Have You Ever Dreamed of Doing a Corvette Project Build with Your Kid?

LEGO's Corvette C3 "Ideas Project" Proposal (Photo: Lego Ideas Site)

LEGO May Offer A First Step! by Rick Tavel 9-17-2014 If you’re a serious Corvette enthusiast, most likely you can remember when got your first look at the car. Or maybe it was a toy or model that peaked your fascination and ignited your passion in the car that has been the crown jewel in Chevrolet’s lineup for 61 years. Recognizing the passion that exists for America’s sports car, LEGO, the world famous toy company who built their reputation on little plastic bricks, is considering offering a LEGO kit of a third generation Corvette as part of the Lego’s Idea Project. In order to be produced the first step is to get at least 10,000 votes in 365 days. Currently the … Continue reading

LONE STAR LE MANS Saturday 9-20-14

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This Saturday for the first time the Corvette Racing Team will compete in a six hour endurance race sanctioned by the FIA. This teaser should get your blood running. LONE STAR LE MANS FIA/WEC AUSTN TEXAS THIS SATURDAY 9-20 Watch the Corvette C7.R Dominate the Competition Teaser of 6 HOURS OF CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS by fiawec Source: FIA/WEC (www.fiawec.com/)

TRANS AM HEADS EAST TO LIME ROCK PARK

Trans Am Battle Continues in Lime Rock This Saturday (Photo:GoTransAm.com)

Peterson looks to continue TA streak SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 As the Trans Am Series descends upon Lime Rock Park on September 20, it does so in the midst of the final stretch of the 2014 Trans Am Championship with vital final points in play at the Road Racing Center of the East, one of Trans Am’s historic homes. 33 cars will feature in the multi-class 110.5-mile sprint format race, the largest Trans Am field to visit Lime Rock since 1981, 33 years ago, when Greg Pickett claimed victory. Last year’s race at Lime Rock had a touch of the bizarre, with heavy rains damping the weekend and the race conditions. The result was a dominant performance by the TA2 class … Continue reading

BULLETIN: Stop Sale Order Issued on 2015 Stingrays

2015 Corvettes (Photo: courtesy of Chevrolet/GM)

  CORVETTED – September 12, 2014 If you have been anxiously awaiting the delivery of your new 2015 Corvette Stingray you may have to wait a while longer. GM issued a Stop Sale order to dealers for the 2015 Stingray due to issues with airbags and a parking brake cable. Automotive News reported this morning that a Stop-Sale order has been issued for the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette which just recently went on sale. Very few of the 2800 cars affected have actually been delivered to customers. The problems relate to the driver’s side air bag and parking brake cables. According to the recall the airbag could separate from the steering wheel in a crash situation and increase the chances for … Continue reading

FIA/WEC Third Corvette C7.R Unveiled

A third Corvette C7.R in FIA/WEC livery was unveiled by Pratt&Miller (Photo: Pratt&Miller via FIA/WEC)

  by Rick Tavel All Corvette Racing fans are anxiously awaiting the Lone Star Le Mans weekend, September 19th and 20th at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas when the Corvette Racing Team will field a third Pratt & Miller Corvette C7.R, this one to compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The third C7.R will run in the six hour endurance race which starts at 5 PM on September 20 following the earlier scheduled TUDOR USCC race in which Corvette Racing will field their two dominant C7.Rs. The third C7.R will be sponsored by Konica/Minolta and Michelin, the sponsors of Wayne Taylor Racing which competes in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype DP (Daytona Prototype) class, which … Continue reading

Tudor USCC Announces New Balance of Performance Adjustments

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IMSA ATTEMPTS TO RECTIFY THEIR JULY ADJUSTMENTS by Rick Tavel © August 11, 2014 IMSA has issued Balance of Performance adjustments for three of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship classes less than two weeks before of the second to last event, the Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas. The Corvette Racing Team’s C7.Rs were affected and may help to rectify the over aggressive weight penalty levied against them in July which resulted in eroding their points lead in the standings and severely jeopardizing their quest for the championship. Since the July BoP adjustments were handed down, which added 25kg of weight to the then dominate C7s, the Corvette Team has failed to finish on the podium. … Continue reading

Mecum’s Corvettes in Dallas – SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!

F143 1963 Split Window Coupe Sold $102K (Photo-Mecum) (2)

Over 100 Corvettes Find New Homes at Mecum’s in Dallas by Rick Tavel© September 9, 2014 Sold, sold sold, was a resounding sound when it came to Corvettes crossing the block at Mecum’s Dallas Auction. Not unexpectedly Mecum put the wraps on another successful Dallas auction this past weekend, especially for Corvette collectors and enthusiasts. The Mecum Dallas auction has become a Mecca for collectors of early generations of America’s sports car, the Corvette. This year was no exception where 102 of the 171 Corvettes crossing the block found new homes, including the event’s headline Corvette, Tony DeLorenzo’s personal 1969 triple black, L88 convertible which hammered for $680K.   As in the past, enthusiasts packed the four day event finding … Continue reading

Viper Slashes Prices to Increase Sales and Compete with the Corvette Z06

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  by Rick Tavel© September 8, 2014 We know you don’t have to tell us, we have spent a considerable amount of time and space recently hyping the 2015 Corvette Z06. We have not only praised its outstanding performance statistics (we’d love to be able to report its actual track numbers but until we get the chance to get behind the wheel that will have to wait) but even more we called the Z06’s $78,995 MSRP the best performance buy in the world. That’s pretty lofty praise for any automobile in today’s world but the Z06 is a pretty impressive ride. An old adage says that imitation is the best form of flattery. Though Chrysler executives have long held that the … Continue reading

Z06 Allocations Announced – Act Now Before It’s Too Late

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Will there be enough 2015 Z06’s to meet the demand?  by Rick Tavel© 9-5-2014 Chevrolet dealers just received their 2015 Z06 allocations for the upcoming year and the bottom line is even the largest dealerships aren’t getting an overabundance of Corvette’s newest performance leader. Some of the largest dealerships are already reporting they have deposits and orders for much of their entire 2015 Z06 allocation and some dealerships have deposits for all of their dealership’s allocation. This is good news for the Chevrolet Corvette dealerships but if you have procrastinated and not put your deposit down it will make getting one of the early deliveries difficult if not impossible. Of course as with any successful new performance car where demand … Continue reading

Mecum’s Mecca of Third Generation Corvettes in Dallas (Part 3 of 3)

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By Rick Tavel© September 1, 2014 Mecum’s Dallas auction kicks off in just a few days and to Corvette enthusiasts and collectors it is better known as Mecca for Corvettes. The quantity and quality level of the Corvettes traditionally offered at this auction dictated that in order to give our readers a better look at the size and scope of the four day extravaganza required a series of articles. In our first two articles, (Mecum’ Dallas Deluge of Corvettes – Part 1 http://www.corvetted.com/mecums-dallas-deluge-corvettes-part-1/ and Mecum’s Myriad of Magnificent Midyears http://www.corvetted.com/mecums-corvette-deluge-dallas-part-2-magnificent-midyears/) we recently gave you details on many of the excellent first and second generation cars scheduled to be sold and this will be the final installment of the three part … Continue reading

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