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Join Doug Fehan for Celebration of Corvette Racing Legends at the Simeone Museum

Not many people have seen a 1963 Corvette Grand Sport in action, but the Simeone Automotive Museum in Philadelphia is offering enthusiasts just such a rare opportunity later this month.

During a weekend full of exciting activities on November 16 and 17, the Simeone Museum will take its 1963 #002 Grand Sport onto its back lot and demonstrate it for the public.

The demonstration will be the culmination of a special Corvette Racing Legends event set that weekend at the museum.

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Corvette Hall of Famer and Racing Legend John Fitch Passes Away at Age 95

They don’t make them like John Fitch anymore.

The 95-year-old Corvette racing legend passed away early Wednesday at his home in Lime Rock, Connecticut after a life packed full of accomplishments on and off the track.

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The Year in Review: Corvette Racing’s Championship Season

by Corvette Racing on October 29, 2012

The Year in Review: Corvette Racing's Championship Season

Chevrolet Team Reigns in 2012 American Le Mans Series GT

DETROIT, Oct. 29, 2012 – As Chevrolet celebrated the 60th year of Corvette production, Chevrolet’s Corvette Racing team reigned in the production-based GT class in the 2012 American Le Mans Series. In 10 ALMS races, the twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs posted four victories, six runner-up finishes, 12 podium appearances, two poles, and five fastest race laps.

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LeMons Racer is the World's Only Veggie Oil Powered Corvette

With news of the 450-hp C7 LT1 engine dominating the Internet this week, we managed to find another Corvette motor worthy of some ink, too.

And you don’t even have to wait until an official unveiling to see this unusual Corvette.

Reports on the Web are discussing what appears to be the world’s only Corvette powered by a diesel engine that runs on vegetable oil.

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North Carolina Man Wins the Race to Win Corvette Contest

by Mitch Talley on October 25, 2012

North Carolina Man Wins the Race to Win Corvette Contest

Charles Johnson was like so many of us. We enter a contest and never give it another thought, figuring we won’t be lucky enough to ever win.

Wrong!

At least for this Raleigh, North Carolina man, who beat the odds and actually won a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible.

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Corvette Racing Runner-Up in Petit Le Mans

by Corvette Racing on October 22, 2012

Corvette Racing Runner-Up in Petit Le Mans

No. 3 Corvette Finishes Second for Fifth Time in 10 American Le Mans Series Races

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 20, 2012 – The race for the GT class victory in the season-ending Petit Le Mans came down to speed versus fuel economy. With the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia, and Jordan Taylor cutting seconds from the No. 01 Ferrari’s lead with every lap, Ferrari driver Toni Vilander made it to the finish without a final fuel stop. Thus the No. 3 Corvette finished second for the fifth time in 10 American Le Mans Series races this season.

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Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Fifth for ALMS Season Finale

by Corvette Racing on October 19, 2012

Corvettes Qualify Fourth and Fifth for ALMS Season Finale

Gavin and Garcia Separated by .021 Seconds in Intense Petit Le Mans GT Qualifying Session

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 19, 2012 – Corvette Racing drivers Oliver Gavin and Antonio Garcia qualified the twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with nearly identical lap times. Gavin put the No. 4 Corvette C6.R fourth on the GT grid with a 1:19.065 lap time (115.652 mph) on the 12-turn, 2.54-mile road course. Garcia was just .021 seconds behind his teammate with a time of 1:19.086 (115.621 mph) that secured the fifth spot in the production-based GT category for the No. 3 Corvette C6.R.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing and 2014 C7 Corvette Announcement from Petit Le Mans

On Thursday afternoon, winners and leaders of their respective ALMS classes talked to the press at Petit Le Mans held at Road Atlanta. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner talked about winning the ALMS Drivers Championship and Gary Pratt was there to speak about winning the GT Team Championship.

When it was time to talk about Chevrolet winning the ALMS GT Manufacturer’s title, Corvette’s Chief Engineer used the platform to unveil the new 2014 C7 Crossed Flags emblem and the public debut date of 1.13.13.

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Corvette Racing: Links for 2012 Petit Le Mans

by Keith Cornett on October 18, 2012

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS at Long Beach

Although Corvette Racing has already wrapped up the 2012 ALMS Drivers, Team and Manufacturer Championships, there is still some unfinished business to attend to at this weekend’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. CorvetteBlogger.com is on the scene and will bring you interviews, track photos and live updates throughout the weekend.

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The Pizza Man Ready to Deliver at Mecum St. Charles

What’s been called the “World’s Fastest Six Cylinder Corvette” will be crossing the block next weekend at Mecum’s annual Fall Premier auction in St. Charles, IL. This iconic drag racer beat up on the competition from 1962 – 1971 with Earl Britt behind the wheel. Britt operated Earl’s Pizza Palace in Sioux Falls, South Dakota when not setting ET records and winning multiple NHRA championships.

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