Category: C5

Corvette History through Ads: The C5R and Factory Racing, Part 2

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Fifth generation Corvette sales were as successful as the factory backed Corvette Racing Team. The team raced in the American LeMans Series, a highly competitive venue that placed the Corvettes in competition with Ferraris, Vipers, Aston Martins and Porsches, with the objective of reestablishing the Corvette as the world’s preeminent performance car. After an absence […] More »

  Comments | By - December 11, 2013

Corvette History through Ads: The C5R and Factory Racing, Part 1

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For the next few weeks, Corvette History through Ads will focus on one of the most important parts of the Corvette’s history; so important in fact that Chevrolet devoted most of their advertising budget (other than a few ads promoting the new Fixed Roof Coupe in 1999 and the Z06 in 2001) telling its story. […] More »

  Comments | By - December 4, 2013

Snake River Corvette Club Honors Founding Member at Memorial Service

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The Corvette clan lost an original last month when Larry Utley of Twin Falls, Idaho passed away at age 71. Larry had organized the Snake River Corvette Club, so after he died on Nov. 1, it was no surprise that Corvettes took up a whole block outside of his memorial service. “He would have liked […]

  Comments | By - December 3, 2013

Corvette History through Ads: The Return of the Legendary Z06

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In 2001, General Motors took a major step by introducing a Corvette long awaited by performance enthusiasts and christened it with the almost sacred moniker – Z06. The name had not been officially used on a Corvette since 1963 when only 199 of the specially equipped Corvettes were offered, the first ones promised to successful […] More »

  Comments | By - November 27, 2013

Someone in Ontario, Canada Stole this C5 Corvette Racer

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Calling our friends in the Great White North to be on the lookout for this blue C5 Corvette Z06 racer that was stolen from the driveway of the owner’s parents house in Waterloo, Ontario. The Corvette was parked on a trailer and attached to a truck and the thieves took all three last Friday night/Saturday […]

  Comments | By - November 21, 2013

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