My name is Charlotte, and I’m 25 Years Old

My name is Charlotte, and I’m 25 Years Old

1995 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
Hello, my name is Charlotte, and I am a 1995 Indianapolis Pace Car (IPC) Replica, one of 527 produced by Chevrolet in 1995. Charlotte is a Pace Car Replica. The actual Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car that served at the 79th Indianapolis 500 was an LT1 Corvette Convertible. In addition to the stock features, it did also have the mandatory safety features that were required by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Official Pace Car came with strobe lights, a special roll-bar, safety harnesses for the driver and passenger, and an onboard fire suppression system. There were just three of the actual pace cars built. Two came equipped with an automatic transmission, and the third came with a six-speed manual gearbox. Jim Perkins, then Chevrolet General Manager, was designated as the official…
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Hennessey’s 2020 C8 Corvette Reached 205.1 MPH Set New Speed Record

Hennessey’s 2020 C8 Corvette Reached 205.1 MPH Set New Speed Record

2020 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Videos
May 8, 2020, John Heinricy drove a Hennessey-prepared C8 Corvette to a top speed of 205.1 mph on the 8.0-mile high-speed oval at the Continental Tire Uvalde Proving Grounds, which is located approximately 80 miles west of San Antonio, Texas. The team at Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) has a long history of testing its cars to over 200 mph. You might remember when the C7 2013 Corvette was introduced. John Hennessey ran their modified Vette with 700 hp to a top speed of 200.6 mph. The Hennessey team began working on the new mid-engine C8 Corvette as soon as they took delivery in March (2020). But would they be able to break the 200-mph mark? A noted automotive engineer and racecar driver John Heinricy has also had a long and…
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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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2004 Chevrolet Corvette Commemorative Edition Last C5 ZO6

2004 Chevrolet Corvette Commemorative Edition Last C5 ZO6

2004 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
2004 Chevrolet Corvette Commemorative Edition Last C5 ZO6 The feature Corvette that we are looking at today is the Last C5 ZO6 Chevrolet Corvette 2004 Commemorative Edition. The last C5 Corvette produced, built on July 1, 20041 of 2,215 Commemorative Edition Coupes produced5.7/350 HP LS1 V-8 engineSequential fuel injection4-speed automatic transmission with overdriveLimited slip differentialActive handlingSpeed-sensitive power rack and pinion steering4-wheel power disc brakesLeMans Blue with Shale leather interiorCross Flags stitched into headrestsElectrochromic mirrorsHeads-up displayPlastic still affixedTwilight sentinelRemovable roof panelBose AM/FM/CD stereoCruise control6-way power sport seats5-spoke aluminum wheels This is the engine in the 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Commemorative Edition Last C5 ZO6. It has the 5.7L engine and is rated at 405 hp and 400 ft. lbs. torque. Our photo was taken in 2007 in the MY Garage Museum and…
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50TH ANNIVERSARY CORVETTE STINGRAY CONCEPT

50TH ANNIVERSARY CORVETTE STINGRAY CONCEPT

2009 Corvette Information, C6 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette Videos
50TH ANNIVERSARY CORVETTE STINGRAY CONCEPT Design and technology come together to celebrate Corvette’s past, present and future 2009-10-30 Today we are looking back that the 50th Anniversary Corvette Stingray Concept and a press release that was sent to the media. DETROIT – Chevrolet delivers a futuristic vision of technology and design with the 50th Anniversary Corvette Stingray Concept. A version of the model was first shown at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show and stars as “Sideswipe” in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. The Corvette Stingray Concept represents both the iconic legacy and an exciting future for Corvette. 50th Anniversary Corvette Stingray Concept The Corvette Stingray Concept was developed as an internal design challenge to combine classic Corvette cues with surprisingly high-tech features, modern materials, and a striking new appearance. The car…
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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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1963 Corvette Feature Owned by Rollie Walriven

1963 Corvette Feature Owned by Rollie Walriven

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
Our Corvette feature is owned by Rollie Walriven. Rollie took delivery of his brand new, Daytona Blue 1963 Corvette Coupe in November 1962. We’ve all heard and perhaps have lived this story: Young man buys a Corvette, has a blast with the car, falls in love, marries, it’s time for a house, and the Vette is out’a here! “Life” often gets in the way of Corvettes. This is not one of those stories - no, just the opposite. Rollie Walriven took delivery of his brand new, Daytona Blue 1963 Corvette Coupe in November 1962 When Rollie Walriven took delivery of his brand new, Daytona Blue 1963 Corvette Coupe in November 1962, he was already a serious car guy. He had owned a daily driver 1959 4-speed Corvette with a mildly…
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Ed Nieves’ Tri-Power, Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, and Triple Diamond 1995 Corvette

Ed Nieves’ Tri-Power, Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, and Triple Diamond 1995 Corvette

1995 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
Story by K. Scott Teeters The Corvette hobby is a sub-culture of the larger car-culture. Within the Corvette community, there are many sub-cultures where owners do different kinds of things with their Corvettes. Some race their Corvettes and within the racer crowd, there are different kinds of racing. Some start out personalizing their Vette that leads to all-out custom Corvettes. Others give their Corvette a pampered life with heated and air-conditioned garages; the cars never get wet and are cleaned after every drive. On the opposite side are the Vettes that are driven, repaired, and enjoyed for hundreds or thousands of miles. At the extreme opposite end of the daily drivers are the Vette Vues Tri-Power, NCRS Top Flight, Bloomington Gold, and Triple Diamond Award Corvettes. These Corvettes look like…
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