It was hard not to notice this rather bright and brash mildly-customized 1970 Corvette posted by Triborough, especially the wheels. But I hadn’t expected a certain asymmetry.
Rightfully so, this side wouldn’t have the (ubiquitous) side-mount exhaust either.
So, does he have another car with wheels just like these?
Yep, his and hers.
Sure looks like the 75 I had. Have no car seats to worry me now so I’ll take it back please..
I prefer the wheels in the top photo. Rather like the turbine style rims.
I didn’t even notice the wheels, I was too awestruck by the colour – it looks great! Of the wheels, I’d take the second (factory?) set, but I don’t think either style works well with the colour. I see it with black wheels of some sort.
Red wheels and a yellow car is wrong,some paint stripper and polishing is in order.The top picture would be great if those wheels were polished
Ah, but it’s the rare Ronald McDonald edition Corvette. Often imitated, never duplicated.
Can’t forget the Ferrari 599 R McD special
Passenger side for me, but the driver’s side does have a cool circa-1975 custom look to it. I never really liked either the C2 or C3 Corvettes with the side exhaust though. I think they look much cleaner without.
This one is more my style: stock, no side pipes and Ontario Orange paint!
Somebody saw “Corvette Summer” once too often, then tried to get subtle.
I thought the same thing at first, and immediately began looking for the right-hand drive 🙂
Although I hated the car. I do prefer the stock wheels and Warbonnet Yellow of my ’71 LS6. I’m OK with the side pipes
Do you know if that image is available in a bigger size?
That’s as big as it gets
Are you thinking screensaver? Me too.
Just check corvette magazine for oarnge rush last of the bad ass big block corvettes…. that was my dad’s car and I was staning right behind the guy taking the picture when I was 13, you can read the article here…https://www.motortrend.com/features/vemp-0201-1971-chevrolet-corvette/
What did you hate about it?
C3s got the most flamboyant styling but no performance, a deadly combination.
The C3 had an extremely long life: from 1968-83. Performance in the first few years of the run was fine (and often spectacular). It was only the later, smogged and strangulated years when the sportiness went down the tubes.
I took the photo and even talked with the owner and I didn’t notice the wheels.
Very nice pics! I especially like the first one. The colors, composition, background and shading on the car come together nicely. The whole scene has a vintage look. It would make a nice watercolor painting. Mature trees bring so much beauty to city streets, and really contribute to this pic. Even the small scattered leaves on the road, frame the car… and the reflections on the hood and windshield are sweet.
Many of your pics are well done and appreciated.
It’s a shame that the eye-siring Corvette had to spoil the otherwise good photography
I take a lot. Some of them are just quick and dirty since I am often in a hurry.
These were slow and deliberate and had a nice location in the village.
I should do more car photography when I can, but I have been focusing on fire trucks of late since they tend not to be photographed well.
Am I the only one who, when presented a situation involving four wheels and only two (caps, rings, what-have-you) – has resorted to putting them both on the driver’s side?
I always used put them on the passenger side, reasoning that’ll be the side the hoards of applauding onlookers will be standing when the car’s parked beside the road. Of course I just realised there are usually footpaths down both sides… Of course when I upgraded my Mk I Escort wheels from 12″ to 13″, I put the 13″ pair on the back. Hey, it was 1992, that raked look was still cool!
Done well, still cool now.
I like this car! But go with the turbines all around. That style needs to be brought back and pronto…always liked them. And Im a total sucker for eye searing 70s paintjobs/customs. Ditto for huge sidepipes!
Reminded me a little bit of this movie:
It reminds me of this one too. Can you guess the movie? Hint: It’s the only movie I’ve seen where FWD Plymouth Caravelles are used as police cars.
Pic from imcdb.
I know what movie that is….
BTW that Corvette is most eye searing orange, who owns that car? Chester Cheetah?
Long time reader, first time poster here…..the movie is called, “The Wraith.” Super-cheesy 80’s flick that I probably saw on HBO or WPIX in NJ more times than I could imagine. Ron Howard’s strange-looking brother is in it, as well as a pre-winning Charlie Sheen who I think came back from the future to avenge his own death by systematically knocking off each member of the car “gang” that took his life.
This Corvette was driven by the black-haired d-bag who I think went by only one name. There was also a fastback Barracuda in the pic, as well as the concept car driven by Sheen (a very nice looking, quasi-vette in dark grayish-purple).
WTF? Now I know what Mark Hamill got up to between Lucas epics
The film was obviously made before the release of “Star Wars”, as it’s the kind of drive-in fare you’d expect some no-name actor trying to claw his way to recognition would do. Horrible, horrible movie. Annie Potts was the only good thing in it, and it pretty much put her career on hold until she gained prominence in television.
The film was obviously made before the release of “Star Wars”
Nope, it was Hamill’s first post-Star Wars role. Perhaps chosen by him, perhaps taken on the advice of his agent, I don’t know. Keep in mind, though, that the young actor might have signed on to do Corvette Summer before Star Wars became the colossal surprise hit that it did.
Agree about the movie’s badness: not funny, not exciting, and Annie Potts is annoying. The hideousness of the violated ‘Vette didn’t help. If there’s one car whose styling is outrageous enough straight from the factory and needs no further amping-up to draw attention to itself, it’s the C-3. Even stripes (like on today’s subject car) are overkill.
“Corvette Summer” was a complete disappointment. It combined: 1. Mark Hamill who showed that his acting talent was totally confined to space opera, and 2. The ugliest custom Corvette ever made.
It does have a couple of good car chases, and its a neat car spotting movie now, I wouldn’t look at it as great cinema, but as a Sunday afternoon cheeseball brain vacation. I saw it on cable a couple of months ago and I forgot how tacky the customized Corvette was.
I’ve heard you mount the nice wheels/tires on the left side to impress the neighbors across the street, and the not so nice ones on the curb side since they are going to get banged up anyway. The same could apply to the side pipe. Although in this case he did the opposite in my opinion. I prefer the right side.
Or perhaps it is a Schizovette.
And I thought you meant side of the ROAD. Way-overdone Corvette and bloated M-class, or those bikes across the street? Considering those choices, well…
I may not like those particular cars all that much, but the pictures are very nicely done.
Either side is fine by me I always liked this shape Corvette side pipes or none dont care.
Why not? You can only see one side of the car at a time, after all.
The one that doesn’t burn my retinas.
Two styles of aluminum wheels that are not 5-spoke style! I approve either one, but the turbines would look better if the colour matched the paint better, or were black or gunmetal instead.
Is there a vermilion Corvette running around there with two styles of orange wheels?
At first glance I wondered about “side of the street” too, but since this is not a site devoted to bicycles that idea passed out of my head as quickly as it came.
My contacts have melted onto my eyes… yikes!
Ha! I know that car. I met the owner in Manhattan while I was checking it out last summer. I own an orange 77, and thought his early ragtop was interesting. He had a bunch of extra ugly multicolored removable stripes taped on at the time, but he loves that car. I think it originally was red, as that is not a stock color for that year. Ontario orange is a different shade, and that particular shade was only available in ’74 and ’77. He owns a liquor store in NYC and parks it out front. Nice guy who is easy to talk to. Great car, mostly..