Corvette Auction Results From Mecum Summer Orlando Auction 2021

Corvette Auction Results From Mecum Summer Orlando Auction 2021

Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
We are looking at the Corvette Auction results from the 1st Summer Orland Mecum Auction.  There was 125 Corvette registered for the Orlando auction.  Ninety-five of them sold. We have the Corvette auction results sorted by model year as well as the highest-to-lowest price sold. Photos Courtesy Mecum Auction Source: Mecum Auction Website We are looking at the 1971s recently on our blog so that we will start with them. There ended up being three 1971 Corvettes sold at the Mecum Orlando Auction on January 28-31, 2021. Lot F67.1 is a War Bonnet Yellow Convertible that sold for $50,600 Lot F67.1 is a War Bonnet Yellow Convertible that sold for $50,600.  It has the LS5 454/365 HP engine option, which added $295 to the purchase price.  There were 5,097 that…
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1971 LS6 and ZR2 Corvettes Displayed in the Bloomington Gold Collection 2021

1971 LS6 and ZR2 Corvettes Displayed in the Bloomington Gold Collection 2021

1971 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette Events, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Specifications
Today on the Vette Vues blog, we look at the 1971 LS6 and ZR2 Corvettes displayed in the Gold Collection at the 49th Bloomington Gold Corvette Show. The event was held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. 1971 LS6 The original LS6 produced 425 bhp and was the most powerful engine offered in 1971.  Only 188 cars were produced with this powerplant, less than one percent of Corvette’s 21,801 1971 production run. The option price was $1,221.00, or 22 percent of the coupe’s $5,496.00 base price. When tested by a leading automotive magazine, an LS6 with a four-speed manual and a 3.36:1 limited-slip differential produced impressive numbers: a 0 to 60 time of 5.3 seconds, 13.8 seconds@105 mph in the quarter-mile, and fuel mileage between 9 and 14…
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Taylor Eager to Defend Race Win in His Return to Road America

Taylor Eager to Defend Race Win in His Return to Road America

Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Racing News Current and Past
Taylor Eager to defend his Race win in his return to Road America in the #3 Corvette C8.R. Taylor and Garcia pilot the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R ELKHART LAKE, Wis., July 28, 2021 – There’s always a buzz when Road America is discussed among drivers. The layout, the challenges, and the beauty are just a few topics regarding the 4.048-mile permanent road course in Elkhart Lake. It took 13 years and races in a slew of different cars and series for Jordan Taylor to claim his first victory at the prestigious track.  Taylor and Corvette Racing teammate Antonio Garcia took the checkered flag in 2020 at Road America in the GT Le Mans class for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. They’ll go for a second straight victory at the…
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Designer Larry Shinoda History and Video Interviews

Designer Larry Shinoda History and Video Interviews

1963 Corvette Information, Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Videos
Today on Vette Vues blog we are looking at the life of designer Larry Shinoda as well as a collection of video interviews with him. Lawrence Kiyoshi (Larry) Shinoda (March 25, 1930 – November 13, 1997) was a legendary American automotive designer who was best known for his work on the Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang. Larry Shinoda was a designer who worked for General Motors Styling from 1956 to 1968. Perhaps his most was his working on the final design for the 1963 split-window Sting Ray. He Shinoda was born on March 25, 1930, in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Southern California and his artistic talents showed up while he was still in grade school. Shinoda and his family were required to live in an internment camp by…
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Mecum’s Orlando Florida Summer Collector Car Auction July 28-31, 2021

Mecum’s Orlando Florida Summer Collector Car Auction July 28-31, 2021

Corvette News and Archives
At the time of Vette Vues post, there are 117 Corvettes registered for auction at the new Florida auction in Orlando. Mecum Auction returns to Central Florida for their new Summer Special Collector Car Auction held at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center.  They are expecting a 1,000-car auction.  The dates are July 28-31, 2021. This past January, you might remember that the Mecum’s Kissimmee 2021 auction reached $141 million in sales. It will be interesting to see how this new event will do. My expectation is Very Well! We learn from Mecum that the event was originally planned to span just three days, but due to an overwhelming response, it was expanded to include Wednesday, July 28 as well. (Details at the bottom of this post.)Let's look at four Corvettes…
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Corvettes at Carlisle 2021 Latest Updates

