The 2023 Corvette Z06 is now being produced. I know Zora would be proud of its mid-engine configuration, power output, acceleration, handling and braking. This site will have many new articles on the C8 Corvette in the coming months. I’ve been receiving a lot of requests for information on the C7 and the C6 models. As time permits, I will be placing new articles on those Corvettes as well.
When I first created this site back in 1995, I highlighted the older vintage models. The Corvette restoration hobby has made some big changes lately. Corvettes are becoming more popular in large organizations like the Good-Guys and the National Street Rod Association. I will still be placing articles on classic models as I have in the past. I might be placing more articles that emphasize restorations and modifications from factory stock. Everything has changed now with the introduction of the mid-engine 2020 Corvette. So you can look forward to seeing many more articles and posts on the mid-engine C8 Corvette!
Corvette clubs have been an essential component of Corvette history since the mid 1950s. Friendships and sharing a common passion for something that is bigger than yourself was a concept that Duntov felt was important for Corvette owners.
I’m a Corvette person. The Clubs that I am affiliated with are in great need of families and members of families who have owned multiple Corvettes in their lifetimes. I’ve always enjoyed conversations when we shared knowledge and experiences about the Corvettes that were owned over the years. This knowledge and experience is irreplaceable! The Corvette Clubs need your help!
My Corvette Clubs section is always undergoing additions, as it is an integral part of owning a Corvette. You can find my constantly evolving club page here. Hopefully, you can find a club close to your home that fits your personality and your needs.
Care and Detailing:
I’ve been owning Corvettes since the summer of 1976. Even then, I was very critical when inspecting and test driving a Corvette before a purchase. Documentation and service receipts were very important to me as they confirmed the car’s history. The wear and tear of the interior and exterior that was observed could be matched with the claimed mileage on the odometer (if it was working). I also made note of the quality and brand of replacement parts that the owner or previous owners installed on their car. The brands that the previous owners chose gave me quite a bit of information about the attentiveness and quality of care that they gave their Corvettes. Were these replacement parts high quality or the cheapest items they could find just to get by? To this day, I continue to use these techniques when inspecting cars. Car care articles will be posted here on this site. Many parts are extremely difficult to locate today, especially tires for the C4 and C5 Corvettes! Keep checking back for updates!
Vintage Corvettes and Barn Finds:
My garage has some space for a Corvette with long term family ownership. You are more than welcome to drop me a note on my Vintage Corvettes page to let me know what sort of Corvette you or your family has. If you’ve decided to sell your beloved car, I’d love to talk to you about it. I would still be honored to be able to take a look at your car before you decide to sell it.
Recent health events have kept me away from most car shows including the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals: MCACN.
I miss my display and seeing all the nice people at the show. I hope to be back soon.
There is one person who dedicated his last decades of his professional career to the improvement and evolution of the Corvette: Zora
Zora Arkus Duntov was employed by Chevrolet in the mid fifties. He was of European descent. During his years in Europe, many years before working at Chevrolet, he was a well respected automotive engineer, and he understood the extreme importance being a participant in the European Automobile Olympics which was called the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Zora and his wife Elfie, were forced to flee France when the Nazis invaded. They came as Immigrants to the United States, and had no desire to leave America after World War II. At Chevrolet, Zora molded the Corvette from a street cruiser into a well defined racing machine. He understood the advantages of a mid-engine Corvette, but unfortunately, when he was forced to retire in January 1975, his dreams of producing a mid-engine Corvette under his reign ended. However, during his years at Chevrolet, he was very successful in creating a factory racing option called L88.
I am currently restructuring this site with the most popular and current information that is pertinent and available.
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