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5 June 2013
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Tag Archives: Corvette
Motorama: GM Showstoppers before the North American Auto Shows
Before the prestigious Detroit Auto Shows took over the Cobo Hall in 1965, General Motors took their favorite cars and prototypes on the road with the Motorama tour. The car show debuted in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, but as years passed, the cars headed from New York to faraway places like Miami, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The idea behind the Motorama was to show off the best and shiniest choices coming out of Detroit.
Ford GT vs. Chevy Corvette
Over the years, the fight between Ford and Chevy has grown to nearly epic proportions. The fans of Chevys and Fords continually argue about what automaker is the best. Most of the battles between the makers is with their trucks and the muscle cars. Along with the trucks and the muscle cars, nearly every Chevy and Ford model, like mid-size sedans, SUVs, and compacts, can be put head-to-head, with the exception of one: the true sports car.
Pontiac Fiero vs. The World
Chevy had the Corvette and Pontiac had the Fiero. If you remember the 1980s, then you probably remember these two very different cars. Now, you know that only one of these sport two-seaters still remains available for sale on car lots today. The Pontiac Fiero was a ground-breaking car, but it failed to have the impact that the Corvette had and General Motors just could not get the Fiero to deliver.
The Next Corvette? Not Quite
Expensive Cars to Repair
Anyone who has ever owned a car knows this statement to be true: Cars are not cheap to own. Taking the cost of the car, insurance, fuel, and maintenance into account, the actual cost to own the car is usually close to double the cost of the actual monthly car payment that people pay. Yes, many cars come with excellent warranties, but once those run out, the actual cost to repair several makes and models can be absolutely outrageous. These are a few of the highest:
Where Do the Car Names Come From?
Bel Air. Corvette. Nova. Delray. Car manufacturers have worked hard to create memorable names and for the most part, they have succeeded. But, where do those names originate? In many cases, the names are often taken from foreign languages, places, and science.
One of the most iconic cars of all time is actually named after a speedy warship. The Chevy Corvette shares the same name with a small, lightly armed warship. Most corvettes were and are still used by foreign navies, but there were some that were used by the United States Navy during World War II. It only seems appropriate that the fastest production car is named after another speedy object.
Cars Named for Mythological Gods and Goddesses
Where do cars get their names? This question stumps many car buyers. Many car buyers do not understand the reasoning for the collection of seemingly random letters and numbers. While many car buyers are able to connect many of the names to timely events, like the space race, the cars that received those names rarely looked like their namesakes. For example, the Chevy Corvette was named for a warship, but the car is sporty and compact, nothing like a warship. Many cars were named after mythological gods and goddesses, but it seems as if some car manufacturers did not consider the stories of those gods when they chose the names.
Take a Chevy Roadtrip
Nothing is as American as baseball, hotdogs, apple pie, and Chevrolets. The road trip should be added to the list of all things American. So, when you are ready for a little summertime adventure, why not visit the sites that make America great in your favorite Chevy. These are a few places to stop so you can enjoy the best that America has to offer:
Corvette Official Indy Car
A Corvette has been the pace car for the Indianapolis 500 more than any other car. The Corvette official Indy car has taken its place as the pace car 11 times. Along with seven times for the Camaro, General Motors leads the pack with 47 pace cars. Chrysler is a distant second with 13.
Nashville Corvette Club
For Corvette lovers of middle Tennessee there is no better group to join than the Nashville Corvette Club. For forty years, this organization for enthusiasts of the legendary American sports car has been engaging members, hosting car shows and charitable events, and providing fans of Corvettes with an outlet for their enthusiasm. There are over 200 members of this distinguished organization, which is a part of the National Council of Corvette Clubs.
In spite of a ban on racing, Corvette’s leadership in the 1950s felt that people were going to continue to race their cars and that they should keep this fact in mind when designing vehicles. From this idea, the Corvette Z06 was born. Corvette created the RPO Z06 performance package in 1963 and it included several performance-oriented parts and upgraded equipment such as a strengthened anti-roll bar, larger shocks, stiffer springs, and a host of other improvements designed for racing. The Corvette Z06 back then cost nearly $2,000 over the purchase price, and Chevrolet manufactured just 199 units.