2018 Bloomington Gold at             Charlotte

2018 Bloomington Gold at Charlotte

Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
(The coverage of the 2018 Bloomington Gold Charlotte appeared in the March 2019 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.) By Bob Cook The Bloomington Gold – Charlotte 2018 Show was held Friday and Saturday, October 12 and 13. Two friends, John Keane and Bill Skinner (who are both Bloomington Gold Directors with responsibility for over-seeing judging classes), and I planned to attend. However, as the time drew near to head south to Charlotte (from Delaware), we kept hearing that Hurricane Michael was moving in from the Gulf over the Florida Peninsula and would probably pass right over Charlotte. We headed out anyway Thursday morning at 6:00 am hoping that by the time that we met the storm, it would be at of manageable intensity. And we did meet it at about…
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ADAC-GT at Sachsenring Sept 28-29, 2019

ADAC-GT at Sachsenring Sept 28-29, 2019

Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Racing News Current and Past
# 13 RWT C7 GT3-R rises up at Sachsenring ADAC-GT finale The Sachsenring motorsport racing circuit is located in Hohenstein-Ernstthal near Chemnitz in Saxony, Germany. The duo of Sven Barth/David Jahn finished 7th and 10th on Sat/Sun as Gerd Beisel’s RWT team locked up 7th place in the 2019 ACAC-GT championship standings. RWT is a stalwart Callaway customer that started with a C6 ZO6R GT3 and currently races C7 GT3-R chassis 004. It was rewarding for an American marque customer car to rank 7th amongst 34 entries - predominately Audi R8 LMS, AMG GT3, Porsche 911 GT3 R and BMW M6 GT3. ADAC-GT RWT Racing Team - Sven Barth - David Jahn Looking back at that fateful Hockenheim weekend two weeks ago, here is the # 77 C7 GT3-R 003…
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Skyway Corvette Club and the Honor Flight Program

Skyway Corvette Club and the Honor Flight Program

Corvette News and Archives
Skyway Corvette Club primary charity is Honor Flight. The Corvette club greeted 74 veterans with Honor Flight returning home from seeing the memorials at Washington DC of the respective war(s) they fought in (WWII, Korean War or Vietnam) at no cost to the veterans. At Vette Vues Magazine we support Corvette Clubs.  Skyway Corvette Club is one of them, and we recently got an email from Susan Otto sharing their clubs’ activities, and we thought you would enjoy learning about them. Susan writes: Our club recently had the privilege of welcoming home 74 veterans (five of whom we sponsored) who participated in the Honor Flight Program, our primary charity.  The veterans and their "guardians" who are volunteers who pay their own way and accompany each veteran returned to the airport in…
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Solid Axle Corvette Club 25th Anniversary – 2019 Convention

Solid Axle Corvette Club 25th Anniversary – 2019 Convention

Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
This year the Solid Axle Corvette Club held their convention in Detroit on August 13-16, 2019. The event was hosted by the Michigan Solid Axle Corvette Chapter. Photos of the 25th-anniversary by Jan Hyde. For those of you that are new to the Corvette hobby, let's first explain what a solid axle is and tell you about the club that enjoys them.  There are “generations” of Corvettes, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 and now the C8.  By now you probably know that Corvette started with the 1953 model year.   These are called C1s or first-generation Corvettes. The first-generation Corvettes had solid axles.  “These are often referred to as Solid Axle Corvettes (1953-1962).  The rear axle housing on all 1953 to 1962 Corvettes was a one-piece shell. The rear…
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Genovation’s All-Electric Vehicle Breaks Speed Record

Genovation’s All-Electric Vehicle Breaks Speed Record

Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Videos, Other Chevrolet News
Updates September 25, 2019 The Genovation Extreme Electric car (GXE) made history again on September 25, 2019, by breaking the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric vehicle. The GXE broke its own world record for fastest street-legal all-electric supercar with 210.2 mph. "First, we got rained out. Then we battled massive crosswinds. The GXE still broke its own world record for fastest street-legal all-electric supercar: 210.2 mph...and there's more record-breaking to come." https://youtu.be/EuNGG_X01-E July 28, 2016 The Genovation Extreme Electric car (GXE) made history on July 28, 2016, by breaking the land speed record for a street-legal all-electric vehicle. The GXE reached the record-breaking speed of 205.6 mph during supervised tests with Johnny Bohmer Racing at Space Florida’s Shuttle Landing Facility in Kennedy Space Center, FL. The record was…
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The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) 2020 Racing Schedule.

The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) 2020 Racing Schedule.

