We all love to look at Corvettes that have been proudly customized with an American theme, don’t we?
Seeing that red, white and blue decorating a Corvette makes us proud to be an enthusiast for America’s Sports Car.
Corvette Racing participated in the annual trek to downtown Le Mans on Monday where the C7.Rs underwent the pre-race technical inspections known as Scrutineering. Once completed, the team had its 2017 official photo taken in the town square. The real action kicks off on Wednesday as the team will get out on the track for the first Free Practice sessions ahead of Thursday’s qualifying for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Another weekend is now in our rear view window. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and getting their cars out. Our weekly love of labor aka the Midyear Monday Photo Gallery is featuring 48 photos of the iconic 1963-1967 Corvettes this week.
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Team counts itself ready for 18th consecutive appearance in French endurance classic
DETROIT (June 12, 2017) – Corvette Racing is ready to put a year’s worth of preparation to the test this week when it goes for a ninth class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The annual French endurance classic – this year’s running is the 86th edition – gets the green flag at 3 p.m. French time (9 a.m. ET) on Saturday with Corvette Racing sending six drivers and its two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs into battle against the world’s best.
As we brought to you on Friday, Chevrolet has released the totals for 2017 Corvette production which also included the final totals of the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport Collector Edition. However, there were some stats that we know that owners of the Collector Editions would appreciate and so a big thanks for the Corvette Team for helping us get these additional breakouts.
We just knew this was coming, didn’t we Corvette fans?
Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and the No. 64 Corvette C7.R set the fastest time in the GTE-Pro during last Sunday’s test as the 5-time Le Mans winner was timed at 3:54.701 (129.990 mph). Antonio Garcia was fourth with the No.63 C7.R with a lap of 3:55.064 (129.680 mph).
You knew it was wrong to steal a Corvette but it felt oh so right!
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