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GM Recalling ’24–’25 C8’s for Bad Seat Belt Retractors

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General Motors has announced a recall affecting 13,464 C8 Corvettes from the 2024 and 2025 model years due to potential issues with the seat belt retractors.

On June 6, GM released a safety report indicating that the seat belt retractors on the driver and/or passenger side of the mid-engine sports car may malfunction. This defect can cause the retractors to lock in the stowed position, preventing occupants from accessing and using the seat belts. As a safety precaution, GM advises not driving the vehicle if you cannot buckle up.

Chevrolet dealers will replace the defective seat belt retractors at no cost to the owners. A notification campaign is set to begin on July 22, with letters sent to affected Corvette owners. However, in a stop-delivery notice […]

GM Scaling Back On EV Plans

It is being reported that General Motors, like other carmakers, is scaling back some of its ambitious electric vehicle (EV) plans due to lower-than-expected customer demand.

The latest delay involves GM’s St. Catharines plant in Ontario, Canada, which was set to produce over 400,000 EV drive units annually. This shift was intended to transition the plant from manufacturing the profitable Gen 5 V8 engines and dual-clutch transmissions (DCT) used in the C8 Corvette.

However, according to The St. Catharines Standard, these plans have been postponed due to slower-than-anticipated growth in EV demand. Despite the delay, GM assures that the transition to EV production at St. Catharines is still in progress.

Natalie Nankil, GM Canada’s director of corporate and internal communications, stated, “Work continues to retool the V-6 engine and 6-speed transmission lines at St. Catharines Propulsion Plant to […]

2025 ZR1 Teaser Video

 

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The next chapter of the C8 Corvette, the highly anticipated ZR1, is set to be unveiled this summer, promising to be the most powerful Corvette ever. Chevrolet recently released a teaser of the car shrouded in smoke, and now, another teaser reveals a glimpse of the rear, accompanied by the thrilling sounds of its engine. Stay tuned for more updates as the unveiling approaches.

The teaser video reveals a centralized exhaust similar to the Z06, along with a larger, more aggressive rear wing. The ZR1 is rumored to feature the LT7 engine, a turbocharged version of the 5.5-liter V8 LT6 from the Z06, expected to deliver 800 horsepower. Notably, the Stingray and E-Ray remain the only C8 Corvettes with exhaust tips on the outer edges of the rear bumper, […]

The Month Of Masterpieces Of GM

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1958 Corvette XP700

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The Corvette XP-700, designed by GM styling head Bill Mitchell in 1958, began as a stock 1958 Corvette and was intended as Mitchell’s personal vehicle. It utilized standard Corvette components like the frame, engine, and chassis, […]

1956 SR-2 Factory Race Car

In 1955, after just two years in production, the Corvette faced potential retirement due to poor sales and lackluster performance. Critics cited its unimpressive 6-cylinder “Blue Flame” engine as a major drawback. However, the introduction of a 265 cubic-inch V8 offered hope for improvement. Future Chief Engineer Zora Arkus-Duntov recognized the need for the Corvette to prove itself on the racetrack.

With Ed Cole’s help, Duntov enhanced the C1 Corvette, achieving a breakthrough at Daytona Beach. A modified 240 HP Corvette, driven by Duntov, set speed records over 150 MPH. This success was repeated a few months later when Duntov-prepared Corvettes excelled at Daytona, taking first and second place in the Production Sports Car class and setting a top-speed record in the Modified class.

This momentum led to preparing three Corvettes for the 12 Hours of Sebring, where they performed admirably, with one finishing first […]

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100 Days Until the 73rd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance!

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In just 100 days, the world’s most stunning classic cars will compete for the coveted title of Best of Show on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links. We invite you to join us on Sunday, August 18, 2024 and experience the world’s most prestigious car event.

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Experience the world’s premiere celebration of the automobile at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Stroll the show field, watch the world’s greatest collector cars being […]

May The Month Of Masterpieces Of GM

1963 Bunkie Knudsen Styling Car

 

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In the swinging ’60s, auto shows were the talk of the town, capturing imaginations like nothing else. They were a far cry from today’s familiar events, serving as showcases for the most jaw-dropping automotive marvels imaginable. Whether it was unique custom creations or manufacturer-crafted dream cars offering a glimpse into future styling, these shows were a feast for the eyes. Among the revered showpieces to emerge from GM, none shined brighter than this C2 Corvette.

Remarkably, this vintage showstopper remains in impeccable condition, evoking nostalgia for those who came of age in the ’50s or ’60s. Born during the heyday of automotive extravaganzas, the original iteration of this C2 Corvette made its debut at the New York Auto Show to resounding acclaim.

So beloved was this car, that […]

Driving Force Behind C8 Stepping Down

The driving force behind Chevrolet’s iconic Corvettes is stepping down!
 

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General Motors announced on Wednesday that Tadge Juechter, the executive chief engineer of the Corvette, will retire later this summer after an illustrious 47-year tenure at GM. His successor will be named in due course.

At 67, Juechter leaves a legacy as one of the auto industry’s most esteemed figures. Joining the Corvette team in 1993, he has been instrumental in shaping the last four generations of the Corvette, with General Motors noting his pivotal role in the Corvette’s victory as the North American Car of the Year in 2020.

