In front of the water pump pulley on 1988 and later L98s resides a rather large 10lb steel disk, lovingly refered to as the “frisbee”. There has been much debate on the Forum about it’s purpose and the benefits/risks of removing it. During a Q & A session at Corvettes at Carlisle 2001, I posed […]
Brand Development, Growth & ExpansionThe 6th generation Chevrolet Corvette C6 began production in 2005, sporting a completely overhauled suspension system and all-new body. A total of 147,264 Corvette C6s manufactured between 2005 and 2008 at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Cadillac XLR Roadster shares its platform with the new generation Corvette is […]
Brand Development, Growth & ExpansionThe 4th generation Chevrolet C4 Corvette had a rocky beginning with production problems in 1983, delaying its debut until the following year. Almost 50 prototypes completed never went into production; all except for # 23, which is on display at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The official beginning of […]
Brand Development, Growth & ExpansionThe Chevrolet Corvette C2 sports car, known as the Stingray, was manufactured from 1963 to 1967. The 1963 Corvette was offered as a 2-door coupe or convertible with a split rear window and faux hood vents. The C2 was fashioned after an unmanufactured design called the Q Corvette, the Jaguar E-Type, […]
Although General Motors supported the ban on racing proposed by the American Automobile Association (the result of a 1955 crash in France that killed 77 people), Zora Duntov and his Chevrolet Corvette designers thought Vette owners would still compete. Therefore, in 1963 his team developed a special performance package aimed at “certain” Chevy V8 racers.