The Woodward Dream Cruise is billed as the largest one-day car event in the world. Each year on the third Saturday in August about 1.5 million people and 40,000 or so collector cars descend on historic Woodward Avenue in metro Detroit. It’s the pinnacle of the annual automotive week of ecstasy we told you about a couple weeks ago.
If you love historically significant Corvette racecars, it doesn’t get much better than the collection of six very rare cars that will be on display at the 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Aug. 16-18.
We all know Chevy takes the lessons it learns from racing and transfers that knowledge to the production cars. To illustrate that point, each of the six classic racers will be shown with its street counterpart from the same timeframe.
Barrett-Jackson’s 2013 tour rolls into Reno, NV this weekend for their first ever Hot August Nights auction. The event replaces their old Orange County auction from the previous few years. The diverse vehicle docket includes 34 Corvettes, all but one of which will be selling at no reserve. The three day event kicks off Thursday, August 8th and runs through Saturday, August 10th. SPEED and FUEL TV will have 18 hours of combined live coverage from the event.
Paul Plemenos and his 2006 Corvette Z06 readies for national championship in Utah
If you want proof of the value of schooling, then you might want to talk to Paul Plemenos.
Six years ago, at the age of 38, he bought a stock 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and, despite having no formal racing experience, decided he wanted to race his new sports car.
That’s when he decided to learn from the pros, taking his Z06 to the Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving in Phoenix, Ariz., where he took to racing immediately.
How do you get 3,000 hp out of a 427 cubic inch racing engine? Turbos. Really big turbos…
Say hello to Gerald Bunce’s twin turbo C6 corvette.
The 2008 Corvette makes 3,000+ HP with the help from the 427 cubic inch Proline Racing engine and 88mm turbochargers. A huge set of Goodyear racing slicks are connected to the pavement through a solid axle and a 4-link suspension.
On the video we see the Corvette run an 1/8th mile at 4.94 at 121.82 MPH.
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A thunderstorm hit the Phoenix, AZ area Sunday morning and dropped up to two inches of rain, causing the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood alert. Unfortunately, that warning came too late for one driver who became a hapless passenger after his silver C6 Corvette was swept off the road and down a wash for more than 100 yards by raging flood waters.