This Throwback Thursday “Top Gear” video, which finds Jeremy Clarkson comparing a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to the Audi R8, certainly qualifies as a classic, even though Clarkson doesn’t pull any punches.
This Corvette of the Week is a rare find. Chevrolet produced only 502 ZR-1s for the 1992 model year, and among those, only 48 were painted in this car’s Black Rose Metallic.
Corvette Forum members love to talk trash on me because of my love for the C4 Corvette … particularly model years 1992 to 1994. I realize generation four was not a banner era for the brand, but I think C4s would be remembered more fondly if the ZR-1 were the only variant of Corvette produced during that time. At about $60,000 in the 1990s, it was an expensive car, but it was a formidable player on the world stage competing with the likes of the Porsche 911 Turbo. I dream of owning a C4 ZR-1. Forum member “We Gone” (a.k.a. Steve) is living my dream … times two.
Enthusiasts at the 2013 Corvette Museum C4 ZR1 gathering that starts today and runs through Sunday in Bowling Green, Kentucky will have a chance to see and hear inside information about their cars. Lingenfelter Performance Engineering’s Chief Engineer, Graham Behan, will make two presentations during the annual event. The first will feature John Lingenfelter and
Dana Mecum’s name is being changed to “Indiana Mecum” because like “Indiana Jones” he has a way of finding treasures, Corvette treasures, and offering them for sale at his vaunted Indianapolis Spring Auction, May 14th through May 19th. This year “Indiana Mecum” will auction over 2,000 collector cars and motorcycles during his six day extravaganza.