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Corvette and Camaro to Pace Detroit's Belle Isle Races

After a four-year hiatus, Detroit is abuzz this weekend with the return of GRAND-AM and IndyCar racing at the city’s 2.1 mile road course on Belle Isle.

Armed with a title sponsorship, Chevrolet will have the opportunity to show off its latest performance cars which will be serving pace car duties for the two major series races.

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See “The Quest” Documentary at Bloomington Gold

by Keith Cornett on June 1, 2012

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The Quest documentary chronicles the beginnings of Corvette Racing at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and then follows Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller as he searched, found and restored the class-winning #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette racer. Chip had a goal of taking the car and its driver to Le mans in 2010 for the 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s first win, but his plans were cut short when he passed away suddenly in 2004.

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Classic Corvette Dealer Investigated over Double VINs

With Father’s Day just a couple of weeks away, maybe it’s perfect timing for 45-year-old racer Jeff Nowicki to make his debut in front of his own dad at this weekend’s Chevrolet Grand Am Detroit 200 on Belle Isle in Detroit.

“I started racing in 1990 at a local Waterford track. My dad (Ron Nowicki, 70, of West Bloomfield) is excited for me — he’s my best friend and this is the first time he will see me race in a profiled event,” he said.

Nowicki will be behind the wheel of the No. 46 red Corvette for Team MBR (Michael Baughman Racing), sponsored by our friends at George Matick Chevrolet. The race will mark Matick’s debut with Team MBR, and it also will be the dealership’s first motorsports sponsorship

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Chevrolet and Corvette Power Well Represented on Inside Line's 100 Most Powerful Cars of All Time

The cars of the 1960s may be high-powered fun machines in our memories, but muscle cars from that era just don’t have what it takes to make Edmunds INSIDE LINE’s list of the 100 most powerful cars of all time.

And that’s not just an opinion. INSIDE LINE says each car’s ranking is determined by the horsepower rating as claimed by its manufacturer.

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All Original 1962 Corvette Has Lived the Good Life

by Mitch Talley on May 26, 2012

All Original 1962 Corvette Has Lived the Good Life

Phil Perry doesn’t know much about the previous owners of his 1962 Corvette, but he does know one thing: they obviously took good care of his car for nearly 50 years until he could take possession of it.

Some folks might call his very nice Roman Red C1 a “survivor,” but the fact is that the previous owners were the kind of car fanatics who just plain took good care of their car while it was in their possession. This was no barn find covered in dust with boxes stacked on top of it.

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Celebrate Memorial Day with Free Shipping on Corvette parts from ZIP

This holiday weekend, save on shipping from Zip Corvette Parts. Free shipping applies to Internet orders of $75 or more shipped via UPS Ground to the Continental United States only. No coupon required. Click here to view Zip’s online catalog.

Zip Corvette Parts passed along this message as well in remembrance of those who gave all for our freedom:

We encourage you to spend some time this weekend remembering all of the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedom. Zip Corvette supports those who are currently serving and Veterans of our Armed Forces.

 

Corvettes on eBay: 1961 Corvette is a True Barn Find

by Keith Cornett on May 24, 2012

Corvettes on eBay: 1961 Corvette is a True Barn Find

There isn’t anything that stirs the imagination of a car enthusiast quite like the thought of finding an original barn car. Well, we’ve found one for you and it looks like this find is a keeper. Locked away in dusty Las Vegas area barn is this Silver/Red 1961 Corvette roadster. It hasn’t started, moved or seen a road in 44 years, but now it can be yours if you’re the highest bidder on eBay.

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Russia Discovers Connection with Zora Arkus-Duntov and the Corvette

Sometimes a person is least appreciated in his homeland.

That was once the case with Zora Arkus-Duntov, the engineering genius who guided the Corvette through its early years after he emigrated from Europe.

But now Jerry Burton, who is the author of “Zora Arkus-Duntov, The Legend Behind Corvette” and longtime editor of Corvette Quarterly, says the Russians have recently discovered the magic of Zora for themselves.

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[VIDEO] Guy Fieri to Drive the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 Pace Car

Team Penske driver Ryan Briscoe averaged 226.484 mph to win the pole for this Sunday’s 96th Annual Indianapolis 500. While that time guarantees he’ll be starting at the head at the field, there are some other benefits that the Indy pole sitter enjoys like getting the opportunity to run some hot laps in the 2013 Corvette ZR1 Indianapolis 500 pace car.

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RIP Marietta Bob Johnson - Everyman's Corvette Racer

The Corvette racing world lost another legend this month when Robert D. “Marietta Bob” Johnson passed away on May 7, 2012 at age 85.

He earned the nickname “Marietta Bob” to differentiate him from his racing partner, “Columbus Bob” Johnson. They were named for their hometowns in Ohio.

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