Corvette News and Archives
For more information about the SVRA visit their website https://svra.com/ 2020 SOCAL HISTORIC SPORTS CAR FESTIVAL February 7 - 9, 2020 Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, CA Details | Driver Registration | Buy Tickets 2020 BOB WILLIAMS HERITAGE CUP & DRIVING SCHOOL February 14 - 16, 2020 Roebling Road Raceway - Bloomingdale, GA Details | Driver Registration 2020 SEBRING VINTAGE CLASSIC February 27, 2020 - March 1, 2020 Sebring International Raceway - Sebring, FL Details | Driver Registration | Car Show Registration | Buy Tickets 2020 ROAD ATLANTA GRAND PRIX March 26 - 29, 2020 Road Atlanta - Braselton, GA 2020 TRANS-AM SPEEDFEST April 30, 2020 - May 3, 2020 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca - Monterey, CA 2020 SPRING VINTAGE FESTIVAL May 14 - 17, 2020 Road America - Elkhart…
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Corvettes at the Trans Am held at VIR Sept 20 – 22, 2019

Corvettes at the Trans Am held at VIR Sept 20 – 22, 2019

Corvette Racing News Current and Past
# 23 Amy Ruman ranks 3rd in the championship with a top 5 at VIR Photos courtesy of Chris Clark. With 2 races remaining, Ruman is poised for 3rd in the standings. Propelled by consistent top finishes in nearly all of the 9 races starting at Sebring season opener. # 59 Simon Gregg who finished 9th at VIR still has a shot for 4th in the standings despite a commitment that forced him to miss Watkins Glen. Richard Grant had another good outing and was 6th behind Ruman. Boris Said won the race in his Pancho Weaver built TA Dodge Challenger but not before the long-time Pro teamed up with Jim Caudle and his 1969 Corvette (DNF) in Saturday’s VROC (Vintage Race of Champions) - a creation stemming from the…
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October 2019 Issue Preview | Vette Vues Magazine

October 2019 Issue Preview | Vette Vues Magazine

Vette Vues Magazine Issue Preview
Volume 48, Issue Number 3 In this issue, #577, we cover the 2019 Bloomington Gold Corvette show, a personal experience of the C8 reveal, we learn what the new 2020 C8 Corvette pricing looks like, there are several Corvette features this month as well as classified ads and commercial advertisers. Our tech guys share some of the tools that make wire assembly easy, have a half dozed brake tips and tech that you can use. We have several service bulletins: 1966 Corvette Brake Pads Change, 1967 Corvette Warning Light Service Update, 1982-1984 Corvette Rough Idle, and 1984-1987 Corvette Power Seat Service Update. Helene Zasadny shot our cover this month of the Bloomington Gold awards ceremony with Bloomington President Guy Larsen presenting the award to Stephen Solomon and his 1963 Corvette.…
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CORVETTE RACING AT LAGUNA SECA: AGGRESSIVE STRATEGY NETS GTLM PODIUM (IMSA)

CORVETTE RACING AT LAGUNA SECA: AGGRESSIVE STRATEGY NETS GTLM PODIUM (IMSA)

Corvette Racing News Current and Past
IMSA Laguna Seca Sept 13-15, 2019 Photos courtesy of Brian Mayfield & Jim Rij. (Each month in Vette Vues Magazine Jan Hyde brings readers up to date on that latest in Corvette racing in his column Keepin’ Track. Keepin’ Track reports reflect VUES gained first hand from credible sources that may vary from reports found elsewhere.) # 3 & # 4 C7.R Corvettes again finish 3rd & 4th, this time at Laguna Seca Still chasing that 100th win, the C7.R Corvettes saw their chances evaporate at Laguna Seca in their next to final outing in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Series. Photos courtesy of Brian Mayfield & Jim Rij. Starting 6th & 7th on the grid, the teams needed a more aggressive three-stop strategy for a shot to win. But…
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2019 Corvette Final Production Stats

2019 Corvette Final Production Stats

2019 Corvette Information, C7 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Chevrolet has released the final production statistics for the 2019 model year Corvette. Total production was 34,822 units produced. Of that, 39.3% were Stingrays, 32.3% were Grand Sports, 19.9% were Z06s and 8.5% were ZR1s. The fastest, most powerful production Corvette ever – the 755-horsepower 2019 ZR1. Automatic transmissions were once again favored over manuals at 77.6% or 27,017 cars. Coupes outsold convertibles both overall (84.%) and within each model type. Model Quantity Percentage Stingray Coupe 11,499 33.0%Stingray Convertible 2,192 6.3%Grand Sport Coupe 9,496 27.3%Grand Sport Convertible 1,745 5.0%Z06 Coupe 5,965 17.1%Z06 Convertible 972 2.8%ZR1 Coupe 2,441 7.0%ZR1 Convertible 512 1.5%  Totals: 34,822 100% The exterior color breakdown is as follows (sorted by volume): Arctic White (6,789) Black (6,164)Torch Red (4,848)Sebring Orange (2,980)Dark Shadow Gray (2,519)Long Beach Red (2,397)Elkhart Lake…
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