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Corvettes Qualify Seventh and Eighth for ALMS Utah Grand Prix

SALT LAKE CITY, July 10, 2010 – Corvette Racing drivers Olivier Beretta and Johnny O’Connell qualified their twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars seventh and eighth respectively for Sunday’s American Le Mans Series Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park. The fiercely competitive GT class saw Beretta qualify his No. 4 Corvette C6.R at 1:48.022, just .355-seconds off the pole-winning time set by the Ferrari 430 GT of Gianmaria Bruni at 1:47.729. O’Connell qualified at 1:48.279, .612 seconds behind Bruni.

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Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Utah Grand Prix

by Keith Cornett on July 9, 2010

The American Le Mans Series’ annual stop at Miller Motorsports Park returns to July as the first race following the break for the Le Mans 24 Hours. The venue is one of the finest in the world with the Series competing for the third year on the 3.048-mile perimeter circuit.

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Company That Made First Corvette Bodies Profiled

Here is a neat video package from WKYC that profiles Molded Fiberglass Companies based in Ashtabula, Ohio. MFG was founded in 1948 by Robert Morrison who initially was using glass reinforced plastic to make shelves for Wonder Bread. Morrison recognized the many benefits of fiberglass and made several attempts to convince GM that it was suitable for automotive bodies. In 1953 following the introduction of the Corvette at the Motorama show in New York City, GM gave MFG the contract to build the bodies for the Corvette.

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Corvette Racing Faces Test at the ALMS Utah Grand Prix

The race for the American Le Mans series championship will get underway in earnest with this weekend’s running of the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City. This will be the first time the team has raced at MMP in the GT2 class and the crew and drivers are preparing for racing in 90-degree temperatures at the track’s 4,400-foot elevation. Racing for the series championships and down in the rankings, the team can’t be content with a podium finish, they need to start racking up some wins. Take no prisoners!

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Barrett-Jackson OC 2010: Corvette Sales Total $1.79 Million

Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Orange County auction went pretty well despite being held the same weekend as Mecum’s Bloomington Gold auction. The choice of Corvettes at the OC auction was on par with previous Barrett-Jackson events as the docket contained a nice mix of classics, resto-mods and several late model Corvettes. At the end of the three day no-reserve auction, the sales from the 31 Corvettes combined for $1,799,300.

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Fehan Gives Tour of Corvette Racing's Command Center

Corvette Racing’s Program Manager Doug Fehan gives us a tour of Corvette’s command center in pitlane where strategy, data acquisition, analysis, engineering and race observation take place.

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Corvettes at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Corvettes from various years returned to the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed held in England on July 2nd-4th. Although Chevrolet had a 2010 Corvette ZR1 on display as well as a new Camaro, it was a 1963 Grand Sport Corvette Coupe that stole the show.

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Corvette Central Offers New Antenna Assemblies for 1969-78 Corvettes

It’s a dark and stormy night, and your favorite radio station isn’t coming in because the antenna on your C3 is shot. Time to upgrade! Corvette Central is now offering these newly updated antenna assemblies for 1969-78 Corvettes (not for powered antenna applications). Painstaking detail has been given to these new assemblies as every attempt has been made to make them more correct in comparison to the originals.

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Happy 4th of July from CorvetteBlogger.com

by Keith Cornett on July 4, 2010

Happy 4th of July from CorvetteBlogger.com

Happy 4th of July!

 

FIA GT3: Paul Ricard Race 1 Report

by Corvette Motorsport on July 3, 2010

FIA GT3: Paul Ricard Race 1 Report

Christian Hohenadel took the chequered flag to record his and, teammate Daniel Keilwitz’s, second win of the 2010 season in a lights to flag victory during Round 7 of the FIA GT3 European Championship at Paul Ricard. Under the French summer sun the German crossed the line in the Callaway Competition Corvette Z06R GT3 6.6 seconds ahead of championship rival Mike Parisy in the nr16 Graff Racing Corvette.

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