With some downtime during the Long Beach race weekend, Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin gives RACER Magazine a tour of his office – the inside of the Corvette C7.R. Watch Oliver go over all the systems he uses to pilot the Velocity Yellow Corvette – from buttons and functions on the steering wheel to all the settings on the main display to the innovative radar system that shows cars approaching from the rear. There’s a lot going on inside there!
Only 300 Corvettes were built in their first year of production in 1953.
That’s why it’s always exciting to see any example of this ground-breaking Chevrolet sports car go on the block.
Number 220 has just been restored by 1953 Corvette restoration expert Brett Henderson of Pendleton, Ind., and it’s now being offered for sale at Worldwide Auctioneer’s Houston Classic auction which takes place on Saturday, April 25th.
Sometimes competition can’t be measured by simple finish lines painted on the asphalt.
Take this case on Thursday when the top three finishers in the “Kids Race” at Kingsport Speedway decided to keep on truckin’. Maybe they thought this was a 600-mile race and not just a few feet, huh?
The National Corvette Museum’s 2015 show season kicks off this week with their annual Bash. Attendees at the Bash will get a first look at the 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06, attend any number of interesting seminars as well as participate in one of several road tours and other miscellaneous activities.
In addition to getting up close and personal with the 2016 Corvettes, attendees can hear all the dirty details of the next model year straight from members of GM’s engineering team who will be on hand to answer any of your questions.
Photo Credit: JanMagnussen.dk
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2015) – It was a good day Saturday at Long Beach for Chevrolet and the Corvette Racing programs. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen raced their way to a third-place GT Le Mans (GTLM) finish in Corvette Racing’s No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. The 2014 Long Beach class winners added Saturday’s podium result to their victories at Daytona and Sebring to open the season.
Each week, Criswell Chevrolet’s Mike Furman delivers new Corvette Stingrays and Z06s to his customers who come from all parts of the country to work with the nation’s top Corvette seller.
In this week’s dispatch, pictures of Corvette Z06s and Stingrays sold by Mike are shared by their new owners. A Canadian couple makes a 200-mile detour to visit Mike at Criswell and Chevrolet takes Mike to a ballgame – the Baltimore Orioles’s opening day.
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A couple of racing legends will be reunited at the Goodwood Revival this fall.
Australian motorsports legend John Bowe will again be driving a 1965 Corvette Sting Ray that is an original 1960s SCCA competitor.
Bowe has been invited to race at Goodwood , set for Sept. 11-13, with another Australian-based businessman recently turned race car driver, Joe Calleja, in the Corvette belonging to Calleja. The two also competed with the car at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in Laguna Seca, Calif., in 2012.
How many times have you seen a photo of one of the five 1963 Corvette Grand Sports?
But how many times have you actually heard the sound of that awesome 427 engine roaring through the gears on a road and producing between 500 and 600 horsepower?
Too many times it seems that a car’s life is basically over once it reaches a museum, where it just sits there and is admired by enthusiasts, but that’s not the case at the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia.