CALLAWAY COMPETITION WINS AT SACHSENRING

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 Corvette C7 GT3-R victorious in second 2016 ADAC GT Masters race weekend Corvetted – May 4, 2016 – Callaway PR Leingarten, Germany – May 2, 2016. Callaway Competition executed their plan perfectly yesterday at the Sachsenring in Saxony, Germany, culminating with a win in the Sunday race. German driver Daniel Keilwitz and Frenchman Jules Gounon (above) piloted the Callaway-built #77 Roller/Valvoline Corvette C7 GT3-R to victory on only the second weekend of the ADAC GT Masters season. Race Summary: Saturday 4/30, Race 1 – Jules Gounon drove the #77 Roller/Valvoline Corvette C7 GT3-R to second place; however, the race was interrupted repeatedly. Then, several positions were lost during a safety car deployment while the #77 Corvette made its mandatory pit stop/driver … Continue reading

Corvette Racing Team Struggles to a 4th and 7th Finish

The #3 C7.R fought hard to a fourth place finish. (Photo: JMagnussen )

Tire challenges contribute to Corvette Racing’s Laguna Seca results Corvetted – May 1, 2016 – Corvette Racing wrapped up its two-race swing on the West Coast at one of its most successful venues – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in a two-hour sprint race near the Monterey coast with the #3 C7.R battling to a hard fought fourth place finish behind the race winning #67 Ford GT Ecoboost and the second place #68 Ferrari 488 and the third place #912 Porsche 911 RSR.  With less than two minutes remaining the #3 C7.R was running second just behind the Ford GT when it had to pit for fuel dropping it from second to fourth. The Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix presented by … Continue reading

Corvette Racing Robbed of Victory at Long Beach

Milner was well on his way to another win when he was targeted by Porsche's Fred Makowiecki (Photo: Team Chevy)

Porsche Wins the Wrong Way Corvetted – April 17, 2016 – With less than three minutes remaining in Saturday’s Long Beach Grand Prix the #4 Corvette C7.R was well on its way to their third victory of the season. Running second and third were the two Porsche 911 RSRs, the #912 driven by Frederic Makoweicki and the #911 driven by Nick Tandy. The Porsches were less than a second behind the potent C7.R. As the race neared conclusion Milner successfully defended his lead outdriving Makoweicki and staying ahead of the Porsche in the few spots on the Long Beach street circuit suited for passing. In reviewing the incident it became apparent that Makoweicki clearly took aim at the leading #4 … Continue reading

Long Beach – Corvettes Look To Extend 2016 Streak To 3 Victories

Last year, the Corvette Team won Daytona and Sebring, but BMW ended their streak. (Photo: 2015 Long Beach R.Prince)

BMW looks to once again be the “spoiler” in Long Beach Corvetted – April 13, 2016 – Corvette Racing opened the 2016 season with Tommy Milner, Oliver Gavin and Marcel Fassler winning back-to-back races in the class in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida in the No. 4 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R – the same car that won the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans. Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen return in the team’s No. 3 Corvette C7.R, which they drove to victory at Long Beach during the 2014 season. But the upcoming race in Long Beach will be challenging for the Corvette Racing team especially since BMW … Continue reading

RUMAN RULES ATLANTA TRANS AM

Amy Ruman ruled Atlanta's Trans Am ( Photo - Chris Clark )

Amy Ruman grabbed her first Trans Am win of the season in her Corvette Corvetted – April 10, 2016 – BRASELTON, GA. [April 10, 2016] – Amy Ruman secured her third career victory at Road Atlanta today as she powered the No. 23 McNichols Company Chevrolet Corvette around the 2.54-mile Georgia track in a flag-to-flag victory. The win was Ruman’s first of the year as she continues her title defense of the TA class Championship. Ruman was joined on the TA class podium by John Baucom, in the No. 86 Baucom Motorsports/ Roadraceparts.com Ford Mustang, and by Trans Am veteran Greg Pickett, in the No. 68 Flavor Insights Jaguar XKR, who finished second and third, respectively. Ruman’s performance neared dominance … Continue reading

