TOMMY MORRISON AND HIS CORVETTES (Part 2)

TOMMY MORRISON AND HIS CORVETTES (Part 2)

C4 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Racing News Current and Past
We are looking at Part 2 in our series on Tommy Morrison and his Corvettes. In Part 1 of the Morrison story, we covered the period from 1984 to the end of the 1989 race season. In Part 2 of the story, we picked up the thread in 1990. By: Wayne Ellwood and Brett Richmond Part 1 of the Morrison story covered the period from 1984 to the end of the 1989 race season. In Part 2 of the story, we picked up the thread in 1990. 1990 was the year that Tommy Morrison/Morrison Motorsport re-entered the SCCA World Challenge and also took two cars to Fort Stockton to establish new FIA land speed records. Active racing concluded at the end of the 1995 season, and, by 1999, Morrison Motorsport…
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1956 Corvette Advertisements

1956 Corvette Advertisements

1956 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Magazine Ads
Chevrolet produced a lot of 1956 Corvette advertisements. Today on our blog we are taking a look back at some of these advertisements. We also want to share a little history of the C1 1956 Chevrolet Corvette. We have included some 1956 Corvette Trivia questions for your next club get-together. 1956 had an all-new, streamlined body for the Corvette with roll-up windows. The Corvette "roadster" finally qualifies as a true "convertible." There were three engine choices now, and nearly all buyers opted for the 225 hp, dual four-barrel carbureted 265 c.i. V-8. The Corvette transmission choices were split by almost 50-50 between autos and 3-speed manual units. FIBERGLASS FACT: A rare option was the special high-lift camshaft that provided an (unofficial) output of 240 hp! Trivia Questions Here are a…
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1995 Corvette Specifications and Production Numbers

1995 Corvette Specifications and Production Numbers

1995 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Corvette Production Numbers, Corvette Specifications
Today on Vette Vues blog post we are looking at the 1995 Chevrolet Corvette specifications and production numbers as well as details on the 1995 ZR1. 1995 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe 1995 Corvette Total Production = 20,7421995 Corvette Coupes Produciton 15,771 1995 Corvette Convertible Produced 4,971 RPO 1YY07 Base Price for the 1995 Corvette Sport Coupe (15,771) $36,785RPO 1YY67 Base Price for the 1995 Corvette Convertible (4,971) $43,665 1995 Corvette Exterior Color Choices CODEEXTERIORQUANTITY05Dark Purple Metallic1,04905/10Dark Purple Metallic/White52710Arctic White3,38128Admiral Blue1,00641Black3,95943Bright Aqua Metallic90945Polo Green Metallic2,94053Competition Yellow1,00370Torch Red4,53175Dark Red Metallic1,437 1995 Corvette Interior Color Choices CODECOLOR143Light Gray193Black194Black-Pace Car Replica643Light Beige703Red More 1995 Chevy Corvette Options RPODESCRIPTIONQTYRETAILAQ9Sport Seats7,908625AG1Power Driver Seat19,012305AG2Power Passenger Seat15,323305CC2Auxillary Hardtop (convertible)4591,995C2LDual Removable Roof Panels (coupe)2,97995024SRemovable Roof Panel, blue tint (coupe)4,68865064SRemovable Roof Panel, bronze tint (coupe)2,871650FX3Selective Ride and Handling, Electronic3,4211,695G92Performance Axle…
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1995 Corvette Magazine Ads

1995 Corvette Magazine Ads

1995 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Magazine Ads
We have three 1995 Corvette magazine advertisements that were used by Chevrolet for marketing the Vette. 1995 is in the C4 Corvette generation group which ran from 1984-1996. A few quick facts about the 1996 Corvette 1995 marked the end of the ZR-1 production run.The ZR-1's larger brakes, were made standard for all models.A total of 527 Indy Pace Car replicas were built at an additional cost of $2,816; all the Indy Pace Cars were convertibles with dark purple over arctic white paint and special race decals.Total Production = 20,742: 15,771 Coupe, 4,971 Convertible 1995 Corvette Advertisments Here are some other articles you might enjoy: https://vette-vues.com/my-name-is-charlotte-and-im-25-years-old/ https://vette-vues.com/want-to-build-a-c4-project-car/ https://vette-vues.com/ed-nieves-award-winning-corvette/ https://vette-vues.com/product/best_vette_vues_anniversary_book/ If you have never seen Vette Vues Magazine before check out what our subscribers are enjoying each month in the Corvette…
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2021 Corvette Pricing, New Features, Press Release July 8, 2020

