The C5 Corvette used new technology such as a torque tube to evenly distribute front to rear weight and variable power steering and a culmination of past advances -- Sport, Selective Ride Control, and Magnetic Selective Ride Conttrol -- to make the Vette more than a drag car.
The Chevy C5 experts on our site upgrade and maintain one of the best Corvettes built with x-pipe installs, battery acid leak fixes, clutch hydraulics bleed, and decarbonization.
It’s the middle of May and that means its time for the annual Corvette Beach Caravan and Car Show. For the last 33 years, Dorthan, Alabama’s Circle City Corvette club caravans down to Panama City Beach, Florida for a weekend of Corvette fun and camaraderie. Special guests for this year’s show will include the 2014 Corvette Stingray, Corvette exterior designer Kirk Bennion and NCM director Wendell Strode.
Here’s some eyecandy from our friends at D2FORGED who hit us up on twitter yesterday to share these pics of a Pewter C5 Corvette Convertible riding on their CV2 concave wheels. I’ve always maintained that the wheels guys have the best photos and D2FORGED doesn’t let us down with their latest photoset.
We want to take a moment to congratulate CF member YELLO1 for winning May's C5 Corvette of the Month honors amidst some tough competition. YELLO1's gorgeous, customized Millenium Yellow Coupe defeated two other coupes and a Z06 in a gallery competition for the award.
Larry Jewett Vettes for Vets is an annual, all-Corvette car show organized to honor the hard work and dedication veterans have committed to our country. On Sunday, May 26, the general public can enjoy a free Corvette car show in the parking lot behind the California Automobile Museum and free museum admission for all veterans. All visitors will enjoy our new exhibit Elegance in Motion: Cars of the Golden Age, which opens May 25. Vettes
The short answer is no, but a recent post on the Forum leaves us wondering. User Larry/car recently posted that his 1995 C4 was close to turning 10,000 miles and he doesn’t know what to do. In fairness, this is Larry’s secondary Vette (yeah, he’s got another one). But still, why do we buy these cars? Presumably to drive and enjoy. Yet, we can’t help but notice a minority that buy Corvettes to polish, stare
Like we haven’t seen this happen before. Corvette driver decides to show off while leaving a car gathering and all hell brakes loose. At least we know the windshield wipers work.
As automotive journalists, we know how lucky we are to have this job. We get invited to races, previews, ride-and-drives, etc... But as Corvette Forum journalists we're extremely fortunate to write for such a large, active, enthusiastic community. Writing about the Vette sure beats writing about the latest Toyota Camry (ooh! a new cupholder!). And sometimes we're able to invite some of our members to participate, help us, and share in some of the
The crew from Corvetteonline found this video showing a wild bump on camera between a Mazda MX-5 and a Corvette C5 racer at Thunderhill Raceway Park in northern California.
by Rick Tavel special to Corvette Forum © 3-17-2013 All Rights Reserved Do Not Duplicate Without PermissionIf you are like most enthusiasts about this time of year you are experiencing a bad case of “cabin fever”. Shut in by the cold and the snow and too early to wake your hibernating car from its winter sleep and take it for its initial Spring cruise, you can’t help but think of the warm weather and all of
It's generally a breeze to park at the Petersen. But last Saturday, the garage was packed to capacity with Corvettes of every era, and the crowds that came to check out the 60th Anniversary Celebration were sent to lots across the street. Our photographer lived just around the corner from the museum, and said this is the most packed he'd ever seen the museum. Check out pics from the event below! Related Stories:Historic Vettes at the Petersen for
To celebrate Corvette's 60th Anniversary the Petersen devoted a sizable chunk of its second floor to showcase some of the hottest cars from every generation along with some wild ones never meant for mass production. The 1956 Corvette SR-2 pictured above was special ordered—and raced—by Harley Earl's son, and is still campaigned in vintage events today. Also on hand were the 1953 Corvette EX-122 Motorama Prototype, a 1960 Cunningham Le Mans Team Car, the mid-engine 1960 CERV 1 "Chevrolet
