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.

Friday, October 13, 2017

The Art of Miroslav Porochnavy — Part II

After a delay by Hurricane Irma, I was able to finally take my 1976 Corvette drawing to the local Hobby Lobby in order to have it professionally framed.

The staff at Hobby Lobby in Orange City were great and helpful assisting me with ideas that would enhance the drawing and even suggested I choose double-matting which created a red pinstripe effect that matched the red of the car and really made the whole piece pop.

In order to protect the artwork, I chose the basic UV-coated glass instead of the non-glare or museum options, which were just too expensive for my taste.
I think that it will be just fine with my choice of glass since I do not plan to shine a light directly on the artwork.

Everyone who's seen the drawing is amazed by how realistic it looks, and I agree. Miroslav's artwork is truly incredible, and if you own a collector vehicle, owning one of his drawings is a must-have.

Needless to say, a Porochnavy drawing would make an amazing gift for any occasion.

Having said that and taking into account that these are hand-drawn renditions, plus the fact that Miroslav lives in HumennĂ©, Slovakia, you must allow time for the drawing as well as time in transit and customs at the destination.

I had my drawing in approximately 45 days from the time I contacted Miroslav to when the U.S. Postal Service brought it to my door.

By the way, payment was made upon artwork completion via PayPal, and Miroslav kept me up-to-date via Messenger.

And here's the finished product, which Hobby Lobby delivered ahead of schedule. It looks great and the quality of their work is impressive. And the glass really makes the drawing shine.

If you would like to contact Miroslav, visit his Facebook page.

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