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BILL MITCHELL

WHO WAS BILL MITCHELL?     Who knew, that on July 2, 1912, when a baby boy was born to a Buick dealer in Cleveland, OH, how greatly this minor event would impact the success and evolution of General Motors, and the Chevrolet Corvette.   As a young boy,...

MY VISIT TO HOBBY CAR CORVETTES

I FINALLY VISITED HOBBY CAR CORVETTES   This past Thanksgiving, I was fortunately able to travel home to Altoona, Pennsylvania to visit family and old friends. A bonus on this trip, I would finally be able to visit Hobby Car Corvettes, located in Martinsburg,...

“The Father of Corvette”

ZORA ARKUS-DUNTOV       All great ideas are born out of spectacular and curious minds. Everything we know and love today, came from someone who had an “A-Ha” moment and didn’t let it get away. For the Corvette we hold so dearly to our hearts,...

THE “1983 CORVETTE”

THE 1983 CORVETTE THAT NEVER WAS   As we discussed last week, the 1982 Corvette would close the door for the third generation. So it stands to reason that 1983 would bring us the exciting launch of a new generation, right?   THE NON EXISTENT 1983 CORVETTE...

C3 CORVETTE: THE FINAL YEARS

THE FINAL YEARS OF THE THIRD GENERATION CORVETTES   If you have been following our C3 Series here at Hobby Car Corvettes, you know that earlier this week we released our post on the final year, the 1982 Corvette. But we aren’t quite ready to stop talking third...

C3 VETTE SERIES: 1982 CORVETTE

1982 CORVETTE   Welcome back to Hobby Car Corvettes for the conclusion of our C3 Corvette Series. We began this series with the exciting, though slightly rocky, launch of the third generation of Corvettes in 1968, and this week we bring you the final year of the...

C3 VETTE SERIES: 1981 CORVETTE

1981 CORVETTE   Welcome back to Hobby Car Corvettes, as we wrap up the final years of the C3 Vette series. We began this series with the exciting launch of the third generation of Corvettes in 1968, and this week we bring you the second to final year, the 1981...

C3 CORVETTES: 1978 AND 1979

TWO BIG YEARS FOR C3 CORVETTES   1978 and 1979 were exciting years for Corvette. 1978 was the Silver Anniversary or 25th Anniversary for Corvette, and 1979 still holds the record for most Corvettes sold, selling 53,807 Corvettes! 25 YEARS OF CORVETTES: 1978...

C3 CORVETTE: THE MIDDLE AGES 73′-77′

THIRD GENERATION CORVETTES, THE MIDDLE AGES   1973 CORVETTE   The 1973 Corvette was the first in several years to see notable aesthetic changes. Corvette’s tagline for 1973 was “We gave it radials, a quieter ride, and a nose job.” The nose job Chevrolet so...