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Motor Trend Compares Corvette ZR1 with Porsche 911

Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman takes the Porsche 911 Turbo and the Corvette ZR1 out to Willow Springs Raceway and the Mojave Spaceport’s 12,000-foot runway and put both cars through a lineup of instrumented tests. The wheelman for the tests was 24 Hours of Le Mans winner and GT2 world champion Justin Bell. Both cars excelled in different parts of the test but one of the cars broke and was unable to run the standing mile. Lastly, Bell is the first race car driver I’ve seen to really play with the Corvette ZR1’s Performance Traction Management System. Can it make a professional driver better? Get his opinion and more in the video after the jump.

1959 Corvette Barn Car

Here is a fairly original 1959 Corvette that was stored away in a barn somewhere in Wisconsin since the mid-sixties. The Corvette was recently willed to a nephew following the death of the owner and the nephew’s friend shared these pictures on the Corvette Forum. Many times, we’ll see barn cars only after they’ve been pulled out of their cocoon so it’s great to see the new owner documenting the classic C1 straight-axle in its surroundings where its been stored for 40+ years.

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Corvette Racing: Vote O'Connell or Magnussen for Favorite ALMS Driver
Photo Credit: Richard Prince / GM Racing

All right Corvette Racing fans. Give yourself a big pat on the back as it looks like Doug Fehan got the most votes for the “From the Fans” awards. Now we turn our attention to the favorite driver award and both Johnny O’Connell and Jan Magnussen made the final round. The last time O’Connell made it to the finals, he lost by just three votes. So let’s make amends and vote early and often (you can vote about once every 5 hours) and let’s put a C6.R driver at the top.

Corvettes on eBay: 2008 550+ HP Supercharged Corvette

I was perusing the Corvettes on eBay (over 1,400 Corvettes for sale btw) a little after midnight and came across this stunning custom Corvette coupe. The combination silver/black matte custom paint immediately jumped off the screen to grab my attention. Black Matte seems to be all the rage currently and this Corvette pulls it off brilliantly. Check out more pics and additional information after the jump.

Callaway Competition clinch 2010 FIA GT3 Drivers Title in Portimão

Written By: Walt Thurn /

Algarve Portugal – In race nine the Callaway Competition and Graff Racing Corvettes battled to second and third place finishes. This still gave the Graff Racing Callaway built Corvette a mathematical chance to win the 2010 Drivers championship. However that opportunity came to a close today when Christian Hohenadel and Daniel Keilwitz took the overall victory. The duo were awarded the 2010 FIA GT3 Drivers Championship with 181 total points. This is their fourth overall victory in what has become a dominant season for the little team from Leingarten Germany.

1967 L88 Shriner Corvette at Mecum's St. Charles Auction

Our favorite non-original L88 Shriner Corvette is back on the market again. The 1967 “L88” Shriner COPO Corvette crossed the block at Mecum’s St. Charles auction on Saturday where it reached a high bid of $80,000 but failed to reach its reserve price. Longtime readers of CorvetteBlogger may recognize this as the same car whose listing on eBay in December 2005 was pulled after the Corvette community challenged the sale as a real-deal L88 Corvette.

Cool DIY Mod: Paint Your Corvette Grand Sport Emblems

Corvette Forum member “Bunker” has a red Corvette Grand Sport with Competition Gray wheels and fender hash marks. Not really liking the chrome Grand Sport emblem on the front quarter panels, Bunker purchased an extra set and got to work. Although he admits its not the closest in paint matching, its does provide his Grand Sport Corvette coupe a look different than stock.

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Series Episode 10: Team Effort

In the tenth episode of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street series, the team talks about the importance of team work and continuity to their overall success. For the first time in several years, the team altered its driving line up in an effort to gain an advantage in the highly competitive GT2 class. Take a look and see for yourself how Corvette Racing is all about teamwork.

[VIDEO] Marriage Proposal Features a Convertible Corvette and the Indy 500

The hopeless romantic in me just loved this feature. Austin Dillman suprises his race-loving girlfriend Sheri with a marriage proposal “on the bricks” of the Indy 500 the day before the big race. With help from Hare Chevrolet, GM, the Indy 500 and driver Tony Kanaan, Austin’s proposal was well received. Check out the video after the jump to see how he pulled it off.

Corvette Central Unveils Cutaway C4 Corvette

In the spirit of the old and new cutaway Corvettes that GM displayed at car shows around the country comes the C4 Cutaway Corvette built by Corvette Central. The drivable Corvette was unveiled appropriately enough at Corvettes at Carlisle. A majority of the outer and inner trim panels have been removed so you can view the car’s hidden components.