This 2009 Corvette ZR1 was imported into Australia and received a right hand drive conversion from the Corvette Clinic in Bundoora, Victoria. This is just the first of America’s King of the Hill to receive the RHD treatment which allows the cars to be fully registerable in all Australian states. According to the Corvette Clinic, two more Corvette ZR1s, a Victory Red and a Cyber Gray model, will soon get the conversion as well.
Converting a Corvette to right hand drive isn’t an easy task. The Corvette Clinic created a new dash and had to remanufacture some of the steering components to make it work. What I like about their ZR1 conversion is that they were also able to move the 6-Speed transmission shifter knob to the right side of the center console as well.
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The annual Corvettes at Carlisle show was held over the weekend in rainy Pennsylvania. Although the weather was rather poor at times it didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of the Corvette enthusiasts who attended. The manufacturers and vendors were out as well with the Corvette Team holding court and showing off the new 2010 Grand Sport. Featured guest and new Corvette ZR1 owner Mario Andretti addressed the crowd. The only downside of the 3-day event was the annual Corvette auction which appears to have been cancelled after two years of declining sales and interest.
We went through the Corvette forums and found a few threads chock full of Carlisle pics. You can view all the photos by hopping the link over the source:
MikeHill33 uploaded this Corvette and 327 other photos from the 2009 Corvettes at Carlisle to his Flickr
Corvette Forum Member “Shirl” found this interesting Kerbeck Grand Sport with some custom graphics. You can see his photo thread on the Corvette Forum
“Montvalegolf” took this photo of the Corvette race car gathering. This and his other pics are on the Corvette Forum
“Jay71″ has a thing for resto-mods. Check out his photo collection on the Corvette Forum
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Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen made history today with Corvette Racing’s first win in the GT2 class at the Grand Prix of Mosport. Magnussen had an epic battle in the final minutes with the #62 Risi Ferrari driven by Pierre Kaffer. Kaffer pushed Magnussen hard but the Dane was able to stay in front and crossed the finish line 0.331 seconds ahead the red Ferrari.
Want to see some serious sports car racing? Here’s the last two and a half minutes of the Grand Prix of Mosport:
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