NASA’s love affair with Chevy Corvette rekindled by Epic Drives

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Epic Drives: NASA and Corvettes

The history of the American space program is inextricably linked to the Chevrolet Corvette. It was the ride of choice for a number of astronauts, including many that were a part of the legendary Apollo program, which landed men on the moon. Neil Armstrong drove a Corvette, and six Mercury astronauts were Corvette owners as well. The crew of Apollo 12 ordered three identical C3 Stingrays (Alan Bean's is shown above).

Motor Trend's Arthur St. Antoine borrowed a new, seventh-generation Corvette and enlisted the help of Walt Cunningham, an astronaut on Apollo 7 and a big fan of America's sports car. The two travel from Kennedy Space Center in Florida to Johnson Space Center in Houston, talking space flight, Corvettes and what it takes to be an astronaut.

It really is a must-watch video for anyone that is still inspired and curious about space flight. Take a look below for the full video.

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Watch Petrolicious beautifully profile the Targa California

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Petrolicious Targa California

In terms of classic car rallies, the Targa California is a fairly young event. In it's fourth running, the event is a NASA-sanctioned, non-competitive rally that features classic machinery from 1975 and earlier on a jaunt through some of central California's most beautiful countryside. The three-day event is open to any make and model, right down to vintage pickups, so this is our kind of party. The crew from Petrolicious Productions captured this year's batch of drivers as they wound through the dirt roads and rolling coastline.

The five-minute clip is loaded to the brim with beautiful machinery, from BMW 2002 racers to classic Porsche 911 and 914 models, as well as more than a few Jaguar E-Type and Alfa Romeo participants. From the looks of things, if it's cool, it's in the Targa California. With excellent camerawork and plenty of drool-worthy tin, the video is well worth your time. Check it out below. You can also head over to the Targa California site for more information.

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Watch Petrolicious beautifully profile the Targa California originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 07 Oct 2012 20:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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