Calling it a philisophy based on inclusion, Grand-AM and the American Le Mans Series announced the new class structures that will take effect when the two organizations merge into one in 2014. The announcement came on Friday prior to the start of Grand-AM’s “Roar Before the 24″ test weekend at the Daytona International Speedway.
Here’s another rare Corvette taking part in the January auction frenzy next month. This rare red on black 1963 Corvette Z06 out of collector Rick Davis’ stable is one of the 199 built that year and will traverse Mecum’s red carpet Saturday January 26th around 2:40pm eastern time. It’s completely unrestored and has claimed Bloomington Gold and Survivor awards as well as claiming NCRS Top Flight and Chevy Vettefest honors.
Ever since the C7 Corvette has been mentioned, we’ve heard how General Motors and Chevrolet wanted to appeal to a younger audience with the car as it heads into more than 60 years of production.
That premise has carried over to the final stages before the seventh generation is unveiled to the public on Jan. 13, 2013 in Detroit.
Clay Dean, global director of advanced design at GM, recently explained the background behind Chevrolet’s decision to work with a game designer and allow the use of a camouflaged C7 in a game before the real car is even available to drive.
Looking for a great “one size fits all” gift for your favorite Corvette enthusiast? Give them a copy of the “The Quest” documentary on DVD. Based on the story of Corvette’s first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, “The Quest” tells the story of how one man’s dream to find and restore the winning Le Mans race car was cut short and how his son set out to fulfill his dad’s dream of returning the Corvette to Le Mans with its original driver to mark the 50th anniversary of its historic win.
Here is an interesting Corvette spotted on the Boulevard inside the National Corvette Museum. It’s a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible with the 60th Anniversary package. But as you can see, the Corvette is also wearing the same Indy 500 graphics that the 2013 Corvette ZR1 wore as the Pace Car for the Greatest Spectacle in Racing earlier this year in May.
If you’ve been around the Corvette hobby for awhile then you have most likely seen examples of Scott Teeter’s Corvette artwork. Scott has been illustrating Corvettes since the mid-seventies and his column The Illustrated Corvette Series has run in every issue of VETTE magazine since the Spring of 1997.
Scott’s artistry is on display at www.IllustratedCorvetteSeries.com and his Corvette drawings would make a great gift for the Corvette enthusiast in your life! Check out some of Scott’s latest work, the Corvette Postage Stamp Series.
Back in August one of the famous Owens-Corning L88 Corvette racecars went up for bids at RM’s Monterey auction. There it was a no sale at a stout $730,000. If you’re still looking to do something with your spare million or so bucks before the Fiscal Cliff hits don’t worry. You’ll have another chance to snag this magnificent Corvette at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction next month in Arizona.
Article contributed by Michael Brown | Michael Brown Productions
Under a cold gray sky that earlier in the day had left a dusting of snow on the Connecticut countryside he loved so much, John Fitch was laid to rest on Saturday. The December 1st interment was near his home and the Lime Rock Park race track that bore his imprint for so many years.
Fitch died in the early morning hours of October 31, 2012. He was 95 years old.
Check out this great Corvette track weekend happening December 8-9th at Bondurant’s School of High Performance Driving. TWO track days with YOUR Corvette on their track, with instruction for $250! The second day even has open track time!
Visit www.Bondurant.com to see the schedule, special guests and more. But act fast! This event is limited to just 200 Cars!
Last week we showed you some of the fine Corvettes in attendance at the 2012 Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals (MCACN). In addition to those exceptional rides, a strong contingent of Corvette racers was also present at the show. The racecars were gathered into 2 separate groups in Chicago, but we’ve combined them into one stupendous gallery just beyond that Read More button below.