Hennessey 2014 C7 Corvette Breaks 200 MPH on New Texas Toll Road

Hennessey 2014 C7 Corvette Breaks 200 MPH on New Texas Toll Road

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On December 11, 2013, an HPE-upgraded C7 Corvette, driven by company founder John Hennessey, achieved a top speed of 200.6 mph, making it the first C7 Corvette to break the double-century mark. December 17, 2013    John Hennessey pilots first C7 Corvette to eclipse the double century mark Houston, Texas—Only a handful of supercars exist that can rightfully lay claim to achieving 200 mph and beyond. With a serious injection of horsepower from Hennessey Performance (HPE), the new Corvette Stingray has entered that exclusive club. On December 11, 2013, an HPE-upgraded C7 Corvette, driven by company founder John Hennessey, achieved a top speed of 200.6 mph, making it the first C7 Corvette to break the double-century mark. The run was verified with both the VBox GPS-based data acquisition system and…
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OVRKL 2002 Custom Corvette Z06

OVRKL 2002 Custom Corvette Z06

2002 Corvette Information, C5 Corvette Information, Corvette Chevy Expo, Corvette Features
2002 Custom Corvette Z06 - One Wild Ride! OVRKL 2002 Custom Corvette Z06 Photographers: Mark Jenkins & Luke Bhothipiti This is a story about a man and his 2002 Custom Corvette Z06 that has gone from a daily driver with 113,000 miles on it, to Best of Show Corvette at the 2012 Corvette Chevy Expo. Chris Johnson, an 11th-generation Texan, ordered her up new. Chris, only 24 years old, was fresh out of graduate school when he decided he wanted to buy a Corvette. He picked his new 2002 ZO6 Corvette up at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, and drove her back to Texas. This particular Corvette has led a busy life under his care. Chris, greatly enjoying his car, has driven it as far west as…
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Chevrolet to Introduce 2015 Corvette Z06 at Detroit Show

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Most-capable Corvette ever will lead industry’s broadest range of performance carsChevrolet will take the wraps off the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 in January at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. © General Motors2013-12-04DETROIT – Chevrolet will introduce the 2015 Corvette Z06 next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will be the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features.The Corvette Z06 will complete Chevrolet’s performance car lineup, which will also see the addition of the Corvette Stingray Convertible, Camaro Z/28 and SS sedan.“Chevrolet is America’s favorite performance car brand, and for 2014 we are going to offer enthusiasts more choices than ever before,” said Alan Batey, senior vice president, Global Chevrolet. “No…
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Forgotten Photos from 1967 – The 1st SEMA Show

Forgotten Photos from 1967 – The 1st SEMA Show

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette Features, Corvette History
Historical photos from the first SEMA (Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association event in 1967. The SEMA (Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association began in 1967. Here are some historical photos from that event as well as a timeline. If you hang around "car" people very long, you are sure to hear the name SEMA.   You might be asking, just what is a SEMA?     Today SEMA Show represents the $46.2 billion automotive aftermarkets. It is the only trade show that brings together every segment of the automotive industry, from hot rods and off-roads to mobile electronics and collision repair. It consists of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams, and more.  The event is not open to the general public, but many of…
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Chevrolet Performance Cars Flex Muscles at SEMA Show

Chevrolet Performance Cars Flex Muscles at SEMA Show

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Concept Corvette, Camaro, and SS models highlight the breadth of the performance range 2013-11-04 Chevrolet reveals three vehicles featured in "Transformers: The Age of Extinction" Monday, November 4, 2013, at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chevrolet has a long history of being involved with the globally celebrated Transformer movie franchise. This Chevrolet Camaro (right) was built under the supervision of GM Design for use in the upcoming film. (Photo by Isaac Brekken for Chevrolet) © General Motors Chevrolet Unveils Nine High-Powered Concepts At SEMAChevrolet reveals three vehicles featured in "Transformers: The Age of Extinction" Monday, November 4, 2013, at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chevrolet has a long history of being involved with the globally celebrated Transformer movie franchise. This Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was built under…
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1967 L88 Corvette – The 12-mile Corvette

1967 L88 Corvette – The 12-mile Corvette

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Our feature car is known as the 12-mile Corvette.  This 1967 L88 Corvette was inducted into the Great Hall at Bloomington Gold in 2010. 1967 L88 Corvette - The 12-mile Corvette at the Bloomington Gold 2010 Great Hall 1967 L88 Corvette - The 12-mile Corvette at the Bloomington Gold 2010 Great Hall 1967 L88 Corvette - The 12-mile Corvette at the Bloomington Gold 2010 Great Hall Roger Judski’s 1967 L88 Corvette created a lot of buzzes as it only had 12 miles on it.  Here’s how the story goes: Shipped from the factory by train to Seattle, this 1967 was driven a few miles to Alan Green Chevrolet. Its new owner trailered it to a remote warehouse where he intended to turn it into a dragster. He started but did…
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1953 EX-122 Corvette – The Corvette that Inspired Zora

1953 EX-122 Corvette – The Corvette that Inspired Zora

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1953 EX-122 Corvette from Bloomington Gold Great Hall 2010 We are looking at some photos of the 1953 EX-122 Corvette from the Bloomington Gold event in 2010. EX-122 was built in the Experimental Department of Chevrolet Engineering in Detroit and debuted at the Motorama held at the New York Waldorf Astoria hotel in January 1953. 1953 EX-122 Corvette is on display at the 2010 Bloomington Gold held at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. It was inducted into the Great Hall. 1953 EX-122 Corvette is on display at the 2010 Bloomington Gold held at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. It was inducted into the Great Hall. 1953 EX-122 Corvette is on display at the 2010 Bloomington Gold held at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. It…
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James Garner American International Racing 1968 L88 Corvettes

James Garner American International Racing 1968 L88 Corvettes

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Here is a fine example of a 1968 Corvette. It is the James Garner's American International Racing Team 1968 AIR L88 Corvette and was owned by Bob Radke. Vette Vues Magazine took the photo at the 2009 NCRS National Convention in San Jose. It is restored and received the American Heritage Award. This appeared in the October 2009 issue of Vette Vues Magazine. Here is a great historical photo of the James Garner Corvettes in Dick Goldstrand's shop. You see the James Garner's Corvette in the Guldstrand R&D shop in preparation for the 1968 Daytona 24 hour race. In 2015 one of the 1968 L88 James Garner Corvettes went across the Barrett-Jackson auction block but it Did Not Meet Reserve. Here is what their website had to say: Lot #5048…
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