27-1985Corv.  All Beaten620x260

Obviously the same government regulations that impeded straight-line performance for the fourth generation of America’s sports car also limited competitors cars as well. Dave McLellan, Corvette’s chief engineer from 1975 until his retirement in 1992, understood the impact strict CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) and safety government regulations dictated, and though challenging, he recognized that […]

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With government regulations increasing pressure on car manufacturers to meet ever tightening standards in both CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) and safety, Dave McLellan knew the fourth generation Corvette would have to blaze new trails to remain at the top of the performance heap. But the very definition of performance had to be revised due […]

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The curtain was falling on the most successful generation in Corvette’s history. More third generation Corvettes were sold than any other generation, a title still held with 542,861 cars sold. The third generation was also the longest running body style, being produced for fifteen years. It was a generation of extremes and contradictions, a generation […]

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For Corvette owners in northern climes the anxiety meter is beginning the annual upward move in anticipation of summer’s end, the onset of fall and inevitable, impending winter when our cars get bundled up and put away in storage. The angst in many ways reminds me of my childhood when the ten week summer vacation […]