Tag: Corvette Lifestyles

RIP “Marietta Bob” Johnson – “Everyman’s Corvette Racer”

The Corvette racing world lost another legend this month when Robert D. “Marietta Bob” Johnson passed away on May 7, 2012 at age 85. He earned the nickname “Marietta Bob” to differentiate him from his racing partner, “Columbus Bob” Johnson. They were named for their hometowns in Ohio. Marietta Bob didn’t start racing until he

  Comments | By - May 19, 2012

1969 Corvette Rally Car Runs Hard in Swiss Race

A 1969 Chevrolet Corvette doesn’t usually end up as a rally car in Switzerland. But this video shows a C3 Stingray more than holding its own apparently competing in the Rallye Critérium Jurassien 2012 against a Ferrari and another small car. We say apparently because we searched the Internet high and low but could find

  Comments | By - May 17, 2012

1954 Hot Rod Corvette Gets a New Lease on Life

To paraphrase country singer George Jones, this is one old Corvette that’s not ready for a rockin’ chair. John Muller of Arizona always liked the way first generation Corvettes looked, but motoring down the highway in the 1955 he once owned wasn’t the ultimate driving experience. Then he found a 1954 Corvette on eBay that

  Comments | By - May 14, 2012

Bondurant Performance Driving School Expands to Pikes Peak International Raceway

What do you get when you combine the leading advanced driver training program with one of the most versatile motorsports venues in the world? How about Bondurant Performance Driving at Pikes Peak International Raceway? Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is expanding its operations to include Pikes Peak International Raceway, the two partners announced

  Comments | By - May 10, 2012

Sentimental Journey: Bill McElroy’s 40-Year Sting Ray Odyssey

Bill McElroy and his 1966 Corvette Sting Ray coupe have been through a lot together over the past 40 years. Back in 1971, McElroy, then 19 years old, found the car in a newspaper ad, advertised for just $1,600, nearly half what other folks wanted for similar Corvettes back then. Of course, the car was

  Comments | By - May 5, 2012

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