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2011 Le Mans: Corvettes at Scrutineering and other Links

The Corvette Racing team took the C6.Rs to downtown Le Mans where the two factory racers underwent the pre-race technical inspection better known as scrutineering. Following the inspection, they lined up for the official team photo before heading back to the track for more photography with Richard Prince. After the jump, catch up with the day’s excitement and events through those that are there as well as those of us who are not.

[PIC] 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvette Grand Sport Coupe

[PIC] 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvette Grand Sport Coupe
Photo Credit: CBS21.com

That 2012 Carlisle Blue Corvette Grand Sport Coupe that was spotted on a car hauler a couple of weeks ago seems to have turned up at the Corvette Club of America’s 37th Annual Spring Car Show. The show was held Saturday at Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring, Maryland. In addition to the celebrity cars on hand was another celebrity, Corvette Product Manager Harlan Charles who took a moment to pose with the new Grand Sport.

Corvette and SPEED Take Fans Inside the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette and SPEED Take Fans Inside the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Extensive Live TV Coverage Bolstered by Online Video Stream from Inside Corvette C6.R

LE MANS, France, June 6, 2011 – Race fans will have an all-access view of this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with exclusive features that include “riding along” with Corvette Racing for the entire race. SPEED will televise 17 hours of live coverage on June 11-12, and via a partnership with Corvette Racing, fans can go to www.speedtv.com/corvette to view the hours not televised. Online coverage will include a special live video stream providing a constant look from inside one of the two Corvette C6.Rs that will be seeking a seventh class win at Le Mans.

[VIDEO] Supercharged Corvette Z06 vs Koenigsegg CCXR

Supercharged Corvette Z06 vs Koenigsegg CCXR

Here is a video that will make you feel good about owning a Corvette. This modified supercharged Z06 with 700 horsepower lines up against Sweden’s Koenigsegg CCXR with just over 1,000 horsepower for a 1-mile drag race. Both cars seemingy get off to a slow start thanks to a bunch a wheel spin, but the Z06 finds traction first, jumps out in the lead and never looks back.

[PICS] Corvette C6.Rs Arrive at Le Mans

[PICS] Corvette C6.Rs Arrive at Le Mans

The Corvette Racing trucks arrived in France where it delivered its cargo containing race cars and supporting parts and tools in advance of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Most of the crew and the engineers will be on site as we write this with the drivers arriving from various locations over the weekend. The busy week kicks off officially on Monday where the two C6.Rs wearing numbers #73 and #74 will undergo Scrutineering in the afternoon before posing for the traditional team picture on the pit straight.

Corvettes on eBay: Mail Order Baldwin/Motion Corvette

Corvettes on eBay: Mail Order Baldwin/Motion Corvette

Article contributed by Steve Burns

Remember way back before the internet? Like back when ordering parts from a catalog involved filling out that confusing little centerfold sheet filled with oddly shaped boxes, cryptic color codes, and nondescript abbreviations? In today’s world if we need something by mail, we just fire up the ole PC, click a few buttons, enter a few numbers and voila! Our items show up at our door stop a few days later.

This uber rare Baldwin/Motion Phase III Corvette is currently up for grabs on eBay. Unlike other Baldwin/Motion cars which were assembled prior to purchase, this 1968 Corvette was modified about 4 years after it was driven off the lot by the original owner. All the requisite Motion Performance parts were ordered through the mail and a local body shop performed the transformation. The car is currently listed on eBay waiting for you to purchase it. Find out more about this stunning ride and the price tag attached to it after the jump.

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner at the NCM Bash

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Tommy Milner at the NCM Bash

Tommy Milner joined Doug Fehan and Dan Binks for a luncheon with the Corvette Racing team at the National Corvette Museum’s C5/C6 Bash. In this video, driver Tommy Milner talks about his experiences so far in his inaugural year in the C6.R as well as giving the enthusiasts in the crowd some highlights of his brief but highly successful racing career.

C3 Corvette Makes Hagerty’s Top 5 Attainable Dream Cars

C3 Corvette Makes Hagerty's Top 5 Attainable Dream Cars
Photo Credit: CorvetteImages.com

Classic Corvettes have always been a hit with collectors at auctions but rising values have put the most coveted Corvettes out of reach for many. With the prices for classic cars back on the rise, classic car insurance provider Hagerty has put together this list of what CEO McKeel Hagerty calls the “Top 5 Attainable Dream Cars”. Making the list of those attainable cars is a C3 big block.

[ACCIDENTS] Corvette Hits Tree, Lands on Home’s Front Porch

[ACCIDENTS] Corvette Hits Tree, Lands on Home's Front Porch

KMBC in Kansas City had this report about a Corvette that crashed into a house. The Corvette’s driver apparently was running from a routine police stop. After turning onto a small back road off Highway 150, the driver lost control and hit a tree which launched the Corvette airborne. Police found the wrecked Corvette on the front porch of a home.

Corvette Central Launches Performance Products Website

Corvette Central Launches Performance Products Website

For some Corvette owners, America’s favorite sports car represents power and performance. To help performance-minded owners get the most out their cars, Corvette Central has launched a new online presence called Corvette Central Performance. The new website features a catalog of the most innovated performance products available for all Corvettes from C1 to ZR1.