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Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two for ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

Corvette Racing Qualifies One-Two for ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

Magnussen Wins Pole with Record-Shattering Run, Gavin Second with Sub-Record Time

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, July 21, 2012 – Corvette Racing blew away the GT track records at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park today en route to qualifying first and second for Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Jan Magnussen qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R on the GT pole with a time of 1:15.478 (117.285 mph), eclipsing the record set in 2008 by 1.385 seconds. Oliver Gavin also obliterated the previous mark, taking the second spot in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R with a blistering 1:15.782 lap (116.814 mph).

Winning Legacy of Ron Fellows at Mosport Fuels Current Corvette Racing’s Drivers

Winning Legacy of Ron Fellows at Mosport Fuels Current Corvette Racing Drivers

Ron Fellows built a name for himself with three American Le Mans Series wins in a row at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park at the turn of the century.

Now as a co-owner of the famous track, Fellows is hoping to see his successors continue the success for Corvette, which has nine Mosport Grand Prix wins over that 11-year era.

General Motor’s CFO Dan Ammann Shows He Is No Bean Counter

General Motor's CFO Dan Ammann Shows He No Bean Counter
Photo Credit: Reuters/Rebecca Cook

If General Motors, and therefore Corvette, are to thrive, it will likely take more employees like Dan Ammann.

Named the chief financial officer of the new GM last year, Ammann has wasted little time making it clear to those underneath him that he’s not one of the old guard. To illustrate his point, he recently even took his gray-metallic Corvette Z06 to 150 miles per hour in a challenge to the company’s “car guys.” Ammann is one of only 30 GM executives authorized to drive that fast on GM’s Michigan track.

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing’s Mosport Pit Stop Demonstration – in High Heels?

[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Mosport Pit Stop Demonstration - in High Heels?

Corvette Racing ambassador Ron Fellows stopped by the CTV television studios with the #4 Corvette C6.R for this segment which was featured on the Canada AM morning television show. After a tire change demonstration by the crew, the air guns were turned over to the female hosts of the show, Marci Ien and Marcia MacMillan, so they could make their own attempt. Dressed in fire suits and high heels, the girls learned first hand the process for changing a tire in the American Le Mans Series.

[VIDEO] 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette ZR1 Unveiled in Mexico

[VIDEO] 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette ZR1 Unveiled in Mexico

As we told you earlier this year, Chevrolet is making a new push into Mexico by opening a select number of Chevrolet Performance Stores which will sell the Corvette ZR1 and the two Corvette Grand Sport models.

This past June, General Motors and their Chevrolet Performance dealers hosted a party to dedicate the first of five such premium outlets and the guest of honor was none other than the new 2013 60th Anniversary Corvette ZR1.

[ACCIDENT] Hertz Corvette Rental Lands Upside Down in a South Florida Canal

[ACCIDENT] Hertz Corvette Rental Ends up In South Florida Canal
Photo Credit: Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post

A red 2012 Corvette came to rest nose-first in a canal in Royal Palm Beach, Florida early Monday morning.

The two passengers in the car, which was rented from Hertz, were able to make their way out of the car and apparently suffered only minor injuries. Fortunately, a witness headed to work saw the accident and called 911 for help.

[VIDEO] 1972 Corvette Runs the AutoCross at Goodguys PPG Nationals

[VIDEO] 1972 Corvette Runs the AutoCross at Goodguys PPG Nationals

One of the largest custom auto shows of the year was recently put on by the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association. The Goodguys PPG Nationals three day extravaganza held July 6th-8th at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus attracted thousands of cars and over 100,000 enthusiasts.

One of the main attractions of the event is the Goodguys AutoCross competition and we are glad to hear that a Corvette finished 1st in the Street Machine class.

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Des Moines

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Des Moines

The 2012 Mecum Auctions train-of-fun stops in Des Moines, Iowa this weekend. The 2-day sale takes place July 20th – 21st at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Velocity TV will have 12 hours of live coverage of the event. 500 hundred cars are expected and as we write this over 20 Corvettes are scheduled to cross the auction block.

Corvette Racing at Mosport: Aiming for a Repeat Performance

Corvette Racing at Mosport: Aiming for a Repeat Performance

Momentum Matters as Chevrolet Team Drives for Repeat Victory in ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, July 17, 2012 – By any other name, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – the track formerly known as Mosport – would still be as fast. With its roots firmly anchored in the ’60s and its character unchanged for more than 50 years, the 2.5-mile circuit in the Canadian countryside near Toronto is decidedly Old School. With daunting high-speed corners and soaring straights, it is not a track for the timid – which is why Corvette Racing’s drivers relish their return to the historic 10-turn circuit for Sunday’s Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport.

Corvette FunFest: Calling All ’63 Sting Ray Corvettes!

Mid America Motorworks has planned a monumental Golden Anniversary celebration in tribute to the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray convertible and split window coupe at Corvette Funfest 2012, Sept 13-16. Spread the word, and let’s celebrate this American icon at the Largest Corvette Party in the World!

Check out www.corvettefunfest.com for more information.

 

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