C3 Vette Registry – 21 years at Corvettes at Carlisle

C3 Vette Registry – 21 years at Corvettes at Carlisle

1968 C3 Corvette Information, 1969 Corvette Information, 1970 Corvette Information, 1971 Corvette Information, 1972 Corvette Information, 1973 Corvette Information, 1974 Corvette Information, 1975 Corvette Information, 1976 Corvette Information, 1977 Corvette Information, 1978 Corvette Information, 1979 Corvette Information, 1980 Corvette Information, 1981 Corvette Information, 1982 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Events, Corvette News and Archives
The best of all worlds. Join the C3 Vette Registry at the world's largest Corvette car show. Corvettes at Carlisle is held every August in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and has been running since 1982. Corvettes at Carlisle is the largest Corvette show in the world. - Photo Courtesy C3 Vette Registry Our topic today is C3 Vette Registry at Corvettes at Carlisle. Corvettes at Carlisle is held every August in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and has been running since 1982. It has evolved into the largest All Corvette show in the country. Corvettes at Carlisle is celebrating its 40th year, and the C3 Vette Registry will be on hand to celebrate along with many other Corvette clubs on August 25 - 27, 2022. Today we're going to discuss the C3VR and its role…
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Rare, Ground-Pounding, 1969 L88 Corvette Goes to Auction with Rock Crushing M22

Rare, Ground-Pounding, 1969 L88 Corvette Goes to Auction with Rock Crushing M22

1969 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
Rare, Ground-Pounding, Fathom Green 1969 L88 Corvette for sale at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee January 8, 2022. UPDATE: THIS CORVETTE BID TO $340,000 BUT DID NOT SELL...THE BID GOES ON! Ground-Pounding Fathom Green 1969 L88 Corvette for sale at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee 2022 Source: Mecum Auction's website The 35th Anniversary Bloomington Gold Corvette Show was held at Pheasant Run Resort and Spa, just outside of Chicago in St. Charles, Illinois, on June 26 – 29, 2008, the seventh year that the show has been held at this spectacular location. Only twenty (20) L88s were built in 1967, eighty (80) in 1968, and one hundred and sixteen (116) in 1969. The highlight was The L88 Invasion in the Special Collection at the 2008 event. The Special Collection was…
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C3 PHOTOS FROM YESTERYEAR OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

C3 PHOTOS FROM YESTERYEAR OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

1968 C3 Corvette Information, 1969 Corvette Information, 1970 Corvette Information, 1971 Corvette Information, 1972 Corvette Information, 1973 Corvette Information, 1974 Corvette Information, 1975 Corvette Information, 1976 Corvette Information, 1977 Corvette Information, 1978 Corvette Information, 1979 Corvette Information, 1980 Corvette Information, 1981 Corvette Information, 1982 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette History
Take a trip down memory lane as we look at the third part of the original series in Vette Vues Magazine covering Corvette body kits and dress up parts. We are looking back at the various custom modifications on the C3 Corvettes that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles. Enjoy the journey! C3 - THE HISTORY OF CORVETTE BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS By Wayne Ellwood Photo Credits: Facebook, General Motors, Jeff Page-Heartland, Eckler, Ben Labaree, Tony Mezzacca Motorsport, Chris Farkash, Wayne Ellwood This is the third re-post of the original series in Vette Vues Magazine. We are looking back at the various custom modifications that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles.…
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C3 Generation Chevrolet Corvette Overview

C3 Generation Chevrolet Corvette Overview

C3 Corvette C3 Corvette Overview: The C3 generation from 1968 through 1982. The C3 Corvette, the third generation of the iconic American sports car, arrived in showrooms in 1968. Over its 15-year lifecycle, this car was a reflection of the changing times, mirroring the ups and downs of the American economic landscape. Prior to its release, excitement for a new Corvette model was at an all-time high. The previous generation of Corvettes, the C2 Stingray, was beloved for its stylish appearance and incredible performance. The new 'Vette needed to live up to its predecessor's legacy and sate the increasing appetite for American muscle cars. Read on to learn all about C3 history. Initial Design Zora Arkus-Duntov and Billy Mitchell, the engineers behind the C2 Chevrolet Corvette, joined Chevy's engineering head Frank…
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Kevin Livering’s Groovy  Seventies’ Custom  1969 Corvette Survivor

