SPECIAL EDITIONS: CORVETTES THAT MATTER!

SPECIAL EDITIONS: CORVETTES THAT MATTER!
Recommended reading from Keith Cornett, CorvetteBlogger and founder of VetteFinders. Not only a ‘pretty face’, CORVETTE SPECIAL EDITIONS is an invaluable resource for information about iconic and collectible performance models. At first glance, Keith Cornett’s new book is a little misleading. The title does not reveal the wealth of photography and information that goes well beyond Special Editions. To many, Special Editions often refers to Indy Pace Car replicas, commemorative models celebratin...
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’69 CORVETTE ZL1: TRIBUTE WITH PERSONAL TOUCHES!

’69 CORVETTE ZL1: TRIBUTE WITH PERSONAL TOUCHES!
Historical ZL1 background info plus George Haddad’s stunning alloy-engined Corvette Tribute.To understand the importance and uniqueness of George Haddad’s ‘69 Corvette ZL1 Tribute, top, you have to go back to late-1968. Hot Rod magazine broke the ZL1 Corvette story in the December 1968 issue with an unforgettable all-aluminum big-block 427 engine wearing bright yellow headers, above, on its cover. Haddad built this ZL1 Tribute at his shop, http://www.fabulousrestorations.com/ Exact production n...
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LEGEND OR MYTH: ZORA’S MARQUE OF EXCELLENCE!

LEGEND OR MYTH: ZORA’S MARQUE OF EXCELLENCE
VOLUME 1 of Kenneth W. Kayser’s CORVETTE, Legend Or Myth & Zora’s Marque Of Excellence series reveals everything you have always wanted to know about the creation of the first Corvette plus Zora Arkus-Duntov’s unique sports car passion. Since the first Corvette broke cover more than six decades ago, there have been dozens of books, thousands of newspaper and magazine articles and many single marque magazines focusing exclusively on America’s Sports Car. And, Corvette Godfather Zora Arkus Du...
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’65 STING RAY: DUNTOV’S FIRST L88!

’65 STING RAY: DUNTOV’S FIRST L88!
Zora Arkus-Duntov’s legendary L88 Corvette Sting Ray Mule – Vin 58053 - is alive, well and the subject of Kenneth W. Kayser’s fascinating new book – ZORA’S #58053. Ken Kayser had spent his entire engineering career at General Motors, starting in 1968 as a student at GMI (General Motors Institute) and his first (co-op) job at GM’s Chevrolet Motor Plant, Tonawanda, NY. He retired in 2008 and, for approximately two years before retiring, worked on the mid-engined Corvette project. He also worked w...
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’19 CORVETTE: MID-ENGINE STINGRAY!

According to Michael Accardi at GM INSIDE NEWS, the myth is real and mid-engined Corvette production is slated for January 2019. Moving the Corvette’s motor to the middle has been an idea General Motors has hung onto ever since Zora Arkus-Duntov almost made it happen in 1960. His mad brilliance has left behind a long legacy of dreamy concepts both from his time at GM and after. Unfortunately, the idea was always dismissed as too expensive and boutique both for the company from an economics stan...
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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. ...
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’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...
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