Reflecting on his tenure, Juechter remarked, “It’s been the honor of a lifetime to lead the talented individuals who have breathed life into one of America’s most iconic vehicles. Their relentless pursuit […]

The C8 ZR1 Is Coming This Summer!

Chevrolet has officially announced that the eagerly awaited Corvette ZR1 will make its debut this summer. Positioned as the apex predator of the eighth-generation, mid-engine C8 Corvette lineup, the ZR1 promises to be the ultimate track-focused variant.

Expected to be the third of four performance iterations of the C8 series, the 2025 ZR1 is anticipated to inherit the formidable flat-plane crank 5.5-liter engine from its predecessor, the Z06. However, the ZR1 will receive a significant boost with the addition of twin turbochargers, propelling the rear-wheel-drive track marvel to over 800 horsepower. Internally designated as the LT7, this turbocharged version of the Z06’s engine is poised to deliver exhilarating performance on the track.

Remaining true to its racing heritage, the ZR1 is slated to maintain its rear-wheel-drive configuration. With the twin turbochargers augmenting the power of the 5.5-liter LT7 engine, the 2025 ZR1 is projected to achieve blistering acceleration, potentially […]

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Join us on August 18, 2024 for the 73rd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance at The Lodge at Pebble Beach in California. Watch style icons, innovative prototypes and racing greats compete for the top prize in the collector car world, while enjoying the camaraderie of auto enthusiasts from around the globe. 

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Take part in our time-honored tradition and enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on the 18th fairway of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links, while surrounded by the world’s most stunning automobiles. Bring your own blanket and relax in front of the awards ramp as we celebrate our winners, or enjoy your picnic in one of the seated picnic areas on the show field.

 

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Mike’s 1967 L89 Receives Prestigious Performance Verification Award® from NCRS

Corvette Mike’s 1967 Corvette L89 receives the prestigious NCRS Performance Verification Award® as the best example of a totally correct car.

  • L89 compress1967 L89 unique and unusual characteristics
  • Rarest production 1967 Corvette ever built one of 16
  • Rarer than the 1967 L88, which was one of 20
  • Only two alloy head 1967 L89s were delivered to California with the ultra rare K19 smog pump equipment.
  • Of the two this is the only remaining example.
  • The engine suffix “JH” was unique to these 2 K19 L89’s only.
  • This is the only “JH” suffix in existence in the world.

With all of its factory, documentation and validation of such by the NCRS organization it is now in a world of its own. As no other 1967 L89 has ever done so.

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The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Sunday, April 21, 2024

Coming Events
 

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Corvette Mike is an Official Sponsor of
This Weekend, Southern California NCRS Regional Meet 

 The Southern California NCRS Chapter will be hosting a regional judging meet In Las Vegas this weekend April 11th thru the 14th.

The event and judging will be held at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino Las Vegas. Judging will be for model years thru 2007. Cars will be located on the 2nd floor of the parking garage.

The event will also include a Judging School on Thursday conducted by Garry Mion on Concours Judging. Garry’s presentation at the French Lick National was so well received he will be offering it to you again.

Joe LeMay will host a technical Session “Cooling System and Coolants” on Friday.

For additional information contact:
Meet Information Contact: TED WILM  theodore.a.wilm@gmail.com
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1983 Corvette’s Singular Legacy

The 1983 Corvette’s Singular Legacy

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The 1983 Corvette stands as a solitary figure in automotive lore, remaining the only Corvette model never to be owned by the public, thus shrouding it in intrigue. Originally slated for release, the 1983 Corvette never made its official debut due to formidable design hurdles and the scarcity of time required for production.

The Corvette, a symbol of American automotive prowess, stands as Chevrolet’s most iconic creation—a pioneer among true American sports cars. Since its inception in 1953, the Corvette has traversed eight generations, forging its path into the annals of automotive history. Yet, amid this illustrious lineage, the 1983 model year remains conspicuously absent.

Chevrolet had envisioned 1983 as the dawn of a new era with the C4 Corvette poised to redefine automotive excellence. Yet, persistent design challenges and looming deadlines compelled a strategic retreat, leading […]

Corvette Goes Global, But Not Here: Japan Gets Exclusive C8 Special Editions

 
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Corvette enthusiasts rejoice with a hint of disappointment! Chevrolet has unveiled two stunning limited-edition C8 Corvettes, the CERV I and Heritage, but there’s a catch – they’re exclusive to Japan.

CERV I: A Blast from the Past:
The CERV I pays tribute to the 1959 Chevrolet Experimental Research Vehicle (CERV), the visionary single-seater that paved the way for the Corvette’s mid-engine revolution. It boasts a head-turning Silver Flare Metallic exterior with bold blue stripes, echoing its historical inspiration.

Heritage Edition: A Timeless Classic:
The Heritage Edition throws it back to the very beginning, honoring the legendary 1953 C1 Corvette. A sophisticated Seawolf dark gray exterior sets the stage, accented by vibrant Edge Yellow brake calipers and sharp 20-inch five double-spoke wheels.

Modern Muscle Meets Classic Charm:
Both special editions seamlessly blend tradition […]

Thundering Thursday VOL 11-28 – Mike’s 1967 400HP With Factory AC

 
Photo Credit: Troy WorrellHow this rare 1967 427/400 AC Auto A. I. R. Corvette Convertible was found….I wanted to share with you the story of how I came to acquire this very rare and unique Corvette. It all started back around circa 1985 . . .

