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2009 Callaway GT1 Championship Edition featured in Corvette Magazine

I just got my April 2010 issue of Corvette Magazine and oh, snap! Guess what I saw? Gracing the cover is a 2009 GT1 Championship Edition Convertible. A car so rare, we’ll be talking about the record prices these special editions are sure to get at auctions sooner rather than later. Only 7 Black GT1 Convertibles were made and we are pretty sure that only one has been tuned by Callaway.

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Corvette Racing Receives Invitation to Race in the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Photo Credit: Richard Prince

It’s official. The two factory-sponsored Corvette C6.Rs have received invitations to join the ultra-competitive GT2 class this June for the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The C6.Rs will battle a who’s who of sports car racing teams and manufacturers including Porsche, Ferrari, BMW and Jaguar in the crowded class featuring 17 entries.

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[Accidents] Corvette Lands on Pole Wire After Collision

by Keith Cornett on February 4, 2010

Corvette Lands on Pole Wire After Collision

This C6 Corvette ends up precariously balanced on a telephone support wire following a collision with another car. The accident took place in Fountain Valley California last week. There were no injuries but the Corvette was messed up pretty bad. Check out additional photos after the jump.

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January 2010 Corvette Sales

by Keith Cornett on February 3, 2010

January 2010 Corvette Sales

The first sales report of the new year hit yesterday and the good news is that Corvette sales are up 1.4% over last year. January 2010 deliveries totaled 854 – 12 Corvettes more than the 842 sold in January 2009. Historically, Corvette sales tend to a breather in January anyway so we are okay with this number. The other significant number for the month is the availability of the Corvette ZR1. National inventories of the supercharged ZR1 have grown by 27% to 191 units.

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Corvette C7 Rendering by Avarvarii

by Keith Cornett on February 2, 2010

Corvette C7 Rendering by Avarvarii

Here is an interesting unofficial rendering of the C7 Corvette by designer Andrei Avarvarii that takes some of the best features of the Transformer’s Stingray Concept and morphs them with the best features of the C6.

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 Corvette and Cadillac Brands Plan Return to European Showrooms

GM is cautiously looking to return Corvette and Cadillac brands back to European Showrooms following last year’s bankruptcy of its previous importer, Dutch-based Kroymans, who went belly up during the Summer of 2009. GM had its own financial issues at the time of the Kroyman bankruptcy but a GM spokesperson speaking with Das Autohaus says the automaker is currently in contract negotiations with up to 30 dealers in Germany.

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1958 Silver Blue Corvette sold at 2010's Barrett-Jackson Auction for $220,000

Barrett-Jackson’s Collector Car Auction just wrapped up another successful Scottsdale auction and Corvette sales remain strong. We counted 112 Corvettes that crossed the block and with the 10% commission added, sales totaled $9.19 million. That’s very comparable to 2009′s $9.8 million in sales.

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Here’s another cool episode from “Vette Garage: The Series” where they go behind the scenes to check out Corvette Recycling’s operation in Farmington, UT.


Source:
Vette Garage: The Series


Related:
[VIDEO] Episode 3 of “Vette Garage: The Series”
[VIDEO] Episode 2 of “Vette Garage: The Series”
[VIDEO] “Vette Garage: The Series” Opens With Visit to Pfadt Race Engineering

 

LG Motorsport’s Lou Gigliotti is Running for Congress

by Keith Cornett on January 27, 2010

LG Motorsport's Lou Gigliotti is Running for Congress

I just got a heads up from a friend that Lou Gigliotti, Corvette race car driver and founder of LG Motorsports is running for the 4th congressional district in Texas. Without getting too political on a car blog, Lou’s 30 years experience as a small business owner and his legendary competitiveness is just the kind of experience needed in Washington. Please take a moment to visit Gigliotti for Congress and let’s all wish a fellow Corvette driver lots of luck in this new endeavor.

Hat tip: Charlie


Source:
Gigliotti for Congress

Related:
Gus Grissom’s 1967 Corvette Listed on eBay

 

Corvette Museum Offering $10 Raffle for a New 2010 Corvette

One of the more popular fundraisers for The National Corvette Museum is their new Corvette raffles. I wanted to make sure to highlight this raffle coming up on Thursday as the entry price is something we can all afford. This 2010 Torch Red Corvette is being offered for just $10/ticket. And this isn’t some stripped down base model either. This Corvette features the 3LT package and includes delivery at the museum. Check out the Corvette’s specs after the jump and follow the links to order your tickets.

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