Founded in 1996, the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance has grown to be one of the best high-end car shows in the Country. We were lucky to come across a gallery of photos posted on the Corvette Forum by member “AuctionDepot” who has graciously allowed us to share these Corvette photos with you.
Paul Newman’s last competitive car – a 2002 Corvette racer adorned with patriotic red, white and blue paint – made it past the low end of the pre-auction estimates at a Florida sale over the weekend – but not by much.
The famous actor’s car brought $275,000 at RM Auctions’ sale in Amelia Island on Saturday, March 10, just above the bottom of the range of $250,000 to $350,000 that had been estimated by experts in the weeks before the sale.
New Corvette C6.Rs and New Driver Lineup to Highlight 60th Annual Sebring 12-Hour Race
SEBRING, Fla., March 9, 2012 – Following an intense preseason testing program, Corvette Racing will begin its quest for the American Le Mans Series GT championship in the season-opening 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 17. Originally constructed as a training ground for B-17 bomber crews during World War II, the runways and service roads of Sebring Airport became a proving ground for legions of Corvette racers. Corvette Racing will continue this motorsports tradition with the competition debut of a new generation of Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars and a revised driver lineup at Sebring International Raceway in the most demanding endurance race on the ALMS calendar.
It’s looking better and better for the National Corvette Museum’s plans to build a motorsports park to be used for high-performance driving and testing.
The City-County Planning Commission voted 8-3 to allow the museum to rezone more than 400 acres of land near Porter Pike and McGinnis Road from Agriculture to Planned Unit Development, the Bowling Green Daily News reports.
This rare Corvette racer is one of just 10 “big tank” Corvettes assembled in 1960. At the 12 hours of Sebring that year the “Race Rat” won its class, finished 16th overall, and was the only Corvette to finish in the top 25. It’ll cross the block on March 9th, 2012 at Gooding and Company’s Amelia Island sale.
The 2012 Corvette ZR1 and Corvette Racing’s C6.R go head to head in this dream drag race matchup.
How do you think a stock Ferrari 458 Italia would fare against three other supercars?
Well, the Russian website Drag Times Info recently decided to find out by running the Ferrari in a mile drag race against an Audi RS6 Evotech Stage 2 Gran Turismo, a Nissan GT-R MK.1 AMS Stage 1, and a Corvette ZR1 Lingenfelter. You can watch the results after the jump.
Forza Motorsports development team took some time out of coding to get three days of first person driving experience at the Bondurant School in Phoenix, AZ. The time behind the wheel helps the developers design what they call “the most realistic and engaging video game driving experience.” Plus, driving Corvettes fast is fun!
The last car raced by renowned actor Paul Newman will be one of the features at RM Auctions’ Amelia Island sale next month in Florida. As lot #130, Newman’s 2002 #83 SCCA Corvette racer will cross the block on March 10, 2012. Newman raced the car from 2003 to 2007 and was victorious in it at his last race one year before he died in 2008.
After a long day of testing and working through the various setups and changes on the Corvette C6.Rs at the Sebring Winter Test session, the six drivers returned to the track after dark for the annual team picture photo shoot. Check out the gallery after the jump which also features some of the on-track action from earlier in the day.