1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car Going to RM Auctions May 22, 2021, at Amelia Island

1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car Going to RM Auctions May 22, 2021, at Amelia Island

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1960 Chevrolet Corvette Briggs Cunningham LeMans Race Car Theodore W. Pieper ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's One of the earliest cars from Corvette’s endurance racing past is headed for auction at RM Sotheby’s 2021 Amelia Island auction.  The 1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car could bring over $1.3M. This will be sold at No Reserve! Wealthy racer Briggs Cunningham fielded a team of three Corvettes for the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours.  Chevrolet didn’t officially back the team, but Duntov on the sly provided the program with expertise and support.  Each car was optioned for racing with heavy-duty brakes, suspension, and a fuel-injected 283-cubic-inch small-block V-8.  Briggs Cunningham and driving partner Bill Kimberly piloted the #1 car. Just three hours into the race the car crashed, ending its…
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Corvette Custom and Restoration Shops

Corvette Custom and Restoration Shops

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We have created a Directory of Corvette Custom and Restoration Shops by State. We hope this will help you in your search for a company to work with you and your Vette. We get calls a lot at Vette Vues Magazine looking for shops that can work on Corvettes. We have compiled a list of companies from car shows and from readers submitted. We have organized the directory by state. Not all of these companies will be able to do everything i.e. restoration, performance, mechanical, and paint, but this directory is here to help get you started in the search for someone to work on your Corvette. Note: This page is not intended to endorse these companies. Many of them come from show boards at car shows and others are…
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Cruising in the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Cruising in the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

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Our Vette Vues Magazine feature today is Wilton Levers who is cruising in his 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe. As the 1971 Corvette celebrates its 50th anniversary this year (2021) we take a look at a feature that appeared in the March 2020 issue of Vette Vues Magazine. You can check out other articles on the 1971 Corvette on our blog with This Link. Owner:  Wilton LeversStory and photography by Clive Branson 1971 Exterior Color #983 is the Brands Hatch Green. There were 3,445 Brands Hatch Green chosen on the 1971 Corvette Stingrays. 1971 Corvette Stingray Coupe owned by Wilton Levers Photo Copyrighted by Clive Branson Zora Arkus-Duntov (1909-1996) was a man of little compromise. The Belgian-born American, whose work with Corvette earned him the nicknamed “Father of the Corvette,” reflected…
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1968 Chevrolet Corvette Named “SURVYVR”

1968 Chevrolet Corvette Named “SURVYVR”

1968 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
When he finally finished his dream garage, a 14’ by 26’ porcelain tiled addition to his small post-war Levitt house, Tom Sugar knew it was time to go out and find some American muscle to fill the parking space behind the new 10-foot door. Even though his first car was a MOPAR, a hand-me-down grocery-getter Plymouth Valiant wagon, he has always had a soft spot for Corvettes. From his first ride in the Hertz Corvette strollers at the ’64 World’s Fair, straight through to the final speech for his high school public speaking class entitled, “This is a Corvette,” the iconic American sports car held a special place in his heart. 1964 World's Fair Corvette Strollers1964 World's Fair Nowadays, it didn’t hurt that two of his pals at work (he’s…
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Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette Featured at the Corvette Chevy Expo 2021

Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette Featured at the Corvette Chevy Expo 2021

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On March 13 and 14, 2021, spectators will have a chance to view Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554. Show hours are Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Texas-based collector Danny Reed is a lifelong NASA enthusiast. His collection encompasses Astronaut Corvettes. It started when he spotted Alan Bean’s car on a GMAC lot in Austin. One of his most recent additions to his collection is Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette. You can read about Dave's AstroVette on the Corvette Chevy Expo blog. Learn More Here are some photos of Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s…
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2009 Corvette: “Nasty Red” Featured at the Corvette Chevy Expo 2021

2009 Corvette: “Nasty Red” Featured at the Corvette Chevy Expo 2021

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Roger “Red” Eldor and Paula “Trigger” Lawson-Eldor’s 2009 Corvette and their Cowboy Up display will be featured on March 13 and 14, 2021, at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554. Chevrolet Show Cars from the Texas and Louisiana will compete at the Expo for Best of Show, Best in Class, 2nd and 3rd place along with People’s Choice and Best Display Awards and the President’s Award. For information on the indoor show car Follow This Link. K. Scott Teeters recently wrote an article that appeared in the December 2020 issue of Vette Vues Magazine in which he interviewed the couple and got the story behind their stunning show car and display called “Cowboy Up.” K. Scott Teeters wrote an…
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Chip’s Choice 2020 Featured Bloomington Gold Benchmark Corvettes

Chip’s Choice 2020 Featured Bloomington Gold Benchmark Corvettes

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Chip's Choice 2020 featured Bloomington Gold Benchmark Corvettes at the annual Corvettes at Carlisle.  These Vettes are 95% unrestored and as-new condition collector cars. Corvettes at Carlisle is a must-see event for every Corvette owner.  It is held each year at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  This is the world’s largest Corvette event.  Although the COVID-19 had its effects on the event, there was still plenty to do and see.  One of the events held each year is the Chip’s Choice. Chip’s Choice was started by Chip Miller, co-founder Carlisle Events, who passed away in 2004 from a rare disease called Amyloidosis.  Since his passing, his son, Lance Miller, has taken charge of the special display in Building-T. (There was a fundraiser for the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation where…
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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

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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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