Posts Tagged ‘Corvette’

A Resto Mod ‘62 Corvette From Oahu, Hawaii’s Gathering Place

Friday, November 11th, 2011

The father and son team of Bill Bartenstein Senior and Junior of Corvette Center of Hawaii are renown around the 50th state for performing classic Corvette restorations, as well as brokering pristine examples of these plastic fantastics to an elite clientele based within the Pacific Rim. In recent years, however, the Bartensteins have been favoring the resto mod side of the coin, because after awhile, one restored Corvette, or classic Camaro for that matter, just looks like another, and you’ve got to keep prospective buyers interested. However, before any of you GM purists go running for the tar bucket, we should make it perfectly clear that the two Bills generally find themselves a car in need of saving, a car that in most cases would cost far more to restore than its actual net worth. Such was the case with this Atomic Orange-hued, LS3-powered, ‘62 vintage straight axle Corvette convertible appropriately named 1-BAD-62. (more…)

Taking a Trip Back to the Golden Era at the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Car shows are a dime a dozen, but once in a great while you attend one that absolutely blows you away. The Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN) was such an exceptional show that it left us daydreaming about the incredible cars on display long after the event was over. The main focus of this show is originally restored ‘60s and early ‘70s muscle cars and vintage Corvettes, along with historic racing vehicles of the era. (more…)