Corvette Cloth Seats – More (or less) than meets the eye

1981cloth

The 2015 Corvette has a variety of configurations – engine/transmission, performance exhaust, sound system upgrades, and much more, but classic Corvette restoration projects have a variation that you won’t see any longer in modern Corvette culture. Some might consider that a blessing in disguise, but to purists, especially where interior authenticity is sought after, it […]

New Years Restoration Project Part 3 – Strip and Metal Fabrication

Corvette restoration

In previous posts for this series, we’ve discussed finding and purchasing a Corvette and documenting the “before” stage. Now that you’ve got the bug, you finally bit the bullet and purchased a Corvette; you’ve brought the vehicle home or to your garage and are ready to start working on it.  So let’s jump right in […]

New Years Restoration Project Step 2 – Documenting and Taking Pictures

Corvette restoration before picture

In our ongoing series on starting a New Years Restoration project, we are going to cover first steps to getting started.  In the last entry, we discussed the search for a Corvette.  Places to look, and the idea that you wanted to look for a car to restore that plays to your strengths.   So, for […]

Which Corvettes are Considered the Best of the Worst?

1980 California Corvette 305

That said, we will freely admit Corvette enthusiasts are biased, you may like just your Corvette, the Corvette brand, just one particular class of Corvettes, or every Corvette model that’s ever been built.  But that doesn’t mean there weren’t some ugly ducklings along the way.  Some versions, shall we say, models that didn’t quite live […]

New Year’s Corvette Restoration Project – Finding the Perfect Corvette

Corvette restoration

We’re going to be a doing a series of blog posts on new restoration projects, detailing steps to take, project issues, and anything else we can come up with that we feel makes sense.  If you already own a Corvette, then this first step will be unnecessary, but we want to focus on it because […]

Corvette Owners are a Special Breed…and We Know It

Corvette Club

Owning a Corvette means a lot of different things to different owners.  Perhaps you are buying a Corvette for the very first time, or maybe you’re having a mid-life crisis (hey, there are worse things you can do than buy a Corvette to satisfy that desire to stay young).  Perhaps you are an enthuisiast of […]

The Hybrid Electric Corvette

2014 Stingray by Arvind Govindaraj on Flickr

The 2014 Stingray has brought ooh’s and aah’s from auto enthusiasts for its style, options and speed. But can a future Corvette bring fuel economy – via a hybrid electric option? While fuel efficiency is a long cry from a fast electric car, sports cars, race cars and even trucks have been targeting better fuel […]

AstroVette Makes Appearance at Corvette Chevy Expo

Alan Bean's Corvette Stingray

Back in the ‘60’s, GMAC started a program leasing Corvettes to NASA astronauts for $1 a year. More than just a marketing ploy, astronauts became enamored with the feisty car for years to come and the program would solidify Corvettes as the car that is stylish, speedy and state-of-the-art.  The Apollo XII team each received […]

Three Tips for Outfitting Your C2 Corvette

C2 Corvette Parts

C2 Corvette parts aren’t exactly difficult to come by, but with online shopping bringing unprecedented ease and convenience to those purchasing car parts, finding a specific gasket, fuel pump, radiator or other piece built exclusively for Corvettes is a simpler process than ever. However, even for someone who collects Corvette parts, finding the older varieties […]

Finding a Corvette to Match Your Personality

Corvette Tail Lights

Ever since cars started coming in colors besides solid black, people have been using them to make personal statements and attract attention. The image of men and women with hot cars getting hotter guys and girls is common in American society, but there is a little something to it. All over the world, men and […]