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Corvette Racing Finishes Fourth in ALMS Season Finale

by Keith Cornett on October 2, 2011

Corvettes to Start Eighth and Ninth in Petit Le Mans

Gavin and Magnussen Take Second in Driver Standings; Team Rallies Around No. 4 Corvette After No. 3 Corvette Sidelined

BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 1, 2011 – After nine hours and 35 minutes of intense competition, Corvette Racing finished fourth in the GT class in Petit Le Mans, the season finale of the American Le Mans Series. The No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen, and Richard Westbrook completed 366 laps around the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit en route to its fourth-place finish. The No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Olivier Beretta, Tommy Milner, and Antonio Garcia retired after 76 laps with a broken gearbox and finished 17th in the GT category. The No. 51 AF Corse Ferrari won the GT division by a 6.685-second margin of victory.

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Corvettes to Start Eighth and Ninth in Petit Le Mans

by Corvette Racing on October 1, 2011

Corvettes to Start Eighth and Ninth in Petit Le Mans
Photo Credit: American Le Mans Series

Corvette C6.Rs Qualify Quicker Than Last Year’s Pole in Fiercely Competitive GT Field

BRASELTON, Ga., Sept. 30, 2011 – The qualifying times for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans, the season finale of the American Le Mans Series, are a testament to the intense competition in the GT category. Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.Rs qualified more than a second quicker than they did in 2010, and both were under last year’s pole-winning time. In spite of this step up in performance, the Corvettes are slotted eighth and ninth on the GT grid for the 10-hour/1,000-mile race.

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Corvette Racing: Links for Petit Le Mans

by Keith Cornett on September 30, 2011

Corvette Racing: Links for Petit Le Mans

The season ends back to where it all started in 1998 with the first running of Petit Le Mans. The Series will crown its champions at the 14th annual 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic, which again serves as a round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.

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C7 Corvette Mule Captured by Spy Photographer

by Keith Cornett on September 28, 2011

Autoweek has published a batch of photos of what appears to be a C7 Corvette mule captured out in the wild by spy photographer Brian Williams of Brenda Priddy & Co. What is noticeable right away on the Cyber Grey Corvette Grand Sport appears to be a lengthened wheel base.

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Corvette Wins 2011 Motorist Choice Award

by Keith Cornett on September 28, 2011

Corvette Wins 2011 Motorist Choice Award

IntelliChoice and AutoPacific have once again teamed up for their sixth annual Motorist Choice Awards which recognize vehicles that deliver a combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower-than-expected ownership costs. Vehicles are categorized into a collection of 15 popular lifestyle segment categories and the Chevrolet Corvette was chosen the “popular” winner of the Performance category.

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Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans: The Long and Winding Road Atlanta

Corvette Team Seeks Repeat GT Victory in American Le Mans Series Season Finale

BRASELTON, Ga., Sept. 26, 2011 – Corvette Racing’s twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars have completed thousands of laps since the team’s debut in 1999, but the one that stands out is the last lap at Petit Le Mans in 2010. After more than nine hours of racing, Corvette driver Oliver Gavin caught and passed the class-leading Ferrari within sight of the final corners. As the fuel-starved Ferrari faltered, Gavin swept past to score Corvette Racing’s eighth win at Petit Le Mans.

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Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas 2011: Corvette Sales Bring in $2.5 Million

The 4th Annual Barrett-Jackson Collector car auction in Las Vegas concluded Saturday night with 46 Corvettes crossing the auction block over the 3-day sale. The Sales for Corvettes totaled $2,549,250 which includes the 10% buyer’s commission. Check out the top sellers of the auction as well as the full results following the jump.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: Headlights

It seems like every time we turn around, some other site has an “inside source” that is spilling the beans on the next-generation Corvette. We’ve heard rumors and speculation that the 2014 Corvette will be powered by a turbo, or that it will be mid-engined, or it will have all-wheel drive. Whatever the case, it appears that everyone is talking within the C7 program as yet another “inside source” has come forward to leak new details on the development of the C7.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: Headlights

by Keith Cornett on September 23, 2011

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: Headlights

Following last week’s Tech Transfer segment from Monterey that showed the flush mount headlights as a “technological” leap from track to street for Corvette, some people joked about it on twitter. Headlights are a technological transfer? Absolutely and we’ll tell you why.

But first, check out the latest Tech Transfer segment from Doug Fehan and Corvette Racing that aired during the 2011 ModSpace American Le Mans Series Monterey.

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1969 BFG Stars & Stripes ZL1/L88 Racer Finds New Home at Proteam Corvette

Remember John Greenwood’s 1969 BF Goodrich Stars and Stripes ZL1/L88 racer that sold at RM’s Monterey auction for $638,000? Purchased by Terry Michaelis of Proteam Corvette, the ’69 BFG Corvette recently made its way home to the company’s Napoleon, Ohio facility. The former Le Mans race car will be the centerpiece of Proteam’s L88 collection which now numbers seven special production L88′s of the 216 produced between 1967-1969.

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