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1956 Corvette SR-2 Racer Offered For Sale

by Steve Burns on December 30, 2014

1956 Corvette SR-2 Racer Offered For Sale

One of the most famous Corvettes of all time is being offered for the first time ever to the general public. The noted 1956 SR-2 is being made available through Corvette Mike. The car started life as VIN #2522 and went straight to the GM Styling Studio from the St. Louis plant under Shop Order 90090. There, under the watchful eyes of Harley Earl and Zora Arkus Duntov it began its transformation into the car we know today.

A total of 3 1956 SR-2 Corvettes were built. This VIN 2522 was the first. The 2nd one was built for Bill Mitchell, and the 3rd – a show car – went to GM President Red Curtice.

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[VIDEO] CorvetteBlogger Visits the Ron Fellows Driving School at Spring Mountain

This year was pretty remarkable for us here at CorvetteBlogger. Not only do we get to talk and write everyday about America’s favorite sports car – the Chevrolet Corvette – but occasionally we get to drive the new Corvettes on a race track as well!

After having the unique opportunity to drive a 2015 Corvette Stingray on GM’s Milford Road Course earlier in the year, I realized my skill level at driving the Corvette fast on the track was not something I was real comfortable with, so I took up an offer to attend a two-day Level 1 driving course at the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada.

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Corvette Museum's Motorsport Park Planning a Track X Event in January
Photo Credit: NCM Motorsports Park

The National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park has always promised to deliver a lot of fun for enthusiasts.

The latest excitement is the new Track X program, a winter driving event in an autocross-type environment, complete with coned gates and dedicated start to finish timing – on the museum’s new racetrack.

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Via CorvetteVideos.TV

Our friend and co-host of the Corvette Nation TV Show Michael Brown just did an R8C Museum Delivery for his new 2015 Corvette Z06. What did he do next? How about some break-in laps at the NCM Motorsport’s Park:

Ten minutes after doing a Museum Delivery at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY, this 4-miles-on-the-odometer ZO6 / ZO7 was on the new NCM Motorsports Park world class track

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Corvette Racing Working To Improve the Corvette C7.R

by Bruce Troxell on December 23, 2014

Competitors in the Tudor United Sportscar Championship, such as Corvette Racing, put in long, hard hours at the racetrack and traveling around the country from spring until fall. Crews and drivers must endure hot weather, rainy weather, days away from their families, and unbelievable stress trying to make a sometimes cantankerous racecar do what they want it to do. Then, on top of all that, the sanctioning body can suddenly change the balance of performance parameters on your car to make everything that much more difficult.

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1954 Corvette Barn Find May Be a Bonneville Salt Flat Racer

The high bid on this unusual 1954 Corvette has climbed to $7,300 on eBay as of Monday morning.

Is it a valuable piece of Corvette history, or just a chopped-to-pieces Corvette?

That’s the question for the new owner to try and answer.

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NCM Motorsports Park to Break Ground on the Kimberlee Fast Pavilion and Garages

Attendees to the Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park will soon see another portion of the track’s facility come together in 2015.

The track announced yesterday that they will be breaking ground in January for the construction of the Kimberlee A. Fast Pavilion and Garage Complex.

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[VIDEO] The Revs Institute's Original #004 1963 Corvette Grand Sport

Via CorvetteVideos.TV

Nice little feature showing the race-prep of the #004 original 1963 Corvette Grand Sport owned by The Revs Institute for Automotive Research. Sadly, you’ll be left wanting more!

You are looking at The Revs Institutes real 1963 Corvette Grand Sport. Serial # 004. Only 5 of these beautiful machines were ever built. This film was created by a Stanford University student attending the Revs program at Stanford.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing 2014 – Why We Race

by Keith Cornett on December 18, 2014

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing 2014 - Why We Race

Pratt and Miller, the award-winning team behind the Chevrolet Corvette’s factory-supported racing effort known simply as Corvette Racing, released an interesting new video last night that takes a deep dive into the philosophy of racing. In the opener, the narrator asks the age-old question of why go racing.

Why does Chevrolet race the Corvette: “Ultimately, it’s to build a better sports car.”

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Via CorvetteVideos.TV

Watch Tommy Milner’s latest Driver POV in Corvette Racing’s C7.R as the team undertakes some off-season testing at NOLA Motorsports Park:

A couple laps from off season testing at NOLA Motorsports Park in the C7.R. Tried out adding a foot cam as well.

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