The Supernova Corvette – Bill Jobe’s 1964 Chevrolet Corvette Racer

The Supernova Corvette started life as a factory-stock 327 1964 Chevrolet Corvette, it was ordered new by American racing legend Bill Jobe and raced in relatively original condition on the weekends at local autocross events. As it turned out, Bill was a natural born racing driver, and he won the Texas regional championship for 5…

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1960 Chevrolet Corvette C1 Dual-Quad 4-Speed

The Chevrolet Corvette C1 was designed and built to show the Europeans that their neighbors across the sea could also build world class sports cars capable of rubbing shoulders with the fastest, best handling cars coming out of Britain, Italy, and Germany. The Arrival of the Chevrolet Corvette C1 The Second World War had a…

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1958 Fiberfab Centurion Corvette

It’s thought that only five or so examples of the Centurion Corvette were built in the mid-1960s until General Motors forced Fiberfab to stop construction – either for IP infringement or because the founder of Fiberfab, Warren “Bud” Goodwin, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of his wife who he had discovered in…

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Documentary: The 1956 Joie Chitwood Hell Drivers

The Joie Chitwood’s Hell Drivers show started just after the Second World War in the USA as a traveling spectacle seen by hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. Joie (that’s the correct spelling) had started out as a dirt track driver before moving up to NASCAR. After WWII he bought the ramps and cars…

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1962 Chevrolet Corvette – 327 Cubic Inch

The fuel-injected version of the 1962 Chevrolet Corvette was the fastest and most powerful of the first generation Corvettes thanks to the V8 enlargement that took it from 283 cubic inches (4.64 liters) to 327 cubic inches (5.36 liters). 1962 would also be the last year for the wrap around windshield, the live axle rear,…

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1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88

The Chevrolet Corvette L88 was a special version of the iconic American sports car that was available for just 3 years – between 1967 and 1969. Chevrolet kept the existence of the L88 option package very low key in order to try to avoid having regular customers buy them – they were really intended as…

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1928 Chevrolet Series AB National Custom

The 1928 Chevrolet Series AB National is actually one of the most important models ever made by the iconic American manufacturer – primarily because it was the year the Ford Model T was discontinued and replaced by the Ford Model A. Chevrolet used this change-over period to pull an automotive coup d’etat and take Ford’s crown…

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1965 Chevrolet Corvette C2

1965 was the third year of production for the C2 Chevrolet Corvette, and it was also the year that disc brakes became standard equipment on all four wheels – helping to bring the model up to spec with similar sports cars from across the Atlantic. The reason many consider the C2 Corvette to be such…

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Purple People Eater Corvette

The Purple People Eaters were possibly the most famous Corvettes in the world in the late 1950s, they belonged to Nickey Chevrolet of Chicago and in a stroke of marketing genius, they were painted metallic purple and named after the hit novelty song “The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley. The Purple People Eater you…

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1964 Chevrolet Corvette Racer

The Chevrolet Corvette has been America’s homegrown challenger to the refined racing coupes from Europe since 1953, the model has now become one of the longest running production sports cars in history – pre-dating the Porsche 911 by over a decade. In true American style, power is provided by a thundering V8 and the suspension…

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1951 Chevrolet 3100 Pickup

The vintage American pickup truck is a genre of vehicles that I have a huge soft spot for, there’s something both rugged and endearing about them and I’m yet too meet a person who drives one who isn’t one of those people who’ll go out of their way to be friendly. The restored truck you…

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