Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Vettes at the Port (Announcement)

There are 235 spaces available for the car show, and—as of this writing—172 Corvettes have been already been pre-registered.

Don't wait until the last minute to secure a spot in order to participate in this event.

For more details and registration information, visit the Cape Kennedy Corvette Club website. You can also register for the event online. If you sign up online, you will receive an email confirmation with your registration number.

Hope to see a lot of C3s at Vettes at the Port on Saturday, April 8th.

For Cape Canaveral weather information, click here.

Stay tuned for event photos.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

C3 Corvettes of the 2017 Spring Daytona Turkey Run

Two days was plenty for me this year at the 2017 Spring Daytona Turkey Run, held at the Daytona International Speedway infield.

I was there on Friday and Saturday with perfect weather for the event.

Did not see as many C3s as I was hoping to, and probably missed a few amidst the sea of cars and trucks present, which I am guessing was probably well over a couple thousand.

Above: Early morning view of Hwy. 92 in DeLand out of the office window.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Downtown Longwood Cruise | 3/11/2017

"Perfect" is the only word that can be used to describe the weather we had for the cruise in downtown Longwood last evening.

It was good to see several C3 Corvettes at the show, most of them in very nice condition, which shows they're finally coming out of the woodwork.

Here are photos of C3s in attendance, plus a couple others.

Thanks for following.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Florida Walmart Parking Wars

According to the report, the Ford driver "mistakenly" hit the gas instead of the brake pedal. No, really?

Fortunately, someone captured the aftermath on video.

I feel horrible for the owner of the C1, but I would not take a classic car to Walmart. Auto manufacturers make "grocery-getters" for those trips.

Source: Yahoo! News. Click here for the video.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Manual Transmissions: Electric Overdrive vs. 5- or 6-Speed

Driving my car at highway speeds over 70 mph while the engine turns at 3500 rpm, is not enjoyable.

Even with the windows closed, plus the air conditioning and radio on, it is hard to ignore those eight cylinders which sound like they're ready to blow up at any moment. Even while street driving I find myself trying to shift into a nonexistent 5th gear.

And let's not even begin talking about all the resulting noises and vibrations created by high RPMs. Sometimes it feels like my car will rattle itself apart.

While talking to the folks at Classic Muscle Motor Company (CMMC) in Daytona Beach, I inquired about options, and Randy suggested I look into electric overdrive, so I did a bit of investigating in order to familiarize myself with those systems.