Now doubts about the coming of the C7 now after we saw the new crossed flags logo revealed and the public debut date announced for Sunday, January 13th, 2013. As we rejoice in that news, we also have updates on the how General Motors will wrap up production of the C6 Corvette.
On Thursday afternoon, winners and leaders of their respective ALMS classes talked to the press at Petit Le Mans held at Road Atlanta. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner talked about winning the ALMS Drivers Championship and Gary Pratt was there to speak about winning the GT Team Championship.
When it was time to talk about Chevrolet winning the ALMS GT Manufacturer’s title, Corvette’s Chief Engineer used the platform to unveil the new 2014 C7 Crossed Flags emblem and the public debut date of 1.13.13.
A Chevy Corvette and Chevy Tahoe that erupted into flames early Monday morning were apparently not street racing after all, according to the latest reports from Los Angeles Police Department Officer Venus Hall.
But we may never know.
During today’s press conference at Road America, Corvette’s Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter accepted the 2012 ALMS GT Manufacturers Championship award for Chevrolet and then used the high profile event to kickoff the countdown for the highly anticipated world debut of the next generation 2014 C7 Corvette. That countdown will culminate on the evening of Sunday, January 13, 2013 when the new Corvette is official revealed in Detroit.
Like every new Corvette generation that went before, Chevrolet has redesigned the iconic crossed flags logo specifically for the 2014 Corvette, and its release today provides Corvette fans with the first official glimpse of the new American sports car.
Although Corvette Racing has already wrapped up the 2012 ALMS Drivers, Team and Manufacturer Championships, there is still some unfinished business to attend to at this weekend’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. CorvetteBlogger.com is on the scene and will bring you interviews, track photos and live updates throughout the weekend.
What’s been called the “World’s Fastest Six Cylinder Corvette” will be crossing the block next weekend at Mecum’s annual Fall Premier auction in St. Charles, IL. This iconic drag racer beat up on the competition from 1962 – 1971 with Earl Britt behind the wheel. Britt operated Earl’s Pizza Palace in Sioux Falls, South Dakota when not setting ET records and winning multiple NHRA championships.
Photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com
Does your 1970-1972 Corvette still have the factory original carpet installed at St. Louis inside of it? If it does, then a C3 aficionado would like to hear from you. The NCRS Member is working with Al Knoch Interiors on potential improvements to their early C3 carpet patterns. Find out how you can help influence the next generation of reproduction floor coverings after the break.
With GT Championships Clinched, Corvette Racing Still Has Unfinished Business at Petit Le Mans Season Finale
BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 12, 2012 – Petit Le Mans, the finale of the 2012 American Le Mans Series, will crown a season that has seen Corvette Racing score four victories in nine ALMS races and sweep the GT driver, team, and manufacturer championships. The pressure to win the class titles may be off, but the Corvette team has unfinished business in the 10-hour/1,000-mile endurance contest in the red clay hills of northern Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 20.
A couple of weeks ago, a gaggle of 2014 C7 Corvette prototypes were caught being tested by a GM engineering team in and around the town of Red River, New Mexico. Many new revelations came from spy photos of those tests including the first pics of the newly redesigned seats and steering wheel.
This new video from Edmund’s Inside Line rehashes some of those items, but at the end we actually get a clear sound of the throaty exhaust sound coming from the Gen V small block which will power the new Corvette.
Owners know that replacing their Corvette tires can be an expensive proposition. Luckily, our friends from Mid America Motorworks are here with a special offer on a set of Yokohama tires. Now through October 18th, you can save up to $176 on a set of 4 tires plus up to an additional $49.99 with free ground shipping in the 48 contiguous States.
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