid-engine Corvette program when he retired. The author's vast and unique experiences provide extraordinary insight of the inner workings of then the world's largest corporation General Motors, Chevrolet Motor Division and Zora Arkus-Duntov's as yet unknown and unheralded Corvette achievements. Ken will be offering autographed copies of his books for sale at this event. The book was the product of a combined effort between himself and the Book Designers who together created a well-written and visually-stunning piece of work which attendees of the event will likely appreciate upon seeing it firsthand. CORVETTE Legend OR Myth Volume II - Zora's Fabulous "Midship"…
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2019 Corvette Grand Sport to Pace 103rd Indy 500

2019 Corvette Grand Sport to Pace 103rd Indy 500

2019 Corvette Information, C7 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History
This is the 16th time Corvette will lead ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’ 2019-04-01 The 2019 Corvette Grand Sport will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, leading 33 drivers to the green flag on May 26 for the 103rd running of the legendary race. INDIANAPOLIS — The 2019 Corvette Grand Sport will serve as the Official Pace Car for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge, leading 33 drivers to the green flag on May 26 for the 103rd running of the legendary race. It marks the 16th time a Corvette has served as the Pace Car, starting in 1978, and the 30th time a Chevrolet has led the field dating back to 1948, when a 1948 Fleetmaster Six convertible paced the race.…
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Corvette Chassis History

Corvette Chassis History

Corvette News and Archives
First-generation (C1) Corvettes used a modified chassis from Chevrolet’s passenger car lineup, which featured a central X-brace and accommodated the car’s 102-inch wheelbase, which was 13 inches shorter than a Bel Air sedan. The introduction of the second-generation (C2) Corvette brought an all-new, dedicated chassis that featured a stronger ladder-type design and incorporated provisions for the new car’s independent rear suspension. Third-generation (C3) Corvettes employed the same basic ladder-frame design as C2 models, while advances in suspension design contributed to greater handling capability. C5 (1997-2004) and C6 (2005-2013) Corvettes are based on unitized chassis featuring hydroformed side rails a rear transaxle, which mounts the transmission directly in front of the rear axle for greater weight balance. The C6 Corvette Z06 and ZR1 models are built on a unique aluminum-intensive chassis…
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