1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept Car: This Beauty Is A Legend

1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept Car: This Beauty Is A Legend

1959 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Corvette News and Archives
1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept Car and Race Car As concept cars go, the 1959 Chevrolet Stingray boasts a remarkable story. What began as an auto styling exercise transformed into one of the most iconic concept cars ever designed. With its Corvette performance and futuristic body, the vehicle has become one of the most easily recognizable concept cars. Here, we’ll explore the history of the 1959 Chevrolet Stingray Concept Car, its inspiration for Corvette models, and its iconic concept car status. Italian Auto Show Inspires a New Design In the fall of 1957, GM’s Vice President of Styling, Bill Mitchell, attended a car show in Turin, Italy. During his stay, he fell under the spell of various Italian sports cars and their streamlined designs. The Alfa Romeo Disco Volante and Abarth…
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1964 Corvette Options – This Is A Dream Car

1964 Corvette Options – This Is A Dream Car

1964 Corvette Information, C2 Corvette Category, Corvette News and Archives
We are looking at the 1964 Corvette Options and History in this post: The cosmetic changes, performance changes, as well as colors, option numbers, descriptions, quantity, and costs. When you think of one of the most iconic all-American classic sports cars in history, one of the first images that may pop into your mind is the 1964 Chevrolet Corvette. The 1964 Corvette is a C2, although some refer to it as the Mid-Year Corvette, and is the second Corvette in the second generation Corvette. Nearly 60 years later, car enthusiasts still appreciate the beauty and precision of the '64 Corvette as it remains a prized possession in modern-day.  If you're in the market for a classic Corvette, read on as we tell you everything you need to know about the 1964 Corvette options…
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CORVETTE RACING AT MONZA: Celebrazione for Tandy, Milner!

CORVETTE RACING AT MONZA: Celebrazione for Tandy, Milner!

Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Racing News
Corvette Racing made history this weekend at Monza when they became the first people ever to win an event with a Chevrolet Corvette C8.R in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). See the press release below. CORVETTE RACING AT MONZA: Celebrazione for Tandy, Milner! No. 64 Corvette C8.R claims maiden win in FIA WEC on Monza debut MONZA, Italy (July 10, 2022) – VITTORIA for Corvette Racing at Monza! Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy drove the No. 64 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R to a thrilling win in the Six Hours of Monza. It was the program’s first victory of the season in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the maiden win in the series for the mid-engine Corvette. Tandy crossed the finish line first in GTE Pro after the leading Ferrari…
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C8 Corvette ZO6 Engine So Remarkably Powerful

C8 Corvette ZO6 Engine So Remarkably Powerful

2023 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Here’s What Makes the C8 Corvette ZO6 Engine So Remarkably Powerful The C8 Corvette ZO6 mid engined sports car has 670 horsepower, making it one of the most powerful cars in the world at the moment. Featuring a mid engine, not only is this car built for speed, but it's also exceptionally smooth.  Unlike its counterpart, the C8 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, the Chevrolet Corvette ZO6 is made to be bigger in every possible way, without comprising style or sleekness.  The flat plane crankshaft is a nod to top-of-the-range sports cars, basically allowing the engine to rotate more quickly and produce an insane amount of power.  To learn more about what makes this futuristic model so powerful, keep reading.  670 Horsepower The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is powered by the 5.5L…
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Frederick Simeone Passes: A Great Man Who Will Be Truly Missed

Frederick Simeone Passes: A Great Man Who Will Be Truly Missed

Corvette News and Archives
Dr. Fred Simeone June 8, 1936 – June 12, 2022 Dr. Frederick Anthony Simeone, who lived in Philadelphia and is 86 years old, died peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Pennsylvania Hospital, a second home to him. You can read Dr. Simeone's obituary on the Simeone Museum's website. Fred Simeone, retired chief of neurosurgery at Pennsylvania Hospital for 25 years. He retired in 2008 and founded the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum where he shares his collection of cars and his knowledge. Dr. Fred Simeone acquired # 12 1963 Corvette Grand Sport chassis 002 in late 2009 Dr. Fred Simeone acquired # 12 1963 Corvette Grand Sport chassis 002 in late 2009, and Corvette fans are truly indebted to this wonderful man of passion and foresight. Our great…
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2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition

