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[ August 29, 2002 ]
Some show cars had startling innovations and new ideas but wound up ignored and discarded.
[ August 28, 2002 ]
But how different is the road car from the race car? If Zora Arkus-Duntov were alive today, he might say, The difference is [measured] in degrees. Those are the words he used back in 1960 when he was explaining how the 230-bhp Corvette differed from the 290 - on a plastic record bound into an issue of Corvette News.
[ August 27, 2002 ]
Last year, the Lingenfelter Twin-Turbo Corvette was the only car of the group to reach 150 mph. And it didnt break. That was more than enough to give it the easy win.
[ August 26, 2002 ]
Its very appealing to think that the Corvette sprang fully formed from the brow of GM styling czar Harley Earl one spring evening in 1952, just like Athena materializing from the forehead of Zeus. The mythological parallel is appropriate, because at that stage of his career Earls pronouncements on auto cosmetics were pretty much regarded as divine.
[ August 25, 2002 ]
First there was the GS80. Then came the GS90. Now Corvette legend Dick Guldstrand announces his latest high-performance automobile: the 50th Anniversary Signature Edition Corvette.
[ August 23, 2002 ]
Starting with more than 50 convertible offerings available in the U.S., we pondered personal databases, examined road tests and narrowed the selection to our closer scrutiny of a pair in each of five price categories.
[ August 22, 2002 ]
How Ford kept the Corvette alive, and how we got Zora his dream job at Chevy.
[ August 21, 2002 ]
MagneRide is a high-performance, semi-active suspension control system that responds in real time to road and driving conditions based on input from sensors that monitor body and wheel motions. The system provides fast, smooth, continuously variable damping in a cost-effective and reliable package that reduces body motion and increases tire road contact on all types of surfaces.
[ August 20, 2002 ]
[ August 20, 2002 ]
As the yearlong 50th anniversary celebration of the Chevrolet Corvette continues, the Pebble Beach Concours dElegance, Rolex Monterey Historics, and Concorso Italiano all salute the sports car icon in its golden year.
Its hard to believe, but the venerable Chevrolet Corvette has been around for fifty years now. But sure enough, five decades and five model generations later, Chevrolets favorite sports car continues to put smiles on the faces of enthusiasts everywhere.
[ August 19, 2002 ]
The Corvette Store is now offering new items from the 2002 Ron Fellows collection. Ladies tank tops in yellow, white and red featuring the Fellows helmet and logo, RF cap in stylish yellow and black with logo design on the back, and youth and children's T-shirts featuring the #3 C5-R race car are ready for ordering now. Allow 3 to 5 weeks for shipping.
[ August 19, 2002 ]
Chevrolet has updated the Corvette brand website to reflect all of the changes in the model lineup for 2003. Take a look at the new website to see what you think!
[ August 18, 2002 ]
Half a century has raced by as the Chevrolet Corvette evolved from a six-cylinder, two-speed roadster designed to attract military veterans and newly affluent lusting for foreign sports cars into a world-class, high-horsepower, technology showcase. Over the course of five vehicle generations, the always-striking Corvette remained true to its 1953 two-seater roots, ratcheting up the technical sophistication, musclebound character, and motorsport-honed performance with each successive generation.
[ August 16, 2002 ]
The dearest and most collectible production models, and a couple you can actually afford.
[ August 15, 2002 ]
For the first time ever, we are offering a commemorative Corvette cruise aboard the Golden Princess cruise ship March 1-8, 2003. Meet and mingle with Corvette drivers, engineers, collectors and celebrities who have contributed to the colorful history of the Corvette. The journey will include stops in St. Marten, St. Thomas, the Princess Cays private island and much more. Prices at $1047 and up. NCM Members receive a special cruise rate! We are very excited to be able to offer a rare opportunity such as this to our members and other Corvette enthusiasts, stated Membership Services Manager Stephanie Ferrell. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime cruise that folks will never forget.
[ August 14, 2002 ]
Those of us who are very lucky make our living in the careers we dreamed of as teenagers. Exact details of how we got here take on a fuzziness over the years. Its easy to recall those warm summer days at Road America, the original Corvette Sting Ray and the Scarabs, but the details arent that important anymore. What matters are the colors, the smells, the sounds and the shiver up ones back as the race cars went hurtling by.
[ August 13, 2002 ]
To commemorate this American icon, the Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races, presented by Dodge, has selected Corvette as its honored marque for the 2002 races. The Monterey Historic will be held August 16 - 18, 2002 at the challenging Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in picturesque Monterey, California.
[ August 13, 2002 ]
For starters, the C6 is coming soon. Although the C3 dragged on from 1968 through 1982 and the C4 lasted for nearly as long, the C5 will live less than 10 years. In fact, with the Cadillac XLR sports car due to arrive as a 2004 model early next year, we would expect the C6, which will share a platform with the XLR, to arrive no more than 12 months later.
[ August 12, 2002 ]
To celebrate Corvettes 50th Birdthday, Car & Driver has collected a miriad of great articles about 50 years of an American Legend, The most magnetic Corvette ever.