Corvette Fever was first published by Michael Lee Productions in Mt Morris, Illinois. It covered both older and newer Corvettes, and featured restored cars, custom Corvettes and plenty of restoration and technical tips.
The title was published by Michael Lee Productions through 1979. Starting with the July, 1980 issue, it was then published by Prospect Publishing in Triangle, Virginia. The editor was Patricia Stivers.
In 1989, the magazine was purchased by Larry Dobbs at the Dobbs Publishing Group in Lakeland, Florida. In the next two years, Dobbs consolidated other Corvette titles including Corvette World and Keepin' Track of Vettes. Writers and subscribers were transferred to Corvette Fever from Keepin' Track of Vettes.
The magazine was sold in 1998 to Petersen Publishing as part of a larger transaction involving almost a dozen titles. That same year, EMAP PLC purchased Petersen Publishing and created a new entity, EMAP-Petersen.
EMAP-Petersen was sold to Primedia in 2001, and sold again by Primedia to Source Interlink Media in 2007.
Publication ended when Corvette Fever was merged into Vette magazine in 2010.
The publisher provided net paid circulation data to to both Gale Research and Oxbridge Communication's compendium The Standard Periodical Directory from 1982 through 2005 (the most recent date for which we have data). Annual print issues ranged from 80,000 to 120,000.
An estimated 322 issues were printed from October 1978 through October, 2010. All cover images are complete.
An internet presence was created and reference links added to the front covers starting in December, 1997. The site is now defunct: www.corvettefever.com.