Corvette News, Corvette Clubs, And The "Wave"
Chevrolet's Corvette News magazine was flying by 1966-'67. It was introduced in 1957 and was mailed free-of-charge to every new Corvette owner. Its stature grew by leaps and bounds every issue. Its editor, Joe Pike, was a great guy who immediately turned into an icon. He did a great job selling the Corvette plus many of its special owners-including Corvette race owners and drivers, movie stars, politicians, astronauts-you name it. Following Mr. Pike to the Editor's chair a decade or so later was Becky Bodnar. She too did a masterful job for many years.

The National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) was first envisioned in 1957, then it became a reality in 1959. It did much for Corvette owners worldwide-including getting each owner information on a local club to join. Some years later, the Western States Corvette Council (WSCC) was formed for west coast Corvette clubs. You can visit both clubs online.

Chevrolet Motor Division and Corvette News magazine created the Corvette "wave" back in the mid-'50s and it is still going strong today. Corvette owners who pass on the road wave to every other. Smiles are also welcome. No other friendly gestures are allowed.

Coming Next: 1968-1972.

Corvette Engine Totals 1966 1967
Base 300 hp 327 9,755 6,858
L79 350 hp 327 7,591 6,375
L36 390 hp 427 5,116 3,832
L68 400 hp 427 --- 2,101
L71 435 hp 427* --- 3,754
L72 425 hp 427 5,258 ---
L88 430 hp 427 --- 20
*L89 Alum Heads --- 16
Interesting Options 1966 1967
Leather Seats 2,002 1,601
Power Windows 4,562 4,036
Headrests 1,033 1,762
Shoulder Belts 37 1,426
Hardtop (for Roadster) 8,463 6,880
Heater Delete 54 35
Air Conditioning / Coupe 2,138 2,235
Air Conditioning / Roadster 1,382 1,553
Heavy Duty Brakes 382 267
Transistor Ignition 7,146 5,759
Powerglide Trans 2,401 2,324
36 Gal. Gas Tank/Coupe 66 2
Off Road Exhaust 2,795 2,326
Side-Mount Exhaust 3,617 4,209
Teakwood Steering Wheel 3,941 ---
Telescopic Steering Column 3,670 2,415
Aluminum Wheels 1,194 720
7.75-15 Redline Tires --- 4,230