Veterans Day – 2017… Thank You!

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.” Alexander Hamilton


2019 ZR1… What do you think?

You either love it or hate it is my initial thought. The aggressive front-end and grill and air ducts are really different and dramatic to say the least.  I like the hood lines however.

“To put things into perspective, the last ZR1 was produced in 2013 and it made 638 horsepower. Although this is a respectable output, it is still over 100 horsepower shy of the claimed 750 horsepower 2019 version. According to reports, the 2019 Chevy Corvette ZR1 will most likely use the same 6.2-liter V-8 found in the current Z06, but with improved cooling. By just looking at the front vents and fascia you can assume the additional intakes help combat over heating. Without sounding like a total moron, I have to admit the nose looks similar to the 2016 Lamborghini Huracan, or closer than it did in previous years.”.. Says TheDrive, Max Goldberg

“The specifications call out an LT5 V8 making 750hp and 680 lb-ft of torque. That V8 is supercharged and the 750hp number happens to correspond to the 750th issue of the magazine itself. Pricing hasn’t been announced but Car & Driver figures it will sell for around $120,000.

Running down the rumored specs we see a 7-speed manual or 8-speed automatic as the transmission options. The ZR1 will get wheels that are half an inch wider on the front compared to the Z06. Mag Ride suspension is tipped as standard along with carbon ceramic brakes.”, says Shane McGlaun from Slash Gear…


Mike Miller Collection Tour

Great fall day to visit Mike Miller’s antique collection in Centerville at Mike’s compound.  We where greeted by Mike and his daughter and her kids and offered coffee and donuts, which was great.

Mike and Michele (his daughter) both have corvettes, so we extended and they accepted to become members.  So thrilled to have them with us… We plan to have another event at Mikes in 2018.

BTW – Thanks Phil Cassel for sharing a few of your pics for the gallery!

“Antiques collector Michael Miller has been collecting various items for more than 60 years. His massive collection in New Centerville includes steam engines, various Somerset County historical items and classic cars….”, says Eric Kieta from Daily American

Interview with Mike back in June 2015 with Eric Kieta


C7 Generation coming to an end!

“Well, that was quick! Rumors have been confirmed that production of the 2018 Corvette will cease early for the model year. The last date to order a 2018 Corvette is November 16, and the last week of production for the 2018 model year is the week of January 22. The 2019 model year will begin rolling off the line the week of January 29, 2018. Orders for the model start November 30. (whew we need a calendar for all those dates!)

Right now, planned volume for the 2018 Corvette is just shy of 9,700 units, making it one of the shortest model years.

No major changes are coming for 2019 as models, colors and options from 2018 will carry over (sans the Carbon 65 Edition). Less than 100 65th Anniversary Carbon Editions are remaining of the 650 cap for 2018. A new order guide for 2019 will be released on November 20.

Sebring Orange (G26) can now be ordered, and a small ramp up of the new hue begins the week of December 11 (in the new paint shop, we might add).

But what about the new paint shop? Production at Bowling Green Assembly starts back up November 6, and at that time the ‘basics’ (Black, Arctic White, Torch Red, Corvette Racing Yellow) will begin rolling through the state-of-the-art paint shop. Tintcoats will follow the basics at a later date (Admiral Blue, Blade Silver, Cyber Matrix Gray, Long Beach Red, Sebring Orange and Watkins Glen Gray.

As for the quality of the new paint – we’re told customers will not be disappointed. Some even tout the quality to be better than the crème de la crème Cadillac paint.

And as for a “C8” mid-engine Corvette, no official word has been received announcing the highly anticipated model. But it has been photographed quite a bit lately. Perhaps it’s GM’s way of teasing us just a little bit!

Corvette Dates Cheat Sheet

October 27 – 2018 Corvette unallocated sold orders cut off

November 6 – GM Plant Re-Starts 2018 Production in the new Paint Shop

November 16 – Final date to order a 2018 Corvette

November 20 – 2019 Corvette Order Guide Released

November 30 – 2019 Corvette Orders Picked-Up

December 11 – Sebring Orange Corvettes begin

January 22 (week of) – 2018 Corvette Production Ends

January 29 – 2019 Corvette Production Starts”

Courtesy of Mike Furman, National Corvette Sales, Criswell Chevrolet

Local Leaf Peeper was awesome!

Parked at the Overlook

Sunday, October 22, 2017 the club had their annual fall local peeper lap and it was a picture perfect day!  We had 28 beautiful corvettes that formed what appeared to be an endless line of colors, styles and raw power….Through my mirror.

Thanks Jan and John Hollabaugh for organizing the event!

What a view… Thanks Bobbi for the Pic!
Through the mirror
Thanks again Bobbi for the stunning pic!
At the Overlook, my Grandson Dylan
At the Overlook