Bring A Banker – Early Production 1990 Corvette ZR1

1990 ZR1 claimed to be the 102nd ZR1 produced. (Photo: owner)

You’ll likely have to act fast on this 1990 ZR1 bargain priced BaT find Corvetted via Bring A Trailer – August 3, 2015 – Most enthusiasts are familiar with the extremely popular Bring A Trailer site which features some amazing cars at often very reasonable prices. It is one of Corvetted’s favorites stopping points each day to check out the fascinating automobiles of every type and condition from barn find rust buckets to blue chip collectibles. BaT, as it is affectionately known, recently featured this sure-to-appreciate first year ZR1 for sale in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, the site of the Wright Brothers first flight, for only $13,500 and we just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it with our … Continue reading

Bondurant Nominated to National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame

Bondurant has had a major influence on the Corvette.
(Photo: Courtesy of B Bondurant Archives)

Bondurant’s NCM Recognition is Long Overdue Rick Tavel© – Corvetted – August 2, 2015 – Bob Bondurant has been nominated to the National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame for his accomplishments behind the wheel of the Chevrolet Corvette. During the Corvette’s early years Bob Bondurant helped to validate the Chevrolet Corvette as a world-class sports car, winning on racetracks here and abroad and have earned him consideration for the esteemed NCM Hall of Fame. Though Bob has been nominated several times before he has also been overlooked even though his record behind the wheel of a Corvette has been unmatched. If selected by the National Corvette Museum board of directors it would place Bondurant in the respected  hall along with many … Continue reading

The Competition Heats Up Ford GT – VIDEO

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CLICK PICTURE TO SEE STORY AND VIDEO – Corvetted – July 30, 2015 – Just a sneak peak at what the Corvette Racing team will be up against next year on the track. This video shows the new Ford GT in a shake down test almost a full month before Ford’s announcement at Le Mans. Having Chevrolet’s number one competitor on the track will add an exciting component to the events. Now if we could just get the SRT Viper back into the fray!   Video of Shakedown – YouTube/Ford Performance     Source: Ford Performance

NCM Motorsports Park Dispute Rages On

High performance driving at the National Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park (Photo: NCM Motorsports Park)

  There’s More to This Story Than Has Been Reported So Far – Corvetted – July 29, 2015 – Not satisfied by the lack of response from the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park after being issued a notice of violation on June 29 directing that all building construction and event-related activities cease within 24 hours,  the homeowners group has now called upon Kentucky’s Attorney General to intervene in the dispute. The residents group called Residents Against Motorsports Track Noise LLC sent the letter to Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway claiming the NCM Motorsports Park failed to live up to prior promises by constructing a noise abatement structure to help reduce the noise levels in the surrounding neighborhoods. According to the … Continue reading

2015 Tudor USCC GTLM – Will It Be a Replay of 2014?

Will Magnussen and Garcia be celebrating at the end of the Tudor USCC season or will they once again be unfairly denied the championship? (Photo: Jan Magnussen)

Will the Tudor USCC GTLM Champion Once Again Be An Orchestrated Champion? Will IMSA once again disappoint the fans again this year? And if so how long will the fans put up with it? – Rick Tavel© – Corvetted – July 28, 2015 – After a month long mid season hiatus for the Tudor United SportsCar Championship racing will resume at Road America on August 9 for the seventh of the ten-race season for the GTLM class cars. With only four races remaining the #3 Corvette Racing team, currently leading the series by two points with 188, finds itself in a heated battle with the #25 BMW RLL team for the championship lead. Going into the series last race at … Continue reading

Bill Kane’s Incredible 1963 Corvette Z06

The Z06 with the morning dew removed attests to the outstanding quality of the 10 year old restoration. (Photo: R. Tavel - Corvetted)

  Kane may be the last original owner of a 1963 Z06 on the planet! – Rick Tavel© – Corvetted – July 26, 2015 – Few cars command the respect of the original Corvette Z06 even though from the outside to most enthusiasts they look almost identical to any other 1963 Corvette coupe. Yet these purpose-built performance cars played a major role in establishing the Corvette’s performance and racing reputation, creating a legacy unmatched by most other Corvettes. Aside from one of the original 1963 Grand Sports or perhaps a 1967 L88 or L89 there may be no other second generation Corvette that is as coveted by collectors and enthusiasts or have helped write the performance history of the Corvette … Continue reading

Strictly Vettes Hosts Annual “Wheels On Beale” Show

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– Corvetted – July 22, 2015 – It’s not too early to make your plans to be a part of the Strictly Vettes of Memphis Wheels on Beale Car Show staged on historic Beale Street in Memphis.  Each year the event is staged just as the summer cruising season is winding down and fall cruising is gearing up. And the show is a great destination for a weekend cruise on the winding roads found throughout the Midwest and Southeast. This is the seventh year for the show that takes place on historic Beale Street in downtown Memphis, September 26. As in years past, Corvettes from all parts of the Midwest and Southeast are expected to show up for the Strictly Vettes’ … Continue reading

Michigan Fantasy Week August 10th – 15th – Videos

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    Rick Tavel© – Corvetted– July 20, 2015 – Most Corvette enthusiasts can’t wait for Michigan Fantasy Week, this year August 10 -15, and the exciting events that continue to expand every year. If you have been living under a log and aren’t familiar with the week of automobile happenings in and around the Motor City they are some of the largest “autocentric” happenings in the world – anchored by two of the largest events in the country, the celebrated Woodward Dream Cruise and an event so large it literally shuts down Flint, Michigan’s entire downtown, the Back to the Bricks car show. Each of these events take place on the very same day sixty miles apart, Saturday, August … Continue reading

Furman Offers a Can’t Miss Corvette Recipe for Excitement

2015 Shark Gray Z06 with Spectra Gray Wheels similar to the one Mike has available.  (Photo: GM)

Recipe for Unparalleled Fun and Excitement – Start with 1 new Corvette Z06 – Mix in some award-winning personalized Mike Furman customer service – Separate out any dealer mark up or premium – Add in take-it-home-today immediate delivery – Push start button – Listen to the melodic exhaust – Put the Corvette in gear – Step on the throttle – Find the closest back road – Serve hot! – Rick Tavel© – Corvetted – July 17, 2015 – If you are one of the many Corvette enthusiasts who have an uncontrollable craving for a new Z06 and are too impatient to wait a couple months for delivery or don’t want to pay a premium for an in stock Z- Corvetted … Continue reading

Bring A Banker – Zora’s Former Residence

Zora's former home in Grosse Pointe Woods (Photo: Zillow)

No it may not be a Corvette but it is the reputed former home of Corvette’s Zora Arkus-Duntov   – Corvetted – July 17, 2015 – Okay – I know this is not a Corvette, per se, and no we haven’t become a real estate site but what we have found listed for sale on Zillow in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, is what they claim is the former home of Corvette’s first chief engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov. The home is listed for only $299,900, less than the current price of a restored first generation Z06.  Being familiar with the area that appears to be a relative bargain in one of the finer suburbs of the Motor City. Imagine the dreams a … Continue reading

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