What is “Corvette Online,” you ask? There are a lot of ways to answer that. One possible response would be that it’s the newest addition to the powerTV family of “digital enthusiast publications,” a close relative of LSXtv.com, but that’s really not all that helpful. The sales department might tell you that it’s the “leading digital magazine dedicated to America’s Sports Car,” and “whether you’re interested in the Corvette’s racing heritage, rich history, collectible status, or flat-out performance, Corvette Online offers readers a unique online experience that’s fresh every day.” All true, but it still doesn’t really tell you why we’re here.
As the Editor of Corvette Online, I can tell you what I’m doing here. I have the privilege of riding herd on an excellent team of staff writers and freelancers, and together we’re going to put together the best Corvette news, tech, features, and projects we possibly can. The Corvette has an amazing following – there’s no other American car that has the same iconic status, or that appeals to such a wide range of people, from those who appreciate the car as art and from a historical perspective, to those who view Corvette ownership as a milestone of personal achievement, all the way through to the folks who love the ‘Vette for its world-class engineering and performance. We’re going to have something that appeals to all those groups, but more importantly, I want to write and edit a publication that I personally enjoy reading.
That means you can expect to learn things along the way, since any day I find out something new is a good day for me. It also means that Corvette Online won’t be stuffy or humorless, because you can get your fill of that elsewhere. Corvette Online will have a strong technical bent, because I love the nuts and bolts, and I will admit that I don’t know even a fraction of what I would like to know about the Y-body so we’ll be learning a lot of things together.
Part of that journey will be project car builds, because it’s hard to have any street cred if you never actually drive down that road. In my youth I was an autocrosser, but as I aged I simplified my racing by diving deep into the straight-line world of drag racing. Corvette Online is the perfect excuse for me to start turning that wheel side to side once again, and a site about Chevy’s do-it-all performance car deserves a do-it-all project as well. To that end, we’re actively looking for a 5th gen Fixed Roof Coupe to see just how far we can push the envelope when it comes to building a Corvette that is equally at home on the street, dodging cones, clipping apexes, or tripping photocells.
We’re determined to make this a publication that involves you as well. Tell us what you want to see, what interests you, and we will do our level best to provide it. If you’ve got something to say, and can string an intelligible sentence together three tries out of five, we’d like to hear it. This is your chance to make Corvette Online your own. We’re always looking for contributors who can help make this site world-class; if you think you have what it takes, or even see something here and say, “I can do better than that!” then drop me a line.