The Detroit News decided to do a thought exercise: What if Chevrolet made a Corvette SUV? Maybe that’s not so far-fetched. Corvette is a singular car within Chevrolet, and in many ways is a performance brand unto itself. Almost every performance brand now has its own crossover; the most prominent of which is Porsche’s money-machine, the … Continue reading The Corvette of SUVs
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Automotive News reports: There’s another round of midengine Chevrolet Corvette spy photos, and they’re perhaps the best look at the long-rumored sports car yet. Spy photographers spotted what appears to be a midengine Corvette at one of General Motors’ winter-testing facilities. The photos indicate that the vehicle will have a lower hood line, a longer … Continue reading The next Chevy, or Cadillac, Corvette?
The first Corvette I remember was the down-the-street neighbor’s 1970 dark-green coupe with the base 350 V-8 and automatic. The first Corvette I drove looked a lot like it, except it was a 1969, and it had a tan interior instead of a green interior. Oh, and it had a 427 V-8 with three carburetors, … Continue reading Corvettes I have driven
The question was asked of Bob Lutz, former GM vice chairman and now the answer man of Road & Track’s “Go Lutz Yourself”: Dear Bob, Does Chevy need a mid-engine Corvette and Cadillac a mid-engine sports car? You can’t have Ford selling a $450,000 GT while GM has only a Z06, right? Well, neither Chevrolet nor … Continue reading News on Take Your Corvette to Work Day
Daniel Strohl tells this story about America’s sports car: By the mid-1990s, Russ McLean had already worked for GM for many years – including stints in Spain and in Mexico – and developed a reputation as a cost-cutter and turnaround champ. That reputation led to his appointment as manager of the Corvette platform at a … Continue reading The man who may have saved the Corvette
Facebook has two groups with the same initials focusing on my favorite car, the Corvette. (One of which — the car, not the Facebook group — again did not show up in my driveway on my birthday, or Father’s Day, and most likely will not show up on Tuesday, National Corvette Day, commemorating the first … Continue reading The Corvette industry
I got my new Car & Driver magazine in the mail earlier this week. And it reported on something I managed to miss from one month ago, passed on by Jalopnik: GM’s head of global product development, Mark Reuss, confirms that the company is working on the next Corvette. Our sources elaborate on this salient … Continue reading Change ≠ Progress, Future Corvette Edition
The family (as in Manson family or Addams family) that is Facebook allows me to update a couple of my previous Friday posts about vehicles, including Corvettes, as depicted on a movie or TV (or desktop or laptop or tablet or smartphone) screen near you. The Simply Corvettes Facebook page adds to my list of … Continue reading Corvettes (and other wheels) on the screen
Since I have entered a Quaker State contest to win a 1972 Corvette, I am motivated to put together a few separate items about America’s sports car. We begin with Jalopnik, which found this: The voiceover and constant musical refrain reminding us that we have never, ever, forever, ever never never ever seen a car … Continue reading It’s Corvettepalooza!
Some thoughts about collector cars (none of which I own, including a Corvette, because life is unfair) can be read here. Sunday is National Corvette Day, recognizing, this year, the 60th anniversary of the sale of the first Corvette, June 30, 1953. Which brings an interesting question to mind: Why was it named the Corvette? … Continue reading On Drive Your Corvette to Work Day