My sales manager at that time, was Mike C. On yet another sunny and perfect day in Orange County, CA, he took a call from a tipsy guy who claimed he had a ’67 (Sunfire) yellow Corvette convertible with a black leather interior and a 400 hp 427.

Wait, it gets better. Imagine a 400 with AC, automatic, and A. I. R. (smog pump), a convertible with full power options, headrests and a vinyl hardtop missing as well as the center caps on what looked like original Kelsey Hayes aluminum wheels. Pinch me, am I dreaming?

Missing? Yes, he claimed […]

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Sunday, April 21, 2023


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Corvette Mike is an official sponsor of the 2024 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance which is just a little over a month away! Sunday, April 21st, 2024 9AM-4PM – Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1133 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA.

This year the Concours is celebrating the Timeless Elegance of the Roaring 20’s and the Glamorous 30’s. 

There will also be a special Corvette area and they are looking for a show worthy 1953 and a 1996 example to compete in this years event, Click Here to register.

Returning to the shores of La Jolla, CA, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, celebrates its 18th year of automotive excellence Sunday April 19th, 2023. Earning a reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the world, the La Jolla Concours continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around […]

Corvette Assembly Plant Shipping Backlog


 
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Take a look at this fresh photo of the new Corvettes at the Corvette Assembly Plant, poised for dispatch! At first glance, it looked like a snowy landscape, but it turns out those are brand-new Corvettes cloaked in their shipping covers, all set for delivery to dealerships for customers. It seems like Jack Cooper Transport might be struggling to keep pace.

As we welcome March, it’s an opportune moment to review some production insights and assess our current status. For these discussions, we refer to Roger Kiel’s Unofficial Production Estimate.

Early in the month, the plant ran some overtime shifts, and just this past week, production exceeded 200 units on several days. The E-Rays are on an upward trajectory, with 30 units produced during the week of February 19th, though this week saw a dip to 15 units through Thursday. […]

NCM Searching for a New Leader

National Corvette Museum Begins
Search for a New Leader
 
Photo Credit: National Corvette MuseumThe National Corvette Museum Board of Directors is actively seeking a new CEO following the departure of Sharon Brawner, who served as president and CEO until earlier this month. In the interim, Bryce Burklow is fulfilling the role of Chief Operating Officer until a permanent successor is appointed.

Kaye Wagner, Chair of the Board, expressed the commitment to advancing the search for new leadership while maintaining the museum’s legacy and connections to staff, donors, members, and the Corvette community. In a message to the “members of the Corvette Community,” Wagner emphasized the importance of continuing the museum’s progress of the past 30 years.

Wagner highlighted the museum’s achievements, including expanding exhibits, educational programs, enhancing visitor experiences, and hosting memorable events. She credited this progress to the […]

Semi with 10 C8’s Stolen

 
Photo Credit: Facebook/Cochise County Sheriff’s OfficeAuthorities reported that Isaiah Walker, a 23-year-old from Lawton, Oklahoma, seized a semi-truck transporting over $1 million worth of new Corvettes from an Arizona truck stop, claiming he needed a ride home after his release from prison.

According to the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, Walker assaulted and robbed a truck driver at the Loves Truck Stop in Willcox, near Interstate 10. He engaged the victim in conversation about the truck’s cargo, then suddenly attacked him and forcibly ejected him from the cab, exploiting the victim’s trust.

Driving off with the semi, which contained 10 Chevrolet C8 Corvettes valued at over $1.25 million, Walker evaded a pursuing deputy, driving recklessly and endangering other motorists.

Ultimately, law enforcement managed to halt the stolen truck, leading to Walker’s arrest. Despite the valuable cargo, Walker claimed his motive was solely to find transportation home after […]

National Corvette Museum Announces New Exhibit On Anniversary Of Sinkhole

 

A decade has passed since a colossal sinkhole engulfed prized cars at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green.

At around 5:30 a.m. on February 12, 2014, the cave-in tragically claimed eight cars from the museum’s multi-million-dollar Corvette collection. The event was captured on video and images from the museum’s security cameras, quickly gaining viral attention.

Director of Collections, Robert Maxhimer, remarked, “It really put the museum on the map and exposed it to people who may not have known of its existence.” The museum experienced a resurgence, becoming a tourist hotspot and attracting new investments.

On Monday Maxhimer announced an upcoming exhibit titled “Ground to Sky: The Sinkhole Reimagined,” set to open this summer. The exhibit will feature the cars recovered from the sinkhole, including the fully restored one-millionth Corvette by GM, along with a captivating time-lapse of its restoration process.

The exhibit will […]

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

 
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Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale, heralded as the official kickoff to the auction year, saw unprecedented success with a record-breaking $207.6 million in Total Auction Sales, marking the highest in Company History.

The nine-day extravaganza commenced with a Rock the Block party featuring electrifying performances by Foreigner and Night Ranger. A highlight was the impromptu appearance of Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, who joined Red Voodoo’s set to pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen on what would have been his 69th birthday.

Celebrity-owned vehicles stole the show, with stars like Nicolas Cage and Kris Jenner offering their prized possessions for auction. Among the top 10 most expensive cars sold were iconic classics like the 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe ($3,410,000), a 2018 Bugatti Chiron ($2,970,000), and a 1967 Custom Corvette Convertible ($1,100,000).

