I found this today and thought I would share it. I know it is not Corvette related, but still found it interesting how Mother Nature could not kill this very strong name, but rather a broken heart ended his life.
This is not really Corvette related, but rather a story about Mother Nature and Love.
From the national parks traveler:
Roy Sullivan (1912-1983) was a park ranger at Shenandoah National Park for 36 years beginning in 1940. On seven occasions between 1942 and 1977, six of them in the park, Ranger Sullivan was struck by lightning and lived to tell about it.
Variously referred to as “Dooms,” “Sparky,” or the “human lightning rod,” Sullivan earned his entry in Guiness World Records the hard way. Two of his ranger Stetsons, both with lightning-damaged crowns, are on display in Guiness World Exhibit Halls.
If you go to Wikipedia and enter Roy Sullivan, this is the tally you [...]
Starting this week and lasting through February 28, General Motors will pay the driving school tuition of any new Corvette buyer. Previously, the General only offered the program to new Corvette ZR-1 owners.
GM says the generous decision was made to add “to an unmatched set of experiences available to Corvette owners”, while also marking the beginning of Corvette Racing’s 2011 American Le Mans season.
Owners have a year from their car’s delivery (or sale) date to sign up and use their two-day driving school pass at either of Corvette’s official outfits – Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving near Phoenix, Arizona or Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pick up a 638-horsepower ZR-1, though, and you’ll get the benefit of one extra day at school.
Student’s have to pay their own travel, accommodations, and food bills, but nonetheless, it’s a good value when [...]
DETROIT – Chevrolet today unveiled the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition – the fastest, most capable convertible in Corvette’s history – as well as a 60th Anniversary Package that will be available on all 2013 Corvette models.
“The 2013 model year will be historic for Corvette, marking its 60th Anniversary and the final year for the current ‘C6’ generation,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Marketing and Strategy for Chevrolet. “We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate these milestones than bringing back one of the most-coveted combinations in the brand’s history – the Corvette convertible and a 427 cubic-inch engine.”
The 60th Anniversary Package and 427 Convertible will make their public debut at the Barrett Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan 21, and will arrive at U.S. Chevrolet dealers early this summer.
For a short time there was a free power wash open for business just next door. A driver, who must have had a very dirty car, decided to take down a light poll and fire hydrant and open a free car wash in the process. The city decided that this type of open to the public free car wash was using an excessive amount of water, which the city was paying for, and closed it.
Check out our 4 videos on You Tube to see how it operated.