RUMAN CAPTURES ROAD ATLANTA T/A POLE POSITION

Ruman takes Atlanta pole (Photo: Chris Clark)

Corvettes capture 4 of the top 5 pole positions for Sunday’s Trans Am race. Corvetted – April 10, 2016 – BRASELTON, GA. [APRIL 9, 2016] – Amy Ruman grabbed pole position for the TA class for the second round in the 2016 Trans Am Championship at Road Atlanta, continuing the Series’ 50th Anniversary Season in a 101.6-mile, 40-lap race. Ruman, the defending TA Champion and driver of the No. 23 McNichols Company Chevrolet Corvette, captured her first pole of the 2016 campaign after turning a 1:20.584 lap around the famous 2.54-mile Georgia road course. Ruman was victorious at Road Atlanta last year, helping set the tone for a history making championship season—form she will aim to replicate come tomorrow. Ruman … Continue reading

Ed Welburn – GM Head of Global Design to Retire

Ed Welburn with the seventh generation Corvette (Photo -  )

When he was 11 years old Welburn wrote GM a letter essentially applying for his dream job as an automobile designer. Corvetted – April 7, 2016 Ed Welburn, General Motors Vice President of Global Design since 2005 has announced his plan to retire, effective in July of this year.  Welburn a long time Cadillac, Corvette and overall automotive aficionado decided when he was just a little boy, following a visit to an automobile show in Philadelphia, that he wanted to be an automobile designer.  More specifically, Welburn wanted to be a designer for GM, so at the ripe old age of 11 he wrote General Motors a letter letting them know of his plans. The company wrote him back detailing the steps … Continue reading

The Corvette C7 Shooting Brake – AeroWagen

Hallway's beautiful conversion of the Corvette C7 to the AeroWagen (Photo: Callaway)

Callaway Plans Late 2016 Availability Corvetted – April 6, 2015 – You may or may not know that a great number of real automobile enthusiasts are huge fans of “station wagons”. You can call them “shooting brakes” or “long-roofs” but some of the most recognized names in motorsports are closet wagon junkies. What may surprise some of you is that some of the most recognized names in the Corvette world are wagon “groupies”. Ken Linginfelter, the legendary guru of Corvette performance is a good example. He has a magnificent Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser (See photo at end of article) that has been modified with 442 performance goodies in his collection, a collection that houses some of the most iconic sports and … Continue reading

All the Jag Could See Were My Six Taillights

Bob-Wingate-1967-Corvette

Corvetted – April 2, 2016 For decades I have been immersed in the factual history of the development of America’s sports car, the Chevrolet Corvette. I have spent countless hours researching and writing articles on everything from Corvette history, advertising, production, rare Corvettes, the collector market and events. Having attended hundreds of Corvette-centric events I am continually astounded by the amount of “bad information” being espoused by so-called Corvette enthusiasts on all kinds of Corvette history and lore. The old adage “a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing” might well apply here. As an example last summer at a Corvette event where thousands of Corvette enthusiasts were in attendance from around the country several Corvette aficionados were gathered around … Continue reading

Mecum Offers Unique Golden Anniversary 1962 Corvette in Indy

Interior of the unique "Gold and Tan" evaluation 1962 Corvette.  (Photo-Mecum)

Corvetted – April 1, 2016 – As most Corvette enthusiasts know if you are looking for a vintage Corvette Mecum’s Auctions may be one of your first stops. They are known as the world’s largest seller of collector Corvettes  and have sold some of the finest Corvettes in existence. As a collector whether you are searching for one of the first 1953 hand-built Corvettes or a legendary 1967 L88 Mecum probably has one in one of their thirteen annual collector car auctions held throughout the US each year. One of their largest collector auctions is their annual Indianapolis event held each May – this one is their 29th collector car spectacular is being held May 17th – 21st at the … Continue reading

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