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Luc Alphand to Retire Corvette Racing Program

by Keith Cornett on November 25, 2010

Luc Alphand to Retire Corvette Racing Program

Luc Alphand and his racing team Alphand Aventures carried the flag for Corvette in Europe since 2006. His white GT1 Corvettes were a mainstay at Le Mans as much as the factory yellow C6.Rs. A crash while competing in the Rand’Auvergne all-terrain motorcycle race last year resulted in severe back injuries and now the former champion downhill skier has decided to retire from motorsports.

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1958 Corvette Pro Mod Racer Wins Street Car Super Nationals

by Keith Cornett on November 24, 2010

1958 Corvette Pro Mod Racer Wins Street Car Super Nationals

The 6th Annual Street Car Super Nationals was held in Las Vegas last weekend featuring an all star line-up of Pro Street racers. The cold and rainy weather was a factor as winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour caused the event finals to be shortened to 1/8 mile for safety. This 1958 Corvette sponsored by Spec-Rite Torque Converters won Sunday evening’s $20,000 Pro Street finale on a 1/8 mile track with a run of 4.039/186.72 mph against a 5.882 ET by Giuseppe Gentile’s 2008 Mustang.

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[VIDEO] Chevy's Proof | Corvette Racing Victory | 2010 Petit Le Mans

Here is a great new :30 second commercial saluting Corvette Racing’s GT victory at last month’s Petit Le Mans. Tim Allen provides the narration and the new ‘Chevy Runs Deep’ slogan makes an appearance at the end.

GM and Corvette Racing presented the theme of cascade engineering for the 2010 racing season, and appropriately so, this factory race car commercial is the perfect bookend to the Still Buiding Rockets commercial featuring the Corvette ZR1.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Z06X and Camaro SSx Walkaround

by Keith Cornett on November 7, 2010

[VIDEO] Corvette Z06X and Camaro SSx Walkaround

Chevy’s Marketing Manager of Performance Cars John Fitzpatrick and Gary Mulder, GM Performance Division and builder of the SEMA track concept cars were out at Spring Mountain to talk about the Camaro SSx and the Corvette Z06x. Interest in the Z06x track car is very high but according to Fitzpatrick, the concept exists only as a test bed to showcase the racing accessories available from GM Performance Parts, as well as Pratt and Miller and Pfadt Race Engineering.

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French Privateer Larbre Competition to Field GT2 Corvette C6.R in ILMC for 2011

Larbre Competition will be fielding a GT2 Corvette C6.R in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup series, a seven-race series based around the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The series features races in Europe, Asia and two ALMS races in the US where Larbre’s GT2 Corvette will see action in the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans.

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2010 SEMA: Chevy Display Features Corvette Triple Threat

by Keith Cornett on November 4, 2010

2010 SEMA: Chevrolet Display Features Corvette Triple Threat

Racing Jake, Grand Sport Jake, and the track-ready Corvette Z06X!

Photo Credit: @BerryLowman

 

[VIDEO] New Corvette C6.R Chassis Testing at Sebring

by Keith Cornett on November 2, 2010

Here’s a quick clip of the new Corvette C6.R chassis testing at Sebring on Monday. The matte black Compuware Corvette was joined on the track with the #3 Corvette C6.R. See photos and a couple more short videos on photobucket.

From Oliver Gavin’s Facebook page:
Just finished marathon day of testing at Sebring… Ran from 9am – 9pm…Stopped for 40mins at 6pm, Chateau Elan had a wedding…

From SEMA to Sebring, Jake Never Rests!

 

2010 SEMA: 2011 Corvette Jake Edition Concept

by Keith Cornett on November 1, 2010

2010 SEMA: 2011 Corvette Z06X Concept

Corvette Racing’s now ubiquitous mascot Jake is sooo huge, Corvette owners will turn to Genuine Corvette Accessories to create their Jake special editions. That’s the thinking by GM with the release of the 2011 Corvette Jake Edition Concept which showcases many new GCA accessories featuring the factory race team’s icon.

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2010 SEMA: 2011 Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept

by Keith Cornett on November 1, 2010

2010 SEMA: 2011 Corvette Z06X Concept

Chevrolet will bring two exciting concepts to the SEMA show which kicks off tomorrow in Las Vegas. Joining the Jake Grand Sport special edition we saw in the GM SEMA preview video is one of the most exciting concepts we’ve seen from Team Corvette: the 2011 Corvette Z06X Track Car Concept.

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1954 Von Esser Corvette Out of La Carrera Panamericana

by Keith Cornett on October 26, 2010

1954 Von Esser Corvette Out of La Carrera Panamericana

From Michael Enery via La Carrera Panamericana blog, the replica 1954 Von Esser Corvette piloted by Peter Bill and John Schantz of Wisconsin crashed on the Section 5 route of Queretaro to Morelia. Both drivers are okay but the Corvette suffered damage and will not be fixed. Pictures after the jump.

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