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Corvettes at Carlisle: Meet the Original American Idol

by Keith Cornett on August 26, 2011

Corvettes at Carlise: Meet the Original American Idol

I was checking out the strong lineup of 2012 Corvettes at the Kerbeck Corvette tent when I saw EX-122 sitting in the center, surrounded by her much younger siblings. The Corvette that appeared in the extravigant Motorama display at the Waldof Estoria in January 1953 was now under a tent at a fairgrounds in Pennsylvania. And she was just as beautiful today as she was to those who first saw the fiberglass 2-seater 58 years ago.

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[PICS] The Corvettes of the Woodward Dream Cruise

by Guest Contributor on August 25, 2011

[PICS] The Corvettes of the Woodward Dream Cruise

Article and pictures contributed by Steve Burns

The Woodward Dream Cruise is held in mid-August each year. Countless automotive enthusiasts from around the globe converge on historic M-1 in metro Detroit to celebrate all things car and transportation related. What began as a fundraising event for a Ferndale baseball field has evolved into the world’s largest 1 day automotive event. Each year roughly 40,000 collector cars and 1.5 million people gather along the 16 mile stretch of road to relive years gone by when Woodward Avenue was the unofficial proving grounds for Detroit’s latest creations. Click past the jump to check out our Corvette pics from this year’s Dream Cruise.

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[VIDEO] Over 40 Corvette Race Cars Rumble at the Corvette World Tribute

On Sunday, over 40 current and former Corvette race cars gathered at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the Corvette World Tribute, a celebration of racing Corvettes as part of the Chevrolet’s 100 year anniversary. As the cars lined up to take a parade lap around the famous 4.08 mile circuit, youtube member HeyMark5 captured nearly three minutes of pure Corvette thunder as each of the corvettes sauntered past his camera and made their way onto the track.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Tech Transfer: Carbon Fiber Panels

During Sunday’s broadcast of the American Le Mans Series at the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase at Road America, Corvette Racing’s Program Manager Doug Fehan delivered the latest Tech Transfer segment which centered on the Corvette’s carbon fiber panels.

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The Quest Documentary is Now Available on DVD

by Keith Cornett on August 23, 2011

DVDs of The Quest Documentary are Now Available

This Thursday, attendees of the Corvettes at Carlisle show can watch an encore screening of “The Quest“, the documentary about the Le Mans winning 1960 Corvette and its famous owners, Chip and Lance Miller. If you’re not able to make it Carlisle, the good news is you can still watch The Quest by ordering the DVD which is now available for purchase.

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Corvettes on Woodward Event Supports Local Food Bank

by Guest Contributor on August 22, 2011

Corvettes on Woodward Event Supports Local Food Bank

Article and pictures contributed by Steve Burns

If you follow us on Facebook, you probably saw us mention the Corvettes on Woodward event last week. The annual Corvette event takes place each year on the Wednesday just before the Woodward Dream Cruise. Corvette owners from all over the country converged on historic Woodward Avenue in metro Detroit to support the Open Hands Food Pantry in Royal Oak, MI. This year saw yet another record number of Corvettes attend. You can find out just how many Corvettes were there, how much was raised, as well as check out our pics from the event after the break.

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Corvette Racing Takes Fifth at Road America

by Corvette Racing on August 22, 2011

Corvette Racing Takes Fifth at Road America

Gavin and Magnussen Run at the Front in GT, Beretta and Milner Retire after Accident

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 20, 2011 – The fans wanted a four-hour race at Road America, and the American Le Mans Series teams delivered four hours of nonstop action in the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase. The No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen finished fifth in the GT class after running in the lead pack throughout the race. The No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Tommy Milner and Olivier Beretta retired with suspension damage after an accident at the three-hour mark. The No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia driven by Jaime Melo and Toni Vilander won the hard-fought GT category, and the No. 4 Corvette won the Michelin Green X Challenge competition.

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Auction Results: 1969 Greenwood Stars and Stripes Corvette Sells for $580,000

Last night the 1969 ZL-1 Greenwood Stars and Stripes Corvette that was campaigned at Sebring, Daytona and Le Mans crossed the auction block at RM’s Monterey auction. Early estimates of what this Corvette would sell for proved to be way off when the hammer dropped at $580,000.

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[VIDEO] Aftermath of the Chrysler SRT8/Corvette ZR1 Fail

by Keith Cornett on August 20, 2011

[VIDEO] Aftermath of the Chrysler SRT8/Corvette ZR1 Fail

Remember that video we showed of the Torch Red Corvette ZR1 taking out a Chrysler 300 SRT8 on a California freeway last week? Here is the second installment of that crash that tells us how the occupants of the Chrysler went from yelling “WTF! WTF! R U KIDDING ME?!?!” to actually laughing about the incident afterwards with the owner of ZR1.

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Corvettes Qualify Second and Sixth at Road America

by Corvette Racing on August 19, 2011

Corvettes Qualify Second and Sixth in Road America

Magnussen Qualifies No. 4 Corvette C6.R Under GT Track Record, Misses Pole by .005 Second

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 19, 2011 – Jan Magnussen was more than a second quicker than Oliver Gavin’s pole-winning lap at Road America in 2010, and six tenths of a second under the GT qualifying record set in 2008. Despite the Dane’s strong performance today, he missed putting the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT pole for the second consecutive year by .005-second. That was the razor-thin margin that favored Dirk Mueller’s No. 56 BMW M3 GT in qualifying for Saturday’s Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase, the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series.

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