Corvette Report’s Scott Teeters blogs about a customized ’69 Corvette that is still turning heads – and winning awards at Corvettes at Carlisle - more than half-a-century later. It’s a CORVETTE STINGRAY, STILL COOL AFTER ALL THESE YEARS! While custom cars go all the way back to the early days of the automobile, it wasn’t until after WW-II when the emerging car culture took America by storm. Creative backyard mechanics started customizing their own cars and created the Custom Car Culture. The tr...Read More
CHASSIS HISTORY PART 1: 1953-1962 CORVETTE!
Corvette historian and illustrator Scott Teeters starts off his Corvette history series with the chassis that Maurice Olley & Mauri Rose built. And, the start of Zora Arkus-Duntov’s involvement. The late legendary SCCA Corvette racing champion, Frank Dominanni, left, with Jan Hyde, with his original '60 Corvette Fuelie that he's owned since new. Hyde runs the Registry Of Corvette Race Cars. Corvettes are kind of like a beautiful woman. Sure, she’s a beauty, but is she smart and athletic? Fr...Read More
SWISS STUNNER: CORVETTE MAKO SHARK II REDUX!
One of the most beautiful and significant Corvette Concept Cars ever, the 1965/1966 Mako Shark II hinted to the arrival of an all-new C3 Stingray in 1968. This handcrafted Tribute Shark built in Switzerland is picture perfect. Hanspeter Bohl, a Corvette specialist in Muenchenstein, Switzerland, is the man responsible for what has to be the most authentic, highest quality Mako Shark II Tribute ever produced. He worked with GM’s original U.S. Patent drawing and created a bespoke Shark that look...Read More
LT5 CORVETTE: ZR1 CONVERTIBLE!
A look back at the highly sophisticated, yet underdeveloped, DOHC Corvette, and the one-off convertible Michael Beal had to have. Chevrolet didn’t make a C4 four-cam ZR1 Roadster, but Metalcrafters of California is credited with a singular build. And, Michael Beal is still enjoying this unique high-performance Corvette! For most Corvette fans, there was “that day” when a Corvette stole your heart. For Michael Beal, it was the jewel-like LT5 engine that powered the C4 ZR1 Corvette. The beauti...Read More
PART II: THE BALDWIN-MOTION STORY!
CGC Editor Marty Schorr and Motion’s Joel Rosen wrap up their interview with Corvette Report editor Scott Teeters about Baldwin-Motion Phase III Supercars. Marty Schorr is the former editor of Hi-Performance CARS, the founding editor of Vette Magazine, and is the current editor of CarGuyChrolicles.com. He’s also the President of PMPR, an automotive public relations consultancy. Joel Rosen is the former owner of Motion Performance, Baldwin, NY, and currently owns and runs Motion Models, a world-...Read More
INTERVIEW: THE BALDWIN-MOTION STORY, PART 1!
CGC Editor Marty Schorr and Motion’s Joel Rosen talk to Corvette Report editor Scott Teeters about Baldwin-Motion Phase III Supercars. Marty Schorr is the former editor of Hi-Performance CARS, the founding editor of Vette Magazine, and is the current editor of CarGuyChrolicles.com. He’s also the President of PMPR, an automotive public relations consultancy. Joel Rosen is the former owner of Motion Performance, Baldwin, New York, and currently owns and runs Motion Models, a world-renowned, scale...Read More
4WD VETTE: YEAH, IT’S GOT A HEMI!
Go anywhere and everywhere Corvette is powered by an old-school, dual-quad 392-inch Chrysler Hemi. It’s truly unstoppable. When you live close to the New Jersey shore, like Dewey Powell does, it’s not uncommon to see 4WD and AWD vehicles with surf fishing racks on the front bumper. Most are trucks but some are one-off cars that feature conversion from Crossovers and SUVs. Dewey Powell’s Corvette is more than likely the only fully-functioning on and off-road Corvette powered by an engine th...Read More
BALDWIN-MOTION SURVIVOR: PHASE III 454 CORVETTE!
One-owner ’72 Baldwin-Motion Corvette had spent 26 years in a barn before enthusiast Dave Belk found it. Baldwin-Motion’s Joel Rosen is probably best known for his NHRA record-setting 427 & 454 Camaros and small and big-block Cobras. But Rosen was a diehard Corvette enthusiast and a good friend of Zora Arkus-Duntov. Zora was a big Baldwin-Motion Corvette fan; especially the Phase III GT. He’s shown with Joel Rosen, left, at the New York Auto Show introduction of the prototype Phase III GT. ...Read More
’63 CORVETTE STING RAY: RACED FROM DAY ONE!
Consummate Corvette aficionado K. Scott Teeters blogs about Ken Hazelton’s unique split-window coupe that has never been driven on the street. Zora Arkus-Duntov would have been proud. Although born to be a street sports car, this Sting Ray has never been anything but a racecar. Zora Arkus-Duntov was the driving force behind making sure that production Corvettes could be easily turned into competitive racecars. He was famous for saying, “I want my customers to enjoy their Corvette.” Even thou...Read More