Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday... C3 Corvette Style

What better way to celebrate a day of cultural and moral decline than by showing a collection of black C3 Corvettes?

If your idea of automotive debauchery revolves around Corvettes (especially of the third generation vintage), you're in the right place.















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Saturday, November 11, 2017

To Each His Own — Custom and Strange C3 Corvettes

Photos of modified Corvettes that make you say, WTF?!?!
From mild to wild... OK, mostly wild.

These are photos I've found online while looking for Corvette-related info.

 Above: Not sure the custom camper is good for this Vette's suspension.
Add a couple of adults and you're going to need new spring and shocks!


Above: This Corvette limousine is an interesting idea nicely executed.
Too bad that an early C3 had to be sacrificed.

 Above: Garden art? Storage unit? What a shame. 

 Above: I am out of words when it comes to this aberration!

 Above: It never ceases to amaze me that people take the time and money
to customize C3s to the point of ridiculousness.

 Above: Another Corvette limo. Those sidepipes can burn several legs
at the same time, and on both sides of the vehicle.

 Above: Seriously?

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Eckler's Chevy Classics - November 2017

The feeling you get when your car makes the cover of a popular automotive magazine cannot be put into words. Like falling in love, it must be experienced for it cannot be properly conveyed with simple words.

The morning of Wednesday, October 25th. 2017, started like any morning for me, with the tiny exception that it was my birthday. So when my phone chimed to notify me I had a message, I automatically picked it up and as anticipated, there was a birthday greeting from my friend Allan Albee.

He wrote: "Happy Birthday Luis. Congrats on the great magazine story."

I replied with a thank you, followed by an "I have no idea of what you're talking about" comment, having completely forgotten that only a few months ago, I had met my good friend and car photographer extraordinaire, Russ Mueller at the DeBary, FL Sunrail Station to do a photoshoot of my '76 Vette for a possible article in Eckler's Chevy Classics magazine.


Well, the "possible article" became a reality in the November 2017 issue of Chevy Classics, and Allan sent me a photo of the cover.

I cannot wait to get my copy of the magazine. I think it will be a nice addition to my 1976 Corvette documentation binder, which keeps growing and growing. Besides, a national magazine article adds to the car's provenance.

So October 25th, 2017 was a great day on many fronts. Even Google wished me a Happy Birthday! Haha.


Special thanks to my bud Russ Mueller for the hundreds of great car photos—and especially his friendship—over the years.










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Monday, October 23, 2017

Great White Sharks

I love red C3s, so that color will always be my favorite. But there's a very close number two color, and it is white.

White—in my opinion—has a special way of making C3 lines show in a way that no other color can, and when a car is shot at the right angle along with the right background, it can look striking.

So here are a few photos of white C3 Corvettes, of different years, for your enjoyment.




















These are photos of C3 Corvettes I find during my Internet surfing. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did, and thanks for following my 1976 Corvette Stingray blog.