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Corvette Racing at Sebring: A Florida Sweep for No. 3 Corvette C7.R

Corvette Racing at Sebring: A Florida Sweep for No. 3 Corvette C7.R

Briscoe, Garcia, Magnussen follow Rolex 24 win with Sebring 12 Hours victory

SEBRING, Fla. (March 21, 2015) – Corvette Racing won in class for the ninth time at the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida as Ryan Briscoe, Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen added Saturday’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) victory to their Rolex 24 At Daytona win from January. The trio started the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season with consecutive victories and lead in GTLM points after two rounds.

Corvette Racing at Sebring: Garcia Qualifies Corvette C7.R Third in GTLM

CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: Garcia Qualifies Corvette C7.R Third in GTLM
Photo by Richard Prince for Chevy Racing

Rolex 24 winning trio to start on second row in class

SEBRING, Fla. (March 20, 2015) – Corvette Racing will start from the second and fourth rows of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class for Saturday’s 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida. Antonio Garcia in the No. 3 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R was the third-fastest qualifier in class Friday as he, Jan Magnussen and Ryan Briscoe go for their second straight victory to open the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Chevrolet Corvette Powertrain: Performance Starting on the Plant Floor

Chevrolet Corvette Powertrain: Performance Starting on the Plant Floor

Editor’s Note: We are honored to share an article submitted to CorvetteBlogger.com from Eric Nordling, Product Engineer at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant and Bob Widmer, Production Launch Operations Manager, GM’s Toledo Transmission plant. Eric and Bob shares with us some of the high-tech machinery that helps to build the Corvette Stingray’s LT1 V8 engine in Tonawanda, NY and the eight-speed automatic transmission manufactured in Toledo, OH.


Since the original Small Block V8 engine was introduced in 1955, the Chevrolet Corvette has been famous for uncompromising power under its hood. But while Corvette drivers can see and appreciate the technology and innovation under their hoods, what very few people get to see is the advanced infrastructure and devotion to quality at all costs that goes into building the Corvette’s powertrain. Through seven generations of America’s most iconic sports car, General Motors engineers and workers have continually refined the state of the art in the manufacturing and assembly plants that build and test the Corvette’s engine and transmission, constantly finding new ways to make the Corvette more powerful, reliable and efficient.

Callaway Cars and Bondurant Driving School Announce Partnership

Callaway Cars and Bondurant Driving School Announce Partnership

Two legends in the Corvette world with a long personal relationship announced today that their companies will be joining forces to create limited edition products and offer unique experiences behind the wheel of high performance vehicles.

Making the partnership official were Reeves Callaway of Callaway Cars and Bob Bondurant of the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, two guys who go back a long way with Corvettes.

Mobil 1 Celebrates 20 Years as Title Sponsor of the Twelve Hours of Sebring

Mobil 1 Celebrates 20 Years as Title Sponsor of the Twelve Hours of Sebring

Endurance is definitely the name of the game when it comes to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – and not just on the track.

At Saturday’s 63rd annual event, for example, the title sponsor – ExxonMobil – will be celebrating some endurance of its own, observing a remarkable 20 years as title sponsor, one of the longest sponsor relationships in motorsports.

Mobil 1, of course, plays a big role for Corvettes in general and Corvette Racing in particular. All Corvettes have come from the factory filled with Mobil 1 oil for years, and that loyalty carries over to the track, too.

[VIDEO] Autoblog’s Car Club USA Visits Bowling Green’s Corvette Homecoming Show

[VIDEO] Autoblog's Car Club USA Visits Bowling Green's Corvette Homecoming Show

Autoblog’s Car Club USA takes a look at a different car club or event from across the United States in each episode.

The latest episode lets us follow three Corvette owners as they take part in the annual Corvette Homecoming in Bowling Green, Ky.

“Some people say it’s a lifestyle,” says Betsy Reese of Corvettes of Clarksville. “I say it’s a passion.”

Zip Corvette’s VETTES and NETS Special Offer is Back!

Zip Corvette's Nets and Vettes Special Offer is Back!

It’s March Madness so why not make a run to the finals with this great offer from our friends at Zip Corvette Parts. During their ‘VETTES and NETS’ event, you can save $10 on any online order of $99 or more. Just use the promo code of TIPOFF15 at checkout and you’ll be all set. Some restrictions apply.

The ‘VETTES and NETS’ offer is good through March 22, 2015 at midnight EDT.

Zip Corvette Parts has been providing quality Corvette parts and accessories to Corvette owners for over 35 years. Visit Zip Corvette today on the web at www.Zip-Corvette.com.

We’d also recommend signing up on Zip Corvette’s email list so product specials and discount offers like this are delivered directly to your email box.

 

[VIDEO] The ’48 Hour Corvette’ Hits the Track at the Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park

[VIDEO] The '48 Hour Corvette' Hits the Track at the Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park

Patience is a virtue, except of course when it comes to fixing up your hot rod.

We who have restored old cars know we want everything done on our favorite ride…yesterday.

It usually doesn’t work out that way for the ordinary enthusiast, however, I’ve been working on my dad’s 1970 Impala for eight years and still don’t have it completely done.

[VIDEO] The L88 Corvette Racers Arrive at Amelia Island

Via NCM Insurance:

Our friend Adam Boca of the NCM Insurance Agency was in Northeast Florida this weekend for the Amelia Island Concours and captured the L88 Corvettes entering the grounds.

C3 Corvette Race Cars entering the 2015 Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. The sounds of L88 Corvettes are intoxicating!

 

Mid America Motorworks Expands its Corvette Restoration Services

Mid America Motorworks Expands its Corvette Restoration Services

Our friends at Mid America Motorworks know a thing or two about Corvette owners. After all, Mike Yager and his staff have been serving Corvette owners for over 40 years now so they know what Corvette owners want (everything!).

While some ‘Vette owners are eager to customize their rides, others go out of their way to preserve the original look and feel of America’s Sports Car. Luckily, Mid America Motorworks is here for both types of Corvette owners.

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