The auction boasted an impressive lineup, featuring 2,016 collectible vehicles, all sold […]

GT3.R’s didn’t finish Rolex 24

Pratt Miller Motors
The Rolex 24 Challenge

 
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Despite falling short of a podium finish, the Corvette Z06 GT3.R exhibited promise during the race. The Corvette Racing by Pratt Miller Motorsports No. 3 and No. 4 cars led a combined 118 laps in the GTD Pro class out of the 773-lap race. Unfortunately, both Pratt Miller Corvettes encountered mechanical issues, with the No. 3 car suffering a cracked oil tank and the No. 4 car needing a replacement power steering pump.

The No. 3 Corvette Racing by Pratt Miller Motorsports Z06 GT3.R spent 10 minutes in the garage, where mechanics worked diligently in the engine bay. Upon returning to the track, the car was eight laps behind the GTD PRO leader. Unfortunately, just before the 19th hour, its race came to an end. Similarly, the No. […]

Z06 GT3R At Saturday’s Rolex 24 At Daytona

Saturday’s Rolex 24 At Daytona

 
The Pratt Miller Motorsports GT3R

The debut of the Pratt Miller Motorsports Corvette Z06 GT3R promises an impressive start, securing a spot within the top 10 in the highly competitive GT field for the IMSA Racing Weather Tech Sports Car Championship’s Rolex 24 At Daytona on Saturday.

During the Roar Before the 24 weekend, Antonio Garcia led the Corvette Racing effort for Pratt Millers in the No. 3, setting a noteworthy lap of 1:44.786 in the Corvette Z06 GT3.R during a red-flag-interrupted qualifying session. Teammate Tommy Milner in the No. 4 closely followed with a time of 1:45.215. The intensity of the class was evident as the first 10 GTDPRO cars were within a second in qualifying, showcasing the depth of competition.

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2024 Florida Regional Event January 17 – 20

Florida Winter Regional Event

 

It’s the “Year of the 1974”

Explore the NCRS National Corvette Restorers Society 45th Florida Winter Regional Event held at the American Muscle Car Museum in Melbourne, Florida. This year is dedicated to the 1974 Corvette, celebrating its 50th anniversary with owners showcasing their incredible cars.

The Florida Regional NCRS Event is currently underway, offering a glimpse of 1974 Corvettes and vehicles from other years. Witness these cars being judged for Top-Flight awards and exhibited in the Sportsman Display.

For a limited time, the Museum Showroom will be accessible on Friday, January 19, from 4 pm to 7 pm, and Saturday, January 20, from 11 am to 3 pm. A $25 donation is required for an exclusive opportunity to view the American Muscle Car Museum Collection. However, all NCRS events […]

2023 Corvette Production Totals 53,785 Units

2023 Corvette Production
Totals 53,785 Units

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In 2023, the Corvette had quite the remarkable year. As per the National Corvette Museum, the Detroit-based automaker rolled out an impressive 53,785 units of this iconic model, coming incredibly close to breaking the all-time production record. The 1979 C3 still holds the top spot with 53,807 units assembled.

Out of the 53,785 2023 C8’s produced, 47,372 were the base C8, while the Z06 contributed 6,413 to this year’s production count. Interestingly, Chevrolet outdid itself by producing more Corvettes than Camaros in 2023!

Diving into the colors, Torch Red emerged as the crowd favorite, as noted by Corvette Blogger. This fiery hue, also identified as GKZ, adorned a striking 7,895 vehicles, making up nearly 15 percent of the total Corvette production […]

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Entries Due Now for the 73rd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Entry applications for the 73rd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this coming August were due this past week. If you somehow missed the entry deadline, please submit your application quickly. Our Selection Committee members need time to vet all applications before meeting together to discuss their recommendations in February. If you don’t have a formal application, but want to tell us about a possible car, please do so now by sending a brief description and photo to entries@pebblebeachconcours.net.

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2024 Z06 is the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy


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The 2024 C8 Z06 continues the legacy set by its predecessors, the 2021 C8 and the C7 Corvette ZR1, both celebrated as Best Cars To Buy by Motor Authority.

At the heart of the Z06 is a remarkable engine that rivals those found in high-end Italian cars. But it’s not just the engine that steals the show; it’s the Z06’s exceptional performance and reasonable price that make it a standout. Even at just over $100,000, its performance, design, and powertrain arrangement make it an incredible deal.

This beast boasts a brand-new 5.5-liter flat-plane crank LT6 V-8, delivering an astounding 670 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. It’s a record-breaker, standing as the most potent naturally aspirated production V-8 ever produced.

But it’s not just about the numbers, the Z06’s distinctive roar and the way the engine revs up creates its unique […]

Z06 vs. Ford GT Supercar

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The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and the track-honed Ford GT faced off in a gripping drag race, courtesy of CarWow, pitting raw power against meticulous engineering. While not their prime playground, this showdown was riveting, initially favoring the Ford with its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 generating 647 horsepower and 550 lb-ft of torque. In contrast, the Corvette Z06 boasts a roaring 5.5-liter flat-plane crank V8, churning out 670 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

Despite the GT’s weight advantage of roughly 150 lbs, and a torque boost from twin turbos, the Z06 took the lead from the start. Yet, the GT’s torque kicked in, barely securing victory with both cars clocking a quarter-mile time of 11.2 seconds, a win measured in minuscule time differences.

