I bought this car from my neighbor in 1972 as I saw her drive home in a new 1973 Corvette with automatic transmission. She got the 1964 Corvette as a high school graduation present and very rarely drove it as she did not enjoy a four-speed manual transmission. Continue reading
‘We rolled out the cold weather for you,” I said to Bobby Unser. “You sure did,” replied the three-time Indy 500 Champion, who was making an appearance in Chicago for the 2016 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals. Two days earlier, it was 70 degrees, but on this day, the thermometer read 28.
Fortunately, this annual gathering of iconic American automobiles takes place inside the toasty, modern Stephens Convention Center near O’Hare Airport, away from the brisk winds outside. Continue reading
For 1970, Corvette buyers had the option of a Bronze paint hue that turned out to be a one-year-only color for the C3 generation. Later generations brought back a similar shade, but the1970 Bronze color became sought after for its richness and depth, and because it set off the car’s curvaceous lines so well.
The Pick of the Day is a perfect example, a 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray convertible in that glowing color, offered on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Concord, North Carolina. The transplant of a bigger V8 engine and a big-block hood add to this one’s allure. Continue reading
With a contingent of around 1,000 vehicles ranging from farm tractors to muscle cars, Mecum’s sixth annual Dallas auction seems to fulfill the “something for everyone” credo that animates its nationwide sales.
The auction starts Wednesday with the sale of 130 cars from the Ron Whorter Collection, most of them at no reserve. The Ruidoso, New Mexico, real-estate developer has compiled an enviable trove of desirable cars that heavily favors Chevrolet Corvettes but also includes some fantastic street rods, muscle cars and American classics, including pre-war models. Continue reading
Back in the ’80s there was a TV series called Stingray that featured actor Nick Mancuso and a black C-2 Corvette coupe. I was so impressed seeing that Stingray that I promised myself someday I would own one like it.
Well, 30 years later, I found my dream car in California were it lived its entire life. I bought it from its second owner, who had done a body on restoration several years earlier. Continue reading
My story is in the first picture and the poem I wrote is dedicated to my Father, George C. Lewis, who was also my dearest friend. My Corvette was the last gift he gave to me through a small life-insurance policy he left me: Continue reading
Spanky Assiter, the former lead auctioneer for Barrett-Jackson, is at it again, this time heading an auction of more than 150 collector cars in Amarillo, Texas. As an added bonus for the Texas crowd, Assiter’s wife Amy, a veteran auctioneer in her own right, will also be working the sale.
The new Amarillo Collector Car Auction takes place October 8 at the Amarillo Tri-State Exposition Fairgrounds, with the team from Assiter Auctioneers running the show in partnership with Vintage Autohaus & Imports of Amarillo. Continue reading
Ten rare 2009-10 Corvettes from a single private collector are to be offered September 10 at Dan Kruse’ 42nd Hill Country Classic auction at the Palmer Events Center in Austin, Texas.
My brother purchased this Mosport Green ‘Vette (a 1966 Stingray convertible) about 25 years ago. It was his pride and joy.
He has passed and I inherited the car. Continue reading
As a young boy growing up in southern California, I remember seeing a Sebring Silver ’63 split-window coupe on the way to church every Sunday. To me, it was the most exciting car that I had ever seen. Continue reading