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Corvette Racing Second in ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

by Corvette Racing on July 23, 2012

Corvette Racing Second in ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

Magnussen and Garcia Take GT Championship Lead with Runner-up Finish

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, July 22, 2012 – Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen scored their fourth podium finish in five American Le Mans Series races in today’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R started on the GT pole after setting a qualifying record Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Garcia led the opening 47 minutes in his first race at Mosport, and Magnussen was in contention for the victory on the final lap.

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After 40 Years of Storage, Joe Munch's 1966 Corvette Ready to Shine
Photo Credit: Yfat Yossifor | Mlive.com

Some folks can’t understand the love affair a man can have with his Corvette.

But Joe Munch and his family understand it oh so very well.

Sunday, Munch will show off his one-owner 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray at the Old Town Motorfest in Saginaw, Michigan.

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Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two for ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

Magnussen Wins Pole with Record-Shattering Run, Gavin Second with Sub-Record Time

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, July 21, 2012 – Corvette Racing blew away the GT track records at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park today en route to qualifying first and second for Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Jan Magnussen qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT pole with a time of 1:15.478 (117.285 mph), eclipsing the record set in 2008 by 1.385 seconds. Oliver Gavin also obliterated the previous mark, taking the second spot in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R with a blistering 1:15.782 lap (116.814 mph).

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Winning Legacy of Ron Fellows at Mosport Fuels Current Corvette Racing Drivers

Ron Fellows built a name for himself with three American Le Mans Series wins in a row at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park at the turn of the century.

Now as a co-owner of the famous track, Fellows is hoping to see his successors continue the success for Corvette, which has nine Mosport Grand Prix wins over that 11-year era.

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General Motor's CFO Dan Ammann Shows He No Bean Counter
Photo Credit: Reuters/Rebecca Cook

If General Motors, and therefore Corvette, are to thrive, it will likely take more employees like Dan Ammann.

Named the chief financial officer of the new GM last year, Ammann has wasted little time making it clear to those underneath him that he’s not one of the old guard. To illustrate his point, he recently even took his gray-metallic Corvette Z06 to 150 miles per hour in a challenge to the company’s “car guys.” Ammann is one of only 30 GM executives authorized to drive that fast on GM’s Michigan track.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Mosport Pit Stop Demonstration - in High Heels?

Corvette Racing ambassador Ron Fellows stopped by the CTV television studios with the #4 Corvette C6.R for this segment which was featured on the Canada AM morning television show. After a tire change demonstration by the crew, the air guns were turned over to the female hosts of the show, Marci Ien and Marcia MacMillan, so they could make their own attempt. Dressed in fire suits and high heels, the girls learned first hand the process for changing a tire in the American Le Mans Series.

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[VIDEO] 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette ZR1 Unveiled in Mexico

As we told you earlier this year, Chevrolet is making a new push into Mexico by opening a select number of Chevrolet Performance Stores which will sell the Corvette ZR1 and the two Corvette Grand Sport models.

This past June, General Motors and their Chevrolet Performance dealers hosted a party to dedicate the first of five such premium outlets and the guest of honor was none other than the new 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette ZR1.

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[ACCIDENT] Hertz Corvette Rental Ends up In South Florida Canal
Photo Credit: Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post

A red 2012 Corvette came to rest nose-first in a canal in Royal Palm Beach, Florida early Monday morning.

The two passengers in the car, which was rented from Hertz, were able to make their way out of the car and apparently suffered only minor injuries. Fortunately, a witness headed to work saw the accident and called 911 for help.

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[VIDEO] 1972 Corvette Runs the AutoCross at Goodguys PPG Nationals

One of the largest custom auto shows of the year was recently put on by the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association. The Goodguys PPG Nationals three day extravaganza held July 6th-8th at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus attracted thousands of cars and over 100,000 enthusiasts.

One of the main attractions of the event is the Goodguys AutoCross competition and we are glad to hear that a Corvette finished 1st in the Street Machine class.

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Des Moines

by Steve Burns on July 17, 2012

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Des Moines

The 2012 Mecum Auctions train-of-fun stops in Des Moines, Iowa this weekend. The 2-day sale takes place July 20th – 21st at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Velocity TV will have 12 hours of live coverage of the event. 500 hundred cars are expected and as we write this over 20 Corvettes are scheduled to cross the auction block.

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