The rolling half-mile race from 50 mph was less forgiving for the GT due to turbo lag and some driver-related hiccups. […]

Corvette Racing Wins 2023 World Endurance Championship Season

 

 

Despite facing weight and power limitations, the GTE-spec C8.R Corvette finished seventh in Bahrain, yet emerged victorious in the WEC team championship. The 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship for Corvette Racing culminated with an eight-hour race in Bahrain, following remarkable triumphs at Sebring, Portimao, Le Mans, and a second-place finish at Spa, securing the GTE Am driver and team titles by July 9 at Monza. The final Bahrain race had no bearing on the championship, but the team aimed for a strong finish nonetheless. The Corvette carried an extra 77 pounds due to its stellar season, accumulating weight penalties based on prior race performance. Additionally, a reduction in engine restrictor size lowered power output by about 10 horsepower, further challenging its performance, despite already competing with less horsepower than its GTE Am counterparts throughout the year.

 

Ends December 24th! Get […]

2023 C8 Wins Canadian Black Book Best Retained Value Award

2023 C8 Wins Canadian
Black Book Best Retained Value Award

The Chevy Corvette is making more waves in the car world! It has now snagged the top spot in the Canadian Black Book 2023 Awards for Best Retained Value in a Sports Car: Luxury category. What’s the big deal? Well, it means the Corvette holds onto most of its original value compared to other used cars.

And that’s not all. Back in March, it also clinched first place in the Canadian Black Book 2023 Best Residual Value Award for its category. This award looks at how likely a car is to hold its value four years after it’s first sold. The Corvette came out on top as the one most likely to keep its worth even after several years.

The competition was tough, with Porsche […]

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In this INSIDER we take one last look at some of the cars, the classes, and the events that made history amidst Pebble Beach Automotive Week in 2023. Among other things, we hosted magnificent gatherings for the Mercedes-Benz S Series and for Figoni-bodied creations, we exhibited our first-ever class of McLarens, and we celebrated the 25th Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance! Here we also pay tribute to some of the people who have shared themselves and their passion for cars with us. Then we step into the future, showcasing some of […]

2024 Features & Special Classes Announced

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PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d’ELEGANGE ANNOUNCES 2024 FEATURES

 

Event to Showcase Expanded Range of Cars from

Early Pioneers to 1990s Supercars

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The 73rd Concours will celebrate an expanded range of cars stretching from pioneering Packards and the Speedsters equated with that 125-year-old marque to the supercars that raced in the BPR and FIA GT Series of the 1990s. A focus on Maserati and the Coachwork of Pietro Frua add an Italian accent, and Wedge-shaped Concepts & Prototypes offer a distinctly modern look.

The competition begins now. Car collectors hoping to vie for the world’s top automotive prize — Best of Show […]

Tickets Now Available to the 73rd Pebble Beach

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WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AT OUR 73rd CELEBRATION

Join us on August 18, 2024 for the 73rd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance at The Lodge at Pebble Beach in California. Watch style icons, innovative prototypes and racing greats compete for the top prize in the collector car world, while enjoying the camaraderie of auto enthusiasts from around the globe.

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E-Ray Production Start Pushed Back Again

According to sources familiar with the matter, the new tentative date for the start of regular production (SORP) for the Corvette E-Ray is set for Monday, November 27th, 2023. The SORP date was previously slated for Monday, October 23rd, but has since been pushed back.

As anticipated, the 2024 Corvette Stingray production began on September 5th, 2023, and the 2024 Corvette Z06 started on October 2nd. Production of the 2024 Corvette Z06 got under way on October 2nd.

  1954 Corvette Resto-Mod

Custom built by GM excecutive!

 

This awesome ’54 was created by Darwin Clark, a retired GM executive of 45 years as VP General Manager of Industry Dealer Affairs. He had a long career of car collecting and restoring vintage GM automobiles. Darwin had a quest to build the ultimate 1954 Corvette, complete with […]

1967 Corvette L89 Coupe

Come see Corvette Mike’s Marina Blue 1967 Corvette L89 Coupe at the Wynn Concours

1967 L89 Coupe
Alloy Heads 1 of 16
restored by Nabers Fame!


This impressive ultra-rare 1967 L89 coupe is currently on its way back to Corvette Mike in Anaheim, CA.

RPO L89 added aluminum cylinder heads to the already potent L71 427/435hp engine. The lightweight cylinder heads took roughly 75lbs off the front of the car resulting in a lower center of gravity, better rear weight bias, and an improved overall power to weight ratio. Horsepower was listed at 435 which was the same as the more widely known 435hp L71 engine, though the L89’s aluminum heads had larger exhaust valves yielding more airflow. Estimated horsepower for L89’s is in the neighborhood of 500. In the end, just 16 L89 Corvettes were produced in St. […]

Wynn Las Vegas Concours – Ron Fellows Performance Driving School

Wynn Las Vegas Concours
Mike is bringing 2 Super Special cars
to show at the Wynn


#1 — Kindig CF1!

A Kindigit Designs & Corvette Mike Collaboration

The two year wait is over!

 

Kindigit Designs of Bitchin Rides and Corvette Mike have collaborated to bring you the Coolest of Bitchin Rides — a series dedicated to the ultimate resto-mods. The last of a true breed of combustion engines purpose-built by Lingenfelter, developing enough horsepower to rip the steel cords right off these Michelins.

