Bruce Meyer – 2015 Enthusiast of the Year

Bruce Meyer has been chosen as the 2015 Concours d'Elegance of Ameria at St. Johns "Enthusiast of the Year"  (Photo: Petersen Automobile Museum)

Meyer selected by the Concours d’Elegance of America as the 2015 Enthusiast of the Year Rick Tavel©– Corvetted – March 25, 2015 The prestigious Concours d’Elegance of America at the Inn at St. John’s (formerly known as Meadowbrook), which takes place at the end of July each year in the Motor City, is legendary among automotive enthusiasts for the outstanding cars invited to show at their event. As a part of the Concours d’Eleganz each year they choose one outstanding automobile enthusiast to be recognized during the automotive celebration and this year they have chosen perhaps the world’s ultimate “car guy” as the recipient of their annual Enthusiast of the Year Award, Bruce Meyer. Car enthusiasts from around the world … Continue reading

A Florida Sweep for No. 3 Corvette C7.R

  Corvette Racing Official Release – Corvetted – March 25, 2015 – We have already covered Corvette Racing’s Sweep at Sebring but thought our readers would be interested in the official press release and the driver comments from Corvette Racing. Briscoe, Garcia, Magnussen follow Rolex 24 win with Sebring 12 Hours victory Ninth class win at Sebring for Corvette Racing since 2002 No. 3 Corvette C7.R increases early-season GT Le Mans championship lead No. 4 Corvette strong early before mechanical issues sideline challenge SEBRING, Fla. – Corvette Racing won in class for the ninth time at the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida as Ryan Briscoe, Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen added Saturday’s GT … Continue reading

Bondurant’s Stingray Experience

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The Perfect Cure – Bondurant’s Stingray Experience Rick Tavel© – Corvetted – March 23, 2015 – Following the recent victories of the Corvette Racing Team’s C7Rs at the Twelve Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Daytona, as a Corvette enthusiast your frustration as a “closet racecar driver” may be on overload. And following the very difficult winter you are probably dying to get your Corvette out of hibernation. Bob Bondurant has the perfect cure for both. To help you thaw out after the long winter and at the same time cure some of those latent Corvette racer tendencies Bondurant is offering a special one day Stingray Experience, Saturday, April 11th, 2015, at a very affordable price. It’s a … Continue reading

IMSA Officials – Be Proud But Remember – If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

The Number 3 Corvette C7.R at Sundown in Sebring (Photo: Richard Dole via Jan Magnussen)

Rick Tavel© – Corvetted – March 23, 2015 – Commentary On Saturday Corvette enthusiasts and racing fans were treated to another great Tudor United SportsCar Championship at Sebring and IMSA should be proud of staging the most exciting and competitive racing series in America. Since their first endurance race in March of 1952 Sebring has hosted some of the most exciting races in the world and last Saturday’s race was no exception. The attrition during the twelve hours attests to the course’s brutality and just to finish is considered a victory by many drivers because the Twelve Hours of Sebring is as much a competition against the track as much as against other cars and drivers. That fact, perhaps more … Continue reading

A CORVETTE SPRING IN SEBRING

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Chevrolet scores first overall win at Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in 50 years By Steven Cole Smith, IMSA Wire Service via Autoweek – MARCH 22, 2015 – Corvetted ACTION EXPRESS RACING LEADS MANUFACTURER TO ALL-CORVETTE PODIUM On an unseasonably hot, humid day and night — even for Florida -– the No. 5 Action Express Racing Mustang Sampling Corvette DP team remained cool and collected, taking the overall victory Saturday in the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. It was the first overall win for a Chevrolet in 50 years –- since a Chevy-powered Chaparral won in 1965. Coincidentally, the Chaparral was the featured car at this year’s race, and that winning car … Continue reading

Corvette Wins the First 36 Hours of 2015

Racing fans were treated to some great racing between evenly matched cars in the GTLM Class at Sebring.(Photo: Michelin The Alley)

Daytona & Sebring Victories for Corvette Racing’s Magnussen, Garcia, Briscoe & Michelin Michelin – The Alley – Release March 22, 2015 – Corvetted They triumphed in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and now Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe have backed that up with victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. After qualifying third, Garcia moved up to second early and the team stayed in contention throughout the entire day. A quick spin by Briscoe was their only delay as they cycled through the driver line-up. With 80 minutes to go, Garcia was back in the car and had slipped to fourth place with the two factory Porsches and Giancarlo Fisichella up ahead. By this stage the Spaniard … Continue reading

Corvettes SWEEP the Twelve Hours of Sebring

Corvette RAcing is looking to add victory #2 in the 2015 Tudor United Sports Car Championship.  (Photo: Phil Brunt)

Corvette Talent and Quality Dominate the Hard Fought Battle in Prototype and GTLM in a Grueling 12 Hours Rick Tavel© – Corvetted – Saturday, March 21, 2015 Sebring, FL – The green flag fell under sunny Florida skies for the Tudor United Sports Car Championship and the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Currently leading the standings in both series following a win at Daytona, Corvette Racing’s number 3 and 4 C7.Rs started third and seventh respectively in the highly contested GTLM class behind a pair of Porsche 911 RSRs. Antonia Garcia driving the number 3 Corvette got off to a great start splitting the two Porsches that started in the one and … Continue reading

Sebring: More Than A Race – It’s the Racer’s Rite of Spring (Video)

Corvette Racing and Corvette C7.R preparing for ultimate challenge in road racing the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (Photo: Oliver Gavin)

  Corvetted – March 20, 2015 Sebring, Florida – The excitement continues to build as the clock countdowns to one of the most legendary races in America; it is so legendary in fact that the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring has become known over the years as the racer’s rite of spring and simply known as “the 12 hours.” The tradition of America’s longest-running endurance sports car race continues Saturday, March 21 when the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship takes the green flag for the 63rd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. And those enthusiasts who have been to one or more of the past 62 Sebring endurance races understand that what takes place at Sebring is much more … Continue reading

Wayne Taylor Racing Sebring Pre-Race Report

WTR Testing at Sebring (Photo: Wayne Taylor Racing)

                                                   WTR Preps to Avenge Daytona’s Podium Takeaway Press Release – WTR – Corvetted – March 19 – SEBRING, Florida – The No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP for Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR) trio of co-drivers Max “The Ax” Angelelli and brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor head to historic Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway for Saturday’s 63rd renewal of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring having tightened their belts and ready to do what they know how to do best in their quest for the 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship crown. They’ve embraced the notion of playing the role of “Comeback Kids” as they enter round two of the 10-race season essentially 17 points out of first place in the … Continue reading

Mosport Green 1966 Memories – Bring A Banker

1966 Mosport Green Corvette (Photo: ProTeam Corvette)

Rick Tavel© – Corvetted – March 18, 2015 – I got an email today, one of almost a hundred others most of which I quickly deleted not having the time or inclination to be on the receiving end of endless promotions and advertising. But there was one email that I just couldn’t ignore, one in which I lost myself for almost a half hour. Of course, it was an email about a car and of course that car was a Corvette. But not just any Corvette, a 1966 Mosport Green 427 Corvette. Though I never owned a Corvette in high school or college, I can remember several encounters as a young boy with various Corvettes, but none was as memorable … Continue reading

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