Kevin Livering’s Groovy Seventies’ Custom 1969 Corvette Survivor

1969 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
This Blast From the Past is, "FAR OUT, Man!" By K. Scott TeetersPhotos by Kevin at the 2019 Corvettes at Carlisle event. Kevin is prepping his Corvette getting ready for the journey to Carlisle, Pennsylvania. While custom cars go all the way back to the early days of the automobile, it wasn't until after WW-II when the emerging car culture took the America by storm. Creative backyard mechanics started customizing their own cars and created the Custom Car Culture. The tricky thing about custom cars is that it is totally subjective. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. One person's Dream Car is another person's nightmare. (What did you do THAT for???) In the 1950s car customizers emulated Detroit designers – restyling existing cars in the manner of…
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1969 C3 Corvette Daytona Yellow

1969 C3 Corvette Daytona Yellow

1969 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features
1969 Daytona Yellow C3 Corvette on display in the NCRS Gallery at Corvettes at Carlisle 2011. The 1969 Corvette is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Let us take a look at some of the options as we look back to one on display in the NCRS Gallery at Corvettes at Carlisle in 2011. The 1969 Corvette was visually identical to the '68 except that the 1969 Corvette brought back the "Stingray" badge and it was now one word. There was a total production of 38,762, with convertibles totaling 16,633 and coupes - 22,129. There was a labor dispute in May of 1969 which caused the 1969 model year run longer. This accounts for the high number of Vettes sold and the low number in 1970 (10,668). This 1969 C3…
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Two 1969 L88s Go to Auction

Two 1969 L88s Go to Auction

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In this blog post, we are continuing our look at some of the unique Corvettes at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction that is going on right now (January 3-13, 2019). Would you like to own a 1969 L88 Corvette? Better yet, how about two? Mecum Auction in Kississimee is offering two Tuxedo Black L88s as a pair. Lot F151 will cross the block Friday, January 11 at the Florida auction . . . The World Largest Collector Car Auction! We've done a lot of coverage this year in Vette Vues Magazine on the L88s including extensive coverage of the Bloomington Gold L88 Explosion that took place in June at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (October 2018 Issue) where there were twenty-four 1969 L88s on display! As you will remember, 1969 was the…
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Vintage 1969 Corvette Ads – A Trip Down Memory Lane

Vintage 1969 Corvette Ads – A Trip Down Memory Lane

1969 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Advertisements
1969 Corvette Ads - See The Ads That Changed Our Lives In this blog post, we are looking at the 1969 Corvette ads. Vette Vues Magazine readers love our Rear Vues column, where we take a look at vintage Corvette advertisements from old Corvette magazines and brochures and present them in digital format for you to enjoy. Below are some of the best Corvette advertisments from 1969. You might also enjoy some history of the 1969 Corvette. The 1969 Corvette was the second year of the C3 generation Corvette. The C3 Corvette was the second generation of Corvettes (C1, C2, and C3 are typically referred to as the classic generation). 1969 Corvette Overview Chevrolet assembled a total of 38,762 Corvettes in 1969, so clearly, people liked the new body style.In…
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Alan L. Bean’s 1969 Corvette Astrovette | Vette Vues Magazine

Alan L. Bean’s 1969 Corvette Astrovette | Vette Vues Magazine

1969 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette History, Corvette Videos
In this blog post, we look back to the September 2013 issue of Vette Vues Magazine when we featured Alan Bean's 1969 Corvette Astrovette. September 2013 Cover Vette Vues Magazine. The cover Vette is Alan Bean's 1969 Corvette Astrovette. Alan L. Bean's 1969 Corvette ‘Astrovette' Photographer: Danny Reed Alan L Bean's 1969 Corvette Astrovette Alan L. Bean, Lunar Module pilot for the Apollo 12 mission, starts down the ladder of the Lunar Module (LM) "Intrepid" to join astronaut Charles Conrad, Jr., mission Commander, on the lunar surface. 19 November 1969. By NASA Charles Pete Conrad Portrait of the prime crew of the Apollo 12 lunar landing mission. From left to right they are Commander, Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr. Command Module pilot, Richard F. Gordon Jr. and Lunar Module pilot, Alan…
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1969 Chevrolet Corvette Auctioned at No Reserve

1969 Chevrolet Corvette Auctioned at No Reserve

1969 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
No Reserve 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe from the Dale Reed Collection will be auctioned Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee. No Reserve 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe from the Dale Reed Collection will be auctioned Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee. Photo Credits: William Wolf IV This No Reserve 1969 Corvette Coupe from the Dale Reed Collection was auction off on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee. It sold for $57,000. The Mecum Auction started Jan 6, 2017, and ran through Jan 15, 2017, in Kissimmee, Florida. This featured Corvette is LOT T125 and is Silver with a Black interior. 1969 CHEVROLET CORVETTE FEATURES: Tri-Power 427/435 HP  V-8 engine HP460 ft/lbs of torque11.0:1 compressionSide exhaust4-speed manual transmissionPower brakesCortez Silver…
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