Fourteen days, ten hours, and forty-eight minutes until the largest Corvette event in the world…not that we’re counting, or anything!
Corvettes at Carlisle features more than 5,000 Corvettes and represents every single generation of Corvette ever produced. Not only are these ‘Vettes on display, but there’s burnout pits, a parade through Downtown Carlisle, and hundreds of vendors with anything you can imagine for you and your car!
While you can take the family and spend a day (or all three) walking the grounds and taking it all in, you’re also able to buy those body parts you’ve been looking for AND have them installed while you’re there! Don’t want to spend 4-6 weeks waiting for a painted piece you ordered online? Head on over to PA, pick it out and drive it home! Not sure you’re ready to drop the moolah on something you can’t see in person? Spend a few days drooling over all the goodies, take home all the flyers and business cards you find, check out the work of all the vendors, and make your decision from the comfort of your home!
Looking through the hundreds of vendors on the list of attendees, one happened to jump out at us. Our friends over at RPI Designs will be there, as always, and this year they happen to be offering an installation booth! Not to mention chocolate chip cookies! I mean, come on. Who can resist some homemade chocolate chip cookies?!
Many C7 Corvette Stingray owners will, at one time, roll up to the gas pump and not be able to open their fuel door. I was on “E” and had to pull in to the local Sheetz to get gas before work. Well I get to the pump, hit the fuel door button, get out of my Stingray and to my surprise the fuel door is not open. I think “no problem”, I climb back into the car and hit the button again….still nothing. Now I get a little upset and start to pry the fuel door with my fingers, trying to get it open. After 3-4 minutes of not being able to open the fuel door and feeling like a moron, I casually get back into my Stingray and drive off…..praying I make it to work. After the 15 minute drive I roll into my parking spot at work, running on fumes. Before I start my day, I sit down at the computer and read up on this. Apparently I am not alone, this is a common problem/issue.
So here is the trick, or how to put gas in your Stingray….Take your key fob and from outside the car, lock the doors, then unlock the doors. Now hit your fuel door. It’ll pop open. GM put a locking fuel door in our Stingrays and you need to be smarter than the fuel door, which apparently I am not. I hope this little tip will save a few Stingray owners the same trouble that I had to go through to fill up my Corvette.
Many in Europe are very exciting that Chevrolet will start to offer the C7 Corvette Z06 in many European countries this year. Chevrolet debuted the C7 Corvette Z06 at the Geneva Auto Show last week. If you are a C7 Corvette Z06 fan reading this in Europe, you are probably very excited – the only downfall – you’ll be paying about 25% more than what it costs a buyer in the USA. The C7 Z06 will start right around $106,000.00 in European countries.
C7 Z06 Corvette at Geneva
We imagine that it might take a few months to be driving the streets of Paris or Rome before you’ll see a similar bright yellow Z06 passing by you!
Listen up….If you can’t afford $100,000 or more for the C7 Corvette Z06, but you still want to put one in your garage, then enter the raffle from the National Corvette Museum.
NCM C7 Corvette Z06 Raffle
Enter to win this C7 Corvette Stingray from the National Corvette Museum. Not only will you win this Z06, but you will also get Corvette Museum Delivery – a must for every Corvette enthusiast, a VIP tour of the Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, a program decal and also a plaque to hang on your wall.
The Museum is raffling off 1,000 at a cost of $300 each. Give it a shot, you never know, you have a 1 in 1,000 chance of winning this Z06!!
6:59.13….could it be true? If GM really did turn a lap time under 7 in Nürburgring then we’d all be very impressed and amazed…that is a lap time for the ages. If this lap it true, this would be the 4th fastest production car run of all time.
C7 Corvette Z06 at Nurburgring
GM says the lap time is simply not true. GM says they will release a lap time shortly, but they are waiting to make sure they have video to back up their time. We are waiting.