BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 2, 2015) – Corvette Racing posted solid efforts in challenging conditions Friday at Road Atlanta ahead of Petit Le Mans. The final race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship on Saturday will see a bright yellow Chevrolet Corvette C7.R on the inside of the second row in GT Le Mans (GTLM) following rain-soaked qualifying sessions.
In light of Corvette’s recent troubles with Motor Trend, we are happy to report some great news about another recent test the magazine ran in conjunction with its Best Driver’s Car series. When you have that many performance cars together, there really is only one test that matters…who can win the World’s Greatest Drag Race 5.
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For those people who were young kids in the 1950s, being the proud owner of this Kiddie Corvette would surely have been a big thrill.
General Motors, in the midst of promoting its products in a big way in the mid-1950s, commissioned the Eska Company of Dubuque, Iowa to manufacture a one-third size pedal car of the 1956 Corvette, which had just been redesigned for the first time.
Two passengers in a C6 Corvette were critically injured Wednesday in a domino-type accident on State Highway 105 at County Road 2077 in Cleveland, Texas.
The accident happened about 5 p.m. when a log truck yielded to a Liberty County EMS ambulance answering a call in the area but didn’t wait long enough for the emergency vehicle to clear before pulling back onto the roadway from the shoulder.
BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 1, 2015) – With its 2015 racing season coming to an end this weekend at Road Atlanta, Corvette Racing already is casting an eye toward the future. The team and Chevrolet announced today that its group of full-season drivers – Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner – will return to drive two Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs in 2016.
It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Last week we featured a 1963 Corvette on the street at night and for this week’s TBT, we’ve selected another period photo of the classic split-window. Here’s a picture of a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray racer stopped in front of the Professional Drum Shop.
This morning, General Motors released their monthly sales report for September 2015 and the outlook still looks great for Corvette. For the month, GM sold 2,572 Corvettes, an increase of 4.3% over the 2,467 Corvettes sold in September 2014. For the Calendar Year to Date, a total of 26,398 Corvettes have been built and we are trending 1.7% ahead of the 25,950 Corvettes sold during the same time period last year.
Crime definitely didn’t pay for a Batavia, N.Y., man who is in state prison and lost his 1999 Corvette convertible to the Genesee County (N.Y.) Sheriff’s Department after being convicted of drug crimes.
But crime WILL pay for the local Drug Task Force, which will get the proceeds from the sale of the Corvette through a County Highway Department online auction next month.
Tonight could be the night when a potential resolution to the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park noise controversy could finally be reached.
At 6 p.m. Thursday in the City Commission Chambers, the City-County Planning Commission will consider a new 38-page detailed development plan submitted by the Museum.
If the plan is approved, the matter will likely head back to the Warren County Code Enforcement Board, which recently levied a $100 a day fine against the Motorsports Park until it’s in compliance with the planning commission.