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1967 Corvette Le Mans Racer Serves as Inspiration for Monterey Reunion Poster

A 1967 Corvette that has a special place in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans has been chosen to be the poster art for this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion poster.

That car is the 1967 Corvette No. 9 raced by Corvette legends Dick Guldstrand and Bob Bondurant at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where it hit speeds of 170mph-plus down Mulsanne Straight to take a big lead before mechanical woes forced it off the track. Despite that disappointment, the two drivers had already become folk heroes to the locals by driving the car from the airport near Paris to the track.

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[VIDEO] Mazda Crashes Into Back of a Corvette at Thunderhill Raceway

The crew from Corvetteonline found this video showing a wild bump on camera between a Mazda MX-5 and a Corvette C5 racer at Thunderhill Raceway Park in northern California.

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Corvette Museum to Raffle the 2013 Andy Pilgrim Tribute 427 Convertible on Friday

The National Corvette Museum’s Bash kicks off later this week and one of the special events happening over the three-day event is the raffle of this Velocity Yellow 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible tribute to Andy Pilgrim, who was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame last September.

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Corvette Racing Finishes 4th and 5th at ALMS Long Beach

by Corvette Racing on April 21, 2013

Corvette Racing Finishes 4th and 5th at ALMS Long Beach

(LONG BEACH, Calif., April 20, 2013) – Corvette Racing scored two top-five finishes at Long Beach to maintain a share of the lead in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Manufacturer Standings through the first two races of the season.

Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin, drove the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to a fourth-place finish in the GT class in the two-hour Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen finished fifth in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R.

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Corvette Racing Qualifies 4th and 6th at ALMS Long Beach

by Corvette Racing on April 20, 2013

Corvette Racing Qualifies 4th and 6th at ALMS Long Beach

(LONG BEACH, Calif., April 19, 2013) – Jan Magnussen, driver of the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R, qualified fourth (1:19.047 secs.) in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT Class at Long Beach. Tommy Milner, who won his first ALMS race at this event last year, qualified sixth (1:19.083) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn Long Beach Street Circuit.

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Corvette Racing Looks Forward to Long Beach Return

by Corvette Racing on April 19, 2013

Corvette Racing Looks Forward to Long Beach Return

(LONG BEACH, Calif., April 19, 2013) – Corvette Racing returns to where its championship season in 2012 earned its first of four victories: The 1.968-mile, 11-turn Long Beach Street Circuit.

Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner, co-drivers of the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, won at Long Beach last year en route to the Team and Driver championships. It was their first victory as a team, and Milner’s first victory in the American Le Mans Series.

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Corvette Racing: Links for the 2013 Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach

This weekend the world’s most exotic racers and sports car manufacturers will face off on the streets of Long Beach in southern California. One of most popular stops in the ALMS, Long Beach is a 2 hour sprint through the city where one wrong move can have devastating consequences. Corvette Racing finished 1st and 4th in 2012 and the #4 Corvette C6.R is coming off a win at last month’s 12 Hours of Sebring. Can they repeat their success again this weekend?

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Book Review: Tammy Kaehler's Braking Points - A Kate Reilly Racing Mystery

Last week while in route to the New York Auto Show, I took with me the new mystery novel Braking Points from Tammy Kaehler. This is her second novel and once again features Kate Reilly, a female Corvette race car driver in the American Le Mans Series. If you root for the Corvette C6.Rs and like a good mystery, then hit the jump and I’ll tell you all about it!

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's New Collision-Avoidance Radar System in Action

Two new videos posted by Pratt & Miller show off an innovative new rear-racing radar system that made its debut for Corvette Racing at the recent 12 Hours of Sebring.

With just a glance, the driver can tell how many cars are trailing him and by how much, and whether or not they are a faster class.

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[PICS] The Corvette Sting Rays of Amelia Island 2013

by Steve Burns on March 26, 2013

[PICS] The Corvette Sting Rays of Amelia Island 2013

The new 2014 Corvette Stingray was one of the star attractions at the Amelia Island Concours earlier this month. In addition to showing off the new C7, they also gathered together a collection of some very rare 1963 Sting Rays as well. Click past the jump to check out some of the 50 year old Corvettes that were in attendance at Amelia Island.

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