Please feel free to contact me at If you want the post of your vehicle removed, just ask. Also, if you find a broken page (Google seems to magically delete my pictures sometimes) please let me know.
Showing posts with label Corvette. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Corvette. Show all posts

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Ian's Two Chevys: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible + 1965 Chevrolet Sportvan Deluxe

I saw this great car, took pictures, then the owner came out and we had a chance to talk. He is justifiable proud of his 'Vette, but also excited about his latest acquisition, and invited me around back to see it: Unfortunately I could not get most of the shots I normally want. The bench seat was a separate purchase. Amazing to think that both of these vehicles were designed by the same company and produced in the same year. Love the tiny windows behind the front doors. And oh that flat windshield!

I ran into the tag limit again on this post.

Friday, 28 July 2017

1980 Chevrolet Corvette

The owner says that he has had the original anemic engine replaced with a more modern and powerful V8, plus assorted restoration.

I have to admit that despite my ... umm ... distaste ... for Corvettes of the late 70s / early 80s, I enjoyed seeing and taking pictures of this car. There are lots of interesting shapes which can be extracted from it, and the red is really Red. It almost made me revive the "guilty pleasure" tag.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Altogether a remarkable car. That menacing maw beneath the bumper, the blind bulges where one would expect headlights. The gills and not so subtle curves of the fenders and boat-tail reinforcing the sharkish impression. That "hot wheels" blue.

A car I loved when I was 12.

Sunday, 20 September 2015

1959 Chevrolet Corvette

Sunday, 22 February 2015

1979 Chevrolet Corvette + 1973 Ford Ranger Super Camper Special

As promised, the other two vehicles of interest visible in the background of the previous post. All in all a remarkable find.

The Corvette's wheels look great, its just that it tries too hard. Earlier generations of the 'Vette never needed front and rear spoilers to look amazing. This is more like marketing than engineering. Of the three, this vehicle seems closest to roadworthy.

Love the Ford's cockeyed headlight, oddly wide rear tires, earnest look, plus the all important fuzzy dice. And how can you not like a vehicle that calls itself "super". There will be more super vehicles here.

Once again, working in a cramped space, so profile shots are nearly impossible. Also I ran up against the 200 character tag limit on this post.