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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

Pebble Beach Best In Show Winner

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


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.

Pebble Beach Best In Show Winner

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

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

2023 Charitable Donations Surpass $


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