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January 2017 Vette Vues Magazine Issue Preview

#545 January 2017 Vette Vues Magazine, Volume 45, Issue Number 7 [caption id="attachment_2073" align="aligncenter" width="640"] January 2017 Vette Vues Magazine[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2074" align="aligncenter" width="640"] January 2017 Vette Vues Magazine[/caption] #545 January 2017 Vette Vues Magazine, Volume 45, Issue Number 7 6...Craig Pai and His Fast 1985 C4 Brought to life (again) 19...NCRS Gallery XVI 32...Bottling Lightning - Modern Performance Vintage ‘Vettes, courtesy of Street Shop 48...2016 SEMA Anniversary Report 67...The History of GM Dream Cars and the “Fabulous” Cut-Away Displays - Part XII by Ken Kayser 73...ZO6 Corvette Review, Part 1 - The 1963 ZO6 Racer Kit 81...The History of Mid-Engine Corvettes, 1960 to C8: Part 6 94...Petit Le Mans 2016 - We are the Champions! 102...Home Brewed Rust Buster 89...Model Scene 107...Toy Vues 110...Factory Facts IBC...Racy Vues 115...Business Card…
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The One & Only CERV 1 Goes to Auction

The One and Only CERV 1 Goes to Scottsdale Barrett-Jackson Auction. Zora Arkus-Duntov developed it as functional mid-engine, open-wheel, single-seat prototype racing car. [caption id="attachment_1294" align="aligncenter" width="700"] 1960 CERV 1 - By General Motors (GM Photo) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="564"] 1960 CHEVROLET ENGINEERING RESEARCH VEHICLE (CERV) 1 - Rear 3/4. Photo Courtesy Barrett-Jackson[/caption] November 29, 2016 Posted by Barrett-Jackson Written by independent automotive journalist Roger C. Johnson courtesty of Barrett-Jackson When the hottest engineers and designers in the automotive business put their heads together, you can be sure something historic will happen. And in this case, it happened several times. The first Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV 1) debuted in 1960 and was created to develop Corvette suspension and driveline components for the production car. It…
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Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT Concept

2016 SEMA - Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT Concept As we look at the Corvettes that were on display at the 2016 SEMA event in Las Vegas we want to include some photos of the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT concept race car. The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X VGT concept race car was developed for the Vision Gran Turismo project, which celebrates the 15th anniversary of PlayStation® racing game Gran Turismo® by inviting manufacturers to give fans a glimpse into the future of automotive design. We are also including in this post a press release from Chevrolet dated December 17, 2014, as well as a video of the Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo (VGT). Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo (VGT) Photos from 2016 SEMA Coverage... Photos By Wayne Ellwood   Chevrolet…
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1954 General Motors Motorama Video Footage

Presenting the 1954 General Motors Motorama Video 1954 General Motors Motorama Video footage at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Among the products and exhibits shown are the Corvette-based Chevrolet Nomad, Pontiac's Bonneville Special, the Oldsmobile Cutlass, the Buick Wildcat II, the Cadillac El Camino, Firebird I, and Frigidaire's Kitchen of Tomorrow. The General Motors Motorama was an auto show staged by GM from 1949 to 1961. It was originally called the Transportation Unlimited Autorama and officially became known as Motorama when it began to travel around the country in 1953. The event had an orchestra, singers, and dancers as they showcased prototypes, concept vehicles, and other special or halo models. https://youtu.be/9aSLbt7kcQk Footage of the General Motors Motorama for 1954 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Among the products…
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August 2016, Vette Vues Magazine- Volume Forty Five, Number 1

#540 Vette Vues Magazine, August 2016 Issue, Volume 45, Issue 1 INSIDE THIS ISSUE:4…1957 Corvette SS -Duntov’s Le Mans Racer Corvette12…The History of Mid Engine Corvettes, 1960 to C8: Part I22…The C4 G-Series Cars from Greenwood 46…2017 Corvette Grand Sport Priced at $66,44566…2016 Michelin NCM Bash70…The History of GM Dream Cars and the “Fabulous” Cut-Away Displays – Part VII78…Corvette Grand Sport’s Racing Legacy On and Off the Track85…A Visit by Mike Yager89…1961 Corvette Basket Case to Show Car: Restoration Project-Part 2103..Obituaries104..Lingenfelter Performance Engineering & Continental Debut Sizzling Hot Extreme Yellow C7 Corvette at Hot Rod Power Tour110..Indy Opening Act94…Model Scene99…Toy Vues106…Rear Vues: 1958 – Part VIIIBC..Racy Vues116…Business Card File116…Calendar120…Literature, Models, Misc.121…Corvette Parts126…Corvettes for Sale128…Advertisers IndexOn the Cover: To read The History of Mid Engine Corvettes, 1960 to C8: Part I…
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2016 RACE SEASON AT ROAD AMERICA WITH NEW CONSTRUCTION!

