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How the Corvette’s chassis evolved over more than 60 years – Mike McNessor @Hemmings

Yes, the Corvette is about style and horsepower. But the car’s handling is what set the stage for all of those ‘Vette versus Porsche 911 magazine covers over the years. No matter what vintage, the Corvette was built with an… Read More ›

Was Chevy’s rear-engine XP-819 really a contender for the Corvette badge, or was it something else entirely – Jim Koscs @Hemmings

One word might best sum up the arrival of the 2020 Corvette, the first mid-engine model in the Chevy sports car’s nearly 70-year history: finally! Mid-engine Corvettes had been teased as engineering cars, prototypes and concepts for more than 50… Read More ›

I Was There: How I got to be a part of the split-window Corvette design team @Hemmings

Joe Feko Junior Detailer Chevrolet Engineering Center In the fall of 1961, I was an engineering student at General Motors Institute (now Kettering University). The school offered a cooperative education program that had me alternating between classes in Flint, Michigan,… Read More ›

From “Blackjack” to Stingray: The Inside Story of How the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Came to Be – Paul A. Eisenstein @TheDetroitBureau

The original prototype was a “clown suit” hiding the plan to bring out a mid-engine supercar. Original Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov helped develop these concepts: (l-r) CERV I, CERV III and CERV II. With the launch of the new,… Read More ›

1967 COPO Corvette ordered by GM designer Bill Mitchell set for auction – Bob Golfen @ClassicCars.com

The well-documented one-of-a-kind convertible will be offered by Russo and Steele at its Scottsdale sale in January A one-of-one 1967 Chevrolet Corvette COPO, special ordered by General Motors design head Bill Mitchell for his wife, Marianne, to cruise around in,… Read More ›

Cemented in history: Entombed 1954 Corvette joins museum’s collection – Larry Edsall @Classiccars.com

In 1954, Richard Sampson, a successful business owner in Brunswick, Maine, bought a new Chevrolet Corvette. Cemented in history: Entombed 1954 Corvette “After driving it for four years, he wanted to park it somewhere safe,” reports the National Corvette Museum in Bowling… Read More ›

Bill Mitchell’s wife didn’t drive an ordinary Corvette – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

Happy wife, happy life. Bill Mitchell’s wife didn’t drive an ordinary Corvette Drop the term COPO, or Central Office Production Order, and most enthusiasts conjure up images of big-block-powered Camaros. The COPO program had more pedestrian roots, however, and was… Read More ›

Cars We Remember: Getting to know Zora Arkus-Duntov, his Grand Sport Corvettes and an upcoming 2020 mid-engine ‘Zora’ Corvette – Greg Zyla @AledoTimesRecord

Known as the Godfather, Father or Immortalizer of the Corvette, (take your pick) Zora Arkus-Duntov was born in Belgium in 1909 to Russian-Jewish parents and then moved with them first to Berlin, Germany, and then Leningrad, Russia. When World War… Read More ›

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