Renamed 4 seater XP-720 to XP-796

Mark Dobrowolski sent me this message:

"Was looking thru your Corvette prototypes section- you have 2 cars labeled as 'XP-720'. I have been compiling all GM XP code cars for a few years now, and in material provided to me by a friend who had access to GM archives, the 4-passenger '63-style Corvette prototype was XP-796. I cannot verify this to you..., but the idea that 2 very different Corvettes had the same XP number would be HIGHLY uncommon practice."

Of course he's right, two prototypes can't have the same XP number. Since I myself had two references to this car, but none with XP numbers, I renamed the 4-seater to XP-796.

Thanks Mark!

Added more pictures to Tom Falconer's XP-897 Rotary Corvette

Added more pictures to Tom Falconer's XP-897.

Added Tom Falconer's EX4607

Added Tom Falconer's EX4607 C4, a testing platform for the 1988 C4.

Added the 1964 Cheetah

Added the Bill Thomas Cheetah, a Cobra killer that never was.

Added Corvette America, Specter GTR, Greenwood Sportwagon, Knudsen Corvettes

New Corvettes added to the website:

- 1963 Knudsen Corvette
- 1975 Greenwood Sportwagon
- 1978 Corvette America, a 4 door family Vette
- 2008 Specter GTR C6

Added text to Tiger Shark, Callaway C16

Added text to existing pages:
- 2004 Tiger Shark (and moved it to "Specials by GM", since they built the car)
- 2006 Callaway C16, merged C16 and C16 convertible together

Added "search website" option

With the help of a specialised Google search function I added a site wide search function.

100th special Corvette on this site!

With the 2009 SV9 Competizione, this website has collected info and pictures on 100 different remarkable Corvettes!

Added 2009 SV9 Competizione

Added new car: 2009 Competizione, thanks to Wayne Ellwood for his info!

This is the 100th special Corvette in this website!

Added 1957 Airbox Corvette

Added the 1957 Airbox Corvette. These cars were equipped with both (Regular Production Option) RPO684 which included the heavy duty brakes and suspension, and RPO579E, which included an airbox which increased horsepower by capturing cooler, higher density air, forcing it to the fuel injectors; and additional hosing ducts to cool the rear brakes to restrain the performance when necessary.

Updated Callaway TT, SNAT and C12

I updated the text with the Twin Turbo, the SuperNatural and the C12.

Moved some cars

Because the old website did not have the different groups ("Prototypes by others" etc.), there were some cars that were in the original group "Prototypes by GM". Cars like the Moray and the Rondine did not belong there, because they were not created by GM. I moved these cars to the correct group.

Added all Pace Cars

Added pictures and info on all the Indy 500 Pace Cars.

Added info on 3 Corvettes


- 1961 Vignale
- 1969 Baldwin Motion Phase III
- 1979 Caballista Corvette

These cars were already on the site, but without info. Today, I added info and pictures.

Pace Cars added

Added „Pace Cars” topic. Also added Callaway C7 and Callaway LM.

Added ZR-1 text and 1996 Grand Sport

Added 1996 Grand Sport article and pictures and the 1990 ZR-1 story. I also moved the Callaway Twin Turbo to „Specials by GM”, since it was an official factory option.

Started adding new photo's

Thanks to Wayne Ellwood, I was able to add lot’s of new, good quality pictures of special Corvettes. He had a large collection of digital photo’s that I am now using to add to this site.

Thanks Wayne!

New (wider) layout

Today I made the layout of the website wider, to accomodate for wider photo’s. I had to make a lot of pictures smaller as they are and with most people migrating to larger displays anyway, I decided to make the total layout wider.

New category system

Starting today, I started a new category system, in an attempt to better organise things. Maybe I’ll change the setup again in the future, but for now, I’m satisfied with it ;-)

I split up „Specials” in „Specials by GM” and „Specials by others”, since I had the feeling that cars by tuners like Callaway did not belong in the same list as official GM cars.

ZR1 and Prince Bertil Corvette added

Added the 2009 ZR1 Corvette and the 1957 Prince Bertil Corvette.

New layout for

It turned out that Apple iWeb, with which I designed this website, was too limited for this purpose. Since some time I was experimenting with RapidWeaver, a program very similar to iWeb, but much more extensive, and results were very good. Today I decided to completely redesign this website with RapidWeaver.

Start of the website

Today marks the end of and the beginning of The first domain name was claimed by GM Europe for marketing purposes, so we had to get ourselves a new domain name. Fortunately, we claimed at the same time as the singular form, so we can continue there.

This new website is completely designed with Apple iWeb.