When archeologists dig down through the sedimentary layers of the 1970s, some dubious items may emerge. Shag carpets and mirrored ceiling tiles. Polyester disco suits and Farrah Fawcett wigs. And sooner or later, they will unearth the most telling cultural artifact of them all: a third-generation Chevrolet Corvette. Few machines are as polarizing as the C3, also known as “The Coke Bottle Corvette.” The C3 … Continue reading Like it or not, the C3 Corvette is an American auto icon
Chevrolet has been pumping out Corvettes for 66 years, building about 1.5 million of them since 1953. That makes the ‘Vette one of the most popular sports cars of all time. First- and second-generation Corvettes were one of the first true collectible cars of the modern era, and collecting Corvettes remains a global phenomenon. More than just another two-seat sports car, the Vette is an … Continue reading 25 Corvette facts that every enthusiast should know
If you’re a car lover like me, you probably enjoy washing your car. Whether you have a brand new sports car or a 20-year-old hand-me-down, there’s something satisfying about driving around in a freshly washed, waxed, and polished vehicle. From basic, no-frills sets to all-inclusive options with all the bells and whistles, these detailing kits will have your ride looking squeaky clean from grille to … Continue reading Top 9 Car Detailing Kit of 2018 – Our Choices
Black Friday is long gone, Cyber Week is behind us, and Christmas is just over one week away. All that means sale season is winding down, of course, but there are plenty of killer deals to be found before things wrap up. Today, we’ve rounded up the 10 best last-minute Saturday Amazon Deals we could find, and we really do have some gems for you … Continue reading Saturday Amazon Deals: 10 best last-minute deals: $329 iPad, $50 slow cooker, $25 Fire TV Stick, $20 earbuds, more
If you’re a car lover like me, you ALWAYS need some gadget, trinket, or new toy for your car. And if you’re not, you probably KNOW a car lover and have no idea what to get them. So I’ve put together a quick and inexpensive Car Lover Gift Guide. Better yet, all of the products listed below are ON SALE AT AMAZON NOW! 1) AmazonBasics Microfiber … Continue reading Car Lover Gift Guide for the Holidays
Have you ever wondered what the point of a car show is? Well, here are some car show basics: You may wonder, what could possibly be so much fun about accumulating so many cars in a single area? Most people do not realize, but car shows are about so much more than simply lining up a bunch of beautiful cars for people to admire. There … Continue reading Car Show Basics – What to Expect From A Car Show
Is bigger really better? ACS Composite is certainly betting on it with their new C7 XL Front Wheel Rock Guards/Mud Flaps. Anyone who owns a Corvette (and especially the C7) knows that their high-performance tires catch and launch every little piece of road debris back towards the rear of your car. If you’re not proactively protecting it, you’re going to have a galaxy of rock … Continue reading ACS Composite C7 XL Front Wheel Rock Guards
One essential thing that every driver who respects their ride needs is a Travel Car Cleaning Kit. Everybody. Let’s talk car cleaning kits. Because, if your luck is as good as mine, the minute after I wash my car, a bird poops on it, or I drive behind a guy who obnoxiously washes his windshield and I catch all the backwash, or I drive through … Continue reading My Essential Travel Car Cleaning Kit – Just 4 items!
Some Were Only Dreams, Others Were the Cars That Dreams Were Made Of Chevrolet’s Corvette has been with us for over five-and-a-half decades. Along the way a multitude of “concept” versions have been produced. Concept is the name given to cars that are experimental, either in design, engineering, and occasionally both. The latter was the category into which several Corvette concepts fell in the 1950s, … Continue reading Corvette Evolution Told Through Its Concepts
As I’ve recently learned, Corvette shows are an awesome and fun way to spend a weekend (or even just a few hours). Not only do you get an up-close view of all generations of America’s classic sports car in one place, you also get to meet a great community of enthusiasts from around the country who share in your love for the car itself. Below … Continue reading Top 5 Corvette Shows
Are your tires wearing unevenly? Whether the excessive wear is in the front or the back, or whether the wear is in the inside or the outside of the tires, there are a number of reasons why this could be happening. Check out this guide to help you diagnose and correct your uneven tire wear. Tires that wear unevenly can cause a number of problems, … Continue reading Why are My Tires Wearing Unevenly? Check in 3 steps!
