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Johnny O'Connell Makes Transition from Corvette Racing to Team Cadillac
(L-R) GM VP Jim Campbell, Johnny O’Connell, Andy Pilgrim and Cadillac Marketing VP Dan Butler

Record-Setting Racer Reunited with Corvette Racing Teammate Andy Pilgrim in New Cadillac SCCA World Challenge GT Program

DETROIT, Dec. 14, 2010 – Johnny O’Connell will move from Corvette Racing to the new Team Cadillac motorsports program in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) World Challenge GT in 2011. After 10 successful seasons in Corvettes, O’Connell will join former Corvette Racing teammate Andy Pilgrim in a pair of Cadillac CTS-V Coupes as Cadillac returns to racing in the SCCA production-based series.

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Corvette Racing’s Gavin to Race in Grand-Am in 2011

by Keith Cornett on December 14, 2010

Corvette Racing's Gavin to Race in Grand-Am in 2011

It appears that Oliver Gavin will have a couple of rides in 2011, assuming that he maintains his seat with Corvette Racing in the American Le Mans Series. Olly announced that he will be racing in the Grand Am/Rolex Series with Banner Racing’s Chevrolet Camaro. Gavin will share the No. 07 The Cool TV Camaro with Gunter Schaldach for the seven round series. Where the calendar conflicts with the ALMS, the C6.R driver expects ALMS races to take precedence.

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Rumor: Johnny O’Connell Out at Corvette Racing

by Keith Cornett on December 8, 2010

 Rumor: Johnny O'Connell out at Corvette Racing

A persistent rumor has been burning up and down the internet this week. Murphy the Bear, that furry prognosticator of the ALMS says that longtime Corvette C6.R driver Johnny O’Connell is allegedly out of Corvette Racing for the 2011 season. His replacement is said to be former Rahal Letterman BMW driver Tommy Milner.

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Luc Alphand to Retire Corvette Racing Program

by Keith Cornett on November 25, 2010

Luc Alphand to Retire Corvette Racing Program

Luc Alphand and his racing team Alphand Aventures carried the flag for Corvette in Europe since 2006. His white GT1 Corvettes were a mainstay at Le Mans as much as the factory yellow C6.Rs. A crash while competing in the Rand’Auvergne all-terrain motorcycle race last year resulted in severe back injuries and now the former champion downhill skier has decided to retire from motorsports.

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[VIDEO] Chevy's Proof | Corvette Racing Victory | 2010 Petit Le Mans

Here is a great new :30 second commercial saluting Corvette Racing’s GT victory at last month’s Petit Le Mans. Tim Allen provides the narration and the new ‘Chevy Runs Deep’ slogan makes an appearance at the end.

GM and Corvette Racing presented the theme of cascade engineering for the 2010 racing season, and appropriately so, this factory race car commercial is the perfect bookend to the Still Buiding Rockets commercial featuring the Corvette ZR1.

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[VIDEO] New Corvette C6.R Chassis Testing at Sebring

by Keith Cornett on November 2, 2010

Here’s a quick clip of the new Corvette C6.R chassis testing at Sebring on Monday. The matte black Compuware Corvette was joined on the track with the #3 Corvette C6.R. See photos and a couple more short videos on photobucket.

From Oliver Gavin’s Facebook page:
Just finished marathon day of testing at Sebring… Ran from 9am – 9pm…Stopped for 40mins at 6pm, Chateau Elan had a wedding…

From SEMA to Sebring, Jake Never Rests!

 

2010 SEMA: 2011 Corvette Jake Edition Concept

by Keith Cornett on November 1, 2010

2010 SEMA: 2011 Corvette Z06X Concept

Corvette Racing’s now ubiquitous mascot Jake is sooo huge, Corvette owners will turn to Genuine Corvette Accessories to create their Jake special editions. That’s the thinking by GM with the release of the 2011 Corvette Jake Edition Concept which showcases many new GCA accessories featuring the factory race team’s icon.

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[VIDEO] Chevy Offers Peek of Jake Corvette for SEMA

by Keith Cornett on October 20, 2010

[VIDEO] Chevy Offers Sneak Peek of Jake Corvette for 2010 SEMA

Chevy dropped a preview video of some of the cars and trucks being prepped for the 2010 SEMA show. While most of the focus is on Camaros, wheels and really big bow-tie truck grills, we came across a black Corvette with Jake on the hood. But that’s not all we found when we slowed the video down.

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Chevy Acknowledges Petit Le Mans Win with USA Today Ad

THE WINNER OF PETIT LE MANS
As Seen by Porsche, Ferrari and BWM

Chevy celebrates the tremendous end-of-the-season win by Corvette Racing at Petit Le Mans with this full page advertisement in the Friday, October 8th edition of USA Today.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing Series Episode 12: The Perfect Ending

Here’s the last episode of Corvette Racing’s Track to Street series, highlighting the team’s victory at Petit Le Mans to end the ALMS season. Viewers are given an exclusive view from inside the no. 4 car and a listen-in on the team’s radio conversation as the final laps of the race play out.

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