More than 1,000 Corvette enthusiasts turned out at the National Corvette Museum to help celebrate the announcement of Michelin’s tire sponsorship of the new NCM Motorsports Park. The global company, which has had a rich history with Corvette over the past decade, has inked a three-year deal with the Museum that will include product displays and three major events at the new race track.
Sometimes you come across things on social media sites that you just have to share. I picked this one up from the official Facebook page for Lingenfelter Race Gear, owned by Corvette collector Ken Lingenfelter who also owns Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. It’s a pretty good stab at those Honda guys, and a few others who own imports. Hopefully you guys enjoy the meme after the jump as much as I did.
The video after the jump is a one-minute and thirty-three-second clip of the new Z06 Convertible starting up that I’m betting will have a few people dreaming of hitting the lottery. It certainly has me thinking of some ways I can come up with the cash to buy one. The sound of a C7 Corvette Z06 is a much-needed morphine shot to quell the pain of the world’s four-cylinder, commuter-car cacophony. I’ve already replayed the video ten times to keep my fix alive.
Is it me, or does it seem as though eBay is becoming the go-to spot for scouting rare collectible Corvettes? One of the latest I’ve stumbled upon is a 1967 Lynndale Blue Sting Ray equipped with an (L71) 427 Tri-Power V8 with 435 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque mated to a four-speed manual transmission. The car, being sold by Paramount Classic Cars, is now listed at $200,000 after bidders failed to meet the minimum price the seller desired.
Far be it for me to start spreading rumors, but this one here is pretty interesting, true or not. After hearing Vice President Joe Biden rave so much about the new Corvette Stingray, it appears he might have recently taken delivery of one.