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National Corvette Museum New Display

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Corvette celebrates 70 years with a new museum display.

The Corvette and many of its devoted fans partied Thursday night like it was 1953, the year GM introduced the iconic sports car.

Nearly 300 people crowded into the Skydome of the National Corvette Museum, which used the birthday bash to kick off its new “An American Love Affair” exhibit that celebrates the car’s seven decades.

Held the evening before the 70th anniversary of the day the first Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Mich., the celebration showcased a collection of some five dozen vintage Corvettes that trace the evolution of the sports car from that 1953 model to the brand-new hybrid E-Ray that goes into production later this year.

The theme is accentuated in the eight-minute video displayed on the new $800,000 “Skywall” wrap-around video screen in the museum’s Skydome.

“When we started talking about what we could do to celebrate the 70th anniversary of this amazing car, we wanted to not just tell the history but pull something together that would resonate with everyone,” said Sharon Brawner, the museum’s president and CEO. “We realized that this car has permeated popular culture in movies, TV shows, songs, and toys for years.


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Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance announces Amanda Stretton as new master of ceremonies

Derek Hill is handing over the reins to British Race Car Driver & TV Broadcaster Amanda Stretton, ”She’s a rockstar in the car industry and will be an amazing addition to our world-renowned Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.”

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Win a 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Edition with Z07 Plus $25K Cash for Taxes

sweepstakesThe National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum will be giving one lucky winner the opportunity to bring home a 2023 Corvette Z06 70th Anniversary Coupe with the Z07 Performance Package plus $25,000 cash to pay for the taxes. This 2023 Z06 has the exclusive 70th Anniversary White Pearl Metallic exterior with Ceramic leather GT2 seats. The car is powered by the naturally aspirated 670-hp LT6 that revs up to 8,600 rpm! Your donations help to support and promote the non-profit National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and their mission of promoting sprint car racing.

Ticket packages start at just $25 and Thundering Thursday readers get 25% Bonus Entries and the winner will be announced in August. Enter today to win the most anticipated Corvette ever by Clicking Here.


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70 Years of Corvette Cruise-In and Celebration
Sunday, July 30, 2023
8:00 AM 11:00 AM
Petersen Automotive Museum 6060 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA.

It has been 70 years since the first Chevrolet Corvettes hit showrooms all across the United States, and ever since the iconic vehicle has been synonymous with American racing speed and success. Let’s celebrate the Corvette’s star-studded history and appreciate how one vehicle can bring so many gearheads together.

Join us for our Corvette Cruise-In and Celebration! Immersed in the heart of Los Angeles’s Miracle Mile, extraordinary cars will be gathered at the Petersen Automotive Museum for our monthly Cruise-In.

All Corvettes and Corvette-powered vehicles are welcome!

Every ticket purchase includes*:
Complimentary Parking
Lunch by Pinks

*Passengers will need to purchase another ticket if they wish to enjoy lunch.
Spectator tickets do not include General Admission

Since our Cruise-Ins tend to fill up fast and in an attempt to provide a smooth entry and parking experience to show cars, the Petersen is offering two types of show car tickets:

P3 Show Car ticket includes premium parking and car display.
P4 Show Car ticket is offered at a slightly lower cost and it includes parking on the upper deck of the event

Members will have early access to the museum from 9am–10am by showing their membership cards. Not a member? Join today by Clicking Here!
Petersen Museum Members will have access to a discount code for the event. Please email for the code.

Complimentary parking, coffee, and bagels are provided to those attending!

Must RSVP by July 27th to attend. Get more information by Clicking Here.

 This Week’s Owners’ Corner

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What is your car story?

Do you have a memorable road trip, an unforgettable restoration project, or a heartwarming story that revolves around your car? We want to hear all about it! Whether it’s a vintage classic, a sleek sports car, or a trusty family vehicle, every car has a story worth sharing.

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 1957 Corvette SS Super Sport
the first vehicle to carry the “SS” moniker!

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Pearl White/Blue w/Blue interior, 283/283hp Fuel Injected 3-speed manual.

The fact that this car still exists today is nothing short of miraculous! Especially given that most of the early concept cars showcased by GM were later destroyed at the completion of their auto show circuit tours. Now for the first time in decades, it’s available to be seen!  And for only one very lucky person, available to be taken into custody as its sole caretaker. Could this be you?

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Auctions Of the Week
Auction #1
709-Mile – 2015 Convertible 3LT 7-Speed

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Crystal Red w/Jet Black interior, 376/460hp, 7-speed manual

If you missed out on purchasing a ’15 Corvette brand new in ’15, this one could be pretty close to the same experience, but in ’23! This car has only accumulated a bit over 700 miles since it rolled out of Bowling Green!

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Auction #2
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Dynamic

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Santorini Black w/Black & Red Autobiography Interior
3.0L Supercharged V6/340hp 8-spd. automatic

Loaded with the following options:
Wheels: 22″ 9 Split Spoke Gloss Black ‘Style 9012’
Santorini Black Metallic
Climate Comfort Pack
Drive Pro Package
Red Brake Calipers
Body Colored Roof
Soft Door Close
CD/DVD Player
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Meridian Sound System
Head-Up Display
Car Care Kit
Basic Interior Protection & Storage Pack
Wheel Protection Pack Black Locks
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Some random thoughts

The one thing you shouldn’t do is try to tell a cab driver how to get somewhere.

I’m writing a book. I’ve got the page numbers done.

As far as I’m concerned, ‘whom’ is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler.


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