Tag: C5

Corvette History through Ads: The C5R and Factory Racing, Part 3


The Corvette’s assault on Le Mans was the all-consuming focus of the Corvette Racing Team and the marketing department wanted to  ensure that it was noticed by car buyers and enthusiasts. So aside from the informational advertisements run each month for the six months prior to the C5-R’s first appearance at the 24 hours of […] More »

  Comments | By - December 18, 2013

Corvette of the Week: a Black-on-Black C5

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CF member ktlocklear and his wife are bringing new meaning to the phrase “power couple” by tracking their 2004 black-on-black Z06.  I will not try to contain my jealousy over how much fun they must be having. In order to make the Corvette even more track capable, ktlocklear “pulled the painful trigger on a StopTech […] More »

  Comments | By - December 13, 2013

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


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

Tech Tuesday: C5 Transmission


Transmission Why Mod? Many C5 owners complain about CAGS (skip-shift) If you’re one of them then click here for the brief. If you’re interested in modifying your stock transmission then keep reading… As you should know, the transmission or gearbox (or more appropriately, transaxle) transfers the engine’s power to the differential (which is sort-of integrated, […] More »

  Comments | By - December 3, 2013

Corvette History through Ads: The Return of the Legendary Z06


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

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