Best Corvette Books to Read

Best Corvette Books to Read

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Vette Vues' Best Corvette Books to Read Vette Vues Magazine has compiled a list of Chevrolet Corvette books for your library and have organized them by generation. We hope you find the list helpful when searching for a great Corvette book to enjoy. C1 1953-1962 CORVETTE BOOKSC2 1963-1967 CORVETTE BOOKSC3 1968-1982 CORVETTE BOOKSC4 1984-1996 CORVETTE BOOKSC5 1997-2004 CORVETTE BOOKSC6 2005-2013 CORVETTE BOOKSC7 2014-2019 CORVETTE BOOKSC8 2020- CORVETTE BOOKSCorvette Books Multiple Years The "unofficial" start of fall is upon us. The children are back to school and you finally have some time to yourself to relax and enjoy a good Corvette book. And, what better subject than the Chevrolet Corvette? We looked through our Vette Vues library and found some books you are sure to enjoy. Also, while you are here,…
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Chevrolet Announces 2023 Corvette Z06 Reveal Date

Chevrolet Announces 2023 Corvette Z06 Reveal Date

2023 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
The all-new 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 will be revealed on Oct. 26, 2021. Designed to amplify the thrill of driving, the Corvette Z06 is a supercar that performs – whether on backroads or the Autobahn or the world’s most recognizable tracks like Circuit de la Sarthe. "©2021 Richard Prince, Richard Prince Photography, www.rprincephoto.com" We have been reading about the ZO6 Chevrolet Corvette for a while now.  Well, Chevrolet has just released a teaser video that shows a camouflaged prototype with a big wing testing on various racetracks in Europe and the debut date. The teaser video opens with a notice to “save the date” before cutting to pre-production, camouflaged C8 Corvette Z06 driving past the Nürburgring.  In the end, the video warns that “the streets will never look the same,”…
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2022 Provisional IMSA Schedule

2022 Provisional IMSA Schedule

Corvette Events, Corvette Information, Corvette Racing News Current and Past
The 2022 Provisional IMSA Schedule is just announced. Jan. 21-23, Roar Before the 24 at DaytonaJan. 27-30, Rolex 24 at DaytonaMarch 16-19, SebringApril 8-9, Long BeachApril 29-May 1, Laguna SecaMay 13-15, Mid-OhioJune 3-4, Belle IsleJune 23-26, Watkins GlenJuly 1-3, Canadian Tire Motorsports ParkJuly 15-16, Lime RockAug. 5-7, Road AmericaAug. 26-28, Virginia International RacewaySept. 28-Oct. 1, Road Atlanta
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1971 LS6 and ZR2 Corvettes Displayed in the Bloomington Gold Collection 2021

1971 LS6 and ZR2 Corvettes Displayed in the Bloomington Gold Collection 2021

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Events, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Specifications
Today on the Vette Vues blog, we look at the 1971 LS6 and ZR2 Corvettes displayed in the Gold Collection at the 49th Bloomington Gold Corvette Show. The event was held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. 1971 LS6 The original LS6 produced 425 bhp and was the most powerful engine offered in 1971.  Only 188 cars were produced with this powerplant, less than one percent of Corvette’s 21,801 1971 production run. The option price was $1,221.00, or 22 percent of the coupe’s $5,496.00 base price. When tested by a leading automotive magazine, an LS6 with a four-speed manual and a 3.36:1 limited-slip differential produced impressive numbers: a 0 to 60 time of 5.3 seconds, 13.8 seconds@105 mph in the quarter-mile, and fuel mileage between 9 and 14…
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1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold $380,000 at Mecum Auction 2019

1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold $380,000 at Mecum Auction 2019

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvettes at Auction
As we continue to look at the 1971 Corvette, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, we look at a 1971 Corvette ZR2 Convertible that sold for $380,000 at the Mecum Kissimmee 2019 auction and a ZR2 that sold for $495,000.00 at Barrett-Jackson in 2014 and Mecum Sold a 1971 ZR2 for $440,000 in Monterey 2010. Photos Courtesy Mecum Auction Source: Mecum Auction Website 1971 Ontario Orange Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold $380,000 at Mecum Auction 2019 The engine in 1971 Ontario Orange Corvette ZR2 Convertible Sold $380,000 at Mecum Auction 2019 Here are the highlights: 1 of 12 produced in both Coupe and Convertible1 of 2 known ZR2 ConvertiblesExport per NCRS/GM Shipping Data ReportAluminum Heads, heavy-duty radiator, radio deleteM22 heavy-duty 4-Speed, J50/56 power heavy duty brakesSpecial heavy-duty suspension, 3.55…
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Designer Larry Shinoda History and Video Interviews

