Rock and Roll C7
Bell is a Disc Jockey at a Classic Rock, KCFX, radio station in Kansas
City. Steven is also a first time Corvette owner that has been bitten
by the Corvette Mod Bug in a very big way. Steven was originally
looking for a 2 seater sports car with a lot of power.
purchased his early version C7, 3LT Z51 in October, 2013. He
actually placed an order with Hendrick Chevrolet/Shawnee Mission, KS
for a car just like this for an April 2014 delivery. His C7 was a car
that was ordered by someone else. The car came in 3 months ahead of
schedule and the original owners were not ready for it to be delivered.
So they walked away and Steven purchased it instead, timing is
admits that he always wanted a Lamborghini. A white Countach was the
poster on his wall as a teenager. But when he looked into the
maintenance costs of a European exotic like a V12/scissor-doored Lambo
he started looking elsewhere. Steven calls his C7 Vette his new
Lamborghini. Other cars he considered included a Porsche Cayman S,
Jaguar F-Type and a Maserati Gran Turismo. He the chose Corvette
because of it's beauty, styling, power and maintenance
affordability.Steven has spent the last two years modifying this
car. The interior, exterior and engine bay have been treated to
an extensive array of carbon fiber and stainless add-ons.
mods include carbon fiber Plenum Cover, Throttle Body Cover, Air Intake
Cover, Heat Extractor, Oil Cap, Fuse Box Cover, Fluid Reservoir Covers,
Dip Stick and a custom painted Stingray Engine Hood Liner Torch Red
Fuel Rails with Stingray Logos, Alternator Cover, Stingray Engine Fluid
Caps,Engine Compartment Trim Rails and a torch red ECM Brake Line
Cover. A little extra kick is provided to the 6.3 liter engine via a
Corsa Extreme Exhaust w/Double Helix X-pipe & Chrome Tips and an
AirRaid CAI system.
carbon fiber theme was also carried over to the exterior and interior
of Steve's C7. These include carbon fiber front splitter, racing side
skirts, lower rear fascia with racing diffuser fins, tail light
bezels,engine hood vent, license plate frame, front grill center
overlay, rear air vent covers and wheel center caps. Interior carbon
adorns almost every exposed area of the C7's newly redesigned cabin.
items include carbon, flat bottom steering wheel, dash, center console,
waterfall,door sill frames, door/window switches, door kick plates, sun
visor, turn signal end caps, paddle shifters & switches, center
console grab handle and stingray door sills. It seems that Steven has
kept the after market carbon fiber industry very busy over the past two
has taken his new hobby very seriously. He is very active in the
Corvette Club of Kansas City and is also a Moderator on Corvette Forum.
Steven and his wife, Rhonda have taken several road trips with the
Corvette. They have been to Bloomington Gold 2013 and 2014 and to the
Eureka Springs Corvette Weekend.
Steven also attends many of the
local Kansas City Corvette shows. The car has also been taken back to
Bowling Green, KY for the 2015 National Corvette Museum Birthday
Bash.Steve is also a NCM member as well as an NCRS member.The thing
that Steven appreciates the most about his Corvette is the rich
tradition of the car. He has enjoyed learning about the different
generations. Steve tells us that he "thinks it's so cool that Corvette
is the only American car with it's own museum".
The Vette Nuts
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