Last week General Motors released the monthly sales report and for the seventh straight month, the number of Corvettes remained higher than 1,000 units. But is there bad news on the horizon? October’s delivery of 1,011 Corvettes marked the sixth straight decline from May’s 1,428 deliveries. October’s sales lagged -12.4% from the 1,154 Corvettes delivered a year ago and year to date sales are running -9.5%.
Chevy’s Marketing Manager of Performance Cars John Fitzpatrick and Gary Mulder, GM Performance Division and builder of the SEMA track concept cars were out at Spring Mountain to talk about the Camaro SSx and the Corvette Z06x. Interest in the Z06x track car is very high but according to Fitzpatrick, the concept exists only as a test bed to showcase the racing accessories available from GM Performance Parts, as well as Pratt and Miller and Pfadt Race Engineering.
Larbre Competition will be fielding a GT2 Corvette C6.R in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup series, a seven-race series based around the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The series features races in Europe, Asia and two ALMS races in the US where Larbre’s GT2 Corvette will see action in the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans.
Article Contributed by Steve Burns
Our 2 earlier previews have focused on some of the older cars in Bob McDorman’s grandiose collection. Today in our 3rd and final preview, we’ll focus one some of the later model Corvettes that will be available at no reserve this Saturday, November 6th at McDorman’s Chevrolet dealership in Canal Winchester, OH.
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Exhibition Corvettes were abundant at the show this year. Let’s face it; Corvettes make great eye-candy for any manufacturer who wants the traffic to stop at their booth. GM also brought a few interesting Corvettes and a classic on a trailer behind a new dually. If you had the time, you could watch the factory guys assemble (and disassemble) the powerplant for the ZR1. And yes, the E-rod Corvette was front and center. The yet to be released carbon fiber Z06 in Supersonic Blue was complete with factory applied race numbers. Jake was looking full of attitude in his newest rendition.
Racing Jake, Grand Sport Jake, and the track-ready Corvette Z06X!
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Today we continue our preview of the Bob McDorman Collection Auction with 4 very unique 1963 Corvettes.
Ask anyone what cars they would have in their fantasy garage and you’re sure to hear “1963 Corvette” somewhere in their response. The 1963 model year saw GM unleash the all new 2nd generation Corvette. The C2 went on to become one the most recognizable and desirable body styles in automotive history.
Visitors to the 2010 SEMA show will see a replica of one of the most iconic sports cars ever made: The 1963 Corvette Grand Sport Coupe. Superformance LLC and Duntov Motors produce the GM Officially licensed recreation sports cars and the display model at SEMA features the new General Motors Performance Part’s E-ROD LSA crate engine package which packs 556 supercharged horsepower.
Here’s a quick clip of the new Corvette C6.R chassis testing at Sebring on Monday. The matte black Compuware Corvette was joined on the track with the #3 Corvette C6.R. See photos and a couple more short videos on photobucket.
From Oliver Gavin’s Facebook page:
Just finished marathon day of testing at Sebring… Ran from 9am – 9pm…Stopped for 40mins at 6pm, Chateau Elan had a wedding…
From SEMA to Sebring, Jake Never Rests!
Corvette Racing’s now ubiquitous mascot Jake is sooo huge, Corvette owners will turn to Genuine Corvette Accessories to create their Jake special editions. That’s the thinking by GM with the release of the 2011 Corvette Jake Edition Concept which showcases many new GCA accessories featuring the factory race team’s icon.