Designer Larry Shinoda History and Video Interviews

1963 Corvette Information, Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Videos
Today on Vette Vues blog we are looking at the life of designer Larry Shinoda as well as a collection of video interviews with him. Lawrence Kiyoshi (Larry) Shinoda (March 25, 1930 – November 13, 1997) was a legendary American automotive designer who was best known for his work on the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang. Larry Shinoda was a designer who worked for General Motors Styling from 1956 to 1968. Perhaps his most was his working on the final design for the 1963 split-window Sting Ray. He Shinoda was born on March 25, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Southern California and his artistic talents showed up while he was still in grade school. Shinoda and his family were required to live in an internment camp by…
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2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Video/Audio Release

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Video/Audio Release

2023 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Chevrolet just released the first official video of the C8 2023 Corvette Z06. Check out the audio clip of the flat-plane-crank 5.5-liter V-8. The C8 Corvette ZO6 will debut as a 2023 model. Chevrolet’s teaser campaign says the C8 Z06 will debut this fall.  It will likely be sold as a 2023 model-year vehicle. Chevrolet has since announced the reveal date. LEARN MORE If you can get your hands on one, the sales wouldn’t start until some point in 2023. If the previous-generation Z06 is any indication, it should be priced at around $85,000. Below is the first teaser trailer for the car with some onboard footage. The ZO6 might be the most exotic-sounding car available for under $300,000 right now. Rumors are suggesting that the Z06 uses a version…
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CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY – EUROPEAN LAUNCH EDITIONS

CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY – EUROPEAN LAUNCH EDITIONS

2021 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
UPDATE: July 8, 2021, the first-ever Chevrolet Corvette for the UK market was launched in the Michelin Supercar Paddock at Goodwood Festival of Speed! Photos shared on Oliver Gavin Facebook page of the Corvette Stingray Right Hand Drive reveal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Michelin 2021.Photos shared on Oliver Gavin Facebook page of the Corvette Stingray Right Hand Drive reveal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Michelin 2021.Photos shared on Oliver Gavin Facebook page of the Corvette Stingray Right Hand Drive reveal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Michelin 2021. Corvette Stingray RHD C8 Mid-Engine Reveal - Photos Credits from Olive Gavin's Facebook post The European Edition Corvette C8 Stingrays are due on sale in October 2021 in Europe. Read the press release about the right-hand…
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6 Ways You Can Get Ripped Off Buying A Collector Car! (Video)

6 Ways You Can Get Ripped Off Buying A Collector Car! (Video)

Corvette Tech Tips, Corvette Videos
Wayne Scraba on his Lone Wolf Hot Rods YouTube channel share 6 Ways You Can Get Ripped Off Buying A Classic Collector Car. You can read Wayne's column every month in Vette Vues Magazine. "Collector cars are hot news today. Prices are spiraling upward. That means the chances to get ripped off by unscrupulous sellers also increases. This video shows you 6 of the Most Common ways someone can get into your wallet." 1. VIN Switch and Bogus Trim Tags2. Shoddy Workmanship3. Rolled Odometer4. Hidden Damage and Rust5. Junk Parts6. Rip Off Transport Costs https://youtu.be/dhQTvYdYtes Here are some other Corvette videos you might enjoy: We add articles to our blog on a regular basis. You can check our Recent Blog Posts Here. If you have never seen Vette Vues Magazine before you can…
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1957 Big Brake Airbox Corvette

1957 Big Brake Airbox Corvette

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
Today we are looking back at the 1957 Big Brake Airbox Corvette Serial No. 4007 and some of its history. We originally covered this in 2018 when it was headed to Mecum Auction in Kissimmee. The earliest known Airbox Corvette, Lot S140, will be auctioned Saturday, January 12, 2019, at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction. What a unique opportunity to own one of 43 Airbox Cars produced of which only twenty-two are known to exist. UPDATE: The 1957 Airbox Corvette bid to $500,000 but did not sell on the block. This award-winning 1957 Corvette is Serial No. 4007 and was completed on May 15, 1957. The car was ordered by a Chevrolet dealer and racer, Bill Howe, in Middleton Ohio during a special SCCA event in which GM announced the car's…
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