Corvettes at Carlisle 2021 Latest Updates

Corvette Events, Corvette News and Archives
We are only weeks away from Corvettes at Carlisle 2021. The dates are August 26-28, 2021. This is the largest Corvette event of the year and if you can make you are sure to love it! We have here the latest Carlisle Events updates and press releases. This is updated on a regular basis. If you haven't already subscribed to our e-Newsletter, make sure you do so you get the latest news. JOIN OUR E-NEWSLETTER Corvettes at Carlisle Celebrates Corvettes of all Colors and Generations in 2021 Celebrate 50 Years of 1971 Corvettes, See the Grand Sports, Solid Axles, and More July 14, 2021 You will see thousands of Corvettes of every year and every color on the Fun Field at Corvettes at Carlisle's Fairgrounds in Carlisle Pennsylvania. Carlisle, PA…
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2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Video/Audio Release

2023 C8 Corvette Z06 Video/Audio Release

2023 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Chevrolet just released the first official video of the C8 2023 Corvette Z06. Check out the audio clip of the flat-plane-crank 5.5-liter V-8. The C8 Corvette ZO6 will debut as a 2023 model. CRANK IT UP: 2023 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06 The street will never sound the same 2021-07-19 DETROIT – Two years ago this week, Chevrolet introduced a revolutionary twist in the Corvette story: the first-ever mid-engine Corvette Stingray. This fall1, the story will continue with the reveal of the all-new 2023 Corvette Z06, the supercar that will put the world on notice. https://www.youtube.com/embed/8iQqi9s2Q2E ABOUT CHEVROLET Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is now one of the world's largest car brands, available in 79 countries with more than 3.2 million cars and trucks sold in 2020. Chevrolet models include electric and fuel-efficient…
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CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK: C8.R Goes Short-Track Racing Results

CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK: C8.R Goes Short-Track Racing Results

Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Racing News Current and Past
Updated 07/19/2021 CORVETTE RACING AT LIME ROCK: TAYLOR, GARCIA TAKE OVERALL VICTORY Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia won a weather-shortened Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on Saturday, their third straight victory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. No. 3 Corvette wins over No. 4 C8.R in weather-shortened, GT-only race LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 17, 2021) – Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia won a weather-shortened Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on Saturday, their third straight victory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Taylor and Garcia had the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R ahead when the race was stopped with 70 minutes left due to lightning in the immediate area of the track. Race officials called the race with 25 minutes left in the…
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CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY – EUROPEAN LAUNCH EDITIONS

CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY – EUROPEAN LAUNCH EDITIONS

2021 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
UPDATE: July 8, 2021, the first-ever Chevrolet Corvette for the UK market was launched in the Michelin Supercar Paddock at Goodwood Festival of Speed! Photos shared on Oliver Gavin Facebook page of the Corvette Stingray Right Hand Drive reveal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Michelin 2021.Photos shared on Oliver Gavin Facebook page of the Corvette Stingray Right Hand Drive reveal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Michelin 2021.Photos shared on Oliver Gavin Facebook page of the Corvette Stingray Right Hand Drive reveal at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Michelin 2021. Corvette Stingray RHD C8 Mid-Engine Reveal - Photos Credits from Olive Gavin's Facebook post The European Edition Corvette C8 Stingrays are due on sale in October 2021 in Europe. Read the press release about the right-hand…
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Vette Vues Magazine Starting 50th Year of Continuous Print Publication! Readers’ Comments & Testimonials

Vette Vues Magazine Starting 50th Year of Continuous Print Publication! Readers’ Comments & Testimonials

Corvette News and Archives
Vette Vues Magazine Starting 50th Year of Continuous Print Publication Vette Vues Magazine is excited to begin the year-long celebration of its golden anniversary. What started with one man, a typewriter, and a mimeograph machine, is now starting its 50th year in business! We welcome our readers to submit their comments and testimonials to Vette Vues Magazine. We will post them here and share some of them each month over the next year in the magazine. You may submit your comments or testimonials to us online or by email: ONLINE FORM Email readers@vette-vues.com You can read about Vette Vues Magazine history on this blog post LEARN MORE. Looking for a reason to subscribe to Vette Vues Magazine? Here are several… Comments and Testimonials: From Jim Prather's daughter, Mendal (Mendy) Prather-Hyde:…
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