Bring A Banker – C2 Grand Sport Replica

Corvetted – April 25, 2015 We happened across what looks like a nice Grand Sport clone on Ebay. Though the description is rather limited, the owner claims the Corvette chassis was built to original Grand Sport specs starting with a 1965 Corvette but has modern handling and braking. The replica has the look of an original Grand Sport and according to the owner was built as a turnkey from Midamerica industries and has not been raced. It is listed as being located in Claremore, Oklahoma. You can find out more information and see additional picures on the Ebay listing. Currently the bidding is at $65K which appears to be a bargain considering an original Grand Sport will run north of … Continue reading

Charting the Changes for the 2016 Corvette

2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06 Jet Black Suede Design PackageOffered on 2016 Corvette Stingray and Z06, the Jet Black Suede Design Package features a unique Jet Black sueded microfiber interior, including a microfiber-trimmed steering wheel and shifter, and additional carbon fiber trim. (Photo: GM)

Rick Tavel – Corvetted – April 25, 2015 – Bowling Green, KY – Yesterday Chevrolet introduced the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R limited edition at the National Corvette Museum during the annual NCM Annual Bash. During the extended weekend, traditionally, changes in the Corvette for the upcoming year are revealed to the thousands of Corvette enthusiasts who make the pilgrimage to Bowling Green. One of the most unique items as part of the C7.R edition is the special indoor car cover with C7.R graphics. The cover has graphics which look like a racing C7.R, including the red mirrors. Strangely the real limited edition C7.R does not sport the red mirrors of the actual race C7.Rs, which would help identify the edition … Continue reading

Chevrolet Introduces 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition

2016 Corvette Z06-C7R Edition (Photo: GM Media)

Only 500 Corvette Z06 C7.R Editions To Be Offered for 2016 The Big Question Is:  How Few Hours Will It Be Before They Are Sold Out? GM Media, Corvetted – April 24, 2015 – BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Chevrolet today introduced the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition – a road-going, track-capable homage to the Corvette Racing C7.R racecars. It’s offered in Corvette Racing’s signature yellow livery – or black – with coordinated exterior and interior accents. Only 500 examples of the C7.R Edition will be built and all will include the Z07 Performance Package with carbon ceramic brakes, as well as a specially serialized vehicle identification number. They go on sale later this year. “Corvette Racing’s legacy and technology were … Continue reading

BRING A BANKER – Rare Fairway Green 1997 Corvette

1 of 155 1997 Fairway Green Corvettes produced (Photo: Ebay)

Rick Tavel – Corvetted – April 23, 2015 – If you’re a Corvette enthusiast and collector chances are you are always on the lookout for rare Corvettes and few later generation Corvettes are as rare as this fifth generation model we found on ebay recently. According to its VIN the car was the 187th fifth generation production Corvette, and according to the tag designation it was also a GM test vehicle. But that’s not all, the Corvette is painted the rare color of Fairway Green, a two year paint color in which only 155 were painted in 1997 and 223 in 1998. The combination of the early production and rare color make this Corvette a highly desirable rarity for late … Continue reading

Corvette Collector Market Outlook – Following Houston and Palm Beach

Interpreting the Results

Corvetted takes a look at where the Corvette market is headed for 2015 in the aftermath of the Houston and Palm Beach Auctions Rick Tavel© – Corvetted – April 13, 2015 – Since the uninspiring collector Corvette sales in the all-important January auctions the Corvette market has been struggling to determine if the results indicated that prices for America’s sports car were undergoing a mere market price correction or if the disappointing prices could be the beginning of more severe and longer market price decline. Many Corvette market analysts were looking to the traditional strength of Mecum’s Houston and Barrett-Jackson’s Palm Beach April events as the litmus test that would provide more information, answer the question and provide an outlook … Continue reading

TAYLOR BROTHERS WIN ON STREETS OF LONG BEACH

Wayne Taylor Racing battles to first 2015 victory in the Prototype class at Long Beach's Tudor USCC race  (Photo: IMSA)

  IMSA – Corvetted – April 18, 2015 – WAYNE TAYLOR RACING CORVETTE DP SCORES VICTORY IN TEQUILA PATRÓN SPORTS CAR SHOWCASE LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2015) – After flirting with victory in the first two races on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship calendar, brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor broke through in a big way Saturday, winning the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at the Long Beach street circuit. In a classic Chevrolet vs. Ford battle, Jordan Taylor held off a hard-charging Joey Hand in the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford EcoBoost/Riley to win by 3.3 seconds in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP owned by father Wayne Taylor. It was a rewarding victory … Continue reading

CORVETTE RACING DENIED THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN AT LONG BEACH

Long Beach was run withour a caution flag.(Photo: Jan Magnussen)

FIRST 2015 GTLM WIN FOR BMW AT LONG BEACH IMSA & Corvetted – April 18, 2015 – LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 18, 2015) – Long Beach proved to be a challenge for the Corvette Racing Team on Saturday. After winning their first two TUDOR USCC events at Daytona and Sebring the team couldn’t make it a “threepeat” in the short sprint race run entirely under green. Though Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in their #3 Corvette C7.R held on for a third place podium finish they retain the championship lead with their third place finish in class. The #4 Corvette driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner could only manage a seventh place finish following an early race incident. In … Continue reading

Update: Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Prototype Wins Long Beach

Wayne Taylor Racing's Konica Minolta Corvette with Ricky and Jordan Taylor took the top tier of the podium. (Photo: Wayne Taylot Racing)

Corvette Racing Team Finishes 3rd and 7th in GTLM Ricky Taylor and Jordan Taylor drove the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Konica Minolta Corvette to victory taking out the #01 Ford Ecoboost Riley in the prototype class in the TUDOR USCC race in Long Beach on Saturday. Jordan Taylor crossed the finish line less than two seconds ahead of the Ford Riley. The #90 Visit Florida Corvette driven by Valiante and Westbrook finished third. Once again Corvettes finished in four of the top five spots in the prototype class and this was the first victory for WTR for the 2015 season. The Action Express “Mustang Sampling” Corvette that won the first two races of the season finished fifth. Long Beach, the … Continue reading

RICKY TAYLOR CAPTURES LONG BEACH POLE IN PROTOTYPE

Wayne Taylor Racing No. 10  Corvette DP

IN GTLM CORVETTE RACING WILL START 4th and 5th IMSA – CORVETTED – APRIL 17, 2015 – LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 17, 2015) – TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype qualifying became a mano a mano street fight Friday at Long Beach, as young charger Ricky Taylor and seasoned veteran Scott Pruett exchanged the top position four times in the latter stages of the 15-minute session. In the end, youth trumped experience and Taylor prevailed to capture the TOTAL Pole Award for Saturday’s Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase. Taylor ran a fast lap of one minute, 14.790 seconds (94.729 mph) to capture his first TUDOR Championship pole in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DP owned by his father, Wayne, and … Continue reading

PROTOTYPE, GTLM CLASSES HEADLINE RETURN TO LONG BEACH

Action Express will be going for thier third win. (Photo: Richard Prince)

NEWS AND NOTES FOR THE TEQUILA PATRÓN SPORTS CAR SHOWCASE IMSA Press Release – Corvetted – April 16, 2015 – Long Beach, CA – The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship returns to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach for Round 3 of the 2015 season, the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase on Saturday, April 18. The 100-minute event will showcase two TUDOR Championship classes – Prototype (P) and GT Le Mans (GTLM) — as part of the 41st Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. A year ago, the event was part of the inaugural TUDOR Championship season. Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas took their second P class victory of the season for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, while Corvette … Continue reading

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