Huge Selection of Corvettes to Cross 2022 Mecum’s Auction Block

Huge Selection of Corvettes to Cross 2022 Mecum’s Auction Block

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
The Mecum Auction in Kissimmee is January 6-16, 2022 and there are some great Corvettes going across the block including the Last 1953 Corvette produced. Follow our series on the 2022 Mecum Auction. Corvettes at Mecum Auction Kissimmee 2022 Part I: Mecum Kissimmee 2022 Photo Credits: Mecum Auction Categories: Corvettes at Auction Corvette News C1 Corvette Information 1953 Corvette Information The kickoff to the car season for many is the Mecum Auction in Florida.  We are looking at some of the Corvettes offered at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction coming up on January 6-16, 2022. We will try to bring you some cars every day until the auction. We will also be attending and bringing you some photos at the event. So, check back often to see what is new.  You…
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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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1953 Corvette Magazine Ads & Trivia

1953 Corvette Magazine Ads & Trivia

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In this article, we are looking at the 1953 Corvette Magazine ads.  At the end of the ads, we will also look in our Rear Vues at what was happening during the time with a little 1953 Trivia. [envira-gallery slug="1953-corvette-photo-gallery"] Did you know the only two options available on the 1953 Corvette were a heater and an AM radio? As we look at the 1953 Corvette Magazine Ads, we thought you might enjoy a little trivia about what was happening in 1953. Publishing has always been difficult.  In 1953, a new publication came on the scene.  Its publisher borrowed $1,000 from his mother and a few others to start it in a Hyde Park kitchen (Chicago). The first issue came out in December but was undated, because they were unsure…
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1953 VIN 003 Cutaway Corvette Donated to the NCM

1953 VIN 003 Cutaway Corvette Donated to the NCM

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Car Revealed as part of National Corvette Museum's Gateway Remodel Gateway Exhibit at the National Corvette Museum A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held during the National Corvette Museum’s annual Michelin NCM Bash, introducing the more than 1,500 Corvette enthusiasts in attendance to the newest exhibit area of the Museum. Thanks to the generosity of donors to the 2018 giving campaign, visitors to the Museum will now be greeted by a welcoming admissions area leading to the completely revamped Gateway exhibit. A surprise announcement was made as part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Ed and Teresa Foss of Roanoke, Indiana, owners of the 1953 Corvette Chassis #003 (the earliest existing Corvette chassis) donated their educational cutaway utilizing the chassis to the Museum. The fully functional vehicle was built explicitly for educational and display…
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C1 Corvette – THE HISTORY OF BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

C1 Corvette – THE HISTORY OF BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

1953 Corvette Information, 1954 Corvette Information, 1955 Corvette Information, 1956 Corvette Information, 1957 Corvette Information, 1958 Corvette Information, 1959 Corvette Information, 1960 Corvette Information, 1961 Corvette Information, 1962 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Features
C1 Corvette History of Body Kits and Dress-up This is the first re-post of six-part series that looks back at the various custom modifications that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles. This re-post presents additional photos to those who were selected for print in VETTE VUES. In this series, VETTE VUES presents a photographic summary of the major trends in customization, as it has evolved through the various year groups. The treatment for each year group follows a set format. Examples of kits (or parts) that were offered in that actual time period will be presented first, followed by various retro-themed kits or turn-key cars developed in later years. Miscellaneous items are included at the end of each year group. NOTE:…
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1953 Chevrolet Corvette Goes to Auction

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Goes to Auction

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This 1953 Corvette is the 30th of 300 produced and goes to auction in January 2018.  In this article we look at several 1953 cars that were in the Motorama that year. MOTORAMA MEMORIES: From the DeAtley Collection come four shining General Motors dream vehicles Article Courtesy of Barret-Jackson and written by independent automotive journalist Tom Jensen Fine examples from the very first GM Motorama in 1953: a Buick Skylark (Lot #1353), Cadillac Eldorado (Lot #1353.1), Oldsmobile Fiesta (Lot #1353.2) and Chevrolet Corvette (Lot #1353.3) – all selling at No Reserve at the 2018 Scottsdale Auction. The American auto industry after World War II reflected both the unflappable optimism of our nation’s population and the enormous capabilities of the manufacturing sector. There was no dream too big, too audacious or…
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1953 Corvette Specs, Colors, Facts, Production Statistics

1953 Corvette Specs, Colors, Facts, Production Statistics

1953 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information
Bob McDorman's1953 Corvette Lot T123 Sold for $220,000 a the Mecum 30th Spring Classic in 2017 The EX122 Motorama Experimental Prototype Corvette is at Kerbeck Corvette, making this the oldest Corvette in the World.    It was first shown to the public at the 1953 General Motors Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on January 17, 1953.  It was six months before the first 1953 drove off the assembly line on June 30, 1953. The first Corvette came off the assembly line on June 30, 1953. There were 300 Corvettes produced. The first two were destroyed... they were engineering test cars. This is still the rarest of all model year production Corvettes. It is estimated that about 225 1953 Corvettes still exist. This radically different sports car was…
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1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Video

1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Video

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In this blog, we will look at a 1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Scenic running footage of the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette unveiled at the 1953 Motorama in New York.  We will also look at a video called "Hall of Wonders" where the 1953 is introduced by Dave Garroway. 1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Scenic running footage of the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette unveiled at the 1953 Motorama in New York. This is another interesting video with Dave Garroway for a Chevrolet Corvette Promotional Film.  This is one of a series of films made by the Jam Handy Organization for Chevrolet.   "Hall of Wonders" features "Today Show" host Dave Garroway talking about General Motors as an innovator in the field of automotive design. The film ends with a look at the brand…
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1953 Corvette Postage Stamp History

1953 Corvette Postage Stamp History

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America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars' postage stamps and Postal Cards roll out of Detroit RELEASE DATE: August 20, 2005 In this article we will look at the history of the 1953 Corvette Postage Stamp. The US post office came out with 5 commemorative stamps in 2005: "America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars." Corvette historian and author, Noland Adams' 1953 Corvettes was on one of these stamps. America on the Move: 50s Sporty Cars' postage stamps and Postal Cards roll out of Detroit (in 2005). Among them was a 1953 Corvette Postage Stamp. DETROIT - Millions of classic cars from the 1950s rolled out of the Motor City today, guaranteed to cross the country for just 37-cents. Available in five makes and models, the "America on the Move:…
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1953 Chevrolet Corvette Video

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Video

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This is a promotional video that details the design and engineering of the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette. It was created prior to the introduction of the production car. This promotional film from Chevrolet details the design and engineering features of the 1953 Corvette. As it was created prior to the introduction of the production car in June 1953, the car shown is actually the original Motorama Corvette show car which can be easily identified by unique front fender trim and the "Corvette" script on the hood. ⇒  Here are some more articles you might enjoy… Did you know that there was a commemorative postage stamp with the 1953 Corvette on it? https://vette-vues.com/1953-corvette-postage-stamp/ 1953 Corvette Motorama Show Car Scenic running footage of the 1953 Chevrolet Corvette unveiled at the 1953 Motorama in…
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