Construction is underway at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. THE 2016 RACE SEASON AT ROAD AMERICA IS ALMOST HERE! ELKHART LAKE, Wis., March 30, 2016 - The 2016 race season is almost underway, and there is certainly a lot to look forward to at America's National Park of Speed! In the offseason, quite a bit has changed, Road America broke ground on a new retail and visitors' center inside the paddock while rebuilding the main gate and adding a new winner's circle, that is also located in the paddock. Construction is underway for all of the projects, which were designed to improve the overall fan experience while staying true to form with the traditional Road America architecture around the facility. The retail center will serve as a focal point…
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America’s Favorite Performance Car Line Expands in 2015

With new Corvette Z06 Convertible, Chevrolet to offer 14 performance modelsChevrolet will offer 14 performance car models for enthusiasts, ranging from 323 to 625 horsepower. © General MotorsFor Release: Monday, April 14, 2014, 8 a.m. EDT America’s Favorite Performance Car Line Expands in 2015 With new Corvette Z06 Convertible, Chevrolet to offer 14 performance modelsNEW YORK – With the introduction of the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible, Chevrolet offers enthusiasts 14 distinct performance-car models – including nine Camaro models, the SS performance sedan and four Corvette models. Output ranges from 323 to an estimated 625 horsepower.“Chevrolet has been America’s best-selling performance brand for four consecutive years, due in part to the breadth of our lineup,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president, Global Product Development. “For 2015, we will have the best range…
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Ten Days And 3,000 Cars At Mecum Collector Car Auction In Kissimmee-Starts Today-January 17, 2014

WALWORTH, Wis. – Jan. 6, 2014 – Mecum Auctions will bring the world’s largest collector car auction to the Osceola Heritage Park grounds in Kissimmee, Fla., this Jan. 17-26 with 3,000 vehicles and 3,000 items of Road Art and memorabilia set to cross the auction block throughout the 10 days of hard-hammering action. The immense lineup includes everything from high-performance muscle cars to ‘50s era cars as well as vintage racers, European sports and exotics and of course an impressive and vast offering of Corvettes.From investment-grade collector cars to entry-level vehicles, the lineup includes something for everyone. Vehicles will range from several thousand to several million dollars and will include marques ranging from the unique and obscure to the automotive industry giants. With such significant Corvette sales over the years,…
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Ten Days And 3,000 Cars At Mecum Collector Car Auction In Kissimmee

WALWORTH, Wis. – Jan. 6, 2014 – Mecum Auctions will bring the world’s largest collector car auction to the Osceola Heritage Park grounds in Kissimmee, Fla., this Jan. 17-26 with 3,000 vehicles and 3,000 items of Road Art and memorabilia set to cross the auction block throughout the 10 days of hard-hammering action. The immense lineup includes everything from high-performance muscle cars to ‘50s era cars as well as vintage racers, European sports and exotics and of course an impressive and vast offering of Corvettes.From investment-grade collector cars to entry-level vehicles, the lineup includes something for everyone. Vehicles will range from several thousand to several million dollars and will include marques ranging from the unique and obscure to the automotive industry giants. With such significant Corvette sales over the years,…
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Forgotten Photos from 1967 – The 1st SEMA Show

Historical photos from the first SEMA (Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association event in 1967. The SEMA (Speed Equipment Manufacturers Association began in 1967. Here are some historical photos from that event as well as a timeline. If you hang around "car" people very long, you are sure to hear the name SEMA.   You might be asking, just what is a SEMA?     Today SEMA Show represents the $46.2 billion automotive aftermarkets. It is the only trade show that brings together every segment of the automotive industry, from hot rods and off-roads to mobile electronics and collision repair. It consists of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams, and more.  The event is not open to the general public, but many of…
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