This combination of a very limited, select edition of carbon fiber bodies mated to Roadster Shop chassis culminated into something very special. The first, from scratch, retro look 1953 Corvette Roadster with all the trick goodies of modern-day Sportage transportation with a flare to dare you not to stare.

#2 — 1967 L89 […]

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2017 DODGE VIPER GT COUPE!

The last year Every Made
only 56 miles on the odometer!
The widow must sell!

Viper White w/Blue stripes, Black interior. 8.4L/645hp V10, 6-speed

This is one truly unique Viper! It was part of the “1 of 1” program and custom built for its original and only owner! We have extensive correspondence from Dodge to the owner as well as a binder full of photos showing the car being built!

This is essentially a new car with only 56 miles on the odometer.

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Wynn Las Vegas “Ultimate Race Week”

Corvette Mike can’t get enough Wynn excitement and is back again as a Platinum Sponsor for this year’s Wynn Las Vegas Concours

Kindigit Designs of Bitchin Rides and Corvette Mike’s CF1 At The Wynn

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, it’s time to mark your calendars and start booking those special holiday events. One exceptional event, kicking off on November 10th, is the second-annual Concours at the Wynn, followed by the highly anticipated Formula 1 Heineken Silver Las Vegas Grand Prix 2023.

The second-annual Concours promises to be a weekend-long celebration that will undoubtedly become the social highlight of the fall season for car enthusiasts, food aficionados, and anyone who appreciates the finer things in life. The event will feature a stunning display of pre- and post-war vehicles set against the backdrop of the lush greens at the Wynn Golf Club. In addition to […]

C8 Gets Price Increase

Chevrolet Announced Another Price Increase for C8

 

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Citing a dealer bulletin, the 2024 Chevrolet Corvette is about to get a bit more expensive. CorvetteBlogger reports that a $2,000 increase is being applied to the base price.

Per the report, the price increase came into effect on October 2, so customers placing new orders will be subject to the new pricing structure. As a result, the Stingray 1LT Coupe will be priced at $68,300, while the 2LT and 3LT Coupes will set buyers back $75,400 and $80,050, respectively. The Convertible option adds another $7,000 to these prices.

The high-performance Z06 is also getting an increase. The 1LZ Coupe has increased from $106,395 to $110,100, the 2LZ Coupe is now $119,000, and the 3LZ Coupe is now $123,650. The Convertible Z06 option adds another $7,000 to these prices.

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Another person gets trapped in Corvette

Person Gets Trapped in Corvette


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A Florida man was at a gas station in his C7 Corvette convertible and got stuck in his car when the electric door release didn’t work. Instead of using the manual door release, he used his cell phone to call the police to get help freeing himself from inside the car. He obviously didn’t know about the manual door release located on the floor next to both the driver and passenger doors.

Eventually, Florida firefighters showed up, and before taking extreme measures, they tried to jump the car but broke the passenger window to free the man.

A TikTok video shows the moment a man from Davenport, Florida, had firefighters shatter the passenger window and free the man from the car rather than pull on the manual door […]

The C8 Is Not A Dune Buggy

The C8 Is Not A Dune Buggy

The C8 is a very versatile automobile. It is just as good at driving to the grocery market as it is doing a full track day. But one thing it could improve at is driving on soft sand!

The incident occurred at Pismo Beach on California’s Central Coast. It’s the only coastal beach in California to be legally driven on, making it a popular spot for weekend getaways. Typically, folks drive 4×4 trucks, quads, and motorcycles onto the sand, but one person thought it wise to drive their Corvette near the waterline and get thoroughly stuck.

The video shows the Corvette stuck to its frame, its rear wheels spinning helplessly. A crowd gathered around, trying to free it from the rising tide. In the video, it looked dire for the ‘Vette, with the tide licking the passenger side of the car. But not […]

2023 C8 Production Stands at 53,448

Corvette Video Update from
National Corvette Product
Manager, Harlan Charles

At last weekend’s 29th Anniversary Celebration at the National Corvette Museum, Corvette Blogger recorded Harlan Charles’s talk on the C8. During the presentation, Harlan discussed the awards the C8 has won and the production number for the 2023 model year.

Harlan shared a graphic showing that as of June, there were 53,448 total Corvettes completed and sequenced for production. Harlan says, “It’s not the total final, but close to it,” and he states that it will be the highest year of production of the Corvette ever at Bowling Green Assembly.

The St. Louis assembly plant still holds the record for most Corvettes produced in a year at 53,807. The old record for Bowling Green came during the extended 1984 model year with 51,547 Corvettes produced. The 2023 model year production totals will also go down […]

Watch the 2024 Corvette E-Ray Presentation with Team Corvette

Watch the 2024 Corvette E-Ray
Presentation with Team Corvette

 

Mike was not able to make it to Carlisle this year, but our friends at Corvette Blogger were, and they sent us the video above.
In the video, Team Corvette (Executive Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, vehicle chief engineer Josh Holder) presented the 2024 Corvette E-Ray. The team calls the new E-Ray the Swiss Army Knife of Corvettes. It can do just about anything with the first ever All-Wheel-Drive system for America’s Favorite Sports Car. Tadge explained they always wanted to do an AWD Corvette, but it was impossible with the front mounted engines found in previous generations. Tadge says they explored both the traditional method of running a driveshaft to the front wheels and using electric motors, but an electric motor driven system offered much more capability. Once they decided to go electric, the E-Ray name was trademarked in 2015.

