1957 Corvette Magazine Ads

1957 Corvette Magazine Ads

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Magazine Ads
Before we look at our 1957 Corvette Magazine Ads, we also want to share a little trivia.  This comes from our Vette Vues Magazine column “Rear Vues” where we feature Corvette Magazine Ads from the Ladd B. Chase Collection. In 1957, there were massive promotional campaigns from Ford Motor Company. In magazine ads, they announced “E-Day” in which a new car was going to be introduced. This would take place on September 4, 1957. 2.5 million Americans poured into dealerships around the country. “E-Day” was the debut of the 1958 model year Edsel. Enthusiasm was high! In the first year, 63,110 Edsels were sold in the United States; an additional 4,935 units were sold in Canada (to put it in perspective-Chevrolet produced 6,339 1957 Corvettes). The Edsel was sold through a new…
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1957 Corvette Big Brake Airbox Goes to Auction

1957 Corvette Big Brake Airbox Goes to Auction

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
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. 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 development. That was in January of 1957. After waiting months he finally flew to St. Louis to take delivery at the plant. This was only days before the Cumberland, Maryland road races. He drove to the track with just two hours of rest where Bill Howe took third place, right…
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1957 C1 CORVETTE AIRBOX ROADSTER at SEMA 2017

1957 C1 CORVETTE AIRBOX ROADSTER at SEMA 2017

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette News and Archives
The SEMA show is going on this week in Las Vegas. Chevrolet brought this 1957 Chevrolet C1 Corvette which features option code 579E, a rare airbox option. Only 43 1957 Corvette models were factory-equipped wîth the 579E airbox option. [caption id="attachment_4446" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Only 43 1957 Corvette models were factory-equipped with the 579E airbox option. Vehicle is on display at the 2017 SEMA Show courtesy of Hendrick Performance.[/caption] RARE COLD-AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM HIGHLIGHTS 60-PLUS YEARS OF PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT Nineteen fifty-seven was a pivotal year for the Chevrolet Corvette. It was the first year for a four-speed transmission, while its Small Block V-8 grew to 283 cubic inches (4.6L) and offered mechanical fuel injection. Those “fuelie” models established a new performance benchmark by delivering one horsepower for each cubic inch of…
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Corvette News Magazine History – First Published in 1957

Corvette News Magazine History – First Published in 1957

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette News Magazine, Vintage Corvette Magazine Ads
In this article, you will learn about the history of Corvette News, which was the first Corvette magazine produced.  At the end of this article, you will find links to some of the issues of Corvette News that you can read online. GM published a magazine called Corvette News.  Corvette News was the first Corvette magazine produced and was first published in 1957.  It was sent to owners of new Corvettes...for free.  Corvette News covered Corvette racing, news about Corvette club events, features about Corvette owners, and news about the new Corvette! When you purchased your new Corvette, your owner's manual had a postcard in the front that you sent in with your name and address. You received a pin, a patch, an ID card, and a subscription for three calendar years…
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1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283/283 FI Pilot Production 579B

1957 Chevrolet Corvette 283/283 FI Pilot Production 579B

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Features, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
This article appeared in the September 2007 issue of Vette Vues Magazine in its coverage of the Bloomington Gold Corvette show.   1957 Corvette Serial Number 0162 283/283 FI Pilot Production 579B. Owned by (In 2007): Ken Kayser, Flint, MI. [caption id="attachment_4729" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Ken Kayser poses with his 1957 Corvette at the 2007 Bloomington Gold Special Collection XXIII[/caption] This 1957 Corvette #162 was one of approximately twelve "pilot" RPO-579 fuel injection Corvettes assembled at the St. Louis Corvette plant in the first two weeks of October 1957. The purpose of a pilot build event is to evaluate the ability of the people, parts, and assembly process to perform the work in the time allowed with satisfactory quality. The pilot fuel injection units built at St. Louis revealed several problems…
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1957 SCCA Corvette FI Historic Racecar | Vette Vues Magazine

1957 SCCA Corvette FI Historic Racecar | Vette Vues Magazine

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History, Corvette Features, Corvette Racing News Current and Past, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
This article appeared in the September 2007 issue of Vette Vues Magazine in its coverage of the Bloomington Gold Corvette show. [caption id="attachment_4741" align="aligncenter" width="600"] 1957 SCCA Corvette FI Historic Racecar[/caption] 1957 Corvette Serial Number 3963 283/283 FI Historic Racer. Owned by: John & Sally Neas, Tulsa, OK (2007) This Corvette is the earliest known RPO 684 produced at St. Louis, and perhaps most successful 1957 Corvette in SCCA Racing during 1957. Produced May 14, 1957, factory delivered to driver Bark Henry and driven to Cumberland to race May 17-19. Sponsor Robert "Bob" Rosenthal of Rosenthal Chevrolet in Arlington, VA, was most successful dealer race team in 1957. Fred Windridge was the number two driver. The Car was heavily promoted and supported by Ed Cole and supported by Zora Arkus-Duntov…
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1957 Corvette Convertible Sebring/Daytona/Nassau/Racer

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette Racing News Current and Past, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
  Cover of the October 2005 issue of Vette Vues Magazine This article appeared in Vette Vues Magazine, October 2005 Issue. Volume 34, Issue Number 3 This historical Corvette was on display at the 2008 Bloomington Gold Special Collection XXI.  It was owned and showed by Joseph & Mary Beth Trybulec of Bentonville, AR. 1957 Corvette Convertible Sebring/Daytona/Nassau/Racer   Work order 17792 created 3 special competition cars for 1957. Raced at Sebring, Daytona, and Nassau. Featured in Corvette News, Volume one, number one. Introduced fuel injection to the Corvette. Here are some historical photos that were on display at the Bloomington Gold Corvette show. 1957 Corvette Convertible Sebring/Daytona/Nassau/Racer   1957 Corvette Convertible Sebring/Daytona/Nassau/Racer   1957 Corvette Convertible Sebring/Daytona/Nassau/Racer   1957 Corvette Convertible Sebring/Daytona/Nassau/Racer   Ed Cole’s decision to make the…
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Debut of Restored Rare 1957 Corvette RPO-57D Airbox Chassis

Debut of Restored Rare 1957 Corvette RPO-57D Airbox Chassis

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History
Ken Kayser of Kayser Specialty Co. will be showing a freshly restored Rare 1957 Corvette RPO-579D Airbox Chassis in the Vette Vues Magazine booth at Corvettes @ Carlisle August 24-26, 2012 in Building T. [caption id="attachment_4718" align="aligncenter" width="360"] T-10 4-Speed Transmission. Ken Kayser of Kayser Specialty Co. will be showing a freshly restored Rare 1957 Corvette RPO-579D "Airbox" Chassis in the Vette Vues Magazine booth at Corvettes @ Carlisle August 24-26, 2012 in Building T.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4719" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Heavy Duty Sway Bar and Fast Steering Adapter. Ken Kayser of Kayser Specialty Co. will be showing a freshly restored Rare 1957 Corvette RPO-579D "Airbox" Chassis in the Vette Vues Magazine booth at Corvettes @ Carlisle August 24-26, 2012 in Building T.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_4720" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Front Finned Brake Drums with…
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1957 Corvette Brochure

1957 Corvette Brochure

1957 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Magazine Ads
[caption id="attachment_7070" align="aligncenter" width="1430"] 1957 Corvette Brochure[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7071" align="aligncenter" width="4085"] 1957 Corvette Brochure[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7073" align="aligncenter" width="1402"] 1957 Corvette Brochure[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7072" align="aligncenter" width="1374"] 1957 Corvette Brochure[/caption]
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