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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.


For Jimi Day, the preparation for his first One Lap event began with his 2006 Chevrolet Z06 Corvette. Prepping a car for an event like this is largely a matter of getting everything right. No misses and no excuses. He got through the eight day event and shares his experience with us. What did he learn?

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According to Comp Cams R&D engineer, Bradley Brown, the number one killer of rocker arm life is valve train instability. In this video, Brown takes you step-by-step through the process using a Comp Cams adjustable length push rod tool, also known as a checking push rod.

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Midwest enthusiast clans should take notice that about eight weeks remain until the Heidt’s Performance Car Challenge arrives. If you’ve not had a chance to see the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, IL, this would be a great time to plan for it. This is is an Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational qualifier event.

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According to the folks at COMP Cams, valve springs are the most highly stressed components in any engine. Improper handling of valve springs can lead to reduced life, because of the how stresses occur during operation. This video helps you understand how to avoid fatal mistakes.

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With just 55 miles showing on the odometer, this car likely rivals any Indianapolis 500 pace car currently around, bar those in the IMS museum. Eleven days remain for you to pick up this gem for $36,900 on purchase, or to make a best offer.

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The Volo Museum has announced an online, no reserve auction of Hollywood cars from its collection, beginning June 8 and running for one week. The Corvette Summer car is just one of 20 vehicles being offered that have seen previous duty in Hollywood’s big screen productions.

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A 2011 Corvette Carbon Edition Z06, VIN 00014 will be raffled by the National Corvette Museum on May 26th. This Inferno Orange model comes with the 505 HP 7-liter engine and 6-speed manual transmission, navigation system and Premium Equipment Group. Chances of winning are one in a thousand, or better.

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The people that drive Corvette marketing have done a lot to graduate Corvette ownership from a transaction to an experience. For Rick Hendrick, building the engine that will go into his own Corvette was a huge part of his Corvette experience.

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The folks over at Corvette Blogger have made the 2012 Corvette Order Guide available as a PDF file for anyone with an obsession about maintaining yearly Corvette documentation. While changes for the 2012 model year have already been covered, their availability by model is documented in the file.

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Fifty years ago, Alan Shepard became the first American in outer space. On his return from the fifteen and a half minute, sub-orbital trip, he got behind the wheel of another rocket – the Chevrolet Corvette. Since that day, the association of astronauts and Corvette sports cars has been tightly bound.

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Corvette Racing team drivers were running at Le Mans last Sunday in preparation for June’s 24 Hour endurance race. Logistics were such that the team was using a borrowed C6.R Corvette from Larbre Competition for their practice. Tommy Milner set fastest lap in the #50 Larbre Competition C6.R.

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LIfe is good, at 160 MPH in a Mustang. Until you get passed by a Corvette, that is…

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Join Tad Juechter, Corvette chief engineer, for a first official look at the 2012 Corvette. Continual performance improvement meant a focus on handling this year and new tires have brought impressive gains. Get the inside scoop directly from Tad.

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When you’re increasing the power output of a fuel injected engine, one of the things you’ll want to know is whether or not the current injectors still have the capacity to supply enough fuel. We’ve got an instructional video from Accel DFI to help you out.

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There is no more dramatic a change for ALMS racers than the transition from Sebring to Long Beach. The wide, open spaces of the Florida airport are traded in for a concrete-lined canyon that is the temporary street circuit in Southern California.

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Sometimes, bad stuff happens to nice cars. Actually, it happens all the time. Wheels get scuffed, doors get dinged and attempts by two vehicles to occupy the same space at the same time never go well. Other tragedies can turn the best ride into a sad story and we found a few of them.

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