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New Season Brings New Challenges for Corvette Racing

by Corvette Racing on March 14, 2011

New Season Brings New Challenges for Corvette Racing

Season-Opening 12-Hour Sebring Endurance Race Is Toughest Test for New Cars, New Technology, and New Drivers

SEBRING, Fla., March 14, 2011 – Corvette Racing will begin the 2011 American Le Mans Series at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 19, with two new cars, two new drivers, and a wealth of new technology.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Oliver Gavin Profiled on Mobil 1 The Grid

Here is the video of Oliver Gavin’s appearance on Mobil 1 The Grid which first aired Friday evening. Gavin talks about the importance of endurance training and how his training for the London Marathon translates to racing Corvettes. Gavin also talks about the upcoming ALMS season and the high level of competition in the GT class.

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[PIC] #4 Corvette C6.R Being Prepped at Pratt & Miller

by Keith Cornett on March 11, 2011

#4 Corvette C6.R Being Prepped at Pratt & Miller

According to Oliver Gavin on Twitter, the C6.R Corvettes will be wrapping up their prep work at Pratt & Miller and will be heading down the road to Sebring shortly:

Oliver Gavin: Last day of prep 4 the #04 car before being loaded. Brian & all the guys have been flat-out getting her ready.

DVR Alert
Oliver Gavin is one of the features on Friday’s episode of Mobil 1 Mobil 1 The Grid. The show airs on SPEED at 10:00 pm Eastern.

 

Lot #176 1957 Corvette Roadster at RM Auction

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Both RM Auctions and Gooding and Co. will be hosting collector car auctions this weekend in northeastern Florida in conjunction with the prestigious Amelia Island Concours D’Elegance. Gooding’s sale will take place on Friday, March 11 while RM’s event is Saturday, March 12. Between the 2 auction houses, 6 early Corvettes will cross the block in search of new homes. We’ll preview each of the cars for sale after the jump.

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[VIDEO] Epic Compilation of Crashes by Vintage Racers

by Keith Cornett on March 10, 2011

This video is mostly off-topic when it comes to Corvettes (although a Corvette is seen at the beginning). Watching these guys race and you have to wonder if they weren’t all just a little crazy. Other than wearing helmets, safety equipment was pretty much non-existent. No roll bars, no seat belts, no fire-suppression systems. Check it out but be warned, some of these crashes couldn’t have ended well.


Source:
The Jalopy Journal via Inside Line

 

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Kansas City

by Guest Contributor on March 9, 2011

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Kansas City

Article contributed by Steve Burns

This Friday and Saturday March 11 and 12 the crew from Mecum Auctions sets up shop at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, MO. This week’s event marks the first of 2 stops in KC for 2011. Over 2 dozen Corvettes covering 5 of the 6 generations will be up for grabs this weekend as HD Theater provides 8 hours of live event coverage.

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Just a quick note to let you know CorvetteBlogger.com hit another milestone today. This morning, we published our 2,000th blog post! That’s 2,000 pages of Corvette content relating to sales, news, lifestyles and racing! Never in my wildest dream did I think the site would be as popular as it is when we dropped our first post back in August of 2005. I’d like to thank all our readers and contributors who helped make this happen.

I’d also like to thank all of our website sponsors, the men and women of General Motors who make the Corvette, the folks at the NCM for protecting the car’s heritage, the guys at Corvette Racing for kicking ass and all the contacts we have with other Corvette related websites, Chevy dealers and the auction houses.

I’ve been around Corvettes my entire life. Time and again I am reminded that it’s the greatest car America has ever built. And its been my pleasure to share my enthusiasm of America’s original sports car with you though this website.

Now on to blog post #2002…

 

[VIDEO] Southern Car Parts Becomes an Akrapovic Exhaust Dealer

According to the 2009 SEMA Corvette owners study, we learned one of the first aftermarket changes made to Corvettes usually involves the exhaust system. Recently, we’ve been hearing about a new player in the high end market named Akrapovic and thought a closer look (and listen!) was in order.

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[VIDEO] C4 Corvette Dragster from Down Under

by Keith Cornett on March 8, 2011

[VIDEO] C4 Corvette Dragster from Down Under

Want to see what a 7 second quarter mile pull feels like? This C4 Corvette dragster hails from the Northern Territory of Australia and was recently seen at a drag strip in Perth. I particularly liked the flaming skull in front of the massive Chevy 510. It’s more Ghost Rider than Jake, but when you’re on one of the fastest C4 Corvettes ever built, it’s only the graphics on the rear that will be seen. Make sure you check out the video, especially around the 3:20 mark.

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A.W. Joslin's 1963 Corvette Z06 Big Tank Racer

Proteam Corvette recently came across a split window barn car that turned out to be a 1963 Corvette Z06 Tanker that was raced throughout 1963 by Josh (A.W.) Joslin. Now they are trying to find out more information about the car and its former racer owner. If you got any knowledge of this Corvette or Josh Joslin, let us know!

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