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger.com What’s the more dangerous road? Doing 160 mph at a HPDE at Daytona International Speedway or going 50 mph on US 1 in the Florida Keys? For Jeff Allen of Key West, Florida, it was the ride home that proved to be disastrous to his 2003 Corvette Z06 when he was hit head on by an alleged drunk driver. Jeff posted the photos of his Corvette after the accident on the
by Keith Cornett CorvetteBlogger.com Paul McCartney is, well, Paul McCartney. And a Corvette is, well, a Corvette. When you put the two together, you produce unimaginable respect. For example, TMZ is currently showing a video of Sir Paul in his daily driver around Los Angeles "a blue C5 convertible" as he pulls into a loading zone at LAX to let his girlfriend Nancy Shevell out at the airport. He even walks Nancy into the airport
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Who says people are afraid to get involved these days? Even though he didn’t have a horse in the race, Michael Legg of Haysville, Kansas didn’t think twice about chasing a suspected car thief Monday. Officers were in the midst of chasing a man suspected of stealing the silver C5 Corvette when he pulled into Legg’s driveway. Legg didn’t turn a blind eye. Instead, despite the potential danger, he chased the man
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com As Chevrolet looks back at 60 years of Corvettes, the focus today is the C5 generation that started in 1997 and ended in 2004. Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles filmed this tribute to the 5th gen Corvette from the Corvette Time Line at Detroit’s Woodward Dream Cruise last month. The C5 generation was a complete reinvention of the Corvette that continued the tradition of refinement and helped usher the American sports
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com We've all heard about kiddie rides at the fair. Well, how about "kitty rides?"We've found one of those stories that just begs for puns like that. Here's another obvious one: This guy's Corvette was really purring like a kitten. Or how about: Was she just "cat on a hot tin (fiberglass?) hood?" Okay, okay, we'll stop, but we couldn't resist. Let us explain. It seems that a man recently drove his 2007
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com An Indiana mayor is coming under fire from some quarters for his response to illegally parking his yellow C5 Corvette convertible for several hours outside the City Building on Friday. Seems Logansport Mayor Ted Franklin parked his Corvette about halfway into a yellow-curbed no-parking zone, then failed to move it after a police officer called his office to inform him about the violation. That was about noon. When Franklin's car was
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com The DARE Black and White by Catskills Photography, on Flickr A 1998 Corvette has gone from being a devil to an angel. The car once belonged to a notorious drug dealer named Bradley Dunham in Sullivan County in the Catskills. Back in the day, he would park it across the street from the Livingston Manor school on weekends to peddle his crack cocaine. Well, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office caught up with
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Many of us have taken the time to go to Bowling Green, Kentucky and see how our beloved Corvettes are lovingly put together at the Assembly Plant there. Not many of us, however, have ever seen the reverse process and witnessed a 2007 Z06 literally taken apart piece by piece. But you can witness the slow death of a C6 during this video that surfaced online showing how a C6 Corvette was
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com A Corvette owner and his passenger went for a wild ride earlier this week according to ABC’s 10News.com in San Diego. Witnesses say they saw the silver C5 Z06 speeding and making a “screeching noise” before the driver lost control and hit a fire hydrant before coming to rest on its roof. Miraculously, both the driver and passenger climbed out of upside down Corvette on their own, but the accident did send
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com GG in Indiana submitted this 1985 Corvette Coupe to Corvette Values: 1985 Corvette Coupe, VIN #1G1YY0788F5129XXX. Red with Red leather interior. Powered by original 350 TPI V8 with manual transmission. Corvette has 54,000 miles. Power everything and AC blows cold. Options include Z51 suspension. Car is in good condition mechanically along with the interior and tires, while the exterior is rated excellent. Documents include original window sticker. 1985 Bright Red Corvette Coupe.
