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Corvette Racing at Long Beach: First Pole Position for Chevrolet Corvette C7.R

Magnussen fastest GTLM qualifier in No. 3 Corvette

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 11, 2014) – Jan Magnussen captured the first pole position for the new Chevrolet Corvette C7.R on Friday with the fastest lap in qualifying for Saturday’s Patrón Sports Car Showcase at the Long Beach street circuit. The Dane made his final lap count – a 1:17.939 (90.902 mph) in the No. 3 Corvette that is in its first season in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

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Vengeance Racing ’14 Stingray C7 Corvette runs 10.20 at 144 mph making it the quickest and fastest M7 C7 in the world!

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Corvette Racing at Long Beach: First Street Fight for Corvette C7.R

Looking to turn potential of new GT race car into victory

DETROIT (April 8, 2014) – After the two longest races on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship schedule, Corvette Racing moves to the shortest event on its calendar. The team’s two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs travel to the West Coast for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase – part of this weekend’s Grand Prix of Long Beach.

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[PICS] Laying Asphalt at the Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park

While the focus at the National Corvette Museum has centered around the sinkhole and recovering the fallen eight Corvettes, something remarkable is happening right across the street.

Construction crews at the NCM Motorsports Park began laying down asphalt on the paddock which will be used for a skidpad and autocross events.

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Two great high performance Corvettes recently debuted in Europe: the Z06 and the C7.R racing vehicle. http://www.chevroleteurope.com/corvette

They were developed in parallel and provide unique benefits to both race car drivers and driving enthusiasts.

Race car driver Oliver Gavin, Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter, and Technical Communications Manager Patrick Herrmann discuss these two great vehicles.

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Former Corvette Racing Icon Jim Jeffords Passes Away

by Mitch Talley on March 25, 2014

Former Corvette Racing Icon Jim Jeffords Passes Away

One of the most successful Corvette race car drivers from the 1950s passed away on March 6, 2014.

Jim Jeffords started his career as a Chevy racer after impressing Ed Cole with his driving behind the wheel of a Jaguar 140 on Memorial Day weekend 1956. That performance led to Jeffords being asked to race John Fitch’s modified Corvette in the feature the next day.

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SRT Viper Production Halted and Factory Racers Sidelined for the 24 Le Mans

While the Corvette Stingray continues to fly off the showroom floors almost faster than Bowling Green can produce them, the same can’t be said for its long-time competitor, the SRT Viper.

In fact, Chrysler just announced that it would suspend production of the Viper for at least two months, leaving 91 hourly workers laid off at the assembly plant in Detroit.

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Thanks to our good friends at Mobil 1, we had the opportunity to ride along in a hot lap in a Bondurant High Performance Driving School’s Velocity Yellow 2014 Corvette Stingray at the 12 Hours of Sebring last week.

Want to learn to drive like this in your Corvette? Visit www.Bondurant.com a list of upcoming courses and driving events suited for every skill level.

 

[PICS] Oliver Gavin at the UK Premiere for Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Corvette’s British ambassador Oliver Gavin attended the UK Premiere for Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier last night in London. Dressed in his familiar Corvette Racing fire suit, the factory racecar driver was spotted doing interviews in front of Black Widow’s 2014 Corvette Stingray.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Production Team Seminar at the 2014 12 Hours of Sebring

Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter and Product Manager Harlan Charles were in Sebring last weekend for the 12 hour race and on Friday morning they spoke to the Corvette owners and enthusiasts in the Corvette corral.

But before we heard from the Corvette Team, former Corvette Racing driver and VP at Bondurant Driving School Johnny O’Connell led the crowd in singing Happy Birthday to Tadge who celebrated his birthday on Friday.

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