The Westchester Corvette Club sponsored it’s first Car Show at the Factoria on Sept 30th, 2018 – and it was a smashing success. It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood A beautiful day for a neighbor Would you be mine? Could you be mine? Won’t you be my neighbor? It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood of Peekskill, NY today for the Westchester Corvette … Continue reading Westchester Corvette Club Car Show – Photo Gallery
My car club, the Westchester Corvette Club, is holding its annual Fall Car Show this Sunday, September 30th at the Factoria at Charles Point in Peekskill NY. The weather is supposed to be beautiful on Sunday – right around 70 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. So basically a perfect day to look at cars. I’ll be there judging and taking photos, so … Continue reading WCC Car Show – Factoria in Peekskill NY – Sept 30
If you’re anything like me, I rely entirely on my car’s fuel gauge and it’s “estimated” fuel economy calculator to tell me how much gas I have left in my car. But it wasn’t all that long ago that I was manually checking my mpg (miles per gallon) at every fill up by calculating my fuel economy myself the old fashioned way miles driven divided … Continue reading Fuel Economy Calculator – How Accurate Is Your Car’s?
What’s with all of the different dark gray paint colors that Chevrolet continues to come out with for the Corvette? First Cyber Gray Metallic, then Watkins Glen Gray Metallic, and now Shadow Gray Metallic… all in basically a 5 year period. Gray has been one of Corvette’s top colors, yet they continue to tinker with it year after year after year. I mean, I bought … Continue reading C7 Gray Metallic Comparison – Can You Tell the Difference?
Wow… the internet really is a great thing. It really is. Let me tell you a little story: I was having some trouble with the automatic seat memory settings on my 2019 Corvette Grand Sport, where whenever I pressed the Memory 1 (or Memory 2) button to change my seat location, it wouldn’t work – BUT, if I adjusted the seat just a little bit, … Continue reading C7 preset seat memory function issues? SOLVED!
Freebies! Freebies! Freebies! Who doesn’t love them? I know I love Freebies! When Vetteblog.com was established waaaaaaaaay back on August 3rd, I had high hopes and high aspirations, but little in the way of expectations. I had no experience with websites, no experience with blogging, and very little experience with Corvettes (outside of owning my 2019 Grand Sport since May). But in this short time, … Continue reading Freebies! Celebrate our success with us @ Vetteblog.com
Have you ever considered buying Tire and Rim insurance for your car? Is it worth it, in your opinion? I bought Tire and Rim insurance for my 2019 Corvette Grand Sport, and I’m still on the fence as to whether I should have or not. So – let’s discuss: Nowadays, you can insure just about anything – from appliances, to electronics, to furniture, and more. … Continue reading Tire and Rim Insurance – Good deal or Scam?
There are many different jack points on your Corvette. Here’s a guide for raising it on the correct jacking locations – this guide will also work for most non-Corvettes (though the jacking locations will differ from car to car): First things first – I know that most people nowadays have no idea how to jack their cars or change their tires. Everyone has some sort … Continue reading Jack up your car (not just Corvettes) in 7 easy steps
The 2018 edition of Corvettes at Carlisle is now in our rear-view mirror (it ran from Aug 25-28), and I must say, it was an absolute blast to be there. It was my first time making the pilgrimage to the event, and I had high expectations for the weekend… and every one of them were met! For those of you who don’t know, Corvettes at … Continue reading Corvettes at Carlisle – I’m home! Check out my trip recap
Who doesn’t like a raffle? To celebrate my arrival at Corvettes at Carlisle and the success of my blog (and kick off of my newsletter), I’m going to be offering a free raffle to anyone who signs up for my Newsletter (on the right side banner – or at my sign-up table at Carlisle). This isn’t any little raffle, but one that’s actually worth signing … Continue reading Carlisle Raffle – Free Adam’s Ultimate Essential Kit ($200 value)
As you may have read last week, I received a set of Oracle Side Markers (and I posted a photo of the box in one of my blog entries)… and today I got them installed and am totally psyched by the results. But before I wax poetic about this simple but beautiful mod, I probably have to explain what side markers actually are. Side markers on … Continue reading Mods! Mods! Mods! I got my Oracle Side Markers installed!
