A Bad Boy L88 Just In Time For Christmas

1969 L88 to be auctioned at Mecum's in Austin. (Photo: Mecum_

Rick Tavel November 24, 2014 Just in time for Christmas, Mecum is offering the gift every Corvette enthusiast wants to find next to the tree, a black on black, 1969 L88 that has won both an NCRS Top Flight and Bloomington Gold award in 2004. Then just a year later was treated to a Nabers Brothers restoration. This L88 is fully documented with tank sticker and also a letter from the service manager of the delivering dealer. It has just 2000 miles on the odometer and is one of the late production models which haave the open chamber heads. But, as is the case with every Corvette L88, it is really all about the engine; the legendary bad boy that sported … Continue reading

BRING A BANKER – “Black Friday is Almost Upon Us”

1966 327/300 HP Numbers Matching(Photo: eBay)

Rick Tavel November 22, 2014 The day after Thanksgiving, while the rest of the family is out trying to find those illusive Black Friday bargain gifts, if you’re not sacked out on the sofa watching football, you might also want to join the search for a special gift – perhaps a Corvette for yourself. And you might want to start by searching on eBay, but if you don’t want to spend the time over the next few days Corvetted will assist by sharing some of our BRING A BANKER eBay finds. As you know we are particularly high on 1966 Corvettes due to their relatively bargain prices compared to the 1967. Prices for these models continue to rise but good … Continue reading

David E and Car & Driver’s Ten Best

Car & Driver's first Ten Best issue debuted in January 1983 (Photo: Car&Driver)

  Rick Tavel© November 22, 2014 If you visit many enthusiast sites on a regular basis you probably realize that about this time every year Car & Driver, one of Corvetted’s recommended favorite sites, publishes its renowned Car & Driver 10 Best Cars list. And those of you Corvette enthusiasts who roam the internet have obviously seen more than a few stories that the Corvette Stingray has been chosen for the second consecutive year as one of the top ten best cars in the world. That revelation will come as no great shock to Corvette enthusiasts or the fine writers in Ann Arbor. The seventh generation Corvette has racked up more awards and “bests” than any Corvette in its 62 … Continue reading

Letter From A Kid

Bowling Green Assembly Plant

Corvetted with excerpts by Ian Gregory All too often we get caught up in the complexities and sometimes unimportant time-consuming activities of everyday life. And at times the things taking place in our lives can cause us to overlook or not take the time to offer a simple kindness that could mean so much to a kid. We all can look back and remember some small, and at the time, seemingly insignificant thing that happened in our childhood that has had a significant influence on our lives. I heard recently about one act of kindness that may very well leave a lasting impression on a young boy. The act also involved a Corvette and Corvetted’s favorite Corvette Specialist. Another reason … Continue reading


Amy Ruman wins the Daytona Trans Am but was one point behind Simon Gregg who finished in second place in the championship (Photo: GoTransAm)

  BUT FALLS ONE POINT SHORT OF A SEASONAL SECOND PLACE FINISH Corvetted, November 15, 2014 The Tans Am series wrapped up their season today at Daytona with the largest field in their history with 50 cars on the grid for the TA, TA2 and TA3 classes. Though the series championship for the TA class was already clinched by Doug Peterson at the last race in his #87 Corvette, it was a battle for runner up between Amy Ruman and Simon Gregg, both Corvette drivers. Amy went into the race eight points behind Gregg. Though the race saw the year end on a high note for Ruman and the No. 23 McNichols Company Chevrolet Corvette, with Ruman winning overall and … Continue reading

Trans Am Finale Set For Today

Amy Ruman will battle Simon Gregg for the number two spot in the Trans Am Championship
(Photo: GoTransAm)

  Ruman and Gregg Square Off in Battle for Second Place in Season Championship Corvetted/ Trans Am November 15, 2014 Doug Peterson displayed the form that saw him crowned 2014 TA Champion in Trans Am Series qualifying at Daytona International Speedway as he led the class out on track during the earlier of the two qualifying sessions. Peterson powered the No. 87 3Dimensional.com Chevrolet Corvette around the 3.56 mile road course to the tune of a 1:44.960 lap time. He has already wrapped up the top spot for the 2014 Championship with his finish in the last race, but the battle for second place in the season series will be a battle between Amy Ruman, currently third in the standings, … Continue reading

Bloomington Gold Heads to the Brickyard

Bloomington Gold Moves to Indy (Image: Bloomington Gold)

Rick Tavel© November 14, 2014 Earlier this year we learned that there were several changes taking place at one of the most prestigious Corvette events in the world, Bloomington Gold. The first change was the cancellation of Mecum’s All-Corvette auction and then last month we found out the entire Bloomington Gold show was leaving the University of Illinois’ Champaign campus location where the show has been held for the last two years. Yesterday, Guy Larsen, the owner of the show, announced that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will become the Corvette event’s new home saying that the venue was just “too great of an opportunity to pass up.” Larsen commented about the reasons for the move saying that due to the … Continue reading


1963 Award Winning Corvette (Photo: American Car Collector)

Second in Our Series of Extraordinary Corvettes at Extraordinary Prices Rick Tavel© November 11, 2014 Last week we told you about a new series we’re starting on Corvetted. If you missed it let me briefly refresh you on the premise behind the series. Most car enthusiasts are familiar with one of the hottest and most interesting sites on the internet, Bring A Trailer . The site offers enthusiast cars usually at bargain prices. Often those examples are in need of some serious work while others can be cars in excellent shape. The common thread is that their offerings can usually be bought at prices considered anywhere from “fair” to “cheap,” let’s just say bargains whether it is a $50K Ferrari or … Continue reading

NASCAR Corvette to be Offered in Barrett-Jackson’s Prestigious Salon Collection

Promotional photos with the two cars and Bill France on left and Joe
Hawkins on right. 1953 Corvette VIN #211 on left and 1955 Corvette VIN
#1399 on right. Prior to stripes, numbers, and sponsor decals (Photo: T. Michaelis)

Rare Opportunity to Acquire the Earliest Known Corvette Racecar   Rick Tavel© Corvetted November 4, 2014 As we reported in our article “Barrett-Jackson – Synergy of Success” one of the factors that has made their Scottsdale and other events so successful has been their ability to “read the collector market” and tailor their offerings to the market. And one of the hottest categories of collector Corvettes have continued to be documented early race cars. As such, in January Barrett-Jackson will offer one of the best documented and awarded of all early Corvettes racecars, the “granddaddy” of and the earliest known Corvette racecar, Terry Michaelis’ 1953 NASCAR Corvette. The concours winning Corvette is not only the earliest known Corvette race car, … Continue reading

Trans Am Series Wraps Up at Daytona on Saturday

The 2014 season wraps up on Saturday at Daytona (Photo: Trans Am)

November 11, 2014 Corvetted This weekend, November 15, one of the most historic and exciting racing series, the Trans Am, wraps up their 2014 season with an event at Daytona International Speedway. Though Doug Peterson has already wrapped up the championship in his Number 87 Corvette the other spots will be hotly contested between Simon Gregg who is in second place and Amy Ruman less than ten points behind, also driving Corvettes. The TA class will feature an 18-car field, headlined by the Tony Ave Racing duo of Doug Peterson and Paul Fix, who roll into Daytona with momentum in nearly every category. Peterson, in the No. 87 3Dimensional.com Chevrolet Corvette, clinched the 2014 Trans Am Championship last round at … Continue reading

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