Michelin Presents Wallpaper Wednesday: ‘Vettes and Jets
$20 million in greenbacks sitting inside the safe of my choosing is definitely worth more to me than $20 million floating in space. Apple pie à la mode is worth significantly more to my taste buds than apple pie paired only with a plate. One look at this week’s Wednesday wallpaper, and suddenly the equation “1 + 1 = 3” begins making a lot more sense. Don’t be surprised if your computer desktop whispers, “I’m extra worthy” after you plaster these ‘Vettes and jets on your computer screen for the week. I mean, “‘Vettes and jets” — the combo even rhymes, so you know it was meant to be.
Here are the mangled remnants of a Corvette after the driver lost control of the car on a Norwegian highway. Apparently, the Corvette hit a barrier, jumped into another lane and then crashed into an oncoming car, causing a few other vehicles (including a Dodge Ram … yes, a Dodge Ram in Norway) to wreck.
Chimney Rock, Angels Window in the Grand Canyon, Cumberland Gap, Mount Rainier — just a sampling of some of the best sights in America … oh, and this 1965 Corvette Sting Ray 327/365 factory air-conditioned coupe. My eyeballs want to stick to this car like sap on a maple tree.
Sometimes you come across things on social media sites that you just have to share. I picked this one up from the official Facebook page for Lingenfelter Race Gear, owned by Corvette collector Ken Lingenfelter who also owns Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. It’s a pretty good stab at those Honda guys, and a few others who own imports. Hopefully you guys enjoy the meme after the jump as much as I did.
Until we get confirmation of the C7 Z06’s performance madness, the C6 ZR1 still remains the high water mark of Corvette performance. The ZR1’s capabilities were helped in no small part to all the data and experience acquired in the Corvette Racing program. This week’s Wednesday wallpaper pays homage to a major component of what made the C6 ZR1 great: its racing pedigree.