When we first published the photo gallery of Corvettes that were in attendance at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Northeast Florida, the first two pictures we shared were of the #94 Leldon Blackwell Corvette Racer. Since then, we’ve come across some additional information on the former Sebring race car as well as a video showing the Corvette being prepped by renowned restorer Kevin Mackay of Corvette Repair Inc.
Wild Finish Propels Corvettes to Podium in Closing Minutes of 12-Hour Race
SEBRING, Fla., March 17, 2012 – Corvette Racing celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in style, finishing second and third in the closely contested American Le Mans Series GT class. The final minutes of the 12-hour race saw dramatic shifts of fortune that shuffled the finishing order and propelled both Compuware Corvette C6.Rs onto the podium.
Magnussen and Gavin Post Third and Fourth Quickest Times in Combined WEC/ALMS Qualifying Session
SEBRING, Fla., March 16, 2012 – Corvette Racing kicked off Corvette’s 60th year by posting the quickest lap times in the American Le Mans Series GT class for Saturday’s 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Running concurrently with the inaugural race of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the two Compuware Corvette C6.Rs driven by Jan Magnussen and Oliver Gavin were third and fourth respectively in combined ALMS/WEC GT qualifying.
The sports car racing season begins this weekend in Central Florida as Corvette Racing takes on the best in the American Le Mans Series at the 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida. Corvette Racing will be debuting two new widebody C6.Rs as well as a revised driver lineup which includes newcomer Jordan Taylor. We have all the links you’ll need to stay up to date with all the action.
Chevrolet Corvette to Be Honored as First American Manufacturer in Sebring Hall of Fame
SEBRING, Fla., March 14, 2012 – Corvette’s racing history runs deep at Sebring International Raceway. On Friday, March 16, Chevrolet Corvette will be honored as the first American manufacturer in the Sebring Hall of Fame. The timing of Corvette’s induction is fitting, as Chevrolet celebrates 60 years of Corvette production in 2012 and Sebring stages the milestone 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 17.
A little virtual reality has helped Jordan Taylor prepare for test drives with Corvette Racing.
Taylor turned to iRacing to get a feel for the Corvette C6.R at Sebring, and the preparation paid off when Corvette asked him to drive with Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia in three classic endurance races this season.
New Corvette C6.Rs and New Driver Lineup to Highlight 60th Annual Sebring 12-Hour Race
SEBRING, Fla., March 9, 2012 – Following an intense preseason testing program, Corvette Racing will begin its quest for the American Le Mans Series GT championship in the season-opening 60th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 17. Originally constructed as a training ground for B-17 bomber crews during World War II, the runways and service roads of Sebring Airport became a proving ground for legions of Corvette racers. Corvette Racing will continue this motorsports tradition with the competition debut of a new generation of Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars and a revised driver lineup at Sebring International Raceway in the most demanding endurance race on the ALMS calendar.
This rare Corvette racer is one of just 10 “big tank” Corvettes assembled in 1960. At the 12 hours of Sebring that year the “Race Rat” won its class, finished 16th overall, and was the only Corvette to finish in the top 25. It’ll cross the block on March 9th, 2012 at Gooding and Company’s Amelia Island sale.