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Sebring to Celebrate Corvette's Racing Heritage in Hall of Fame Ceremony

Chevrolet Corvette to Be Honored as First American Manufacturer in Sebring Hall of Fame

SEBRING, Fla., March 14, 2012 – Corvette’s racing history runs deep at Sebring International Raceway. On Friday, March 16, Chevrolet Corvette will be honored as the first American manufacturer in the Sebring Hall of Fame. The timing of Corvette’s induction is fitting, as Chevrolet celebrates 60 years of Corvette production in 2012 and Sebring stages the milestone 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 17.

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How Virtual Racing Helped Jordan Taylor Secure a Driver Seat with Corvette Racing

A little virtual reality has helped Jordan Taylor prepare for test drives with Corvette Racing.

Taylor turned to iRacing to get a feel for the Corvette C6.R at Sebring, and the preparation paid off when Corvette asked him to drive with Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia in three classic endurance races this season.

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[PICS] Corvettes at Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

by Keith Cornett on March 13, 2012

[PICS] Corvettes at Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

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.

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Man Selling 1954 Corvette after 50 Years of Ownership

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.

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Corvette Racing to Debut New Wide-Body Race Cars in Sebring Season-Opener

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.

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Corvette Museum Gets Zoning for Motorsport Park

by Mitch Talley on March 8, 2012

Corvette Museum Gets Zoning for Motorsport Park

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.

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1960 Sebring Winning Race Rat Corvette to be Offered at Gooding and Co's Amelia Island Auction

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.

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[VIDEO] Corvette ZR1 vs C6.R in Dream Drag Race

by Keith Cornett on March 2, 2012

[VIDEO] Corvette ZR1 vs C6.R in Dream Drag Race

The 2012 Corvette ZR1 and Corvette Racing’s C6.R go head to head in this dream drag race matchup.

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Ferrari 458 vs 750-hp Corvette ZR1 Lingenfelter, Nissan GT-R and Audi RS6

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.

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[VIDEO] Forza Motorsport Team Drives the Corvettes at Bondurant

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!

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