Readers Share their Classic Corvette Photos and Stories

Classic Corvette Photos from Enthusiasts like you!

Vette Vues readers and followers share their Classic Corvette Photos and stories in our Classic Corvette Corner
Vette Vues readers and followers share their Classic Corvette Photos and stories in our Classic Corvette Corner

Share your Classic Corvette Photos in our new Classic Corvette Corner, which features profiles and beautiful car pictures, and stories of some of our favorite followers.

After reading some of your stories and admiring your stunning Corvette photos, it has given Vette Vues an idea for a new part of our website – Classic Corvette Corner. We will be featuring followers’ and readers’ submissions with their gorgeous cars; would you like to submit one? All you need to do is go to https://vette-vues.com/submitphotos/ and submit it online.  They will be posted on the website and on Facebook and Instagram.

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If you haven’t submitted your info yet, now’s the time to do it so that we can add you to the list. And please feel free to share any photos or stories you might have! It doesn’t matter how big or small they are, and everyone has something special to offer.

Your contributions will make an impression on other people just like yourself who visit our page – and if you think about it for just a moment (or two), isn’t that what being part of such an awesome community would mean?

This corner has been made for people just like yourself – those who know exactly what makes driving a Corvette so much fun!

Vette Vues readers and followers can share their Classic Corvette Photos and Stories by the link below. We will pick from these to share in our print edition as well as online.

Come on in and enjoy some delicious eye candy 😉

Reader’s Classic Corvette Photos: Table of Content

Alan Di Stefano’s 2015 ZO6

“This photo shows my 2015 ZO6, at the time the fastest large production car in the world, in front of the SR-71 Blackbird, the US spy plane that holds the record for the world’s fastest airplane. This photo was taken at the Castle Air Museum, formerly the Castle Air Force Base, in Atwater, California. My Torch Red Corvette with a red interior has dual carbon flash racing stripes. In 2015 only 245 ZO6 Corvettes were produced with this option making it a fairly rare car.”

Fastest production plane SR 71 Blackbird and the fastest production Corvette 2015 ZO6
Fastest production plane SR 71 Blackbird and the fastest production Corvette 2015 ZO6

David Oliver’s 2000 C5 Chevrolet Corvette

My wife promised me a Corvette before I turned 70. She kept her promise and located a low-mileage C5 entirely on her own. She picked it out, and the deal was finalized with the owner, and she gave it to me last year. I enjoy this car more than any car I’ve ever owned. It’s special because it’s a Vette and because my wife picked it out. She says I’m still a kid at heart, and I agree. I love my car, but not as much as I love her.

David Olivers 2000 Chevrolet Corvette C5

Dave’s Corvette is Millennium Yellow with a Light Oak interior. He has a 5.7L V8 aluminum engine with a 4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission.

Next up this time is this beautiful Corvette sent to us by Kent Hussey, who follows us on Facebook.

Kent writes,

“A rare 1-of-1 Corvette C6-RS chassis #001. This was Gary Pratt’s personal car, custom-built from a new 2008 Z06. This is the only one of the total 11 built that was upgraded to a 427 cu in 750 Hp supercharged motor.”

Gary Pratt was inducted into the National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame 2022 in the Racing Category.

You can read the press release for the 2008 C6RS Here

Kent Hussey's 2008 Z06 is a 1 of 1 Corvette C6-RS and is chassis No #001
Kent Husseys 2008 Z06 is a 1 of 1 Corvette C6 RS and is chassis No 001
2008 Pratt and Miller Chevrolet Corvette C6RS Engine
2008 Pratt and Miller Chevrolet Corvette C6RS Engine
2008 Pratt and Miller Chevrolet Corvette C6RS Front View
2008 Pratt and Miller Chevrolet Corvette C6RS Front View
2008 Pratt and Miller Chevrolet Corvette C6RS Logo
2008 Pratt and Miller Chevrolet Corvette C6RS Logo
2008 Pratt and Miller Chevrolet Corvette C6RS Interior
2008 Pratt and Miller Chevrolet Corvette C6RS Interior

Howard Kaufman’ Classic Corvette Photos

Howard writes about his Corvette,

It’s a “1964 with automatic transmission and power brakes. VIN# 856! I’ve owned it since May 2017. I had the engine and tranny rebuilt and had a front disc brake conversion done. I LOVE it.”