Special Pebble Beach Edition

Congratulations to Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
Best of Show Winner

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 20, 2023) — A prewar Mercedes-Benz roadster that was first owned by the Shah of Afghanistan—one of just three similar cars surviving in the world today—was awarded the top prize at the 2023 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

This year, 216 cars from 18 countries and 30 states pulled onto the competition field of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and the car named Best of Show was a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster presented by Jim Patterson of the Patterson Collection in Louisville, Kentucky.

“This 540K balances strength with sweeping lines and style, and its history is unique,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “In talking with Jim about this car, I was impressed by the time and thought invested in this restoration. Every […]

Watch the 72nd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

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WATCH THE 72nd PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE

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Tune in live today at 1:15pm PDT to enjoy all the style, passion & history on display.

Congratulations to Our 2023 Best of Show Winner 

Mercedes-Benz 540K Named Best of Show at the 72nd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

2023 Charitable Donations Surpass $

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1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster
Shown by Jim Patterson of the Patterson Collection

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 20, 2023) — A prewar Mercedes-Benz roadster that was first owned by the Shah of Afghanistan—one of just three similar cars surviving in the world today—was awarded the top prize at the 2023 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

This year, 216 cars from 18 countries and 30 states pulled onto the competition field of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, and the car named Best of Show was a 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster presented by Jim Patterson of […]

Corvette Sales Command 57% Of Premium Sports Car Market During Q2 2023

Over Half of All Premium Sports Cars
Sold In Q2 2023 Were C8 Corvettes

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Sales of the C8 Corvette in the US market reached a total of 9,125 cars in Q2 2023. This was an increase of about 6 percent compared to 8,630 units sold in Q2 2022. For comparison, Porsche sold 3,140 911’s and 1,152 718’s (Cayman/Boxster) taking the 2nd and 3rd spots respectively. 4th and 5th place was held by Mercedes-Benz AMG SL-Class 1,083 cars sold and the AMG GT with 711 cars sold.

Those five models from the three marques represented the majority of sales in the premium sports car segment since the remaining half of the field accounted for less than 800 cars sold combined.

The C8 was […]

Hubbard Auto @ Monterey Car Week | AND New Inventory!

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We’re always looking to purchase vehicles and take in consignments!

 

 

Hello Everyone,

Monterey car week is here and we’re excited! This is my favorite time of year, I get to see long time friends, make new ones and escape the Scottsdale summer heat. I look forward to seeing many of you at some of the events taking place this week. Please take a look at the events schedule below and contact me if you have any questions.

-Mark Hubbard

 

 

MONTEREY CAR WEEK EVENTS SCHEDULE

~updated on 8/11/2023

 

MONDAY  AUGUST 14, 2023 

·    Automobilia Monterey Expo

·    The Porsche Monterey Classic

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Friends Pay Tribute to Don Williams by Underwriting Program to Train Young Mechanics and Restorers

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Friends Pay Tribute to Automotive Legend Don Williams by Underwriting Program for Underserved Youth

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Barrett-Jackson Kickstart Funding to Train Youth as Restorers and Mechanics 

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Don Williams briefly parks the only 1934 Duesenberg J Weymann Tapertail Speedster in existence in front of The Lodge at Pebble Beach in 1999. Image: Kimball Studios/Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 14, 2023) — Auto impresario Don Williams often said he wanted to “touch every great car in the world,” and in the process of doing that—buying and selling, collecting, and sharing […]

Welcome to Pebble Beach Automotive Week!

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WELCOME TO PEBBLE BEACH AUTOMOTIVE WEEK!

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Watch style icons, innovative prototypes and racing greats compete for the top prize in the collector car world this Sunday at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, while enjoying the camaraderie of auto enthusiasts from around the globe.

Get Ready to Start Your Engines for Pebble Beach Automotive Week!

 

 

 

PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE

This Sunday, more than two hundred of the world’s top collector cars will gather on the 18th […]

Star Cars Coming to the Pebble Beach Auctions Presented by Gooding & Company

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PEBBLE BEACH AUCTIONS PRESENTED BY GOODING & COMPANY

Auctions: Friday, August 18 at 5:00 p.m. & Saturday, August 19 at 11:00 a.m. PDT

Location: Parc du Concours, Corner of Stevenson Drive & Portola Road

Public Preview: Wednesday, August 16 through Saturday, August 19

Auction Catalogues: $120, includes admission for two to the viewing and the auction

General Admission: $50, includes admission for one to the viewing and the auction

Bidder Registration

Watch the Live Auction Broadcast

The Following Star Cars Top The List of Featured Lots to Watch

1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta

The headlining lot of Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions is this 1962 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta, notable for its remarkably original and well preserved condition. Unlike the vast majority of 250-series Ferraris, this example has […]

The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance Celebrates 25 Years This August

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The Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance Presented by Rolex was instituted in 1998 as a way to counter the perception that concours cars were static museum pieces, also referred to as “trailer queens.” Now, the Tour is an integral part of the famed Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and a rare opportunity to see many of these beautiful cars in motion. The Tour begins in Pebble Beach with a drive down 17-Mile Drive passing in front of The Lodge, and then make their way down the Big Sur coastline and back, ending back in Pebble Beach. There is also a strong incentive for owners to take part. If two cars tie in class competition during the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, and one car was part […]

Celebrating 25 Years of the Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance 

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YOUR GUIDE TO PEBBLE BEACH AUTOMOTIVE WEEK

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 Get Ready to Start Your Engines for Pebble Beach Automotive Week!

