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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing’s Legends of Le Mans

by Keith Cornett on May 26, 2010

Corvette Racing's Legends of Le Mans

At last weekend’s American Le Mans Series at Monterey, Chevy and Corvette Racing took the time to honor the men and their Corvettes who were the trailblazers for today’s Corvette racing program. On hand for the celebration was Dr. Dick Thompson (aka The Flying Dentist) who drove the #2 Corvette at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans and Dick Guldstrand who raced with Bob Bondurant in 1967. These two legends told some incredible stories of their exploits and you can watch the videos after the jump.

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[VIDEO] Pull the Fuse on your C6 Corvette's Dual Mode Exhaust

Since the introduction of the dual mode performance exhaust on Z06 Corvettes back in 2006, owners have been doing this very simple mod to keep the NPP’s butterfly valves open so they can enjoy that deep exhaust rumble all the time. Since it’s such a popular and easy mod to do, we though we would make a quick video about the fuse and its location, as well as give you a couple of before and after sounds so you hear the difference.

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Bowling Green's UAW Local 2164 Starts Corvette Customer Feedback Blog

Corvette owners who want to give feedback about their Corvette experiences – good or bad – now have a way to communicate directly with the members of the UAW Local 2164 that build their Corvette. Patrick Klein, Vice-president of UAW Local 2164, which represents the General Motors Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, announced the launch of their Corvette Customer Feedback blog.

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Corvette C6.Rs Finish 3rd and 6th at ALMS Monterey

by Keith Cornett on May 23, 2010

Corvette C6.Rs Finish 3rd and 6th at ALMS Monterey

MONTEREY, Calif., May 22, 2010 – Billed as the warm-up for the upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans, the six-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey was contested on an unseasonably cold day in central California. With track temperatures in the low 50s, getting a grip on the roller coaster 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit was the chief challenge.

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Harley Earl's 1963 Corvette Sells for $925,000

At Mecum’s Spring Classic in Indianapolis, a capacity crowd witnessed Harley Earl’s 1963 Corvette convertible sell for $925,000. Bidding was strong throughout the auction but slowed at $900,000. In the end it was Terry Michaelis of Proteam Corvette who registered the final bid to win the unique Corvette that was given to Earl following his retirement from General Motors. Video of the sale is after the jump.

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Check out this great recap of the battle between Corvette Racing and the Flying Lizard Porsche at last year’s season ending race at Laguna Seca. Both Magnussen and Bergmeister received a two-race probation for the incident which left the #3 Corvette C6.R badly damaged and Jan with a broken tailbone.

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Reminder: Harley Earl's Corvette Auction to Be Televised on Discovery Saturday Afternoon

The Discovery Channel will air a one-hour special of the Mecum Auction Live from Indianapolis on Saturday, May 22 from 2-3PM ET/PT. This hour will feature some of the most sought-after collector cars at the auction, including Harley Earl’s 1963 Corvette, which is considered by many experts to be one of the most valuable and historically significant Corvettes ever built.

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Corvette Racing: Corvette C6.Rs Qualify 3 & 4 for ALMS Monterey

Oliver Gavin led the way for Corvette Racing with the third fastest qualifying time for Saturday’s 6-hour American Le Mans Series Monterey. Gavin’s fastest time of 1:23.101 (96.952 mph) came during his fourth lap around Laguna Seca’s 11-turn 2.238 mile raceway. Jan Magnussen had the qualifying duties for the number 3 C6.R and his fasted time of 122.752 (97.361 mph) came on his fifth and final lap. Jaime Melo and Risi Competizione’s Ferrari 430 GT is on the pole at 122.752 (97.361 mph).

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Historic Le Mans Corvette Racers at Laguna Seca

As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of the Corvette’s debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Chevy rounded up three historic Le Mans racers for a special display at the ALMS race this weekend at Monterey’s Laguna Seca raceway. Here is a short video of the three Corvettes joining up with the #4 C6.R and the one of one 2011 50th Anniversary Le Mans Corvette Z06 for some promotional photos.

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Chevrolet to Salute Corvette Legends of Le Mans at Monterey

This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans will mark the 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s first participation and class win at the world’s most prestigious sports car race. Chevrolet is celebrating this milestone with a salute to the Corvette legends of Le Mans at the American Le Mans Series race at Monterey this weekend.

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