1964 Riverside Red Corvette Convertible owned by Howard Kaufman
1964 Riverside Red Corvette Convertible owned by Howard Kaufman

Do you like the lights open or closed?

You might enjoy looking at the 1964 Corvette magazine advertisements. Click Here

Larry Vanscoy 1976 Greenwood Sebring GT Corvette

Our next submission comes to us from Larry Vanscoy. Larry submits many photos to the Vette Vues racing column, Keep’n Track of Corvette Racing.

Larry writes,

“I had a 1976 Corvette that was being serviced, so while waiting, I saw a black 1976 Greenwood Sebring GT. I fell in love. I liked the race versions of Greenwoods; then, I raced a wide-body Corvette. While I was at the 1980 24 hours of Daytona, I photographed a Maroon Greenwood Sebring GT taking a pace lap. Little did I know that was a previous painting version of my 1977 Greenwood Sebring GT. I am the 4th owner of a fully optioned L-82.”

1976 Greenwood Sebring GT Corvette owned by Larry Vanscoy
1976 Greenwood Sebring GT Corvette owned by Larry Vanscoy
Bill Pollock picked his Corvette up in 1971 from the original owner
Bill Pollock picked his Corvette up in 1971 from the original owner
Bill Pollock picked his Corvette up in 1971 from the original owner
Bill Pollock picked his Corvette up in 1971 from the original owner

Bill writes,
“I picked up from the original owner in 1971 still mostly original paint, interior, and L79 drivetrain, including the original clutch. Still drives and performs as new, has never seen salt-covered roads, and now has 97k original miles.”

Bill Pollock's Classic Corvette Photos
Bill Pollocks Classic Corvette Photos

1967 Corvette Trivia:

  • 1967 was the last year of the C2 body style
  • 1967 Corvettes was the only year they had a backup light mounted high in the center of the tail panel.
  • 1967 Corvette had five forward-canted vent openings on each fender.

You might also find it interesting to look at our blog post on the 1967 Corvette’s Specs.

David Laferty’s 1974 Twin Turbo Custom Widebody is a classic example of a 70s custom Corvette.

David Laferty’s 1974 Twin Turbo Custom Widebody was designed by Bob Larson.

Mr. Larson is the first recipient of The Hot Rods of Dearborn Hall of Fame. Garaged for 42 years. (Shown in Vette Vues August 2020 with older custom hood.

Bob Larson invented the bolt-on turbo kit for a stock Corvette in the mid-1970s and had a full custom twin-turbo Corvette.

David Lafferty's 1974 Twin Turbo Custom Widebody designed by by Bob Larson.
David Laffertys 1974 Twin Turbo Custom Widebody was designed by Bob Larson
David Lafferty's 1974 Twin Turbo Custom Widebody was designed by Bob Larson.
David Laffertys 1974 Twin Turbo Custom Widebody was designed by Bob Larson

Anthony Hester shares our next Classic Corvette photos of a beautiful 2017 Grand Sport Z07.

He tells Vette Vues that it is “1 of 1 produced in 2017 documented by National Corvette Museum.”

Anthony’s Show Car is a 3-year custom build.

It’s a Show Car built with an attitude.

Under the hood is 850 hp, cammed, slammed with a ProCharger, and BTR Racing parts. Kooks Headers, Xpipe Stage 3 BTR cam.

His Corvette is known as the Grim Reaper, And in short, just “Grim.”

