How will the Low Volume Vehicle Manufacturing Act Update Affect Turnkey Corvettes?

How will the Low Volume Vehicle Manufacturing Act Update Affect Turnkey Corvettes?

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Want a Brand-New Turnkey Replica Classic Corvette? There is an update to a law allowing companies to produce up to 325 low-volume replica cars per year.  Wayne Ellwood brings us up to date with the latest news and details. Wikipedia…”The United States Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2015 (sometimes referred to as the Low Volume Vehicle Manufacturing Act) directed the NHTSA to establish a program allowing low volume motor vehicle manufacturers to produce a limited number of vehicles annually within a regulatory system that addresses the unique safety and financial issues associated with a limited production, and to direct the EPA to allow low volume motor vehicle manufacturers to install engines from vehicles that have been issued certificates of conformity. The low volume provision will allow small automakers to construct up to…
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Lambo-Scissor-Vertical Door Mechanisms on Corvettes

Lambo-Scissor-Vertical Door Mechanisms on Corvettes

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Lambo-Scissor-Vertical Door Mechanisms on Corvettes Are you considering scissor, vertical, or Lambo door hinges for your Corvette? You will want to read Wayne Ellwood's observations of things to consider before you start your project. His advice is, "you need to be very well informed and, hopefully, technically inclined." Wikipedia - The first vehicle to feature scissor doors was the 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo concept car, designed by Bertone’s Marcello Gandini. The door style was dictated by Gandini’s desire for an innovative design and by his concern over the car’s extremely poor rear visibility. In order to reverse the car, the driver would be able to lift the door and lean his upper body out of the hatch in order to see behind the car. The first production car to feature…
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MEGA PHOTO GALLERY: SEMA 2021 CORVETTES TO THE EXTREME!

MEGA PHOTO GALLERY: SEMA 2021 CORVETTES TO THE EXTREME!

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Enjoy some of the world's best tuners in our photo converge of SEMA2021 where they take the Corvette to some of the wildest creations to the extremes. The SEMA Show took place on November 2 - November 5, 2021, at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the world's largest trade show, i.e. a candy store for car enthusiasts. The commercial booths that are at the show display car accessories, parts, gadgets, and add-ons that attendees can see up close. Many of the parts are mounted on a variety of different vehicles so you can see them functioning in their product setting. If you didn't get to attend this year's Specialty Equipment Market Association show, we have a huge photo gallery of some of…
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Dave Kindig Unique 1953 Corvette Concept that Debut at SEMA 2021

Dave Kindig Unique 1953 Corvette Concept that Debut at SEMA 2021

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This week, the 2021 SEMA Show in Las Vegas is going on (November 2-5, 2021), and there are some of the most awesome cars in the world on display.  Today on the Vette Vues' blog, we are looking at the One-Of-A-Kind 1953 Corvette Concept by Dave Kindig. Dave Kindig Unique 1953 Corvette Concept that Debut at SEMA 2021 side shot photo. Carbon fiber body designed by KINGDIG-IT DESIGN and manufactured by Doug’s Performance Corvettes. Photo Credits Gary Rosier David Kindig and his talented team have been designing some of the best cars on the planet.  But Dave has always wanted to create his very own one-off TurnKey Car. A unique car, from the headlight to the taillight and everything in between.  A true signature car.  This year at the SEMA…
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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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