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Well, folks, we can say without a doubt that this is not the latest leak from a General Motors supplier showing a sneak peek of the C7 Corvette! Apparently, it’s just what happens when someone has some spare parts left over from a C5 Corvette and a couple of fourth- and fifth-generation Mustangs and mixes some good bodywork skills with an overactive imagination. What would you call this creation? Some offer up
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com It’s not often that you see a pickup truck on top of a Corvette, but that was the case last week in Northern Indiana. A 54-year-old Ligonier, Indiana man in a red C5 Corvette was trying to pass a line of cars along State Route 9 in Noble County when he crashed into a pickup that was turning left onto County Road 850N. The resulting accident left the Corvette driver, Teddy Martin,
Marcus Slater CorvetteForum Keeping an eye out for wildlife with a death wish is a normal course of action when driving through the woods. You might think that a racetrack would be safe from such threats. As you'll soon see, that is an incorrect assumption. The accident happened at Summit Point Raceway in West Virginia during Hyperfest. Deer and other animals show up on track pretty frequently and especially before the first turn of
Content provided by CorvetteBlogger.com Posted on Instagram last week was this picture that requires no caption. Okay maybe “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” because she looks pretty pissed to me. My thoughts? The Corvette should be all the “side action” a guy needs. Does cheating justify the total destruction of a Corvette? In other news…
Burnouts are fun and all, but as with all types hooning, there's a chance for things to go wrong even in a slow car. Throw a Corvette, a crowd, and an ego into the mix, and suddenly the chance for stupid goes through the roof. Take this spin out in the middle of the street for example. While leaving Cars and Coffee in Dallas, this guy decides to peel out in the middle of
by Patrick RallCorvette ForumSpring is here, and that means Corvette owners around the country are bringing their precious sports cars out of winter storage. But don't worry if you didn't get all of your planned winter mods done! This is the ideal time to buy some bits to spruce up your Vette for the cruising days of summer. To prime the pump, I flipped through the electronic pages of RacingJunk.com and found items a varying
Such a stock looking car should have no business being as powerful as this. And yet, here we are. A C5/C6 Corvette pushing enough boost to jump start a hurricane all while looking as modest as any late model sports car can. Hinson Motorsports built this car, presumably, to avenge the death of it's brother at the Texas Mile last year. The driver was fine, but the car went into a roll at 230 mph.
by Mitch TalleyCorvette Blogger Mid-engined Corvettes have been the grist of the rumor mill for decades. Some are even hopeful the upcoming C7 Corvette might break the current rear-wheel drive mold. But if you just can't wait and see what General Motors is going to do with the next-generation Corvette, then you might want to check out the Alessi Fiberglass AR-1 since this exotic beauty gets its power courtesy of a Corvette LS3 motor mounted
As far as concepts go, the Stingray Concept was nothing short of gorgeous. This one? Eh... Not quite so much.If you're quick, you can still put your bid in on Ebay. RIght now, the price is hovering around $15,000. All things considered, that isn't a bad price for a C5 2005 Corvette with 5,000 miles. The question is, are you really willing to drive it? Hot or not? Tell us what you think of this
Marcus SlaterCorvette ForumBeautiful. Really, that's the only way to describe what Team Prodigy has done to this car. It started it's life as a completely wrecked C5, and was transformed over seven years into this amazing Stingray custom. I won't let my words get in the way too much, because they've done a great job recording the build and this car's story. Honestly, it's recommended viewing for fans of custom builds because the attention
Content Provided by Corvette Blogger We only like the see cars swap paint when it's called racing, and in this case, there are no winners. A red C5 Corvette is now missing a few parts after a colliding with a Cadillac on Long Island in Nassau County, N.Y. After the crash the Corvette's door wound up in the street about 30 feet away. The hood was ripped off, the windshield was smashed, and the airbags
by Keith CornettCorvette Blogger It's not very often that we get to take an up close and personal look at a prototype Corvette. Most all of them are either crushed or destroyed during development by GM although a few of them have slipped out the door in the past. Mid America Motorworks brought three rare C5 prototypes to the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals last weekend in Chicago. We poured over them a couple of
by Eric YeeCorvette ForumCorvettes, especially the C4 and later gens, are among the best handling cars ever made. And the best way to experience their limits in a safe manner is on a track or autocross course. But for a novice things can be a bit intimidating. My first high-performance driving event started during a downpour, and the only thing I remember about that session was being passed by everything except for the pit wall.
