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?
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
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?
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