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With that great engine note and flying through the rain, what could beat that? Lance Miller's '59 Corvette roar around Lime Rock with bad brakes?
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THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1977 Chevrolet Corvette coupe owned by Mike Filippone
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING The “C3” generation of Corvettes, produced from 1968 to 1982, was distinguished by the unusual “Mako Shark” styling developed by famed auto designer Larry Shinoda. And even though federal emission controls limited horsepower by 1977, Chevrolet still touted that year’s coupe as a “dream car...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 pace car replica owned by Joseph Greco
WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING Starting in 1978, the Corvette’s 25th anniversary, Chevrolet would go on to provide Corvette pace cars for the fabled Indianapolis 500-mile race in 11 different years through 2012. The company also created a limited number of replicas for sale in showrooms. However,...Read more »
What Apple’s iPad Mini event yesterday was to tech geeks, General Motors’ news conference today in Pontiac, Mich., proved to be to auto enthusiasts. The manufacturer unveiled the new engine for its seventh-generation Chevy Corvette, set to be released Jan. 13. The event prompted the Detroit Free Press to dub today “an internal-combustion holiday.”
The new small block LT1 engine is remarkably...Read more »
THE CAR AND ITS OWNER 1964 Chevrolet Corvette coupe owned by Chuck DeRicco WHAT MAKES IT INTERESTING All Corvettes are collectible to one degree or another, but among the more coveted models are the "Sting Rays" built from 1963 to 1967. Conceived by General Motors designer Bill Mitchell, the cars feature bulging fenders, a tapered rear roofline and plenty of power. The Sting Rays were...Read more »