Bulletin Board Launch!


The Corvette Club of Western Pennsylvania (CCWP) are happy to provide our members and also non-members that just like visiting our website and want to have “FUN” this special BULLETIN BOARD of hand picked events that although not CCWP sponsored are worthy of your consideration…..

We (the Board) watch several websites for ideas on events that we feel our members and visitors would like.  We find them via and also from flyers we pick up from cruises and also getting contacted by folks planning an event and they want our club to join them.

You can also download the Hootboard App for your smartphone and get notified of new posts and view them separate from our website page.. Our HootBoard URL is (Case Sensitive).  There will be a place to find our board when you install and launch the App the first time.  Click into the open box area and just type in CCWP  …Next, you will need to enter your userid (or use your Facebook ID) and then you will be able to see our posts within this App outside the website..


Car and Driver Renders the Mid-Engine C8 Corvette for the May 2018 Issue

I have mixed feelings and it just doesn’t feel right for me…. What about you?

Photo Credit: Car and Driver

“Our friends at Car and Driver Magazine have rendered the mid-engine C8 Corvette for the May 2018 Issue which features the article “25 Cars Worth Waiting For”. The accompanying article also features a couple more renders which we have below.

The article is written by Daniel Pund who lays out the various engines and equipment that Car and Driver thinks will be available on the forthcoming C8 Corvette. Most of this info has already been speculated and written about, but we’ll share a couple of the nuggets available from the text.

Photo Credit: Car and Driver

The conventional wisdom is that an upgraded LT1 with 500-hp will be the base motor and its inclusion in the line-up helps to keep costs down. Two optional motors will come afterward, a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter DOHC V8 engine capable of 600-hp and a 8000+ rpm redline will fall into the middle of the lineup while a twin-turbo 5.5-liter V8 will make around 800 horsepower will serve as the top level engine.

But wait, there’s more!!

Within a couple of years following the introduction, Car and Driver says the C8 will offer hybrid power with the addition of a 200-hp electric motor packaged in the front to turn the front wheels and providing at or near 1,000 horsepower total.

Photo Credit: Car and Driver

Car and Driver also proclaims the clutch pedal and manual transmission is dead for the C8 and in its place, Chevy is working with Tremec to develop a new eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

Finally, what we thought may be a feature of the C7 ZR1 is the active aerodynamics which includes a rear power-operated spoiler while up front, Chevrolet will utilize a front axle lift system to change the angle of the Corvette and its front aerodynamics based on the car’s speed.

The May 2018 cover and the full article were posted on the Corvette Forum so check it out here. “


CCWP – Spring Corvette Show

We are excited to announce our CCWP Corvette Show on May 6, 2018.  We are proud to have Tom Henry as our sponsor who is also celebrating their 60th year!

This year we are having it at Pittsburgh Mills in Tarentum, PA. Registration and clean-up from 9am to Noon.  Judging starts at noon and trophies at 3pm. Entry fee is $8.

Contact:  Susan Marnell 724-610-6175.  Pre-Registration form and full details can be download HERE:


Tom Henry Chevrolet Celebrates 60 years!

CCWP is celebrating our 60th anniversary and so is Tom Henry Chevrolet, check it out!


Join Grabiak Chevrolet and Grabiak Performance Center at our annual Spring Expo.

Big things are happening in the “Small Town” of New Alexandria.

The Andy Davis Band takes the stage at 11 am for a FREE concert.

NEW THIS YEAR… A Food Truck Round-Up. Local vendors will be serving up delicious samplings…everything from Pizza to Haluski will be available for purchase.

Take part in an Adam’s Car Polishes Interactive Experience.  Plus..vendors, games, a basket raffle, prizes and more.


ZR1 – VIN 001 sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for $925,000

2019 ZR1 – VIN001 sold for $925K


IS IT WORTH IT?  The very first 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 with VIN 001 sold this past weekend at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. for $925,000. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and its Building for America’s Bravest program.

“The Siller family started the foundation to honor the memory of their brother Stephen who lost his life on Sept. 11, 2011, as a New York City firefighter. The program builds smart homes for catastrophically injured service members returning home and first responders. Each home is custom designed to the needs of the individual while also being energy efficient, easily accessible, and automated.”  ANTHONY ALANIZ, Associate Editor

The winning bid came from Rick Hendrick, chairman of Hendrick Automotive Group and owner of the Hendrick Motorsports NASCAR team.

