The last Corvette has been pulled from the sinkhole, but about the only positive thing I can make of it is that we’re finally over this dreadful part of the ordeal. Donated by Kevin and Linda Helmintoller of Land O’ Lakes, Florida, the Mallett Hammer was valued at about $120,000 at one point, but I can’t even begin to imagine how much money it would take to rebuild it.
New Corvette Forum member “USMC_C5Z06” otherwise known as Nick from Naples, Florida, just picked up this fireball of fury. It’s a Torch Red 2001 Corvette Z06 with 22,000 miles on the clock. Some of the mods include a K&N AirCharger cold-air intake, Borla Stinger dual four-inch exhaust, ACI chin spoiler and black C6 Corvette wheels. […]
Think watching those Corvettes swallowed up at the National Corvette Museum is tough? Well, imagine if one of those irreplaceable babies was your own personal car. Kevin and Linda Helmintoller can tell you exactly what it feels like. They owned the 2001 Corvette Z06 Mallet Hammer that fell the deepest into the sinkhole, and they drove 13 […]
Despite the fact that eight cars from the Corvette Museum collection were damaged in that sinkhole in Kentucky, there is a silver lining in it all. Now, before you go writing me off as one of those guys who always looks for the good in everything regardless of how bad the situation really is, let […]
As the “polar vortex” blankets much of the country and the dreaded February “blues” set in, one of the best diversions to help brighten your outlook and pull you out of the doldrums is to begin planning your summer automobile event calendars. Just the thought of those sunny days and warm summer nights is enough to send the vortex back to the poles.