Author: Rick Tavel

My Generation: The Price


by Rick Tavel Special to Corvette Forum ? 6-26-2013 All rights reserved, do not duplicate without permission. Like many Corvette ?true believers? I watched the 24 Hours of Le Mans with hopeful anticipation that the Corvette team would somehow be able to add victory number eight to their impressive twenty first century record of class […] More »

  Comments | By - June 26, 2013

My Generation: First Read


by Rick Tavel Special to Corvette Forum ? 6-25-2013 All rights reserved It happened just the other day?I was browsing one of my favorite automobile image sites,Omnibus of Speed ( and there it was, something I had not seen in over fifty years, a picture of the cover of the first book I ever read […] More »

  Comments | By - June 25, 2013

Corvette History Through Ads: Superiority Complex


by Rick Tavel Special to Corvette Forum ? 6-19-2013 All rights reserved Simple but effective. This ad summed up what most new C3 Corvette owners had, a superiority complex. With the introduction of the new generation in 1968 several new features and options were offered to the enthusiastic Corvette buyer. And with the $4320 convertible […] More »

  Comments | By - June 19, 2013

Corvette History Through Ads: The Convertible Coupe


by Rick Tavel Special to Corvette Forum ? 6-12-2013 All rights reserved Most Corvette enthusiasts were in love in 1968 and with the all new third generation Corvette, which wore a completely new body style based on Larry Shinoda’s Mako Shark II concept car. One of the new design features which created considerable excitement was […] More »

  Comments | By - June 12, 2013

Corvette History Through Ads: The Leader


by Rick Tavel¬† special to Corvette Forum ? 6-5-2013 All Rights Reserved Do Not Duplicate Without Permission The beautiful and potent second generation Corvette may have been exciting and revered but even though sales continued to grow, GM pulled the plug and the C2 became the shortest lived of any of the six generations. ¬†Following […] More »

  Comments | By - June 5, 2013

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