“Chevrolet’s Corvette ZR1 is a bonkerballs flagship supercar like none the US has ever produced, with 755 supercharged horsepower and an easy-peasy 210 mile per hour top speed. It’s available with a big ole wing and awesome lightweight track-focussed wheels. If you like V8s and power and America, you’d be silly not to want one. This Corvette looks like a million bucks, or at least $925,000.” According to  Kristen Lee – Jalopnik

So the question is “IS IT WORTH IT” and how long before Rick Hendrick will see a profit on this investment?  It’s a great car in my opinion, but its new and time will tell on how many will be sold and how it will be received by the general public…  I would still like to own it but can only afford to pay around $925 (remove all those zeros)!



GXE – The World’s First Street Legal Electric Car to Exceed 220mph

Last year, Rockland, Maryland-based Genovation Cars announced the second generation of its electric sports car, the GXE – which stands for Genovation Extreme Electric. This week, the company announced the pre-production GXE will make a silent splash at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show

The second generation switches to the C7 Corvette Grand Sport, the new GXE’s two electric motors should get something like 800 hp and 700 pound-feet of torque. All of that power, mind you, goes to the carbon fiber wheels at the rear. On top of more powerful electric motors, Genovation upped the battery capacity from 44 kWh to 60 kWh and maintained 50/50 weight distribution. Range is said to be around 150 miles if you play Holly Golightly with the throttle pedal, or just enough for two UFO-sounding laps of the 12.9-mile Nürburgring. Genovation says the bolt to 60 mph happens in under three seconds – a traditional Grand Sport does it in 3.5 seconds – and top speed will be on the far side of 220 mph.

The coming GXE proves the adage that the best things in life are free, the second-best things in life are hideously expensive. Each of the 75 examples Genovation plans to build will cost $750,000. The limited run helps keep the price high, and buyers can opt for a feature not seen on any other electric car we know of: a seven-speed manual transmission. The company believes it won’t have any trouble finding buyers, and plans to use the haul of loot to finance a less expensive electric sports car called G2. Genovation has schedule GXE deliveries to begin at the end of 2019.


“65 Years of Corvette” featured at World of Wheels


Steel Town Corvette Club has been asked to co-ordinate the “65 Years of Corvette” Exhibit at the 2018 “World of Wheels (WOW)” car show Jan.19-21 at the David Lawrence Convention Center. The WOW is featuring the Corvette this year.

If anyone would like to showcase your Corvette, especially C1’s through C5’s.  All Generations are welcome to submit their information to Dave Oreski (412) 427-3375  [email protected] or Perry Minnis (412) 420-7290  [email protected] for consideration.  Read on for more details on how to participate. 

The Exhibit will be sponsored by Colussy Chevrolet, who is the sponsor of Steel Town Corvette Club.  2018 is also Colussy Chevrolet’s 100th anniversary as a dealership. If you would like to display your Corvette send Dave Oreski [email protected] your name, year, color and type of Corvette (jpg pics would be extremely helpful also), and your contact information – phone and email ASAP.

We need to collect all the information requested for your Corvette to be considered.  A committee from Steel Town Corvette Club will review the Corvettes submitted and make selections for the Exhibit.  We would like to have at least two Corvettes (coupe and convertible) from each generation, C-1 thru C-7, as well as anniversary, pace car, and special editions.

Additionally we would like to have uniquely customized/painted Corvettes, race/drag/competition Corvettes, and special interest or historic Corvettes.

There is a $50 registration fee that includes two weekend passes to the World of Wheels, a large metal display plaque, and judging of your Corvette for trophies and prizes.  Please remember that the World of Wheels is in January and the weather might not be the best so you may want to make arrangements to have your Corvette brought to the Convention Center.  Once we select your Corvette and layout the Exhibit, we expect you to be responsible for making sure you get your Corvette to the show.  If you have any questions please contact Dave Oreski (412) 427-3375  [email protected] or Perry Minnis (412) 420-7290  [email protected].

World of Wheels-Pittsburgh is a 3 day event being held from 19th January to 21st January 2018 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, United States Of America. This event showcases products like Car, Automotive ,electric, tables, chairs, lights, drapes, stanchions etc. in the Auto industry.


Pittsburgh, PA

David L Lawrence Convention Center


Vennie is a Winner!

Congratulations to Vennie Krutz (one of our members) for being chosen the “BEST OF THE BEST IN DECEMBER” contest in 2017 from Stingray, which was based on a shot of your C7 from the back. Welcome to the Winners Circle, Vennie!


Vennie had a good year with this award and also a 1st Place Trophy for “BEST MODIFIED C7” at our May 7, 2017 Indoor Corvette show, sponsored by Tom Henry Chevrolet.

Congratulations from all your friends from CCWP!


Happy Holidays 2017

From everyone here at CCWP and our families…. Wishing all of our families a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!