2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition

2007 Corvette Information, C6 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition Goes to Auction The 2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition was built to commemorate the efforts of race car driver Ron Fellows. It is Another special edition sports car that is a limited edition with only 399 produced, 300 for the United States, 33 for Canada, and 66 for export clients. The price tag new was $77,500 ($79,945 if you specify navigation and OnStar, which were the only two options). The 2007 Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows Championship Edition Z06 costs $7,500 more than the standard-fare Z06.  For those who have always dreamed of having one, you are in luck. There is one coming up at the Mecum Orlando Auction on July 9, 2022. Let's take a look at this collector Corvette sports car.…
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CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN 2022: Road to Redemption

CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN 2022: Road to Redemption

Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Racing News
We are looking at a press release dated June 22, 2022, as Corvette Racing prepares for Watkins Glen. CORVETTE RACING AT WATKINS GLEN: Road to Redemption Garcia and Taylor hope to rebound from Le Mans with Six Hours repeat DETROIT (June 22, 2022) – While their run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans ended with disappointment, Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor, and the rest of Corvette Racing’s squad in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are back stateside for another shot at a long-distance race victory. The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen is the first race in the U.S. since May 1 for Corvette Racing and the rest for the field of competitors in the new GT Daytona (GTD) PRO category. Through five races, Garcia and Taylor stand second in…
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Vettes at One Daytona 2022 Huge Success

Vettes at One Daytona 2022 Huge Success

Corvette News and Archives
Vettes at One Daytona 2022 Car Show was a Great Success! Vettes at One Daytona 2022 was held May 14, 2022, and presented by the Ponce Inlet Corvette Club and had 225 Corvettes that participated. Story and Photos by Reed Miller  Under perfect weather conditions, the Ponce Inlet Corvette Club presented “Vettes at One Daytona” Saturday, May 14th at the huge entertainment facility across the street from Daytona International Speedway. Two hundred twenty-five Corvettes participated in this annual event. The show featured both judging cars in all generations as well as the popular People’s Choice voting.   The event included a Silent Auction, Chinese Basket Raffles, and a huge 50/50 drawing. All proceeds from the event go to local charities in the Volusia and Flagler counties of central Florida. Music for the…
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The Movie, The Quest is Coming to Normal, Illinois

The Movie, The Quest is Coming to Normal, Illinois

Corvette Events, Corvette News and Archives
The Quest is Coming to Normal, Illinois During the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show This Friday during the Bloomington Gold Corvette show in Normal, Illinois, at the local theater, people who haven't seen the film The Quest will have the opportunity to see it. The 90-minute movie is not rated. In 1960, the first Corvettes appeared at Le Mans. The Quest, tells the story of a 1960 Le Mans class-winning #3 Corvette. It features the beginnings of Corvette Racing at the famous Le Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race in France. The film recollects the events of that race and what happened to both Corvettes and their drivers. Chip Miller and the 1960 Le Mans Class-Winning #3 Corvette 1960 Cunningham Corvette #3 owned by Lance Miller - 2019 Class Awards (Award of…
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Bloomington Gold’s 50th Show Countdown!

Bloomington Gold’s 50th Show Countdown!

Corvette Events, Corvette News and Archives, Vette Vues Magazine Past Coverage of Corvette Events
Bloomington Gold's 50th Show Returns to Bloomington/Normal Vette Vues Magazine is getting ready for the Bloomington Gold Corvette show. It's finally here! The 50th Bloomington Gold Corvette show will be returning to its original location of Bloomington/Normal Illinois, where it all began 50 years ago. Bloomington Gold organizers want to bring the show back home this year in celebration of its golden anniversary. As we look at Bloomington Gold's 50th Corvette show, we look back at its history. It all began with a handful of friends gathering up some Corvettes for a day of fun. Now, 50 years later, it’s one of the premier car shows in the Mid West attracting Corvette and Camaro enthusiasts from all over the world! We’re so excited that they are returning to their roots…
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