Special Features

Future Collectible: 2015 Z06 Convertible

2015-Z06_7699By R.J. Schmeider

Photography by Colin Date

You and I really love our old classics. We grew up with these cars and have had some history with them, but we really need to look to the future of what will be the next collector classics. One great example is the 2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible. This car will be a collector piece right off the showroom floor. As is typical, the value will drop for a while, but then it will start to rise. At some point, this will be another 1963 Split Window Coupe-type collector car. (more…)

Blue Light Special

m.-Woodhouse-002Owned by Mark Woodhouse • Largo, FL

Story by Ron Wolf Photos By Pete Sommers

It’s the dreaded flashing blue lights in your rearview mirror that causes an adrenaline rush in most drivers. Sometimes you know you’ve been caught, other times you say to yourself, or out loud, “Why the heck am I being pulled over?” Most of us have had this experience at least once. Imagine for a moment that eerie, flashing, blue light is sitting right on your own car’s dashboard? Hey, no problem now, right? That’s exactly the way Mark Woodhouse feels when out driving his former police cruiser. (more…)

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Photo Courtesy of the National Corvette Museum

Photo Courtesy of the National Corvette Museum

GM & Chevrolet’s Automotive Artist

by Mark Moyer

It was a warm spring day in the northern Detroit suburb of Warren MI, 1960. The sun was reflected from the many glass buildings that comprised a huge complex known to its many employees simply as, the “Tech Center.” Roaring off Van Dyke Avenue into the main entrance, rolled a big silver motorcycle. The “biker” turned down the tree-lined entrance drive and headed into a parking lot labeled “GM EMPLOYEES ONLY.”

The bike itself was a big Harley, covered in silver-colored fiberglass and the rider was equally decked out in a silver-colored leather outfit. Before the man popped off his helmet, those looking out of the windows facing the parking lot, as well as those heading into the building, instantly knew who he was. He was the head honcho, the style guy. This was the man who was both loved and reviled, celebrated and cursed by those who worked under him, opposed him or fought with him throughout the departments and divisions of General Motors. (more…)