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Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Lime Rock

by Keith Cornett on July 23, 2010

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Lime Rock

One of the most scenic road course in North America, Lime Rock Park draws impressive crowds when the American Le Mans Series rolls into town. The 1.5-mile, 10-turn circuit keeps the action flowing all race for both drivers and spectators.

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Corvettes on eBay: 2012 Stingray Concept Corvette Replica

Check out this former 2008 Hertz rent-a-car Corvette ZHZ that has been customized to look like the 2012 Corvette Stingray Concept that appears as Sideswipe in Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen. The Corvette is listed on eBay and with 3 days left in the auction, 6 bids have run the price up to $35,200 with the reserve not yet met.

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Corvette Racing at Lime Rock: Into the Arena

by Corvette Racing on July 21, 2010

Corvette Racing at Lime Rock: Into the Arena

LAKEVILLE, Conn., July 20, 2010 – It’s been called a bull ring and a short track with hills, but perhaps Corvette Racing driver Oliver Gavin’s description of Lime Rock Park is the most accurate: “It’s like stepping into a gladiatorial arena.”

Gavin and his Corvette Racing teammates will take on the shortest circuit on the ALMS schedule when they contest the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday, July 24. After missing last year’s Lime Rock round while preparing for the debut of the GT2-spec Corvette C6.R, Corvette Racing will be in the midst of the raging GT war this weekend on the tight 1.51-mile, 10-turn course. With entries in four classes sharing the same ribbon of asphalt and lap times under one minute, the action promises to be fast and furious.

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[VIDEO] Hot Rod Magazine Destroys a C4 Corvette

by Keith Cornett on July 21, 2010

[VIDEO] Hot Rod Magazine Destroys a C4 Corvette

Hot Rod Magazine has a feature coming out later this year in which they take a C4 Corvette and show you how to make it outrun a new Corvette for dirt cheap. To help promote the story, they released a teaser vid on the Corvette Forum which shows the hot rod staff literally tearing and cutting apart a 1985 Corvette. Big mistake according to the C4 Corvette owners who have chimed in against the gratuitous destruction of their favorite sports car.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Series Episode 7: Beyond the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Here’s the seventh segment in Corvette Racing’s Track to Street series, highlighting the fan experience at the 24 Hours of Le Mans event. In this episode, the Corvette Racing team offers a glimpse of what happens off the track, as there’s much more than initially meets the eye. Take a look, and put yourself in the shoes of the many fans who travel far and wide to witness the historical race.

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Auction Results: Mecum’s Des Moines Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on July 19, 2010

Auction Results: Mecum's Des Moines Corvette Sales

Mecum wrapped up another Muscle Cars and More auction this weekend in Des Moines, Iowa. A total of 39 Corvettes ranging from a 1956 roadster to a 2005 Coupe crossed the auction block with 22 Corvettes changing hands. The total take was a mere $362,650 as the Corvettes averaged a 56% success rate for sales.

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GM Offers Rebate on 2009, 2010 Corvette ZR1s

by Keith Cornett on July 18, 2010

GM Offers Rebate on 2009-10 Corvette ZR1

One of the concerns we’ve had over the past few months is the growing inventory surplus of Corvette ZR1s. Since January this year, the amount of available Corvette ZR1s has grown from 175 units to over 500 at the beginning of July. GM has obviously seen the trend as well and has decided to offer the very first rebates for the 638-horsepower supercharged Corvette.

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Transformers 3 Corvette Stingray Concept Speedster Spied During Chicago Filming

The best and closest look yet at the new topless Corvette Stingray Concept comes from this cell video which captured Sideswipe in alt-mode on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue during filming of Transformers 3. As the Corvette concept passes a group of onlookers, they collectively gasped as the distinctive Corvette V8 sound rumbled from the stingray’s tailpipes.

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Custom Corvettes Shine at the Classic Corvette Club UK Nationals

The Classic Corvette Club UK held their 30th Anniversary Nationals show recently and corvette owners turned out to display a variety of the classic American sports car from all generations. Like most shows, participants entered Corvettes ranging from stock through modified, race cars and recreations. Some of the customs are very well done and so we thought a pictorial feature would be nice to show what our brothers and sisters from across the pond are doing to their Corvettes.

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Corvette Ad Watch: 1969 Corvette Magazine Ad

by Keith Cornett on July 16, 2010

Corvette Ad Watch: 1969 Corvette Magazine Ad

You don’t have to beware of substitutes. There aren’t any.

If you thought the “…no substitutes” slogan was a Porsche exclusive, take another look at this ad that appeared back in 1969. In fact, looking specifically at the ’69 model year, the “America’s Only Sportscar” theme was prevelent on several Corvette ads.

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