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Corvette Racing at Long Beach: Podium Finish for Garcia and Magnussen
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.

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Corvette Racing at Long Beach: C7.Rs to Start Fourth and Fifth in GTLM
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing

Magnussen leads Corvette Racing in qualifying

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2015) – Jan Magnussen qualified Corvette Racing’s No. 3 Corvette C7.R in the fourth for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase following Friday’s qualifying at the Long Beach street circuit. Last year’s pole-winner bettered that time Friday with a 1:17.739 (91.136 mph) in the car he shares with Antonio Garcia; the duo won last year’s Long Beach in GTLM and lead the TUDOR Championship standings with endurance teammate Ryan Briscoe.

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Aussie Motorsports Legend John Bowe to Race a 1965 Corvette at Goodwood Revival
Photo Credit: speedcafe.com

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.

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Corvette Racing at Long Beach: Riding Momentum Out West

by Corvette Racing on April 15, 2015

Corvette Racing at Long Beach: Riding Momentum Out West
Photo Credit: Richard Prince for Corvette Racing

Two victories in last four years on southern California street circuit

DETROIT (April 14, 2015) – Following the two longest races on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship schedule, Corvette Racing heads to the Long Beach street circuit for the shortest race of the season. The Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach is the third and shortest race on the TUDOR Championship schedule, and it historically has been good to Corvette Racing.

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ProTeam Corvette: 1968 L88 Corvette Has Documented Drag Racing History

Our friends at ProTeam Corvette are hosting a Tax Time Sale which has 14 rare and highly coveted Corvettes discounted from their regular prices. The sale pricing is in effect through April 15th at Noon or upon notice by Pro Team.

One of the Corvettes on Terry’s list that caught our eye was an unrestored 1968 L88 Corvette Convertible with a drag racing history.

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Watch Larbre Competition's Corvette C7.R Make Its FIA WEC Debut at Silverstone on Sunday
Photo Credit: Paolo Briatico

The FIA’s World Endurance Championship kicks off the 2015 season this weekend at the Silverstone Circuit in England and a Corvette C7.R campaigned by Larbre Competition will be making its debut in the GTE-AM class.

The C7.R chassis was most recently raced by Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January 2015 where it won its class before it was sold to Larbre. Larbre Competiton is no stranger to racing Corvettes as they previously ran the C6.Rs in the series, which include a win in class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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[VIDEO] Go Behind the Scenes of the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Corvette Racing's Tommy Milner

Here’s a great video from Chevrolet featuring Corvette Racing and specifically American driver Tommy Milner as the team opened the 2015 season with the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Milner is now in his 5th season with the team and is paired with Oliver Gavin in the No. 4 Corvette C7.R. The duo, along with the addition of Simon Pagenaud, earned a third place finish in the GTLM class at Daytona.

In this video, we follow Tommy from waking up and arriving at the track to a podium finish 24 hours after the start of the race. It’s a rare glimpse of what it’s like to be a driver for the Corvette Racing team and how much of a toll a 24 hour endurance race can take on a driver.

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Comedian Jeff Dunham Drives the Corvette Stingray at Spring Mountain Motor Resort

When he was just 8 years old, Jeff Dunham got a dummy and an instructional record from his parents for Christmas.

Thus began his intense interest in ventriloquism, an interest that has turned him into one of the top comedians in the United States today.

In fact, Dunham’s latest gig is an impressive one, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

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1962 Gulf Oil Corvette Racer to be Sold at RM Sotheby's Texas Auction

Paul Andrews and his son, Chris, have spent years building one of the world’s best collections of classic vehicles.

Now they want to sell off many of their prized cars to whittle their impressive collection down to a more manageable 15 to 20 cars that they can focus on and enjoy with their family.

Some 75 of their cars and a wide assortment of memorabilia will be auctioned off May 2 in Fort Worth, Texas by RM Sotheby’s.

One of the cars to be auctioned is their 1962 Corvette Gulf Oil race car – with no reserve. Estimated value of the car is $2 million to $2.75 million.

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Ridetech's 48 Hour Corvette Dominates Optima Ultimate Street Car Event in Texas

We told you a few days ago about the big crew that worked feverishly to rebuild a 1972 Corvette with a collection of updated high-performance parts.

After pulling off what’s become known as the 48-Hour Corvette, the folks at RideTech tested the car at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park just a few days later and was ecstatic with its performance.

Now they’re even happier after already celebrating their first win with the Corvette last weekend at the Optima Ultimate Street Car event in Fort Worth, Texas!

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