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Vette Magazine

December 2019

VETTE covers the complete spectrum from classic to late-model Corvette performance, restoration, how-to articles, feature cars, news, events and more.

United States
TEN: The Enthusiast Network
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12 Issues


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2020 corvette … who cares what others say

By now, all of us have just about had our fill of this, that and other things regarding the 2020 Corvette. Show me the car … the one I can go into hock for! Wait, the reported starting price of under $60,000? While not cheap, it’s less than what I have spent for Chevy trucks here recently. So maybe my first new Corvette looms on the horizon. Everything to date is really pre-production conversation, but we must assume the majority of the info is spot-on and the final Corvette that crosses the dealership threshold will be like the ones we have seen. I’m guessing there will be some very subtle changes but I have seen the dealer option list and I must say that it’s very impressive. Of course, there goes…

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EDITORIAL Network Content Director Douglas Glad Editor & Network Director, Street Rod & Super Chevy Groups Brian Brennan Managing Editor Bill Klein Group Tech Editor Jim Smart Tech Editor John Gilbert Feature Editor Taylor Kempkes Contributing Editors & Photographers James Berry Wes Duenkel Franz Estereicher Drew Hardin Jerry Heasley John Machaqueiro K. Scott Teeters Walt Thurn Chuck Vranas ART DIRECTION & DESIGN Design Director Markas Platt Art Director Jong Cadelina THE SUPER CHEVY NETWORK ON THE WEB www.vetteweb.com www.superchevy.com www.chevyhiperformance.com ADVERTISING Network Sales Director Angela Schoof-Ousley Eastern Sales Director Michael Essex, (863) 860-6023 Western Sales Director Scott Timberlake, (310) 531-5969 Ad Operations Manager Monica Hernandez Ad Operations Coordinator Gail Burns Executive Assistant Amy Watson Event Coordinator Yasmin Fajatin TEN: PUBLISHING MEDIA, LLC Chairman Greg Mays President Kevin Mullan SVP, Editorial & Advertising Operations Amy Diamond General Manager, Automotive Network Tim Foss Senior Director, Finance Catherine Temkin CONSUMER MARKETING, ENTHUSIAST MEDIA SUBSCRIPTION COMPANY, INC. SVP, Circulation Tom Slater VP, Retention & Operations Fulfillment Donald T. Robinson lll VP,…

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product preview

Latest E-Motor Technology Our friends at Aeromotive say, “Aeromotive A1000 fuel pumps are the pumps that started it all—they are durable, reliable, good looking and they support high horsepower. Featuring a 600-lb/hr flow rate at 13.5 V and 45 psi, these A1000 fuel pumps are perfect for the daily driver that doesn’t run like a daily driver.” The Aeromotive A1000 brushless external-round pump is E85 compatible and is lighter than a traditional A1000 pump, plus it offers reduced current draw at higher EFI pressures. Aeromotive (913) 647-7300 ▪ www.aeromotiveinc.com Beefy LS Con Rods MGP Connecting Rods says, “With LS-based horsepower at an all-time high, MGP’s line of PRO 2500 series 6.125-inch aluminum rods for LS applications part number MGP-LS-6125 is ready to take the abuse. Machined from a proprietary billet aluminum material, MGP LS rods…

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second shift

Motor Trend magazine began teasing readers with sketches of the all-new 1963 Corvette in the summer of 1962, published its first photos of the car in the Nov. 1962 issue and did a comprehensive technical analysis of its chassis in Jan. 1963. But the editors waited another four months before putting a coupe to the test and on the cover of the May 1963 issue. With that kind of perspective, Technical Editor Jim Wright opened his story talking not about the car’s striking redesign or its performance on the road (or track), but about its performance on a different level: at the showroom. “For the first time in its 10 year history, the Corvette Sting Ray is …” read the headline across the story’s opening pages. The sentence continued on the next…

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replacing the weather-stripping on a c4 corvette

Q Hello, Vette magazine. I wanted to thank you for all of the how-to articles you publish. I own a C4 Corvette and love to work on it on the weekends. I purchased a complete weatherstrip kit about a year ago, but have been putting this project off. I have never installed any weatherstrip before and am unsure what to expect. My weatherstrip is so deteriorated that I have never removed the top. I am afraid if I remove the top the weatherstrip may leak or, worse, may come off with the top. I would love to take the top off and take the Corvette for a long cruise down the coast. Could you give me a simple how-to install procedure and what problems I may encounter? Please keep the how-to articles coming,…

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a powerful distraction

The automotive hobby is, on average, overtly masculine in nature. Speed, power, striking looks, screaming exhaust notes. Corvettes are certainly no exception as they are usually some of the fastest, loudest and most unique looking sports cars around. But just because brash masculinity is the norm doesn’t mean that it’s the rule. In fact, most of the time there is a soft side if you know where to look. Take David Franza’s 2001 Corvette Z06, for example. Did you notice the digits “528” inscribed on the quarter-panels? It might appear to be a flashy decal or racing number, but all it takes is a brief conversation with Franza to find out that it means so much more. Add in a forward slash and those numbers become 5/28—the date his mother passed…