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John Heinricy’s SCCA T1 Grand Sport Corvette

by Keith Cornett on September 25, 2010

John Heinricy's SCCA T1 Grand Sport Corvette

GM’s Former Director of High Performance John Heinricy will be racing the Isotorque Phoenix Performance Corvette Grand Sport at the SCCA’s National Championship Runoffs at Road America this Sunday. Heinricy is six for seven in class wins when racing Corvettes at the Runoffs and owns 11 overall Runoff wins, the most of all active SCCA drivers.

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[VIDEO] 2010 Corvettes at Carlisle’s American Flag Display

by Keith Cornett on September 24, 2010

[VIDEO] 2010 Corvettes at Carlisle's American Flag Display

During the 2010 Corvettes at Carlisle event, 155 red, white and blue Corvettes were arranged to create an American flag. A portion of the proceeds along with donations received throughout the event raised almost $5000 for Homes for our Troops. Check out the video that shows the Corvettes being put into position and then the final presentation from the air.

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Corvettes on eBay: 2009 GT1 Championship Corvette #20

by Keith Cornett on September 24, 2010

Corvettes on eBay: 2009 ALMS GT1 Championship Corvette #20

After 10 years of Corvette Racing’s dominance in the American Le Mans Series GT1 Class, a run which resulted in 70 victories, eight GT1 Manufacturer Championships and five GT1 class victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Chevy commemorated the end of the GT1 era with the 2009 ALMS GT1 Championship Edition. 600 of the GT1 Championship Edition Corvettes were planned, but the financial downturn and the market turmoil surrounding GM’s bankruptcy resulted in just 125 of the Black and Yellow Corvettes being built. So when we find one of the 125 for sale, it’s kind of a big deal.

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Vote O’Connell or Magnussen for ALMS Favorite Driver Award

by Keith Cornett on September 23, 2010

We’ve always said that Corvette Racing has the best fans in the American Le Mans Series. Now its time to prove it. Stop what you’re doing right now and go vote for one of the two C6.R drivers on the Most Popular Drivers ballot: Johnny O’Connell or Jan Magnussen. Remember, you can vote every 5 hours.

Link: http://www.americanlemans.com/primary1.php?cat=poll

 

2010 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Corvette Auction Schedule

by Keith Cornett on September 23, 2010

2010 Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Corvette Auction Schedule

Las Vegas will be the epicenter of the auction world for the next few days as Barrett-Jackson descends on Mandalay Bay for the 3rd Annual Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction. This year’s Corvette docket features a little something for everyone with 37 Corvettes scheduled for the no-reserve auction. The auction starts today at 4pm eastern (1pm local time) with live coverage on the internet and SPEED.

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Kerbeck Gearing Up for Toys for Tots Corvette Run

by Keith Cornett on September 23, 2010

Kerbeck Gearing up for Toys for Tots Corvette Run

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yes, Kerbeck’s 7th Annual Toys for Tots Corvette Run is scheduled for Sunday, October 9th. Last year over 800 Corvettes made the run, bringing more than 3,000 new unwrapped toys for the Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Leading the way this year as Grand Marshall will be Corvette Racing’s Johnny O’Connell, who will drive the green Allstate 400 Corvette Grand Sport Pace Car.

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Motor Trend Compares Corvette ZR1 with Porsche 911

Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman takes the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Corvette ZR1 out to Willow Springs Raceway and the Mojave Spaceport’s 12,000-foot runway and put both cars through a lineup of instrumented tests. The wheelman for the tests was 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and GT2 world champion Justin Bell. Both cars excelled in different parts of the test but one of the cars broke and was unable to run the standing mile. Lastly, Bell is the first race car driver I’ve seen to really play with the Corvette ZR1′s Performance Traction Management System. Can it make a professional driver better? Get his opinion and more in the video after the jump.

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1959 Corvette Barn Car Found in Wisconsin

by Keith Cornett on September 21, 2010

1959 Corvette Barn Car

Here is a fairly original 1959 Corvette that was stored away in a barn somewhere in Wisconsin since the mid-sixties. The Corvette was recently willed to a nephew following the death of the owner and the nephew’s friend shared these pictures on the Corvette Forum. Many times, we’ll see barn cars only after they’ve been pulled out of their cocoon so it’s great to see the new owner documenting the classic C1 straight-axle in its surroundings where its been stored for 40+ years.

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Corvette Racing: Vote O'Connell or Magnussen for Favorite ALMS Driver
Photo Credit: Richard Prince / GM Racing

All right Corvette Racing fans. Give yourself a big pat on the back as it looks like Doug Fehan got the most votes for the “From the Fans” awards. Now we turn our attention to the favorite driver award and both Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen made the final round. The last time O’Connell made it to the finals, he lost by just three votes. So let’s make amends and vote early and often (you can vote about once every 5 hours) and let’s put a C6.R driver at the top.

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Corvettes on eBay: 2008 550+ HP Supercharged Corvette

by Keith Cornett on September 20, 2010

Corvettes on eBay: 2008 550+ HP Supercharged Corvette

I was perusing the Corvettes on eBay (over 1,400 Corvettes for sale btw) a little after midnight and came across this stunning custom Corvette coupe. The combination silver/black matte custom paint immediately jumped off the screen to grab my attention. Black Matte seems to be all the rage currently and this Corvette pulls it off brilliantly. Check out more pics and additional information after the jump.

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