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[ September 26, 2002 ]
To celebrate the red, white, and blue, weve rounded up a selection of the most distinct, flag-waving new vehicles about to hit the market. Each is distinct in its own way, instantly recognizable, and respected worldwide. Hum a few bars of the Star-Spangled Banner, grab a slice of apple pie, and enjoy the parade.
[ September 25, 2002 ]
John Lingenfelter is as good a Corvette tuner as any -- actually, better than most. Hes always happy to let us (and others) test his cars against all comers, bring what they may. So this time, we brought something that would give his latest road rocket a run for its proverbial pink slip.
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[ September 24, 2002 ]
We set the same rules for the production cars as we did for the tuners. The cars would run on street tires and pump gas, each car would get five runs, and the factories had the option of hiring a driver or putting me in the seat.
[ September 23, 2002 ]
Im old enough to recall the introduction of the original Corvette in 1953, and how we all were quite taken with that handsome roadsters styling. Okay, so it had only the Blue Flame 6-cylinder engine and 2-speed Powerglide transmission - it looked terrific.
[ September 20, 2002 ]
Chevrolets favorite sports car continues to put smiles on the faces of enthusiasts everywhere. In celebration, the August 2002 issue of Road & Track features a road test of the 50th Anniversary Corvette, a special model that commemorates the Vettes long history as an American automotive icon.
[ September 19, 2002 ]
January 17, 1953, New York, N.Y. - General Motors today unveiled its newest dream machine, a sports car called the Corvette, at the GM Motorama in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Will they build it?
[ September 18, 2002 ]
In this way, Chevrolet has hit on a good way to market a half-century of Corvette history - the C5 is a car that were all familiar with, leavened with a dash of significant new technology.
[ September 17, 2002 ]
Hill and company are deep into the creation of the C6, or sixth-generation, Corvette. Through informal conversations and our usual sources, weve pieced together a picture of what the next Corvette will look like, as well as some of its new attributes.
[ September 16, 2002 ]
The 2003 NCM event schedule is now available. Additional information and details on how to register will be made available in the coming months. Mark your calendars now for the exciting events scheduled in 2003!
[ September 13, 2002 ]
Rich Rembold can talk the talk. He also can walk the walk. Who couldnt once theyve gone to such great lengths of excess?
[ September 12, 2002 ]
Victor Preisler, 49, and his wife, Stacey, of Calabasas, California, own 10 Corvettes, and they arent through yet. Like most Vette obsessives, he was dumbstruck as a teenager, at a time when his pockets contained just dimes and quarters.
[ September 11, 2002 ]
Attention, Kmart shoppers. Were pleased to announce a BlueLight Special in Aisle 4. Once again, were offering you the lowest price possible. This time, its horsepower-just $46 a pony. Thats right, this unheard of bargain is in Aisle 4.
[ September 10, 2002 ]
Corvette patron saint Zora Arkus-Duntov and GM design chief Bill Mitchell faced off in the early 1960s over who ruled the Corvette roost. The outcome of that battle defines the plastic two-seater of today.
[ September 9, 2002 ]
The Corvette came to life a couple years later than I did, and ever since, weve been friends. Or at least since I was nine, when the TV show Route 66 introduced me to the baby-blue 60 Vette convertible in which Tod and Buz drifted around the country.
[ September 6, 2002 ]
In honor of the September 11th tragedy, the Museum will open its doors to the public at no charge from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11th. Free admission to tour the Museum will be offered to everyone during the specially designated hours, in addition to a special viewing of In Memoriam - New York City, an HBO presentation to be shown in the Chevrolet Theater. A special patriotic musical Celebrate Our Freedom will be performed in the Museums outdoor amphitheater by a 350 person mass choir collected from various community churches. NCM Executive Director Wendell Strode stated, Every American is forever changed by the tragedy of September 11th and we still feel the effects. Through strength, prayer and help from each other and our God, we will continue on. We encourage everyone to join us for a special time to reflect and enjoy our freedoms. For more information on A Day of Remembrance, call (800) 53-VETTE or visit the National Corvette Museums website.
[ September 5, 2002 ]
What is handling? In simple terms, it is a vehicles capability to turn quickly with utmost stability. And to define it further, it also involves a cars aptitude for generating lateral grip, or lateral acceleration, and carrying the fastest possible speed through a corner.
[ September 4, 2002 ]
Young Rippie had little idea of the power of his moms guidance. True to his word, in 1971, the 21-year-old Rippie bought a 1963 split-window Corvette and entered his first race at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. He finished third of eight racers in that debut event, but the impression would last a lifetime.
[ September 3, 2002 ]
Sports cars. Theyre exalted by the automotive world; the most visible product in any carmakers lineup, always featured on the cover of brochures and placed front and center at dealerships. Theyre cars that most of us with families and monthly mortgages wish we owned.