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Corvette Racing’s C6.Rs to Start Second and Third on Streets of Long Beach

Corvette Racing's C6.Rs to Start Second and Third on Streets of Long Beach

Grid Set by Championship Points as Rain Washes Out Qualifying for Second Round of ALMS

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 13, 2012 – The streets of Long Beach were awash today as qualifying for Saturday’s two-hour American Le Mans Series at Long Beach was canceled due to rain and standing water on the temporary circuit. With the starting grid consequently determined by championship points, the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia will start second in the GT category, and the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will start third.

C4 Corvette and H1 Hummer Torched by Arsonist

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

An Arizona couple will no doubt remember Easter 2012 for a long time.

They woke up Sunday morning to the sounds of their doorbell being rung repeatedly to warn them of a fire at their San Tan Valley home.

Reminder: Join Zip Corvette Parts on Saturday for their 35th Anniversary Celebration

Zip Corvette Invites You to their 35th Anniversary Celebration on April 14

If you’re in the neighborhood this weekend, make sure you drop by Zip Corvette Part’s 35th Anniversary Celebration. The party will be held on Saturday at their headquarters in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Check out all the details at


Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS at Long Beach

Corvette Racing: Links for ALMS at Long Beach

There is no better place for the world`s most exotic racers than the streets of Long Beach in southern California. It has been standing-room only since the Series` first trip in 2007 and this year will be no different. Corvette Racing finished 2nd and 5th in GT in 2011. Will this be the race where they earn their first win of 2012?

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Houston

Mecum Auctions rolls into Houston, Texas this weekend for their inaugural event there. The shiny new 2-day sale takes place Friday, April 13th and Saturday the 14th at the Reliant Center. The Velocity team will be sporting their very best blue shirts and khaki pants throughout their 12 hours of live coverage. Right now, there are over 60 Corvettes listed on the docket.

The 2013 Corvette in Night Race Blue

The 2013 Corvette in Night Race Blue

As we get closer to the 2013 Corvette’s official launch at the National Corvette Museum’s Bash later this month, additional details about the final C6 Corvette are starting to trickle out. There is always excitement when GM introduces a new color choice for Corvettes and so when we came across an official Chevrolet Dealer document that shows an illustration of the new 2013 Corvette in Night Race Blue, we’ll, let’s just say we’re very pleased with the addition of the new shade.

[PICS] 1986 Corvettes Customized on SPEED’s Car Warriors

[PICS] 1986 Corvettes Customized on SPEED's Car Warriors From Us on Twitter

Last night on SPEED, we watched two shops from California duke it out as they attempted to modify and customize a 1986 Corvette in 48 hours. In the end, the blue team hailing from Shinbone Alley in Fresno came out on top with their 1986 Corvette which was finished in two-tone black and copper. The red team, from Sledsville in So-Cal, also went black and gold with their build, but their ambitious plan for customizing their Corvette was just too much to accomplish in 48 hours. Our friends at SPEED sent us some additional photography of the cars taken during filming of the show and we’ll share them with you after the jump.

Dealer Refused to Sell Corvette to Man with Cancer

[VIDEO] Helicopter Crashes While Filming Corvette ZR1 Stunt for Top Gear Korea

Our friends are recently shared a tale that should make every Corvette owner’s blood boil with anger and sadness.

One of Jalopnik’s commenters sent in a tale about a dying man with face cancer who was denied the chance to buy his dream car – a new Corvette – by a rude dealership that didn’t think he could afford it, despite the fact that he had the cash.

[VIDEO] Helicopter Crashes While Filming Corvette ZR1 Stunt for Top Gear Korea

[VIDEO] Helicopter Crashes While Filming Corvette ZR1 Stunt for Top Gear Korea

You may have heard about and seen the Top Gear chopper that was captured as it lost control and crashed into the dirt on a timely video shot by a man in Coolidge, Ariz.

What you may not have seen is additional footage that has just surfaced on YouTube that actually shows the speeding Corvette being filmed by the helicopter for a stunt on the popular TV show, then gives an in-copter view of what the crash looked like to the two pilots and shows onlookers rushing to check on the pair.

[PIC] Instragam Captures Aftermath of Corvette Accidents

[PIC] Instragam Captures Aftermath of Corvette Accidents

I wouldn’t technically call this a fail as fail usually denotes that the person behind the wheel of the car is somehow at fault for doing something stupid. So having said that, we came across an instagram tweet late this afternoon from @chrisgoulet that said the following:

“Has anyone seen my #vette? #corvette #fail”

We retweeted the photo and asked for details. @ChrisGoulet replied:

“Construction + double-lane left-hand turn = side-swiped and run off the road.”