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  • First They Came for the Muscle Cars .....

    01/19/2021 8:51:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 135 replies ^ | By Eric - September 21, 2020
    You had to be there to remember – and to understand – so here’s a refresher. In 1964, group of young Pontiac engineers created the GTO by pairing an expensive big-car’s engine with an inexpensive medium-sized car – thereby creating the first mass-market muscle car. Which was mass-market because it wasn’t just about muscle. That had been done before, by Chrysler (letter series cars) and Oldsmobile, too. What made the GTO different – and dangerous, in the view of a certain kind of killjoy – was that it was cheap. Or at least, affordable. You didn’t have to be a...
  • 1969 Corvette (YouTube)

    11/20/2020 10:18:44 PM PST · by ETL · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 20, 2018 | Günther Stranzinger
    Günther Stranzinger Published on May 20, 2018“After full chambered I installed the Vettepack mufflers with 16” chambered & 24” resonators, 2,5” core, 3,5” outer diameter. Deep Big Block rumble!!!”--Günther Stranzinger
  • GM Employees Race C8 Corvettes on the Street, Get Arrested

    01/10/2020 7:43:36 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 49 replies
    We can attest to how much fun it is to drive the all-new 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette Stingray, a car that needs a racetrack to exploit its full potential. The latter is especially worth remembering the next time you're tempted to seriously drop the hammer on public streets, in any car—a lesson two General Motors employees learned the hard way this week when they were arrested for apparently "racing" two new C8 Corvettes in Bowling Green, Kentucky. According to Kentucky State Police and a post originally published by our sister publication Automobile, a trooper stopped Alexander Thim and Mark Derkatz...
  • Motown's Woodward Dream Cruise: The Legend Continues

    08/17/2019 6:17:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-17-19 | MOTUS
    The third Saturday of August marks the world’s largest celebration of car culture in Metro Detroit and today marks the 25th anniversary of that celebration, the Woodward Dream Cruise. They share the date with Cajun and Mr. Cajun who are celebrating their 53rd anniversary today, so celebrations are in order! The Dream Cruise was started by Nelson House in 1995 and a group of volunteers who wanted to recreate a bit of nostalgic fun associated with the 50s and 60s, “when youth, music and Motor City steel roamed Woodward Avenue, America’s first highway.” Bob Seger, in case you didn’t recognize...
  • How Chevy Created the 2020 Mid-Engine Corvette

    07/23/2019 8:29:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies ^ | Jul 19, 2019 | By Ezra Dyer
    Engine: 6.2-liter V8, 495 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque (with performance exhaust) / Transmission: Eight-speed dual-clutch / 0-60: less than 3 seconds, with launch control /Wheelbase: 107.2 inches / Dry Weight: 3,366 pounds / Tires (Z51 package): Michelin Pilot Sport 4S, 245/35/ZR19 front, 305/30/ZR20 rear / Cargo volume: 12.6 cubic feet / Brakes (Z51): 13.3-inch front, 13.8-inch rear, Brembo monobloc calipers / Base Price: Less than $60,000. But probably not much less. ====================================================================== About four and a half years ago, I drove the then-new Corvette Z06 at a track in Nevada. With 650 horsepower, the Z06’s rear tires struggled...
  • Mid-engine Corvette reveal in less than an hour

    The new (2020) mid-engine Corvette will be revealed a tonight at 8pm Pacific time, 11 pm Eastern. You can see it here:
  • 1957 Chevrolet Corvette - Jay Leno's Garage

    07/07/2019 4:39:36 PM PDT · by ETL · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 13, 2019 | Jay Leno’s Garage
    Jay Leno’s Garage Published on Jan 13, 2019 1957 Chevrolet Corvette - Jay Leno's Garage Sporting an America-built V8 and twin four-barrel carburetors, it’s no wonder why this is one of Jay’s favorite generations of Corvette.
  • UAE Reportedly Moves Forward with Gowind Corvette Buy (French warship)

    06/07/2019 7:16:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Defence & Security Monitor ^ | June 7, 2019 | Derek Bisaccio
    Egyptian Navy Gowind Corvette El Fateh (971). Source: Ahmed XIV/Wikimedia Commons The United Arab Emirates has reportedly finalized a contract for the procurement of at least two Gowind corvettes. On June 7, French publication La Tribune reported that the UAE had completed a deal for two Gowind corvettes. The agreement, valued at around EUR750 million, was reportedly signed in March of this year, but was not announced. The Gowind corvettes, which are built by France’s Naval Group, are to come equipped with Raytheon’s RIM-162 Evolved SeaSparrow Missiles to protect from aerial threats as well as MM40 Exocet anti-shipping missiles, produced...
  • 1963 Corvette Stingray - Jay Leno's Garage

    06/02/2019 11:52:55 AM PDT · by ETL · 55 replies
    YouTube ^ | June 8, 2014
    Jay Leno’s Garage Published on Jun 8, 2014 1963 Corvette Stingray: Master judge and restorer Mike McCluskey took this rare fuel-injected Sting Ray (that Jay bought sight unseen) back to stock perfection. Jay's video presentation (22 min)

    05/24/2019 6:12:33 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 38 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | March 24, 2019 | ANNA AHRONHEIM
    The INS Magen, the Navy’s first Sa'ar 6 corvette, was officially named at a ceremony held at the Kiel shipyards in Germany. The ceremony was headed by Navy Commander Maj.-Gen. Eli Sharvit, Defense Ministry Head of Procurement Avi Dadon, Navy Material Command head Yossi Ashkenazi, project head Brig.-Gen. Erez, as well as the Commander of the INS Magen Lt.-Col Baruch. Commanders and soldiers who took part in the project and shipyard employees also attended the ceremony. The ceremony included the customary breaking a bottle of champagne on the ship's bow by the navy commander's wife, Etti Sharvit. The construction of...
  • YouTube: Beautiful 1965 Corvette (engine started at the 2:15 mark in video)

