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Former Corvette Racing Icon Jim Jeffords Passes Away

by Mitch Talley on March 25, 2014

Former Corvette Racing Icon Jim Jeffords Passes Away

One of the most successful Corvette race car drivers from the 1950s passed away on March 6, 2014.

Jim Jeffords started his career as a Chevy racer after impressing Ed Cole with his driving behind the wheel of a Jaguar 140 on Memorial Day weekend 1956. That performance led to Jeffords being asked to race John Fitch’s modified Corvette in the feature the next day.

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Racing Great John Fitch Laid to Rest

by Guest Contributor on December 3, 2012

Article contributed by Michael Brown | Michael Brown Productions

Under a cold gray sky that earlier in the day had left a dusting of snow on the Connecticut countryside he loved so much, John Fitch was laid to rest on Saturday. The December 1st interment was near his home and the Lime Rock Park race track that bore his imprint for so many years.

Fitch died in the early morning hours of October 31, 2012. He was 95 years old.

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Corvette Club Pays Tribute to the Late Former Kentwood Mayor Richard Root
Sally Finneran | MLive

The love that Corvette owners have for one another never was clearer than Sunday in Kentwood, Michigan.

That’s when some 65 Corvettes rumbled past the home of late Kentwood Mayor Richard Root to pay homage to a dedicated Corvette owner who lost his four-year battle with cancer on Friday.

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RIP Marietta Bob Johnson - Everyman's Corvette Racer

The Corvette racing world lost another legend this month when Robert D. “Marietta Bob” Johnson passed away on May 7, 2012 at age 85.

He earned the nickname “Marietta Bob” to differentiate him from his racing partner, “Columbus Bob” Johnson. They were named for their hometowns in Ohio.

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Legendary SCCA Corvette Racer Andy Porterfield Passes Away

A legend in the Corvette world for more than 50 years passed away last Tuesday in Newport Beach, Calif.

Andy Porterfield first started racing Corvettes in 1957, and amazingly he was still racing them in 2012 at the age of 80!

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Corvette Community Loses Friend with Passing of Jeff Hardy

by Keith Cornett on December 13, 2011

The Corvette community lost a good friend last week. Jeff Hardy, the man who created the simple yet wildly popular Corvette locater service passed away on Wednesday, December 7th after battling an undisclosed illness for some time. For us, his website provided more than just the ability to find specific Corvettes, it provided us with a running narrative of how Corvettes were selling.

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