Callaway Display at Corvettes at Carlisle 2007

Callaway Display at Corvettes at Carlisle 2007

Corvette Features, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Today we are looking back at the Callaway Display at Corvettes at Carlisle in 2007. Our first article and photos appeared in the December 2007 issue of Vette Vues Magazine and were written and photographed by Wayne Ellwood in part of his coverage of Corvettes at Carlisle. After that, we have two press releases from Callaway for the debut of the Callaway C16. CALLAWAY DISPLAY AT CORVETTES @ CARLISLE 2007 The Callaway tent at Corvettes at Carlisle 2007. C6 SuperNatural Corvette 1995 Callaway LM ZR1 Rear 1995 Callaway LM R1 Supernatural 490 HP based on a ZR1. The only car in the Supernatural series fitted with this LM aero body. It also includes full leather interior, Brembo brakes, coil-over suspension, and lightweight magnesium wheels. 1995 Callaway LM ZR1 1998 Callaway C12 speedster…
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Bloomington Gold at Charlotte 2019

Bloomington Gold at Charlotte 2019

Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Due to the COVID-19 and so many people are home looking for something to do, we decided to share the Bloomington Gold Charlotte 2019 coverage from the April issue of Vette Vues Magazine. We hope you enjoy it and that everyone stays safe and healthy! It was finally October, which meant that it was time for another Bloomington Gold Show in Charlotte, NC. This was the fourth year that the Bloomington Gold organization had held Bloomington Gold judging along with a “Gold Collection” of Corvettes and other activities at the Rick Hendrick Complex. The Bloomington event was held in conjunction with Queen City’s 8th Annual Car Show sponsored by Hendrick City Chevrolet and also held at the Rick Hendrick Complex.
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Stock 1968 Corvette Features

Stock 1968 Corvette Features

1968 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
In Vette Vues blog post we are looking at some stock 1968 Corvettes and their history. Each one has a unique story told by their owners. The cars we are looking at are from the 2019 Bloomington Gold Special Collection. (Photo Credits: Bob Cook) If you are interested in attending the Bloomington Gold events or other Corvette Events, check out our Corvette Event Calendar. You can read Vette Vues Magazine's 3-part coverage of the Bloomington Gold Special Collection in the November, December 2019 and January 2020 issues. Our first 1968 Corvette is an L89 Convertible # 03554. Engine option L89 has Aluminum Cylinder Heads with L71 Engine. There were 624 with this engine of the total production of 28,566. The option was an additional $805. The base 1968 Corvette convertible…
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2017 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray Show Cars

2017 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray Show Cars

2017 Corvette Information, C7 Corvette Information, Corvette Chevy Expo, Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives
FOLLOW US Today on our Vette Vues Blog post, we are looking at 2017 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray show cars.  Everyone has their favorite color and style for their Vette.  Some like stock Corvettes and some like customs.  In this blog post, we'll look at four stock 2017 Chevrolet Corvettes that are on display at the Corvette Chevy Expo. Jerry Rodriguez, Rick Roberts, Nathan Kranson and Bridgette Willis' 2017 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray Show Cars. The big news for the 2017 Corvette model year is the return of the Grand Sport. Chevrolet unveiled the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport at the Geneva Motor Show. Power is provided by a 6.2-liter LT1 V8 engine that produces 460 horsepower.  It is connected to a seven-speed manual transmission but an eight-speed automatic is also…
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4th Bloomington Gold Charlotte

4th Bloomington Gold Charlotte

Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Today we are going to look at some photos Bill Locke sent from the 4th Bloomington Gold Charlotte event.  The event is held at the Rick Hendrick’s Motorsports Campus in Charlotte, NC.  On October 11 and 12, spectators enjoyed tours of the Hendrick Car Museum as well as the Gold Collection Tribute to Jim Perkins.  There was the usual certification judging and the Queen City Corvette Club Car show. Bob Cook will be bringing us extensive coverage of the event in a future edition of Vette Vues Magazine. First, let’s look at GM’s display 2020 Arctic White C8 Mid-Engine Corvette with Tension w/ Twilight Blue Dipped interior at 4th Bloomington Gold Charlotte 2019. 2020 C8 Corvette with Tension w/ Twilight Blue Dipped interior at 4th Bloomington Gold Charlotte 2019. The…
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November 2019 Issue Preview

November 2019 Issue Preview

Corvette Chevy Expo, Corvette Magazine Back Issues, Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Issue Preview
In the November 2019 issue of Vette Vues Magazine, we cover the 41st Corvette Chevy Expo and Bloomington Gold Special Collection (Part 1). Our November 2019 issue is full of Corvette features including the history of one of the 1965 Pilot Line Corvettes. Tech articles, Corvette classified ads and more. Another jam-packed issue of Vette Vues Magazine which is now in our 48th year of continuous publication. To check for back issues availability, visit our secure online store: BACK ISSUES On the Vette Vues Magazine November 2019 cover we feature David Holden and Mike Tucker's stunning 1965 Corvette Pilot Line convertible which was recently restored by the Nabor Brothers of Houston Texas. Vette Vues Magazine November 2019 list of articles #578 Vette Vues Magazine, November 2019, Volume 48, Issue Number…
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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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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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Bloomington Gold Charlotte to pay Tribute to Mr. Jim, Perkins

Bloomington Gold Charlotte to pay Tribute to Mr. Jim, Perkins

Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Former Chevrolet General Manager Jim Perkins, The fall version of Bloomington Gold is coming up October 11-12 at the Hendrick Motorsports Campus in Charlotte, NC.  This year the Gold Collection will pay tribute to Mr. Jim Perkins.  Jim saved Corvette when it faced the chopping block the 1990s.  If it weren’t for him, there might never have ever been a C5, C6, or C7, much less the new C8. We’ll get into that later. Jim Perkins life exemplifies the American dream.  He started at the bottom of the rung and went to the top of the ladder at Chevrolet. J.C. “Jim” Perkins was born in Waco, Texas, on March 7, 1935, by his parents, Proctor and Carrie Perkins, and passed away on December 28, 2018, in Charlotte, North Carolina, at…
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All New C8 Corvette Will be at Corvettes at Carlisle

All New C8 Corvette Will be at Corvettes at Carlisle

C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
It won't be long now until the next Corvettes at Carlisle event. This year's dates are August 22-25, 2019 and they recently announced that the New C8 Mid-Engine Corvette will be on display! Since 1982 Corvettes at Carlisle has been hosting the hottest cars and coolest guests associated with America’s Sports Car, the Corvette. In some cases, event weekend coincides with the pending release of the next generation of Corvette as was the case in 2013 when the C7 Stingray helped usher in an all-new Fun Field record. That number (2,823) is in serious jeopardy as part of the 2019 show because Team Chevrolet has announced that the all-new C8 mid-engine Corvette will be in Carlisle. Two C8s will be on hand at Corvettes at Carlisle 2019. Each will be…
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