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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Barrett-Jackson Auction Helps Raise $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief

Barrett-Jackson Auction Helps Raise $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
Barrett-Jackson Online Only Auction Sets World Records, Helps NASCAR Team Owner Richard Childress Raise $425,000 for COVID-19 Relief SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – May 20, 2020 – Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, set two world collector car auction records and raised $425,000 for charity during its successful Online Only May 2020 Auction. During the online auction, which closed on May 17, Barrett-Jackson offered a limited selection of carefully curated vehicles and automobilia that brought in more than $3.79 million, including an amazing $425,000 for charity with the help of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress. Barrett-Jackson set two world auction records for collector cars, including a 2010 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Race Car (Lot #100) that sold for $61,600, and a 1984 Dodge Daytona Turbo (Lot #217), which closed bidding at $20,350.…
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1963 ZO6 Test – Video

1963 ZO6 Test – Video

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
FOLLOW US Legendary Zora Arkus Duntov handpicked top Corvette racers to test drive the all-new 1963 ZO6 Corvette Stingray. He chose Dave MacDonald and Dick Thompson. On June 29 through July 1, 1962, Zora held a three-day media event. This historic test was used in a GM promotional video titled Biography of a Sports Car and was distributed around the globe as part of GM's '63 sales campaign. First Four 1963 ZO6s Given to Racers Two months later GM presented the first four 1963 Z06 Corvettes off the line to renowned Corvette racers Dave MacDonald, Bob Bondurant, Doug Hooper & Jerry Grant - it was decided MacDonald would receive VIN#684, the very first. All four Stingrays would debut at Riverside International Raceway on Oct 13, 1962. Also debuting that day…
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Vintage 1964 Corvette Magazine Advertisements

Vintage 1964 Corvette Magazine Advertisements

1964 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
In this blog post, we are looking at the 1964 Corvette Magazine Advertisement. These appeared in Vette Vues Rear Vues Column in 2014.  That year the 1964 Corvette was celebrating its 50th anniversary. Before we look at the 1964 Corvette Magazine Advertisements lets look at a little history . . . The World's Fair was also held in New York City in 1964. The theme was "Peace through Understanding," and dedicated to "Man's Achievement on a Shrinking Globe in an Expanding Universe." The fair ran for two years, April 22 – October 18, 1964, and April 21 – October 17, 1965, with over 51 million people attending. The gate fee was $2 in 1964 but was raised to $2.50 in '65. Most American companies had a major presence there. Among the exhibitions was…
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1963 Corvette Feature Owned by Rollie Walriven

1963 Corvette Feature Owned by Rollie Walriven

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
Our Corvette feature is owned by Rollie Walriven. Rollie took delivery of his brand new, Daytona Blue 1963 Corvette Coupe in November 1962. We’ve all heard and perhaps have lived this story: Young man buys a Corvette, has a blast with the car, falls in love, marries, it’s time for a house, and the Vette is out’a here! “Life” often gets in the way of Corvettes. This is not one of those stories - no, just the opposite. Rollie Walriven took delivery of his brand new, Daytona Blue 1963 Corvette Coupe in November 1962 When Rollie Walriven took delivery of his brand new, Daytona Blue 1963 Corvette Coupe in November 1962, he was already a serious car guy. He had owned a daily driver 1959 4-speed Corvette with a mildly…
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C2 Corvette Body Kits

C2 Corvette Body Kits

C2 Corvette Information, Chevrolet Corvette History
We recently looked at the C1 Body Kits today we are looking at the C2 Corvette Body Kits.  The full five-part series can be read starting with the May 2018 issue of Vette Vues Magazine and ran for five months.  We have also posted some of the photos and details on our website.  Here is the link for the C1 Body Kits. C2 (1963-67) C2 Period Kits and Pieces: The 1963 Stingray blew the doors off car design. It was going to be a hard act to follow. But the economy was still slow, and most people were more concerned with their first house, rather than a sports car. As the baby boom babies came of age, however, there was a matching growth in income and a growing interest in…
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1966 Kiddie Corvette Video and Information

1966 Kiddie Corvette Video and Information

1966 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette Videos
This classic commercial for the 1966 Corvette shows that there's a Chevrolet for anyone who likes to drive! The car was a Dealer Promo Stingray toy for Christmas. https://youtu.be/XM3fM65GUN4 The 1966 Corvette C2 Stingray Coupe 427 was made by Republic Tool and Die Corp. From what I learned on other websites the toy car is about 30" long and come with a 6-volt rechargeable battery. There is a button in the middle of the steering wheel to honk the horn.  As you can see the child would sit on top of the roof of the car and it would haul you around...until the battery would run down. Just plug it into any electrical outlet. There is nothing written on it except Republic Tool and Die Co. in Los Angeles.  It…
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Vintage 1967 Corvette Advertisements

Vintage 1967 Corvette Advertisements

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Magazine Ads
In Vette Vues Magazine each month we cover vintage Corvette advertisements in our Rear Vues column.  Here are some vintage 1967 Corvette ads. 1967 Corvette Ads 1967 Corvette Ads 1967 Corvette Ads 1967 Corvette Ads 1967 Corvette Ads 1967 Corvette Ads 1967 Corvette Ads 1967 Corvette Ads 1967 Corvette Ads 1967 Corvette Ads 1967 Corvette Ads You can find a list of Vintage Corvette advertisements here: http://vette-vues.com/join-our-blog/rear-vues-corvette-magazine-ads/ http://vette-vues.com/valuable-player-award-1967-corvette-goes-auction/ http://vette-vues.com/1967-corvette-options/ http://vette-vues.com/rare-1967-chevrolet-corvette-goes-auction/ http://vette-vues.com/1967-corvette-specifications-pdf/ http://vette-vues.com/welcome/vette-vues-magazine-history/ http://vette-vues.com/current-issue-preview/
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1963 Chevrolet Super Sport Commercial

1963 Chevrolet Super Sport Commercial

1963 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette Videos
This promotional film for the Chevrolet Super Sports includes footage and features of the Nova, Chevelle and Impala SS models as well as the Corvette Sting Ray. https://youtu.be/5NV69a3rumU 1963 Chevrolet Super Sport Magazine Advertisement including Corvette Here is another 1963 Corvette video you might enjoy: http://vette-vues.com/1963-corvette-grand-sport-1/ http://vette-vues.com/current-issue-preview/
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Most Valuable Player Award 1967 Corvette Goes to Auction

Most Valuable Player Award 1967 Corvette Goes to Auction

1967 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvettes at Auction
[caption id="attachment_6412" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Bart Starr's Most Valuable Player Award 1967 Corvette Goes to the 2018 Mecum Auction in Indy (Source: Mecum Auction)[/caption] Bart Starr's 1967 MVP Corvette will be going up for auction at the Mecum Spring Classic 2018 - May 15 – May 20 held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, 1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205. We learn from the Mecum's website that "In January 1967, the Green Bay Packers won the first Super Bowl under the leadership of quarterback Bart Starr. One of the NFL’s all-time greatest players, Starr led the Packers to a 35-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs and was named the game’s Most Valuable Player." Bart Starr was awarded this 1967 Corvette Sting Ray Convertible for his efforts. This…
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