Michelin Presents Wallpaper Wednesday: “Black and Yellow”
I’ve heard songs that mention turbo ‘Vettes and little red Corvettes, but I’ve never heard a song that mentions a yellow Corvette. It would have been nice if Wiz Khalifa’s song “Black and Yellow” was about a Corvette, but the lyrics actually signified his allegiance to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the car in the “Black and Yellow” music video was a Dodge Challenger SRT8. Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow” music video has 171 million views on YouTube, but maybe it would have already hit 200 million if it had featured a Corvette like the one above. OK, maybe not, but a ‘Vette in the video would have been nice.
If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know I have a soft spot for our American troops … always have and always will. That said, whenever I come across anything our Veterans are doing in the world of Corvettes, I’m going to do my best to let others know about it on this forum. The most recent news I’ve come across is an event called “All Corvette Cruise Nights” put on by the CT Military Corvette Club (CMCC), which is made up of prior and current military members.
There’s something about seeing this thing in its natural state without all that computer-generated crap used to enhance photos. Then again, maybe it’s just my own personal pet peeve in knowing how computer-enhanced images can make some things look a lot nicer than they are in real life. Don’t get me wrong, I love all those studio shots General Motors released last week of the new 2015 Convertible Z06. They’ve been creating quite a buzz, but seeing that blue topless Z06 on the stand at the 2014 New York International Auto Show really brings it to life.
If you’ve been worried about that new Stingray you ordered ever since learning that workers at the Corvette plant have been considering walking off the job, there’s good news: After voting to authorize a strike last week at the Kentucky facility, it appears local union officials are making progress in meetings with General Motors and international UAW officials to get their issues resolved.
It didn’t quite make that one-million mark, but it still was way out of my reach and likely a lot of other Corvette fans. Yup, that pristine 1967 427 Corvette we all raved over with fewer than 3,000 miles ended up crossing the block at $725,000. That’s a quarter-million shy of that big mark a lot of people thought the classic ‘Vette might go for at the Mecum auction in Houston. So I guess, you could say whoever purchased the car got a mighty fine deal.