    05/14/2019 2:45:10 PM PDT · by ETL · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 6, 2011
    JBLT1ZO65 Published on Aug 6, 2011 He starts the car at the 2:15 mark
  • [Must hear!] 1966 C2 Corvette with VettePack Mufflers (Full Chambered)

    05/13/2019 8:53:03 AM PDT · by ETL · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | Apr 16, 2010 | Neville Williams
    Neville Williams Published on Apr 16, 2010Small Block Chev sound with Classic Chambered Vette Pack mufflers.These are aftermarket 40” long sidepipe mufflers with no packing, just formed chambers along the length.
  • 1969 Corvette

    05/01/2019 8:59:39 PM PDT · by ETL · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 20, 2018 | Günther Stranzinger
    Günther Stranzinger Published on May 20, 2018“After full chambered I installed the Vettepack mufflers with 16” chambered & 24” resonators, 2,5” core, 3,5” outer diameter. Deep Big Block rumble!!!”
  • Mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette confirmed for 2020, will debut July 18

    04/12/2019 8:45:23 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | Gary Gastelu |
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra made the announcement on Thursday night in New York, after arriving at a charity gala in a camouflaged prototype of the car that was driven by its chief engineer, Tadge Juechter, and emblazoned with the date it will officially debut: 07/18/2019.
  • 1980 Chevy Corvette Four Door Can’t Be Unseen, Seeks $217k

    11/05/2018 7:32:50 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 85 replies
    motor1 ^ | Nov 05, 2018 at 2:25pm | Christopher Smith
    What you are seeing is real, and depending on how you feel about custom creations such as this, that could be a good thing or the stuff of nightmares. In either case, NBS Auto Showroom in Milpitas, California can set you up with all the details on this 1980 Chevrolet Corvette four-door and how to buy it, if you’re so inclined. Presumably, the sales team will also have some logic behind its asking price of – wait for it – $217,203. Mind you, that’s not an even $217,200, but $217,200 and three extra dollars. Or to put it another way,...
  • Launching of the first Gowind 2500 corvette built in Egypt

    09/09/2018 8:07:44 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 41 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 07 SEPTEMBER 2018
    The launching ceremony of the Port-Said Gowind corvette, the first warship built in Egypt, took place on September 6th, 2018 in Alexandria. This launching constitutes a success for Alexandria Shipyard team. It also reflects the effectiveness of Naval Group’s industrial cooperation schemes. This industrial achievement demonstrates the strength of the strategic partnership between Naval Group and Egypt. (Picture source ) The launching of the Port Said corvette shows the capabilities of the Alexandria shipyard, as it is the first warship built in Egypt. This launching ceremony celebrates the rise in competences of the Alexandria Shipyard team which is now able...
  • Iran Could Show Interest in Russian Karakurt-class Corvette Design

    08/22/2018 6:40:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Tass ^ | 22 AUGUST, 2018
    The developers of Project 22800 ‘Karakurt’ missile corvettes expect a whole group of countries, including Iran, to display their interest in the warship’s export version, CEO of the Almaz Central Marine Design Bureau Alexander Shlyakhtenko told TASS on Monday. Project 22800 Karakurt-class small missile boat (corvette) Uragan. Picture: via Russianarms "In experts’ estimates, the Project 22800 ships can expect strong demand from a considerable part of our traditional partners in the field of military and technical construction. These are countries of the Asia-Pacific region: Vietnam, China, India, and also Indonesia, Algeria, Iran and others," he said. The Almaz Central Marine...
  • Pakistan finalises purchase of four corvette ships from Turkey

    07/05/2018 9:40:14 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Daily Pakistan ^ | July 5, 2018 | Dawood Rehman
    ISLAMABAD/ANKARA – Turkey will sell four corvette ships to Pakistan’s navy, Turkish Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli was quoted as saying by state-run Anadolu agency on Thursday. Turkey and Pakistan signed a memorandum of understanding for the purchase last year, and now Canikli says that the deal is finalised. “This will be the largest single export in the history of Turkish defense industry,” he told reporters. Turkey’s STM signed a letter of intent in May 2017 to manufacture four Ada class MILGEM corvettes for Pakistan, and the contract was signed in November. Two of the ships will be manufacturered at Karachi...
  • Fresh Mid-Engine Corvette Spy Shots Reveal New Details

    05/18/2018 4:02:17 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies ^ | 5/17/18 | Greg Fink
    Call us Captain Ahab, because the upcoming mid-engine Corvette is our great white whale. Each passing day sees us get closer to laying eyeballs on the finished beast, and these images mark some of our best views yet of what to expect from the C8-generation Vette.Although the car remains cloaked in camouflage, a number of new details about the latest iteration of the American sports car can now be confirmed. Notably, the fast rear glass that marks today’s Corvette won’t be carried over to the eighth-generation model in the form of an engine cover. Instead, the two-door coupe appears to...
  • Taiwan Wants To Speed Up Construction Of Its New Missile-Toting Stealthy Catamarans

    05/16/2018 8:22:34 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 16, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Taiwan says it is accelerating production of nearly a dozen stealthy Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes, the first of which will be focused on air-defense missions. The announcement is another part of the island’s attempts to keep pace with China’s People’s Liberation Army's development of increasingly advanced capabilities in the air and at sea and provide a credible defense during a crisis in the region. On May 14, 2018, Taiwanese Minister of National Defense Yen De-fa said that under the new plan, eight additional Tuo Chiangs – a name that translates simply as Tou River, an upper tributary of the Yangtze...