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In this episode, the team begins the ALMS season at the 12 Hours of Sebring. On a track known for its high speeds, changing surfaces and a total of 17 turns, the Corvette Racing team began the race weekend “living the dream.” As you may have seen, an unfortunate miscommunication brings both Corvettes to collide in pit row, ending their chances for a win to start the season. The episode features exclusive post-collision interviews from the Corvette crew chief, Dan Binks, team owner Gary Pratt and program director, Doug Fehan and a new exclusive angle of the crash not yet released.



Source:
Chevrolet’s YouTube Channel

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Corvette Racing’s Program Manager speaks to Corvette owners at the corral tent at the 2010 12 Hours of Sebring. Doug talks about cascading engineering which makes the race cars and street cars better and he answers questions about the new LS5.5R engine powering the ALMS Corvette C6.R.



Related:
[VIDEO] Interview with Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan at Sebring
[VIDEO] Interview with Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen at Sebring
[VIDEO] Corvette Racing: Magnussen Goes 3 Wide on Melo’s Ferrari at Sebring
[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Bruised and Battered in the 12 Hours of Sebring

 

Rare 1955 Corvette Bubbletop Roadster to Be Auctioned By RM in Fort Lauderdale

RM Auctions is holding their Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale auction this weekend. Over 30 Corvettes are scheduled for the auction with some of the featured lots coming from the estate of automobile collector John O’Quinn. One of these is Lot #740, a 1955 Corvette roadster featuring one of the most unique aftermarket accessories ever made for the early C1 Corvettes: A removable “bubble top” hard top.

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I guess this C3 Corvette watched too many commercials of Papa John’s founder delivering pizza’s in the 1971 Camaro and decided it too wanted to break into the restaurant game. The Corvette was heavily damaged in the accident, and thanks to a passerby who saw the aftermath of the crash in New Albany, Indiana, we have video of what appears to be a very painful “extraction”.


Source:
Tampa Sports Car Examiner

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 GM To Auction First 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach

The first retail 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition will be auctioned to the highest bidder at Barrett-Jackson’s Collector Car Event in Palm Beach, Florida on April 3rd. The Winning bidder will also be able to tour the GM Performance Build Center in Wixom, MI where the hand-built LS7 and LS9 engines are assembled and the winner can watch the car be assembled at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green.

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Corvette Racing driver Jan Magnussen made headlines last season when his battle at Laguna Seca with the #45 Flying Lizards Porsche ended with Mags going into the wall. We spoke with Jan prior to the start of the 2010 12 Hours of Sebring and asked him about the incident and whether he has talked with Jorg Bergmeister since the incident. We also asked Jan about his running the Nurburgring in a Corvette ZR1 last fall and if he thought he could be Jim Mero’s 7:26.4 time.



Related:
[VIDEO] Interview with Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan at Sebring
[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Bruised and Battered in the 12 Hours of Sebring
[VIDEO] Another View of the Corvette C6.R/Porsche ALMS GT2 Battle at Laguna Seca
[VIDEO] Jan Magnussen Attacks the Nurburgring in a Corvette ZR1

 

CorvetteBlogger caught up with Corvette Product Marketing Manager Harlan Charles and asked him a variety of questions with topics ranging from the new 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition, going global for the design of the C7 Corvette and if the new Camaro is hurting Corvette sales.


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[VIDEO] Corvette Presentation at Sebring Featuring Tadge Juechter and Harlan Charles
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This video is in response to all the Corvette Racing fans who are downtrodden and dejected following the 8th and 9th place finishes at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Fear not! We got the best cars, drivers and pit crews in the ALMS. Mistakes happen. Uncontrollable events happen. This IS racing after all. There are still nine races to be run and you can bet Fehan, the drivers and the Pratt & Miller crew will learn and move on from the events surrounding the pit lane crash at Sebring. Until then, let this little clip hold you over until the Long Beach Grand Prix in mid April.

Thanks Charley for the tip!



Related:
[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Bruised and Battered in the 12 Hours of Sebring
[VIDEO] Interview with Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan at Sebring

 

GM Sues Mongoose Motorsports to Protect Grand Sport Corvette Trademark

General Motors has filed a lawsuit in US District Court against Ohio-based Mongoose Motorsports LLC for producing replicas of the 1963 Corvette Grand Sport. GM has recently licensed the rights to Duntov Motor Co, who with Superformance, have started offering authentic Grand Sport reproductions for both track and street.

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