2021 Corvette Pricing, New Features, Press Release July 8, 2020

2021 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
As of the date of this blog posts, the Corvette Bowling Green, Kentucky assembly plant is back in operation and hitting full stride with the production of the 2020 Corvette. Vette Vues learns that the Corvette convertible will be produced in the model year 2020 as first announced. For those of you who are waiting for your new C8 Corvette Stingray, 2020 we are happy to report the Corvette’s model year, has not been curtailed as some speculated, but actually extended. In our August 2020 issue of Vette Vues Magazine (now at press) Ken Kayser reports the "Some very popular 2020 Corvette options have either exceeded Chevrolet’s initial estimate, or the suppliers have run into their own production constraints, causing a Hold on more orders. Perhaps a second supplier might…
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1991 Corvette Specifications, Brochure and Press Photos

1991 Corvette Specifications, Brochure and Press Photos

1991 Corvette Information, C4 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Magazine Ads
Today we are looking at some of the specifications on the 1991 Corvette followed by the brochure and some media photos. The brochure is 34 pages including the front and back covers. The C4 Corvette ran from 1984 through 1996.  1991 was the 8th year for the fourth generation Vette. Total production numbers were 20,639.  The coupes accounted for 14,967 and the convertibles accounted for 5,672.  The base sport coupe ran $32,4555 and the convertible ran $38,770.  The ZR-1 arrived in 1990.  The “King of the Hill” sold 3,032 in 1990 but in 1991 there were 2,044 that chose this option which added another $31,683 to the coupes price tag. Ten Color Choices for the 1991 Corvette WhiteSteel Blue MetallicYellowBlackTurquoise MetallicDark Red MetallicQuasar Blue MetallicBright RedPolo Green MetallicCharcoal Metallic Interior…
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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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How To Pull An Engine – Video

How To Pull An Engine – Video

Corvette Tech Tips, Corvette Videos
Wayne Scraba shows us how to pull an engine out of an old car without damaging the Corvette or engine. Wayne tells Vette Vues that "Once you have this down, removing or pulling or yanking an engine is easy-peasy! Wayne Scraba, also known as Lone Wolf Hot Rods, has even included a couple of checklists to help you ensure you're getting it done without drama. Check it out! https://youtu.be/W_M-m1qmMqY Here are some other articles you might enjoy https://vette-vues.com/building-corvette-650hp-lt4-v8-engine/ https://vette-vues.com/corvette-engine-repeats-win-as-wardsauto-10-best/ We add articles and videos to our blog on a regular basis. You can always check out the latest blog posts on our Recent Posts page. If you are not getting Vette Vues Magazine you can check out what our subscribers are enjoying in the monthly Corvette magazine this month in…
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Video: How To Build A Permanent Starter Bump Switch

Video: How To Build A Permanent Starter Bump Switch

Corvette Tech Tips, Corvette Videos
Tech guy, Wayne Scraba, shares his secrets on how to build a permanent bump switch. Permanent starter bump switches are super-common on race cars. But did you know you can use them on street cars too. They work better than clip-on jobs and aside from saving time, the big bonus is…. Who wants to melt their skin on a hot set of headers every time you lash the valves? Check out the video on how to set up a permanent circuit. Wayne says that it is easy and anyone can do it. By the way, this system is for a GM, but it can be adapted to other cars. Check it out! https://youtu.be/YwCHnfLeS9k Here are some other blog post you might find interesting: https://vette-vues.com/harbor-freight-jack-stands-recalled-risk-collapsing/ https://vette-vues.com/floor-jacks/ https://vette-vues.com/current-issue-preview/corvette-advertisers/ https://vette-vues.com/23-videos_2020-c8-corvette/ https://vette-vues.com/2020_c8_lego_corvette_instructions/ https://vette-vues.com/cliff-gottlobs-1967-corvette-l88-goes-mecum-auction/ Share…
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Cliff Gottlob’s 1967 L88 C2 Corvette Goes to Auction

Cliff Gottlob’s 1967 L88 C2 Corvette Goes to Auction

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Racing News Current and Past, Corvettes at Auction
Cliff Gottlob's 1967 Corvette L88 Goes to Auction. Photos Courtesy of Mecum Auctions, Inc Today on our blog, we are looking at a 1967 L88 Corvette with a great story to tell that will soon be going to the Mecum Auction. This car is the most successful L88 Corvette race car of all time during its eight-year racing career with its original owner, Cliff Gottlob. We will share with you a short version of the history of this Corvette race car. On the Mecum Auction website, you can read the complete story in a great book by Stephen Cox, "Against All Odds." https://mecum.dcatalog.com/v/The-Ultimate-L88/ Our story starts with the original owner, Cliff Gottlob of Arkansas City, Kansas. Cliff worked full time as an engineer and operated a self-sponsored and underfunded privateer…
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