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

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

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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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1979 and 1980 Corvette Ads and Trivia

1979 and 1980 Corvette Ads and Trivia

1979 Corvette Information, 1980 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
FOLLOW US Today on the Vette Vues Blog we are looking at the 1979 and 1980 Corvette advertisements. We also are taking a look at Corvette ad proofs. As we look at the 1979 and 1980 Corvette Ads and Trivia we remember that there was the worst commercial nuclear power plant accident in United States history. It unfolded on Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania near Harrisburg, about 35 miles east of the Carlisle Fairgrounds.   The reason I mention the Carlisle Fairgrounds is that the world's largest Corvette show takes place there once a year, Corvette’s at Carlisle, in August. If you are flying to the show, you can see the nuclear plant as you fly into Harrisburg International Airport.  No big surprise that in September 1979, the largest anti-nuclear demonstration to date…
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1979 Corvette Reunion: GM Reunites Loyal Corvette Owner

1979 Corvette Reunion: GM Reunites Loyal Corvette Owner

1979 Corvette Information, C3 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Videos
George Talley was reunited with his prized '79 Chevrolet Corvette at General Motor's world headquarters, just three miles from where the car was stolen from him 33 years ago. Detroit Man Reunited With Stolen Corvette After 33 Years George Talley is reunited with his 1979 Chevrolet Corvette Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the General Motors World Headquarters – 33 years after it was stolen on Jefferson Avenue, just three miles away – in Detroit, Michigan. Talley received a call from AAA informing him his car turned up in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. GM Executive Vice President Mark Reuss heard the story on the news and had the car shipped back to the Renaissance Center for its return to Talley. (Photo by John F. Martin for General Motors) DETROIT – George Talley and…
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