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1988 254.76mph Corvette For Sale

Record-Breaking ’88 Callaway Corvette ‘Project Sledgehammer’ Record-Breaking ’88 Callaway Corvette ‘Project Sledgehammer’ Is up for Auction. Reeves Callaway‘s company partnered with General Motors in 1986 to produce a TwinTurbo version of the Corvette. GM assigned the project RPO B2K and Callaway cars were sold by Chevrolet dealers worldwide. 510 cars were hand built by Callaway Cars in Connecticut. It was important for the Corvette to establish top speed bragging rights when car magazines of the day used top speed shoot-outs as a way of awarding the title of Fastest in…

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18th time Corvette has Paced Indy 500

Photo provided by IMS For the 18th time in race history, Chevrolet Corvette will serve as the Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500. Chevrolet and Corvette have led the starting field more than any other manufacturer and model. The 2021 race marks the 32nd time for Chevrolet since it first paced back in 1948, and the 18th time since the first Corvette paced the race back in 1978. This time, and not since 2008, it will be a convertible Corvette that will lead the 33-car field. “The Chevrolet team is…

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Lego Corvette Speed Champions C8.R & C3 Set

Lego has announced a new Corvette Speed Champions set that includes a Corvette Racing C8.R and a 1968 C3 Corvette. While neither Corvette is totally representative of the vehicle on which they are based, the C8.R is close enough, while the C3 needs a bit more imagination to figure out what it is. The hood emblem on the C3 helps to identify the model, while the design and stickers included with the C8.R, make it very easy to identify. The set comes with 512 pieces and will allow the purchaser…

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Corvette Museum $12 million expansion

Architect’s rendering of planned Two-Story, 30,000-square-foot, addition to the National Corvette Museum Opened in 1994, as an educational tribute to America’s sports car, the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky has outgrown its 115,000-square-foot building. With more than 80 Corvettes from every era since 1953 on rotating display, one-of-a-kind concept vehicles rarely if ever before seen by the public, automotive memorabilia, informative films, educational exhibits, historical displays, a library and archives, Derek E. Moore, director of collections at the museum, says that “This expansion will give the museum the…

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Jay Leno talks about his 1999 Corvette

Corvette Mike did some mods on this 1999 for Jay Jay Leno shares the backstory and talks about why he loves his 1999 Corvette in the latest episode of Jay Leno’s Garage. For between $15k and $20k, you can pick up one the best performance bargains of the century! Win Two CorvettesThundering Thursday Readers Get 50% Bonus ENTRIES Enter to Win a 600-hp C8 Corvette and a 1961 Corvette Restomod The 2021 Corvette Dream Giveaway is underway and it’s your chance to win a 2021 Corvette Z51 Coupe and a…

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Pebble Beach Concours Pays Tribute to Lamborghini Countach

2021 Exhibit Highlights Evolution from Early Production Prototype to Last Car Built PEBBLE BEACH, CALIF.  (April 15, 2021) — Ferruccio Lamborghini was never content to rest on success. With the 1966 debut of the P400 concept for his Miura, he set forth the very definition of a “supercar.” Yet just five years later, in 1971, he unveiled an even more radical concept—the low and crisply creased LP500, complete with soon-to-be-signature scissor doors. The name for this car is an exclamation of wonder in the local Piedmontese dialect of Italy: “Countach!” To…

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Corvette Sales Dominate Premium Sports Cars Market During Q1 2021

Q1 2021 Premium Sports Cars Market Sales.(top 8 cars) The C8 Corvette sales in the U.S. during Q1 2021 dominated the Premium Sports Cars Market. The Corvette outsold all other rivals combined (6,611 sold), including the Porsche 911 (2,782 sold), Porsche 718 (1,506 sold), Mercedes-AMG GT (1,212 sold), Mercedes-Benz SL (311 sold), Mercedes-Benz SLC (198 sold), Audi R8 (148 sold), Nissan GT-R (50 sold), Ford GT (33 sold), Acura NSX (17 sold), and BMW i8 (8 sold). These sales figures build on the similarly impressive figures in Q3 2020 as…

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Corvette Mike & Max @ Barrett-Jackson

Max, Corvette Mike, & the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction – Car Collector Video – Max the Cranky Puppet. Max proposes a partnership with Corvette Mike (the Leader of the Pack) and accidentally buys a $425K Corvette at the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction in Scottsdale, 2021. Win A Corvette Win a 60th Anniversary Cunningham C8 Corvette This limited Edition C8 Corvette is a modern-day tribute to the Briggs Cunningham 1960 Corvette that became the first Corvette ever to win its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This special edition will feature…

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As of March 25, GM Stopped taking New C8 Orders

General Motors is no longer accepting new orders from dealerships for the 2021 Corvette, the automaker announced this week. With demand for the C8 Corvette through-the-roof and the automaker experiencing several production stoppages this year, Chevy has been forced to close the order books for the 2021 model year. It will open for new orders for the 2022 C8 in early July. The 2021 C8 started production on December 11th, 2020, so the early closing of the orders and switching over to the new 2022 will make 2021 model another…

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1967 L88 Sells at Mecum Auctions

This rare 1 of 20 1967 Corvette L88 comes from Corvette Mike’s collection and this one has the distinction of being the only one offered in Sunfire Yellow. It is the only 1967 L88 Coupe with its all original and highly documented motor, and Bloomington Gold Certification, NCRS Top Flight Award, a Triple Diamond Award winner, and then to top off all these coveted awards, it is the only 1967 L88 Coupe with a Duntov Mark Of Excellence Award! The  hammer price was $2.45 million, and with the buyer’s commission,…

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