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O'Connell and Beretta Nominated for ALMS Favorite Driver

American Le Mans has opened up voting for two of its most coveted postseason awards: the Most Popular Driver and From the Fan’s awards. The first round of voting is now open and Olivier Beretta and Johnny O’Connell will be representing Corvette Racing. The top three vote-getters move to a final round with the winner being announced at the end of the season awards banquet on Sunday, October 3rd.

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Radio Host Will Be First to Build Own Corvette Engine

by Keith Cornett on August 25, 2010

Radio show Host Will Be First to Build Own Corvette Engine

The last time we spoke of Todd Schnitt, his 2009 Corvette ZR1 was on the assembly line in Bowling Green and he was sharing photos of the assembly process with his listening audience. Schnitt makes our Corvette news again, but this time its because of an option he ordered for his new 2011 Corvette ZR1 – The Corvette Engine Build Experience. Next week, Todd becomes be the first customer in Corvette history to build his own engine for his 2011 ZR1.

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Auction Results: RM Auctions Corvette Sales at Monterey

by Keith Cornett on August 24, 2010

Auction Results: RM Auctions Corvette Sales at Monterey

RM Auctions sold a small contingent of seven classic Corvettes at their Monterey sale held August 12-14th at the Portola Hotel and Spa. The seven Corvettes ranging from 1953-1963 brought in $789,250 in total Corvette sales.

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Corvette Values: 1958 Corvette Roadster

by Keith Cornett on August 24, 2010

Corvette Values: 1958 Corvette Roadster

DD in CA submitted this 1958 Corvette to Corvette Values:

1958 Corvette, VIN J58S102XXX. Non-original 327 ci V8 dual carb with estimated 245-270 hp, 4-speed transmission and 75,000 original miles. Red/White with Red vinyl interior. Options include factory seatbelts, wheels and hubcaps, AM Wonderbar radio and auxiliary hard top. Fiberglass crack in front fender, scratches on trunk hood. No documentation but owner history is available.

Find out how we valued this Corvette after the jump.

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Corvette Racing Finishes Third and Fourth in Road America

by Corvette Racing on August 22, 2010

Corvette Racing Finishes Third and Fourth in Road America

Gavin and Beretta Post Second Straight Podium Finish

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 22, 2010 – Corvette Racing finished third and fourth today in the seventh round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series at the fast Road America circuit. Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta followed up their runner-up finish at Mid-Ohio with a third today in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R after a charge from ninth in the final hour. They completed 66 laps on the 4.048-mile circuit and finished 4.945 seconds behind the winning No. 90 BMW of Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand. Jan Magnussen and Johnny O’Connell piloted the No. 3 Compuware Corvette to fourth, 8.405 seconds behind their teammates as the top nine GT cars finished on the lead lap.

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Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two in Road America

by Corvette Racing on August 21, 2010

Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two in Road America

Gavin Wins First GT Pole of Season for Corvette, Magnussen Takes Second Spot

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 21, 2010 – Corvette Racing qualified first and second in the GT class for Sunday’s American Le Mans Series powered by eStar at Road America. Oliver Gavin set the time to beat with his fastest lap at 2:06.509 (115.192mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Jan Magnussen responded with a 2:06.674 to put the No. 3 Compuware Corvette in the second qualifying spot, just .165 seconds off Gavin’s pole-winning time.

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Auction Results: Mecum at Monterey Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on August 21, 2010

Auction Results: Mecum at Monterey Corvette Sales

Mecum’s auction last weekend at Monterey featured some of the best collectible Corvettes available. Sales of Corvettes totaled $3,238,250 lead by the first 1967 L88 Corvette which sold for $1.25 million. Of the 59 Corvettes that crossed the block, 24 received a SOLD sticker for an auction success rate of 41%.

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Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Road America

by Keith Cornett on August 21, 2010

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS Road America
Road America’s Corvette Corral sponsored by Corvette Central

There may not be a track in North America that stirs the senses like Road America. The American Le Mans Series has raced on the 4.08-mile, 14-turn circuit every year since 2002, and the cars wind their way through Wisconsin’s Kettle Moraine at record speeds.

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[VIDEO] 1960 #3 Le Mans Corvette Historic Return Documentary Trailer

When Lance Miller set out to return the #3 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Corvette and its driver John Fitch to Le Mans for the 50th anniversary of the cars win, he was accompanied by Corvette collector and documentary filmmaker Michael Brown who captured the experience in HD. A fall release of the feature-length documentary as well as a book are expected. While we wait, a trailer of the coming film has been released.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Series Episode 9: Endurance Racing

In Episode 9 of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street, Oliver Gavin, driver of the no. 4 Corvette, and Ken Flory, chief engineer of the no. 3 Corvette, show they know what it takes to compete in long distance races. Both are accomplished marathon runners and successful Corvette Racing competitors. Gavin speaks about his experiences both on and off the track, as he compares the mindset and environments for both sports. He also talks about the focus and determination that drive him to compete at a high level.

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