by Keith CornettCorvetteBlogger.com This is a big weekend for car auctions as most of the major auction houses are descending on Monterey, California for a weekend full of classic and collector car sales. Although fairly new to the Monterey scene, Mecum Auctions has a full slate of cars ready to be sold during their Monterey Daytime Auction which kicks off on Thursday and runs through Saturday. On the Mecum sales docket are 42 Corvettes that
Corvette manufactured the C5 from 1997 through 2004. At the time the C5 Corvette was introduced, the 1997 C5 featured an all-new drive train. The transmission moved to the rear of the car. As part of a trans-axle assembly, the transmission was connected to the engine by a torque tube. This arrangement improved the front-to-rear weight ratio of the Corvette, which translates to better handling.SpecificationsPlatform: y-body; engine: 5.7L LS1 V-8; transmission: 4-speed automatic (from previous
The headlights on a Corvette C5 are very distinctive. They not only provide the vehicle with the adequate light that it needs in order to meet legal requirements as well as the ability to drive at night or in confined areas, but they give the vehicle a unique appearance and style as well. As with all other vehicles, the headlight bulbs themselves do burn out over time. For this reason, you'll need to be ready to replace
The Corvette C5 is an excellent choice of sports car for the driver who is looking for power, speed, performance and overall aesthetic quality. The vehicle is truly unique amongst other vehicles on the road. However, if you wish to make your car even more distinctive, you'll need to go about modifying it with the help of some custom kits and other accessories. One of the best ways to do this is the use a
If the Corvette owner in your life wants big power via an engine swap but doesn’t want to deal with building the C5R block we just looked at, this LS376/480 crate motor brings big power with a warranty. Smith Parts Center put together this 6.2L LS3 engine with their special high performance "hot cam," and the result is a healthy 480hp and 475lb-ft of torque – all of which is supported by a 2
The highest performance Corvettes built are used for the factory-backed race program, like the current C6R and previous generation C5R. And while the ZR1 packs huge power, the C5R and C6R are built to endure the rigors of endurance racing, and that begins with the engine block. This Gen III LS engine block is from the C5R Corvette racing program, and it's the same type used to run the 24 Hours of LeMans. It's a bare block,
The Most Important Thing is to Have FunCheck your ego, don’t get discouraged , and remember why you’re doing this in the first place. Finishing last in novice class is nothing to be ashamed of. So what if your finger is tired from giving point bys to the kid in the clapped-out Daewoo? Most people will never set foot on a racetrack, let alone lap one. Don’t let initial frustrations sour you to the point
Don't Forget the Nut Behind the WheelYou are the car's most important component. So while excitement may make it tough, get plenty of rest the night before. It sounds boring, but don’t forget sunscreen, and bring a cooler full of water. When you're baking in the sun, you'll thank me. Some clubs may have loaner helmets, which are the equivalent of bowling alley shoes for your head. Just go buy your own, and make sure
Channel Your Inner Boy ScoutYup, that means being prepared. If everything is is up-to-date, the chances of something going wrong should be minimal. But brakes get hot, rotors crack, and pads wear out. Sometimes brake fluid might even boil up through the master cylinder. So I carry a “brake job in a bag.” All the tools I need to swap pads—including the pads themselves!—along with a vacuum pump for bleeding, are in there. An accurate
Make Sure Your Car is Really Ready to Rock Is the fluid in the master cylinder reservoir clear and amber? Or does it resemble something sliding off a hill after a rainstorm? When was the last time the oil was changed? Are your tires in good condition, or do you need a dusty manuscript to decipher the DOT codes because they were made in the last century? Make sure all the ball joints and tie
The C5 Corvette Z06 came fitted with the LS6 V8 topped by a special high-flow intake manifold, and it's available on RacingJunk for just $1,500. This package comes with the intake manifold unit—fully ported for better flow and performance—throttle body, fuel rails and injectors. Bolting this on, add power. It's that easy. Loud pipes save lives! And they sound cool too! --->>>
Moderation is the Key to ModsA hot cam, the stickiest R-compound tires and the latest trick suspension pieces aren’t going to do anything for a track neophyte. And since classes are mostly defined by the level of track prep, you might just wind up modding yourself out of your class. Plus, there’s a reason racing schools like Skip Barber put beginners on street tires. They talk more, they mask errors less, and their
The C5 Corvette came standard with four exhaust tips, and if you're a 1997-2004 Corvette owner looking to dress up the ass of the car a bit this spring, look no further. These stainless steel tips are great for someone modding on a budget, or would make a great gift. They're similar to stock units, and given that even the newest C5 is eight years old, I bet lots of owners would welcome this easy
Changing the brake pads in the C5 Corvettes is pretty simple, But here is a run through with a few tricks to make it as easy as possible. Tools Needed: 15mm box-end wrench 16mm open-end wrench 15mm socket wrench 2 large flat-head screw drivers Large C-Clamp First off, remove the wheel to get at the brake rotor. Follow guidelines for properly raising and lowering your car. Front Brakes: 1) Insert a pair of large
Corvette Vs Prius Miles to the Gallon While it might seem a strange match up, the comparison between the Corvette C5 and the Toyota Prius is an interesting one. Sure, in nearly every way you can’t find two cars that are more different. That sort of contrast, though, leads to some interesting conclusions. Similar Purchase Cost A Corvette C5 can be bought for about $25,000. That’s about the same price as a Toyota Prius.
