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Corvette Racing started the 2016 campaign strong with a first and second place finish at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. While we were very happy for the outcome, many of us wondered what impact the 1-2 finish would have in terms of the Balance of Performance equation for the team for the rest of the season.
According to Sportscar365.com, the balance of performance settings for the Rolex 24 at Daytona was customized for that track and IMSA has now issued the standard configuration of BoP regulations for the remainder of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, just in time for the official Sebring test next week.
Our friend Lance Miller of Corvettes of Carlisle put together a tribute video today showing off the Corvette C5R racer that was campaigned 15 years ago by Dale Earnhardt Sr., along with his son Dale Jr., Kelly Collins and Andy Pilgrim at the 2001 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. The No.3 C5R finished 2nd in the GTS class and 4th overall.
Photo Credit: IMSA.com
Chevrolet already offers Corvette owners a unique way to take delivery of their rides through the R8C delivery program at the National Corvette Museum. Now Chevy is expanding delivery options for other bow-tie models as well. The automaker announced this morning that they are expanding their off-site deliveries of Corvettes and other select Chevrolet models at the Chevrolet Delivery Center at the Daytona International Speedway.
America has a celebrity-driven culture, so some enthusiast will like the idea of owning a 1961 Corvette previously owned by Motley Crue singer Vince Neil.
Vince Neil’s 1961 Corvette will be one of the selections available at McCormick’s Palm Springs collector car auction, marking its 30th anniversary Feb. 26-28 with a move to the Palm Springs convention center. That’ll be convenient for McCormick, whose showroom offices are just a quarter mile away.
John Breslow is the epitome of what a car collector should be.
Get ready to meet a great car enthusiast when you watch the video in the Petrolicious Made to Drive original series at petrolicious.com.
“I sold my business, and everybody said you need a passion,” Breslow explains. “It’s like they say, one door closes, and for me it was a garage door that opened!”
It’s hard to believe that production of the 2016 Corvette will be ending in just a few months. Seems like we were just at the NCM for last year’s bash where all the great updates and specials editions like the Z06 C7.R Edition were announced. But time flies and model years come to an end. Thanks to our friend Rick ‘Corvette’ Conti, we have some important production-related dates for the 2016/2017 Corvettes.
Photo Credit: Corvette Museum
Friday was the two year anniversary of the day that a sinkhole opening up in the National Corvette Museum’s skydome, swallowing eight Corvettes and propelling the museum to the highest visitor counts since its founding.
To help tell the story of that fateful day, the Corvette Museum has opened its newest exhibit, “Corvette Cave-In: The Skydome Sinkhole Experience”. Executive Director Wendell Strode, along with the Museum’s Marketing Manager Katie Frassinelli and exhibit designer Roger Barganier, all take turns talking about that bizarre day when the floor fell out and how the museum “turned lemons into lemonade” by embracing the seemingly bad situation and making the best of it.