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
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
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!
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?
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
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
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”!
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