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24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvette Racing at Le Mans Test Day: Rites of Passage for Rookie Jordan Taylor
Photo Credit: Frederic Gaudin/www.lemans.org

Gavin Sets the Pace in GTE Pro in No. 74 Corvette C6.R; Taylor Walks Away from Encounter with Tire Wall in No. 73 Corvette C6.R

LE MANS, France, June 3, 2012 – Corvette Racing ended the Le Mans Test Day first and fourth in the GTE Pro category. Oliver Gavin ran the quickest lap in the two four-hour sessions at 3:58.971 in the No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R, more than half a second quicker than the car’s qualifying pace last year. The No. 73 Compuware Corvette C6.R covered the 8.5-mile circuit in 4:00.062, the fourth fastest time in the production-based class, before being sidelined by an encounter with a tire wall.

See “The Quest” Documentary at Bloomington Gold

by Keith Cornett on June 1, 2012

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The Quest documentary chronicles the beginnings of Corvette Racing at the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and then follows Corvettes at Carlisle co-founder Chip Miller as he searched, found and restored the class-winning #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette racer. Chip had a goal of taking the car and its driver to Le mans in 2010 for the 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s first win, but his plans were cut short when he passed away suddenly in 2004.

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Corvette Racing at Le Mans Test Day: Rites of Passage for Rookie Jordan Taylor

Eight-Hour Test Will Provide Essential Information for Upcoming 24 Hours of Le Mans

LE MANS, France, May 29, 2012 – When 10-year-old Jordan Taylor first visited the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2001, the youngster immediately understood that this event was special. Now 11 years later, Taylor is returning to Le Mans – not as a spectator, but as a driver in the world’s most prestigious sports car race.

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[VIDEO] 2012 Bash - Corvette Racing Seminar with Fehan and Binks

Corvette Racing Program Director Doug Fehan and Dan Binks – crew chief for the #3 Corvette C6.R – took time out of their schedule to come visit Corvette owners and enthusiasts attending the 2012 Bash at the National Corvette Museum in April.

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For Sale: 2011 Le Mans Winning Corvette Z06 Tribute Car

Want to purchase the GTE-Pro class-winning Corvette C6R from last year’s 24 hours of Le Mans? Well too bad, you can’t have that one, but can take home this yellow 2006 Z06 that’s decked out as tribute to Team Corvette’s epic triumph in France last summer.

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[VIDEO] Chevrolet Mexico's Corvette ZR1 Television Commercial

There’s a lot of activity happening in the Corvette world south of the border.

Here is a :60 second television commercial that (we believe) is running in Mexico to support the new Chevrolet Performance Stores which will sell the Corvette ZR1 and Grand Sport models. Chevrolet Mexico made the announcement last week that four of these Performance Stores will open starting this month to allow buyers to see the features and options available on new Corvettes as well as configure their own personal order.

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The 2012 Race to Win Corvette Contest is Now Open

by Keith Cornett on March 19, 2012

The 2012 Race to Win Corvette Contest is Now Open

How you would like to win the a new 2013 Chevy Corvette 427 Convertible AND a trip to the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans? For the third year in a row, you can play the Race to Win Corvette sweepstakes for your shot at this ultimate Corvette enthusiasts giveaway and this year, Chevy has made it even easier to enter.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Legend Dick Guldstrand Talks About His Hollywood Days

His parents wanted him to become a lawyer, but Dick Guldstrand listened to his heart instead and became one of the most successful Corvette racers of all time.

Now in a Youtube video posted recently, Car Museum 2010 interviews Guldstrand at the Legends of Riverside in March 2010 about another side of the racing legend.

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The Quest Documentary to be Screened at the Arizona Biltmore

The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation will hold a special showing of the “The Quest”, the Chip Miller/1960 Le Mans documentary this Sunday afternoon at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to screening the movie, there will be a special gathering of legendary Corvette racing drivers as well as the Corvettes they raced. Click here for ticket information.

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Christmas and Corvettes:

If there is a “one size fits all” gift we can recommend for your favorite Corvette enthusiast, it’s the DVD documentary called “The Quest”. Based on the story of Corvette’s first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, “The Quest” tells the story of how one man’s dream to find and restore the winning Le Mans race car was cut short and how his son set out to fulfill his dad’s dream of returning the Corvette to Le Mans with its original driver to mark the 50th anniversary of its historic win.

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