GMC Corvette Set 16th Annual CorvetteFest 2021 Successful Fundraiser!

GMC Corvette Set 16th Annual CorvetteFest 2021 Successful Fundraiser!

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The GMC Corvette Set’s 16th Annual CorvetteFest 2021 event was held at the Olde World Canterbury Village in Lake Orion in Orion Charter Township, Michigan, on September 4, 2021. This year’s event was a huge success as purchasers of items from the Silent Auction spent close to $5,000, all of which went to Leader Dogs for the Blind. GMC Corvette Set’s 16th Annual CorvetteFest 2021 Photos submitted by Madalon Blaszczyk Board Member, GMC Corvette Set The GMC Corvette Set’s 16th Annual CorvetteFest 2021 event was held at the Olde World Canterbury Village in Lake Orion in Orion Charter Township, Michigan, on September 4, 2021.  The Village is a historic Michigan property and has many wonderful features and year-round family attractions. There are shops, places to dine, and beautiful grounds to enjoy…
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C3 PHOTOS FROM YESTERYEAR OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

C3 PHOTOS FROM YESTERYEAR OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

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Take a trip down memory lane as we look at the third part of the original series in Vette Vues Magazine covering Corvette body kits and dress up parts. We are looking back at the various custom modifications on the C3 Corvettes that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles. Enjoy the journey! C3 - THE HISTORY OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS By Wayne Ellwood Photo Credits: Facebook, General Motors, Jeff Page-Heartland, Eckler, Ben Labaree, Tony Mezzacca Motorsport, Chris Farkash, Wayne Ellwood This is the third re-post of the original series in Vette Vues Magazine. We are looking back at the various custom modifications that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles.…
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1963 Corvette ZO6 Tanker – Part 1

1963 Corvette ZO6 Tanker – Part 1

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Today on the Vette Vues Magazine blog we are looking at part 1 of a two-part article that appeared in May and June 2020 issues of Vette Vues. It covers the history of the 1963 Corvette ZO6 and one that is owned by Dave Matlock. The cover of the May 2020 issue is Dave's 1963 ZO6 big tank Corvette on display at the Corvette Chevy Expo in Galveston Island Texas. Dave Matlock's 1963 Z06 Tanker Sting Ray: Born to Be A Race Car and a Collector Car! Article by K. Scott Teeters Image Credit: G.M. Archives Dave Matlock of Montgomery, Texas, is no stranger to Corvettes. The 1963 Z06 Corvette Sting Ray Tanker is Matlock's ninth Corvette. Matlock was always a big fan of C2 Corvettes, especially the 1963 Split-Window…
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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! The RM Sotheby’s auction at Amelia Island is May 22, 2021. The preview starts Thursday the 20th from 10 AM until 7 PM and continues on Friday. Saturday the preview starts at 9 AM and the Auction begins at 11 AM. Also during the Amelia Island Concours, on Friday, May 21, 2021, Chevrolet Motorsports will present Chevy Thunder Seminar at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom during the Amelia Island Concours. The seminar…
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Special Corvette Custom and Restoration Shops Directory by States

Special Corvette Custom and Restoration Shops Directory by States

Corvette Features, Corvette Information
Directory of Corvette Custom and Restoration Shops by State 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…
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Cruising in the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Cruising in the 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

1971 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
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' space with Lynchburg epoxy floors, it was the perfect 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…
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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

Corvette Events, Corvette Features, Corvette News and Archives
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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