Corvettes and My Brother; An Interview with Shelby Alderson

In this episode of the Rev It Up Podcast, Rev Cliff Alderson talks with his brother Shelby Alderson, owner of Shelby’s auto center and auto enthusiast since childhood. They go through Corvettes and share opinions on different happenings over time in the automobile industry.

Listen now and be engrossed in their conversation

Conversation Highlights

[02:42] Rev gives some description of his brother’s Corvette

[04:00] Shelby shares some history about his love for Corvettes

[06:13] The Pontiac firebird 78 formula

[11:01] Lx engine swap is a reasonable swap because the parts are available in salvage yards.

[13:05] The 265 and 283 Chevrolet engines and difficulty with getting parts

[16:06] Shelby explains that due to Covid-19, orders for 2020 Corvette may not be delivered till 2021, but more importantly the technology of the new models may be changing too quickly even for the engineers themselves, and problems may not be addressed early.

[20:20] For the first model year of any vehicle, No matter how many years spent building the car, it is usually a rush to get it on the production line

[26:25] Rev describes the fastest truck on the planet

[34:24] The V-6 engine compared with V8 engines

[43:30] A funny Corvette story

[47:22] The most expensive Corvette in the 1960s was the 1969 ZL1 all-aluminum 27 motor, costing over $10500 when the average car cost was around $2500.

[50:40] How to contact Shelby

shelbysautocenter@gmail.com

 

 

Remarkable Quotes:

[20:20] “For the first model year of any vehicle, No matter how many years spent building the car, it is usually a rush to get it on the production line”

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