Billed as the world’s largest one-day automotive event, the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit this Saturday is expected to attract more than a million car fanatics. Chevrolet is once again the presenting sponsor and one of the highlights will be the celebration of Corvette’s 60th anniversary.
Classic Wisconsin Circuit Is Corvette’s Proving Ground and Ancestral Home
ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 13, 2012 – The long and winding road to the American Le Mans Series championship runs through Road America, a track that is revered and respected by generations of sports car racers. The classic 4-mile circuit in the rolling Wisconsin countryside will host the Road America Road Race Showcase, the seventh round of the 2012 ALMS on Saturday, followed by the Corvette World Tribute on Sunday.
Racing legend Bob Bondurant gets a sneak peek, in this minute-long video from the Austin American-Statesman, at the Circuit of the Americas track under construction near Austin.
“Look at the elevation changes right now,” Bondurant comments as he makes a reconnaissance lap of the 3.4-mile circuit track. “This is gonna be so cool.”
Mecum Auctions will be in Monterey, California this weekend for their annual August sale. The auction runs August 16-18 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa on Del Monte Golf Course. Velocity will have 18 hours of live coverage of the auction. Nearly 60 Corvettes are scheduled to cross the block including a black 1968 L88 roadster, Mickey Thompson’s 1963 Z06, and a COPO 1967 convertible shown at the NY Auto Show.
We first told you about the Corvette-based SV 9 Competizione back in the summer of 2009. At that time there were plans to build as many as 1,000 of the custom coaches for just under $100,000 apiece. That was before SV Motors’ boss was indicted on investment fraud charges. It appears that just 4 of the carbon fiber-bodied cars were ever built. You’ve got your chance to score one member of that quartet at Mecum’s Monterey auction next week in California.
Each year on the Wednesday before the annual Woodward Dream Cruise Corvette enthusiasts gather to support the Open Hands Food Pantry in Royal Oak, MI. Over the last few years organizer Larry Courtney has grown the event from a one-day cruise down famous Woodward Avenue to a multi-day festival of all things Corvette. This year’s festivities kick off on Wednesday August 15th. Read on the see all of the activities on deck this year.
What would you like to see Tony Stewart drive during a special exhibition at Charlotte Motor Speedway on August 28?
It’s up to the fans to make that choice as part of a special Mobil 1 Facebook page survey going on now through August 27.
Mobil 1 is sponsoring the voting that will decide the vehicle he’ll be commandeering around the track: a Mobil 1 Racing-edition Bondurant Corvette Grand Sport, the Mobil 1 Formula Drift Chevy Camaro SS, a Chevy Astro Van, or a World War II-vintage tank.
Photo Credit: Ernie Torres/Sun-Times
A dark red 1975 Corvette coupe was one of the victims of a six-garage fire during the night Tuesday in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago.
The police Bomb & Arson Unit is investigating the fire, but say no proof of arson has been uncovered yet.
The Corvette Racing program has really become the textbook case of how (and why) a car company goes racing. Not only does the Chevrolet Corvette benefit from the “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” strategy that Zora Duntov outlined nearly 60 years ago while making his case that Chevrolet needs to be a performance brand. Racing also provides a developmental role in validating the car and its individual systems. Those systems that can improve the performance of a car in a 24 hour race can just as well improve the performance of the production Corvette you’re driving on the street right now.