Anthony Hester's Custom 2017 Grand Sport Z07
Anthony Hesters Custom 2017 Grand Sport Z07
Under Hood Murial on Anthony Hester's 2017 Grand Sport Z07
Under Hood Murial on Anthony Hesters 2017 Grand Sport Z07
Front of Anthony Hester's 2017 Custom Grand Sport Z07
Front of Anthony Hesters 2017 Custom Grand Sport Z07
Rear of Anthony Hester's 2017 Custom Grand Sport Z07 with a custom mural painted inside of the trunk deck lid.
The rear of Anthony Hesters 2017 Custom Grand Sport Z07 with a custom mural painted inside of the trunk deck lid
Custom Interior in Anthony Hester's 2017 Grand Sport Z07
Custom Interior in Anthony Hesters 2017 Grand Sport Z07

David Moore’s 1964 Corvette

David Moore shares with Vette Vues his stunning 1964 Silver Blue Corvette Convertible. It is powered by a 327/350 hp engine. David bought it seven years ago after many years without a Corvette.

David Moore's 1964 Silver Blue Corvette Convertible
David Moores 1964 Silver Blue Corvette Convertible
David Moore's buddy likes to go for a ride in the shinny 1964 Corvette Convertible
David Moores buddy likes to go for a ride in the shiny 1964 Corvette Convertible
This 1964 Corvette looks great from every angle
This 1964 Corvette looks great from every angle

Here is a blog post you might enjoy on the 1964 Corvette CLICK HERE.

David Schanock 1978 Corvette Pace Car Go-Cart and his Corvette Pace Car serial #0008 L48 4-speed, 1 of 70 made.

David Schanock 1978 Corvette Pace Car Go Cart and his Corvette Pace Car serial 0008 L48 4 speed
David Schanock 1978 Corvette Pace Car Go Cart and his Corvette Pace Car serial 0008 L48 4 speed

David Schanock shared photos of his 1978 Pace Car Corvette Go-kart that matches his Survivor 1978 Pace Car with the L48 engine with a four-speed manual transmission. Only 70 were ever made, making it one of the rarest cars that year.

The L48 was the base engine for the 1978 Corvette. When I read that, it was one in 70 that seemed low for the base model so I checked the Corvette Black Book. In a December 1978 issue of Vette Vues Magazine, I found an article by Bill Locke, Vette Vues Associate Editor, that had the Limited Edition Corvette Production Data I thought you might find interesting.

1978 Limited Edition Corvette Production Data
1978 Limited Edition Corvette Production Data

David restored this 1978 Corvette Pace Car Go Kart built and designed by F.W. and Associates, Inc., Tempe, Arizona. It is powered by a 3hp Briggs and Stratton engine with an integral carburetor, recoil starter, centrifugal clutch, rubber bushings mounted between the body, and has a 1-inch tubular steel frame, heavy-duty pneumatic tires, ball bearing wheels, molded plastic seat, and single-piece fiberglass body.

1978 Corvette Pace Car Go Kart built and designed by FW and Associates
1978 Corvette Pace Car Go Kart built and designed by FW and Associates
1978 Corvette Pace Car Go Kart built and designed by FW and Associates
1978 Corvette Pace Car Go Kart built and designed by FW and Associates
1978 Corvette Pace Car Go Kart built and designed by FW and Associates
1978 Corvette Pace Car Go Kart built and designed by FW and Associates
1978 Corvette Pace Car Go Kart built and designed by FW and Associates
1978 Corvette Pace Car Go Kart built and designed by FW and Associates

1978 Corvette Pace Car Go Kart Specifications:

Hight – 19″, Width 36″, Length 87 1/2″, weight 140 lbs, Fuel – Regular Gas. Top Speed 15 mph.

Dan Skopp Shares his 1998 Chevrolet Corvette

Dan Skopp writes,
“I became a first-time Corvette Owner in 2007 after I retired from the Air Force after 39 years! My first Vette was a 1981, and I joined a car club (Badger State Vettes LTD) that year. I had my first Concourse at that show and saw a beautiful Black 1998 Corvette. I told the owners that when they were ready to sell this car, I was ready to buy it! I purchased the Corvette in 2015 and have had it since. I then found out that this car had been owned by members of this Corvette club since 1999. I drive it all summer, go to many car shows and get praise from all that see the car. The paint on the entire car is a black metal flake with a reddish tinge. The sides and the hood are a Dupont Chromalux that turns color as you walk around the car. When I got the car in 2015, it had 48k, and I now have 76K. I love the C-5!”

