It appeared that the 2013 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s was going to be rained out on Sunday when Saturday’s storms prevented much of the event set up. Though rain was forecast, after only a brief shower the 374 exhibitors rushed to get their cars displayed on the beautiful but wet fairways of the golf course. Though the temperatures were unusually cool, the rain held off except for a short sprinkle around noon and the wet weather didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the car owners or the 10,000 enthusiasts who braved the threatening skies and to view some of the finest cars in the country.
Check out this in-depth interview on Trackdown on Shakedown with the always well-spoken Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan, who discusses with his old friend Leo Parente a wide range of subjects, including the 2014 United Sports Car Racing (USCR) series racing at Le Mans, Corvette marketing, and the ingredients for a successful Corvette Racing driver.
Storms and low-riding Corvettes don’t always mix.
Just ask the driver of this C5 Corvette, who talked to a reporter from WREG-TV in Memphis, Tennessee last week about his misadventures following a major storm that swept through the area.
Paul Plemenos and his 2006 Corvette Z06 readies for national championship in Utah
If you want proof of the value of schooling, then you might want to talk to Paul Plemenos.
Six years ago, at the age of 38, he bought a stock 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and, despite having no formal racing experience, decided he wanted to race his new sports car.
That’s when he decided to learn from the pros, taking his Z06 to the Bondurant School of High-Performance Driving in Phoenix, Ariz., where he took to racing immediately.
Back in January at the North American International Auto Show, the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray was unveiled to much applause.
Well, the applause for the already highly praised seventh-generation Corvette might grow even louder at that show in January 2014.
That’s when the winners of the North American Car and Truck of the Year will be announced.
One of the best videos we’ve seen from the 2014 Corvette Stingray reviews is this one from Edmunds.com:
Follow the Edmunds.com team as we travel to Michigan for 48 hours with the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. We drive the new C7 on the track at GM’s proving grounds, do instrumented track testing including 0-60 and the quarter mile, put it on a lift for a suspension walk-around and explore the wilds of Detroit during a photo shoot. Oh, and the requisite burn out.
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That’s NASCAR driver and team owner Tony Stewart behind the wheel of a Lime Rock Green 2014 Corvette Stingray. Road and Track magazine’s review of the new C7 Corvette features Stewart’s driving impressions of the new Corvette at GM’s proving grounds in Milford, as well as doing something he knows a lot about – burnouts!