At the beginning of this video, the Blade Silver C6 Corvette ZR1 is pulling some decent quarter mile runs at the Great Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, WI. But then we see a another guy behind the wheel and that’s when things go south pretty quickly.
It’s the beginning of the week and that means it’s time for Midyear Monday, our way of celebrating the 2nd generation Corvette. Our salute this week features 35 Corvettes produced between 1963-1967.
Do you have a C2 Corvette you would like to share? Feel free to email it to me at Keith@CorvetteBlogger.com
We’d hate to be in the shoes of these two Corvette drivers in the ritzy Buckhead area of Atlanta.
Not after they were chased by lawmen and caused several crashes early Saturday.
All the action started around 3 a.m. when Georgia State Patrol troopers saw the two Corvettes driving in a “reckless” manner and tried to pull them over.
No. 4 Corvette C7.R goes from fifth to first in final seven minutes
EKLHART LAKE, Wis. (Aug. 7, 2016) – Corvette Racing and Action Express Racing gave Chevrolet and the Corvette marque two victories today at Road America in the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner won the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in the No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in a thrilling finish by going from fifth to first in the final seven minutes. It was their fourth victory of the season.
Well this sucks.
Corvette Racing’s all-around good guy Oliver Gavin tweeted on Friday that someone had broken into his house back in England. He reports that his family is okay, just shaken from the experience, but Oliver did say that many personal racing items were stolen.
Oliver also shared photos of several missing items. Taken was one of his distinctive Blue and Orange helmets which Chevrolet bowties that is used in IMSA and the V8 Supercars series as well as a set of six coins given to drivers for starts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans:
Oliver Gavin is a five-time class winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and he leads all Corvette Racing drivers, past and present, with 47 total wins during his 14 years of driving for the factory team. Chevrolet appreciates what he does as well and they have made him a brand ambassador for Europe.
Hopefully the police can find the person(s) responsible so that Oliver’s memorabilia is returned and that his family can feel safe in their own house while he is away for racing.
[VIDEO] Oliver Gavin’s Massive Corvette C7.R Burnout at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
[VIDEO] Mobil 1’s The Grid Previews Corvette Racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Corvette Racing at Lime Rock Park: 100th Victory in Program History
Terral Wittgow represents all that’s good about the Corvette hobby.
He was 10 years old in 1953 when he saw his first Corvette, indeed possibly one of the first few hundred Corvettes ever made.
Two weeks ago at Lime Rock Park, Corvette Racing set a modern milestone of winning 100 races in modern day IMSA/FIA competition. To celebrate, Corvette Racing has a new decal to show off on the Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs:
Mid America Motorworks will be welcoming Dennis DeYoung and the Music of STYX to the 2016 Corvette Funfest celebration in Effingham, IL. The much-anticipated concert announcement was made yesterday by Mid America’s Chief Cheerleader Mike Yager. Dennis DeYoung will take the stage on Saturday, September 17th at the Funfest Amphitheater.
The 27-year-old driver of a 2007 Corvette coupe lost his life early Thursday morning in Calvert County, Maryland, with high speed and possible alcohol playing a role in the crash, according to law enforcement officials.
The only thing still recognizable as a Corvette was the rear-third of the car behind the seats. Everything else was badly damaged by the impact when the Corvette, apparently traveling at an extremely high rate of speed, according to reports, struck the right rear tandem axle of a 2001 Mack Waste Management trash truck about 1:29 a.m. on Aug. 4.