Dan Skopp's 1998 C5 Chevrolet Corvette
Dan Skopps 1998 C5 Chevrolet Corvette
1998 Corvette Full Passenger Side Photo
1998 Corvette Full Passenger Side Photo
1998 Corvette Full Rear
1998 Corvette Full Rear
Engine Bay 1998 Corvette Passenger Side
Engine Bay 1998 Corvette Passenger Side
Engine Bay 1998 Corvette Driver's Side
Engine Bay 1998 Corvette Drivers Side

Todd Hodgen’s Corvette Life: From a Custom ’62 to an Inferno Orange 2012 to a Stunning ’18 Z06

I started my Corvette life in 1975 at age 17 when I bought a custom 1962. The car was fast, and I loved the way it looked. It was so unique – Not many 17-year-olds had a Corvette, let alone a custom one.

This led me to seek out other Corvette owners and learn more about the cars. I now own a 2012 C6 in Inferno Orange and a 2018 Blade Silver Z06.

1962 Corvette: This is one of the most collectible cars ever made.

The 1962 Chevrolet Corvette year represents the end of an era. The 1962 Vette represents the last of the original C1 Corvette chassis. 1962 Corvette was a transitional car for Chevy’s sports car that led to a change in design that was much more competitive and modern-looking, the C3 Corvette, which came out in ’63.

The ’62 was also the first Corvette with an available big block engine, making it a favorite among performance enthusiasts. This was the first Corvette model year to use the larger 327 cubic inch V-8 engine instead of the smaller 283 cubic inch unit.

The 1962 Corvette was the last model to use the conventional trunk design for many years.

Today, the 1962 Corvette is considered one of the most collectible models ever produced.

This is the story of Todd Hodgen’s 1962 Corvette Life

Todd Hodgen's Corvette Life - 1962 Corvette
Todd Hodgens Corvette Life 1962 Corvette

But Todd’s ’62 C1 was a custom Corvette. Custom cars were all the rage in 1962, and at 17, Todd was lucky enough to get his hands on one.

My custom Corvette was a work of art, and I loved driving it around. People would stop and stare whenever I drove by, and I felt like a celebrity.

These days, I still own Corvettes, and I’m proud of my car collection and the history behind each one.

My 2018 Blade Silver Z06 Corvette

2018 Blade Silver Z06 Corvette
2018 Blade Silver Z06 Corvette
2018 Blade Silver Z06 Corvette
2018 Blade Silver Z06 Corvette

National Corvette Museum celebrated its 25th Anniversary with the 6th National Corvette Caravan. Todd drove his ZO6 Corvette from Seattle to Bowling Green in one of the caravans. Todd writes, “Its power and grace are stunning.”

Chevrolet’s C7 ZO6 was the first car to offer a supercharged version of its 5th Generation V8. The supercharged 6.2L LT4 engine is only an inch taller than the base-model Stingray, but it offers 190 more horsepower.

There were 571 Blade Silver C7 2018 Corvettes produced and 2,802 ZO6s in that model year.

Todd’s 2012 C6 in Inferno Orange Corvette

2012 C6 Inferno Orange Corvette
2012 C6 Inferno Orange Corvette

Todd Hodgen bought an Inferno Orange 2012 C6 Corvette. Back in 2012, they only produced a total of 471 Inferno Orange 2012 Corvettes. The breakdown is 115 coupes, 15 convertibles, 220 Inferno Orange Grand Sports Coupes, 89 GS Convertibles, 16 Z06s, and 16 ZR-1s.

The C6 is a powerful and elegant car, and the orange color is stunning. The C6 Corvette is a great car for cruising around town or driving on the open road. Todd Hodgen loves his C6 Corvette and enjoys driving it every chance he gets.

Todd Hodgen’s Corvette Life: Future plans

2012 C6 Inferno Orange Corvette
2012 C6 Inferno Orange Corvette

“Such a joy to drive both cars. They are my stress relief; simply take them for a drive on a windy road, and life is instantly better.”

As you can see, Todd Hodgen’s Corvette Life has had a long history with Corvettes.

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