Although Chevrolet is perhaps best known for manufacturing a series of sports cars called Corvettes, this manufacturer has also produced a lesser known series of Corvette trucks as well; read on for a brief overview of these vehicles. The Corvette truck has been the subject of a great deal of debate in the several years since it was first released. Generally speaking, customers and critics alike are somewhat unsure what to make of it; it
Changing the oil in your C5 Corvette Items Needed:Oil (Check your owners manual for the proper amount and type)Oil Filter (If your manual doesn't tell you a filter size, check your local parts store)Floor JackRampsJack StandsCatch PanPaper TowelsWrench or Socket Set for the oil plugOil Filter Wrench (Not needed, but it can be helpful)
Step 1 1. Remove the upper stabilizer bolt and the lower stabilizer nut. Remove stabilizer bar from mount and swing down. Tools required: 18mm socket, 15mm wrench Step 2 2. Remove the muffler support brackets. Tools required: 13mm socket with extension Step 3 3. Remove the 4 bolts that attach the left and right muffler pipes to the H-pipe. Tools required: 15mm wobble socket 4. Swing down both mufflers and set aside. Note: For an
Download in Excel 2000 format Download in Excel 5.0 format Download in Excel 4.0 format Ever wonder how much your dealer pays for your Corvette? Have questions about options? You need to take a look at this spreadsheet! It is an outstanding interactive tool for figuring out retail and wholesale prices on 2000 Corvettes. It also has all the option descriptions available by just moving your mouse over the appropriate field.
Brand Development, Growth & ExpansionThe 5th generation Chevrolet Corvette C5 was produced from 1997 through 2004. Chevrolet drastically changed the C5, which was considered an improvement from the C4 models. A newly redesigned LS1 small-block engine was introduced with the 5th generation Vette. The C5 was originally intended to be manufactured as a convertible and was designed as such. The Corvette C5 was only offered as a 2-door hatchback coupe from 1997 until 2004, a
The C5 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was introduced as the successor to the FRC C5 Vette. This model Chevy Corvette produced superior performance for a number of reasons.The Z06 employed a high horsepower edition of the LS1 standard V-8 called the LS6. This engine produced 385 horsepower (or 287kW) and was lighter and faster than the previous ZR1 engine.
The manufacturing company, Pratt and Miller, partnered with General Motors in 1999, bringing about the C5-R Chevrolet Corvette. This Chevy Vette was essentially a C5 with a bigger engine based on the 5700-cc V-8 (the racing versions had 6000 cc's, eventually increased to 7000 cc's), a more stream-lined body, wider track, and longer wheelbase. The new bodywork also included a rear wing and exposed headlights.
2003 was a special year for Chevrolet, marking 50 years of Corvette production. To help celebrate, the company introduced a special 50th Anniversary Edition Vette.
The Chevrolet Corvette received the new General Motors LS engine in 1997. Although classified as a small block, it had very little in common with the previous generation of small block engines produced by GM. It had the same bore spacing, but the engine block was aluminum. The bore was shorter than the previous small block at 3.908 inches (99.33 mm) and the stroke was longer at 3.622 inches or 92 mm. The pistons were
The LS6 was introduced in the 2001 Chevrolet Corvette (the year the Z06 Vette was re-introduced) as a higher powered version of the LS1. The engine used the LS6 designation, which is the same as the big block 454 cubic inch engine of the 1970's. The engine in the 2001 Chevy Corvette produced 385 horsepower (287 kW) with 385 lb. ft. of torque (522 Nïƒ—m); in the 2002-2004 models of the car, the motor was