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Don Roy Staff Writer

Don's background includes 14 years in the OEM and Tier2 domestic auto industry, as well as three years as Technical Editor of a muscle car enthusiast print magazine. He is a mechanical engineer by trade and completed his first project car when he was 16 years old - after rebuilding the engine in his bedroom. His hobbies include photography, film making and building the odd robot from time to time.


Arkus-Duntov argued that they should build a full-race version of the Corvette and put it in the 1957 Sebring race. This would be his “specialized machine of the same make,” and would serve as a ‘halo’ car to carry the Corvette name in international competition, or so it was hoped…

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Road racing in America was a relatively recent sport and one that was quickly becoming popular. Even Harley Earl’s son, Jerome (Jerry) C. Earl, was taken with it and in the closing months of 1955, had bought a 1953 Ferrari 250 MM Vignale with the intention of taking it racing.

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Monitoring your engine’s air/fuel ratio (AFR) is one of the most important sensors from a tuning and safety stand point. AEM has launched their new X-WIFI wireless gauge technology that allows you to stream EGT and air/fuel sensor outputs directly from your phone!

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The long break since Mosport did nothing to change Tony Ave’s winning ways. The Maiden, North Carolina, resident took the pole position, led every lap and won the race in Trois-Rivieres, Canada, by more than four seconds over the second place finisher. But it wasn’t as easy as that sounds…

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The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge ended under parc ferme conditions this weekend, when a rainstorm continued to flood the track. With 11 minutes remaining, officials threw the red flag which brought the participants to a standstill in the hot pit lane. The maximum time limit for the race was allowed to run out.

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Already a standard reference for product and application data, Flowmaster Mufflers has updated their web site to provide more information and easier navigation. Flowmaster has also announced that all 409S Stainless Steel Flowmaster mufflers and exhaust systems comes with a Lifetime Warranty.

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As Chevrolet approaches its 100th Anniversary, a significant part of that event lies in recognizing the heritage that helped build it. Greg Wallace is manager of the GM Heritage Center and took some time to talk about his selection of the Top Five cars in GM history. No surprise here… they’re all Chevys!

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According to a report in The Daily of New Canaan, CT, Mark Weiss had parked his 1962 Corvette near Mead Pond in the town, which lies about 8 miles northeast of Stamford. After having some electrical issues with the car, Weiss went to speak with a friend. When he looked back, the Corvette was slowly rolling…

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Air bubbles are the enemy of effective hydraulics and shade tree mechanics. Wilwood Engineering has produced a video to show you exactly how to get the air out of a new master cylinder. The job is a lot easier done on your workbench than after installing it in the car, so check it out in here.

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Looking at the back ends of Porsche 911 RSR’s is not how the Corvette Racing team wanted to start the Grand Prix of Mosport last weekend, but Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen managed to convert their eighth place start into the team’s first American Le Mans Series victory of the season.

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Survivor is one of the most coveted Bloomington Gold awards, reserved for unrestored cars that meet stringent requirements for originality. This year, one 1956 Corvette was awarded Survivor status in all four categories, despite a glaring departure from factory’s work. What was it?

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As the saying goes, “sometimes you’re the bug and sometimes you’re the windshield.” For the driver of this Corvette it was his turn to be the bug. Apparently minding his own business in the hamlet of Coram on Long Island, his car was wrecked in a three car accident involving police.

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The television series, The A-Team, ran from 1983 through 1987 and was likely responsible for starting the trend of men wearing gold chain necklaces. One of the characters, ‘Faceman’ (Dirk Benedict) drove a Corvette and that particular car has been posted on eBay with a Buy-It-Now price of $40K.

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Corvette Racing crew and drivers had their work cut out for them after a chain reaction accident damaged both Compuware Corvette C6.Rs just 20 minutes into the race at Lime Rock Park this weekend.

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The folks running the 2011 Holley LS Fest have just added the Super Chevy and ERL Dyno Challenge to the roster of events for the weekend. If you’ve got horsepower and want to put a number on it, sign up at the Holley Race Trailer on the grounds during the event.

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The massive dust storm that engulfed the city of Phoenix, Arizona, earlier this week brought reports of near zero visibility and winds gusting over 50 mph, said the National Weather Service office in Tempe. Follow that up with a little sprinkle of rain, and you have a bunch of very dirty Corvettes and Camaros…

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