The National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky is home to many special vehicles – from mint classics, to much-loved special editions, race cars and more. But one of the coolest things they have there are their one-of-a-kind prototypes. Some components of these cars made it to production in some way, shape, or form. Others were completely wild, sleek, and futuristic (especially for the time … Continue reading National Corvette Museum – Prototypes from a bygone era are out of this world
DIY Vinyl Stripes – Have you ever wanted to add roof or stinger stripes on your car but didn’t want to pay the exorbitant dealer fees – or even the lower (but still high) prices for non-OEM vinyl stripes and then have to pay someone else over a hundred bucks to install them? I mean, the stripes do look pretty damned good, but is a … Continue reading DIY Vinyl Stripes – How to install Vinyl Stripes on your car for $50 (and in 7 easy steps)
Save the Wave! If you happened to read an earlier blog post of mine, I mentioned that the Corvette Wave was nearly 50 years old… so, just in case you didn’t believe me, here’s the article from the August/September 1969 issue of Corvette News (so please don’t blame me for some of the slight sexism in the article!): Ever since Corvette No. 00001 first met … Continue reading Save the Wave – First official mention of the Corvette Wave
This morning, while driving to work on I-287, a beautiful Red Corvette Stingray pulled alongside me and gave me the “Corvette Wave”. I returned his greeting with one of my own, and we both continued down the road, with him turning off at the next exit and I drove off to work. This entire exchange of salutations took less that 10 seconds, but it, oddly, … Continue reading The Corvette Wave – What the heck is that?
I just wanted to share a Corvette joke that I find quite amusing (and I bet my wife would think the ‘husband’ in this skit was me!) I hope you enjoy: LOST WIFE A husband went to a police station to report his missing wife: Husband: I’ve lost my wife; she went shopping yesterday and has still not come home. Sergeant: What is her height? … Continue reading Corvette Joke – Lost Wife
Rain rain go away – Come again when I don’t want to drive… Sheesh, this weekend was a wash, figuratively and literally. I had planned on showing my vette at a local car show on Saturday night but the weather just wouldn’t cooperate. It started raining on Friday and continued off and on all weekend. As a result, no car show for me, and it wasn’t … Continue reading Rain rain go away – Come again when I don’t want to drive
Quite possibly the last thing you think of when buying a car is soundproofing it. I know I didn’t. When I bought my Corvette Grand Sport Coupe in May 2018, it was a dream come true – I first saw the Stingray in 2014 and loved it, but thought it might just be a phase… so I waited… and looked… and waited some more. Four … Continue reading DIY Soundproofing for your Corvette… for $25
So, the Carlisle Corvette show, “Corvettes at Carlisle” is quickly approaching – it’s being held on August 23-26 2018 – and I’m excited. After hearing stories about it for years, for the first time ever, I’ll be heading to Carlisle! In its third year as a four-day event (though this event has been going strong for 36 year now) the 2018 edition of the Corvettes … Continue reading Carlisle – I’m headed to “Corvettes at Carlisle”!
Although I love a clean car as much as the next guy/gal, before I bought my Corvette Grand Sport, I never washed my car myself. NEVER! Although I cared about how my car looked, I thought that washing it properly would be too difficult (especially since I didn’t have a garage) and that it would cost way too much to get it done as good … Continue reading How to Wash Your Car Like A Pro – Quickly and Easily
So, for as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted a Corvette. What little boy (or girl for that matter) doesn’t? Now, I was born way back in 1976, but my first recollection of actually SEEING a Corvette in person wasn’t until about 1986 or so, and boy was it a beauty. One of my father’s friends at that time (who will remain nameless, … Continue reading Corvette Love – Planting the Vette Seed at a Young Age
Hi, and welcome to my Corvette blog! My name is Rob, and I finally become a 1st-time proud Corvette owner at the ripe-old age of 41 on May 4th, 2018 when I picked up my brand new, shiny 2019 Watkins Grey Corvette Grand Sport Coupe from Kerbeck down in Atlantic City. So, not only did I hit the jackpot down in A.C., I was … Continue reading Welcome to my Vette Life – Intro to my Corvette Blog