There is no doubt that interest in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is reaching a fevered pitch. Next week, we begin racing activities which will build until Saturday morning’s drop of the Green Flag.
Don’t look now, but we’re just 2 weeks away from the 2016 edition of Bloomington Gold already. If you’re preparing a car for judging like this blogger you best get back into the garage and get back to work (right after you finish reading this article). The 2nd round of Bloomington Gold at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway runs from June 23rd through June 25th.
Additional changes have been made to the Balance of Performance (BoP) tables following Sunday’s official testing session for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and those changes hit Corvette Racing right where it hurts…the restrictor plates.
Prior to the testing session, the air restrictors were lowered on the Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs from its IMSA BoP of 29.5mm (x2) down to 29.1mm. Following the full day test session at Le Sarthe where Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia recorded the fastest time in LMGTE Pro with a lap of 3:55.122, the new BoP calls for a further reduction of 0.3mm for the the C7.Rs air restrictors.
For those that like to customize their Corvettes to their own personal tastes, it usually starts with ditching the stock wheels. With so many brands and designs to choose from, picking out new wheels for your Corvette can be a daunting task. But isn’t that one of the fun parts of pimping out your ride!
To help any of you currently contemplating some new shoes for your Corvette, we bring you a few photos of a Laguna Blue Corvette Stingray wearing Blue Troppo-B wheels from Forgiato.
Photo Credit: Richard Prince
It’s time again for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. As Corvette Racing prepares for their 17th consecutive year at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a story about their very first visit has been making the rounds recently from the likes of Program Manager Doug Fehan and Richard Prince, the team’s official photographer.
For this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing has once again turned to Wayne Taylor Racing to help fill its driver rosters. As was reported late last year, Jordan Taylor and his brother Ricky will join the factory Corvette squad as the third drivers for the French endurance classic.
We’re starting to see some of the offerings that’ll be crossing the block in a couple of weeks at Barrett-Jackson’s inaugural Northeast auction. The all-new 3-day event takes place June 23rd through June 25th at the Mohegan Sun Hotel and Casino in Uncasville, CT.
In the mid-1970s, nobody had as big an impact on sports car racing than John Greenwood and his widebody Corvette racers. One of Greenwood’s Corvettes, the 1976 Spirit of Le Mans, will be one of three Corvettes featured in an “Americans at Le Mans” exhibit to be held next week at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.