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NCM Motorsports Park Offers Use of Corvettes for Touring Laps and Corvette Experience Programs

NCM Motorsports Park Offers Use of Corvettes for Touring Laps and Corvette Experience Programs


Good news for those enthusiasts who love the National Corvette Museum’s NCM Motorsports Park but don’t have a Corvette to drive around the track.

The Motorsports Park has just received five Corvette Z51s that will be available for use on the track.

[VIDEO] CorvetteBlogger Hits the Brickyard for the Driving Events at Bloomington Gold

[VIDEO] CorvetteBlogger Hits the Brickyard for the Driving Events at Bloomington Gold


When the Bloomington Gold show moved to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2015 it opened up an entirely new aspect of the show – the ability to drive or ride along in a Corvette on the iconic Indy speedway. The additional driving opportunities bolstered the precedent set several years earlier when the Gold Autocross was added to the event docket.

GoldSpeed allows show attendees to ride along in a new Corvette on the inner portion of the IMS road course with a professional driver. This year the event was run by Chevrolet using 2017 Corvette Grand Sports. After driving one of several other Chevrolet cars, patrons made their way over to the Gold Speed tent. There they signed their lives away on the waiver, were fitted with a helmet, and then strapped into a HANS device. Next it was over to one of the Grand Sports for a high speed lap. The lap began with a full throttle straight run down to a sweeping left hand turn, hard on the brakes, then into a sharp right and back down the straight to the start/finish line. On our lap we topped out a 113 mph on the start straight and hit triple digits again on the way back.

GoldLaps allow patrons to drive their own Corvettes on the oval track for two laps. Pace cars at the front and back of each group kept things to “cruising speeds” but that doesn’t mean we can’t cruise at three-digit speeds! Over the course of the weekend, Team CorvetteBlogger had 3 chances to lap the speedway in 3 different generations of Corvette. Thursday we toured in a wild 1967 restomodded convertible and Saturday we took to the track in a 2017 Collector Edition Grand Sport convertible and C6 coupe.

Check out our GoldSpeed and GoldLaps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway:


Corvette enthusiasts were also able to hit the Gold Autocross track and we saw many Corvette owners either taking their own Corvettes through the course or riding along with Autocross champion Danny Popp. Here’s video of a couple of autocrossers doing their thing:


Related:
[PICS] The 2017 Gold Collection at Bloomington Gold
[PICS] The 2017 Bloomington Gold Corvette Show
[GALLERY] Midyear Monday! Bloomington Gold Edition (56 Corvette photos)

 

Car and Driver’s Don Sherman Looks Into Crystal Ball for the Future of Corvette

Car and Driver's Don Sherman Looks Into Crystal Ball for the Future of Corvette
Photo Render via CorvetteForum.com


Our friend Don Sherman of Car and Driver is back talking about the near-future of the Chevrolet and what the next 18 months should bring.

As the technical editor for C&D, the long-time 1967 Corvette owner has many friendships and sources inside GM and the Corvette team. That doesn’t mean Don is 100% up on what’s going on with both the launch of the 2018 Corvette ZR1 or the C8 mid-engine Corvette. No one is. But we like to think of Sherman’s articles on Corvettes like a modern-day EF Hutton commercial. When he speaks, we need to shut up and listen!

[VIDEO] Ron Fellows and Corvette Racing’s Pit Crew Demonstration at RaceFest

[VIDEO] Ron Fellows and Corvette Racing's Pit Crew Demonstration at RaceFest


Corvette Racing’s C7.Rs are in Canada (eh!) this week for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. On Wednesday, CTMP featured a live video on Facebook showing Ron Fellows and the No. 4 Corvette C7.R participating in a practice pit-stop demonstration.

The race team was at a Canadian Tire store in Bomanville, Ontario on Wednesday afternoon and performed the demonstrations as part of the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park RaceFest celebration.

[VIDEO] Debris From Train Tracks Rains Down on C4 Corvette and Nearly Hits a Woman

[VIDEO] Debris From Train Tracks Rains Down on C4 Corvette and Nearly Hits a Woman
Photo Credit: WTVR.com


Debris came crashing down from a railroad trestle in Colonial Heights, Va., onto a C4 Corvette that had stalled out in flood waters caused when nearly two inches of rain fell in an hour and a half on the Fourth of July.

But it could have been much worse.

[PICS] Throwback Thursday: The Corvette Grand Sports Invade the Bahamas

[PICS] Throwback Thursday: The Corvette Grand Sports Invade the Bahamas
Photo Credit: Dave Friedman


It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Today we are featuring a few throwback photos from 1963 when the Corvette Grand Sports took it to the Shelby Cobras in the Bahamas during the 1963 Speed Week races.

Help This Family Find Their Late Brother’s Long Lost 1966 Custom Corvette

Help this Family Find their Late Brother's Long Lost 1966 Custom Corvette


Robert J. Geiger owned a unique 1966 Corvette convertible from 1973 to 1975.

It was the car that prompted his brother, Peter Geiger, to fall in love with Corvettes. That Sting Ray still holds many fond memories for Peter, especially since his brother’s tragic passing 30 years ago.

[STOLEN] Cops Track Down Stupid Criminal Who Stole a C7 Corvette From Dealership

[STOLEN] Cops Track Down Stupid Criminal Who Stole a C7 Corvette From Dealership
Photo Credit: Ron Lee / WBTV


Note to thieves: Stealing a C7 Corvette isn’t easy.

Just ask the man who tried to drive off in a new $71,000 Watkins Glen Gray Corvette coupe in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday afternoon.

[VIDEO] C5 Corvette Exhaust Reveals Baby’s Gender to Parents and Guests

[VIDEO] C5 Corvette Exhaust Reveals Baby's Gender to Parents and Guests


Baby gender reveal parties seem to be all the rage these days. Gathering friends and family together as the parents-to-be learn if they are having a baby boy or girl can be a fun time to celebrate.

We’ve been noticing more of these reveal parties lately and they can get fairly elaborate in their method of the surprise reveal. So it was only a matter of time before someone said “How can we do this with a Corvette?”

[VIDEO] 1961 Corvette Escapes a California Wild Fire

1961 Corvette Escapes a California Wild Fire


Sometimes a photo isn’t what it seems.

Check out this short video to see what appears to be a very nice 1961 Corvette out on a leisurely scenic drive in a nice neighborhood in Burbank.

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