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[VIDEO] Corvette C7.R Build and Development

by Keith Cornett on January 23, 2014

[VIDEO] Corvette C7.R Build and Development

Pratt and Miller posted this video earlier in the week that shows what it took to design and build the Corvette C7.R race car. The Corvette will make its racing debut this Saturday when it takes the field for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

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[PIC] Hansen ART Imagines the 2015 Corvette Z06 as a Convertible

The 2015 Corvette Z06 made its debut last week at the North American International Auto Show and one of the exciting new features on the new super car is that this will be the first Corvette Z06 with a removable roof panel. But that hasn’t stopped rumors of a full-on convertible Z06.

A Milan, Italy based graphic design shop named Hansen ART took that idea and created this beautiful rendering of what a Corvette Z06 convertible might look like.

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Gus Grissom's Corvette Sting Ray Will Be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee

America may never know a time like the 1960s when our nation was on a frantic race to reach the moon before the end of the decade.

This weekend at Mecum Auto Auctions in Kissimmee, Florida, someone will be able to buy a piece of space exploration history when Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom’s 1967 Corvette goes on the block.

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[VIDEO] Advantage Features 1964 Corvette Sting Ray Racing Up a Swiss Mountain Pass

If you don’t have much time to go to the movies, then Martin and Sandro Baebler’s flick called Advantage should be right up your alley.

Or should we say, right up your mountain.

In the film, which lasts all of one minute and 26 seconds, our mysterious main character (the only character for that matter) is apparently a secret agent being pursued by some bad guys.

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[VIDEO] Criswell Corvette's Mike Furman Delivers His 3,000th Corvette

Congratulations to our friend and CorvetteBlogger sponsor Mike Furman of Criswell Corvette who earlier this month delivered his 3,000th Corvette to a customer. Mike’s first Corvette sale goes all the way back to July 26, 1978 when he sold a 1978 Corvette to Cassius De la Victoria. Some 426 months later, Mike delivered his 3,000th Corvette to a customer from Potomac, MD.

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Barrett-Jackson Sets Records at 2014 Scottsdale Auction

The curtain came down Sunday, January 19th, on the most successful Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction in history. The FOX televised, eight-day event, sometimes called the “world’s greatest reality show,” was hosted in Barrett-Jackson’s brand new bricks and mortar facility with much improved space and amenities, a building that was completed in only eleven months time and completed only days before the auction start on Sunday, January 12th. Barrett-Jackson’s former main auction tent, the largest tent in the world, was connected to the new permanent auction building and created an impressive almost mile long facility from one end to the other.

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Corvette Racing at Daytona: Back to Where It All Started

by Corvette Racing on January 21, 2014

Corvette Racing at Daytona: Back to Where It All Started

New Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs to race for first time in TUDOR Championship opener

DETROIT (Jan. 21, 2014) – Fifteen years ago, Corvette Racing stepped onto the world’s sports car stage for the first time. Thirteen years ago, it scored a stunning overall victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Now with 90 victories around the world – seven at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – and 10 American Le Mans Series titles, America’s premier production-based sports car team is back at Daytona with a brand new car to contend for a brand new championship.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Doug Fehan on the C7.Rs Reveal at NAIAS

When the all-new C7.R Corvette race car was revealed at the North American International Auto Show last Monday, a small contingent of personnel from Corvette Racing and Pratt and Miller were on hand to witness the event.

We caught up with Doug Fehan, Corvette Racing’s Program Manager, on the show floor and spoke with him about the new race car and the inaugural race of the TUDOR United Sportscar Championship at the 24 Hours of Daytona.

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Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park Already Planning Track Events for 2014
Photo Credit: Emil Moffatt

We’ve heard all the good news about the 2014 Corvette Stingray over the past few months, with numerous honors being awarded to the seventh generation of Chevrolet’s sports car.

The good news shows no sign of stopping, either.

The National Corvette Museum is racing toward its 20th anniversary in August, literally. That’s when it will open a widely anticipated Motorsports Park featuring a 3.1-mile road course on 184 acres across the interstate from the museum.

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1967 Corvette L88 Sells for World Record $3.5 Million at Barrett-Jackson

All Corvette enthusiast eyes were on Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale Saturday afternoon in expectation for some record setting prices. If you have been following CorvetteBlogger’s updates on this week’s Barrett-Jackson auction extravaganza, you know that their 2014 event has gotten off to a strong start with attendance up 30% through Thursday and sales exceeding last year by over 8%.

Saturday is traditionally when the best of the best collector cars cross the block and in the late afternoon within a little over one hour six Corvette lot numbers sold for a combined total of $8.63M including bidder fees. These included some of the best known and important Corvettes.

But the real star of the afternoon was a 1967 second generation L88 coupe we called the “crown jewel” of Corvettes in an article back in November, one of only twenty Corvette L88 coupes built that year. Within a few minutes of the famous “Rebel” racecar selling for $2.86M (including buyer’s premium), the 1967 L88 red/red award-winning coupe set a new world’s record for a Corvette sold at auction when it hammered for $3.5M ($3.85M including buyer’s fees). The bidding quickly rose to $2M then surpassed the former record price of $3.2M set by another 1967 L88 last September by almost 10%. When the reserve was lifted the car sold setting a new world’s record Corvette auction record.

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