 

PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE

Each year, the finest collector cars gather on the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links to compete for Best of Show — the ultimate award for automobiles.  In tandem with the competition between extraordinary historic automobiles, the Concours also serves as host to some of the most anticipated concepts and new car debuts.

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Disney legend to speak at Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum

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Legendary Disney Imagineer Returns to the Pebble Beach Concours to Discuss Dream Cars of the 1950s Bob Gurr’s love of cars has driven his iconic career and connects him to other automotive dreamers.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (August 4, 2023) — Bob Gurr attended the very first Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in 1950. At the time, he and fellow ArtCenter College of Design pupils couldn’t afford a hotel and slept in their car before attending the Concours the next morning. Seventy-three years and a dream-come-true career with Disney later, Bob reflects on what it means to be back at the Pebble Beach Concours to speak about Dream Cars of the 1950s.

Bob Gurr’s career began at ArtCenter, where he met a professor who would […]

New Panelists Just Added to the Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum! 

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PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE 2023 PEBBLE BEACH CLASSIC CAR FORUM

Forums are held from Thursday through Saturday of Pebble Beach Automotive Week at Concours Village.

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Additional panelists and Forum sessions have been added to the lineup!

Join Alliant Private Client for a complimentary Forum session An Insurance Market Discussion for Collectors. Amanda Stretton and Danny Sullivan will be talking classic cars with Wayne Carini and Jay Ward, and MotorTrend will be discussing future classics and what will drive collectors crazy in 25 years.

More tickets have been released for Spike’s Car Radio Live!

2023 PEBBLE BEACH CLASSIC CAR FORUM PRESENTED BY ALLIANT […]

August is Here & Pebble Beach Automotive Week is Coming!

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  ONE MONTH UNTIL THE 72nd PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE

 

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One month from today, the world’s most stunning collector cars will gather on the 18th fairway of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links to compete for Best of Show. Purchase tickets now and experience the beauty and heritage on Sunday, August 20th.

 Get Ready to Start Your Engines for Pebble Beach Automotive Week!

 

 

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE PEBBLE BEACH TOUR d’ELEGANCE

presented by Rolex

An exhibition of elegance […]

Monterey Car Week & Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Monterey Car Week, one of the most anticipated automobile events!

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Monterey Car Week 2023 starts on Friday, August 11th, and concludes on Sunday, August 20th with the 72-year anniversary of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, an unmatched tradition of automotive excellence.

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and Monterey Car Week Events are a can’t-miss for every car enthusiast, and this year will be truly unforgettable! To start planning your visit, visit the Pebble Beach Concours by Clicking Here.

Here is your Guide to Monterey Car Week 2023:

Friday, August 11
    Monterey Car Week Kick-Off

Saturday, August 12 – Sunday, August 13
    Monterey Pre-Reunion

Monday, August 14
    Automobilia Monterey Expo
    The Porsche Monterey Classic

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ONE MONTH UNTIL THE 72nd PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE

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ONE MONTH UNTIL THE 72nd PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS d’ELEGANCE

 

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One month from today, the world’s most stunning collector cars will gather on the 18th fairway of the famed Pebble Beach Golf Links to compete for Best of Show. Purchase tickets now and experience the beauty and heritage on Sunday, August 20th.

 Get Ready to Start Your Engines for Pebble Beach Automotive Week!

 

 

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE PEBBLE BEACH TOUR d’ELEGANCE

presented by Rolex

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Reeves Callaway, 1947-2023


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a true automotive visionary, Reeves Callaway, on July 11th. A pioneering force in the automotive industry, Reeves’ tireless pursuit of excellence, innovation, and passion for high-performance vehicles has left an indelible mark on the world.

Born in November 1947, Reeves’ journey began with an unyielding fascination for automobiles and their untapped potential. Founding Callaway Cars, Inc. from his garage in Old Lyme, Connecticut in 1977, a company that would ultimately revolutionize the automotive landscape. His engineering prowess and unwavering commitment to perfection led to the creation of some of the most iconic and sought-after performance vehicles ever produced.

His legacy is forever intertwined with Callaway’s renowned performance-enhancing packages, including those for legendary brands like Chevrolet and Corvette. Reeves’ expertise in turbocharging and supercharging paved the way for extraordinary power and speed, […]

Remembering Reeves Callaway: The Legacy of a Corvette Tuning Icon

Born with a natural curiosity and an insatiable desire to tinker, Reeves Callaway had always been captivated by the inner workings of machines. As a child, he would spend countless hours in his family’s garage, taking apart old engines and putting them back together again, always seeking to understand their inner workings.

As Reeves grew older, his passion for cars only intensified. He studied mechanical engineering, honing his skills and expanding his knowledge. But Reeves was not content with just studying the theories; he wanted to make a real impact on the automotive world. In 1977, Reeves founded Callaway Cars, a company dedicated to creating high-performance vehicles that would leave enthusiasts in awe. It was with Callaway Cars that he truly made his mark. Reeves had an uncanny ability to extract incredible power and performance from engines, and his creations soon caught the attention of car enthusiasts around the world.

One of Reeves’ most notable […]

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