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Gordon McDonald Contributor

Gordon's background stems from the print media world. He has extensive knowledge of the entire motorsports industry.


As the ALMS test session progress at Sebring International Raceway, the Internet is abuzz with commentary on Corvette Racing’s new livery for 2011. Actually, it looks pretty much the same to us. Rather more importantly, the #4 Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen was 8th overall and 1st in class.

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Based on a jumble of video tapes that were recorded during the year, independent producer Patrick Gramm has been sorting the material and recreating one of the most comprehensive racing stories ever done. We tracked down the series producer, Patrick Gramm, and asked him about this project and what else is going on

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This 1961 race-spec Corvette was auctioned at the Mecum Auctions event in late January in Kissimmee, Florida, and the results say a lot about the collector car market. The car itself carries the top-level 315-horsepower, fuel-injected 283ci V8, of which fewer than 1,500 were built.

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The year that saw ZIP codes first used in the U.S. was also one that saw the Corvette cement a spectacular turnaround that which started with the 1962 model. A total redesign of both the exterior and chassis defined the direction for all future Corvettes and the buying public responded with enthusiasm.

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It was 58 years ago, at the 1953 GM Motorama show, that the public first saw Harley Earl’s Corvette ‘dream car’ in person. The two-seater convertible was GM’s response to the small, European sports cars that were showing up US roads, having been popular with Army and Air Force personnel after WWII.

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The Corvette web site has been updated for the 2011 model year with a fresh look and new features. Whether you’re an enthusiast hungry for current information or a shopper looking for the right model, you need to head on over to Corvette.com and check it out.

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Building a competitive race car is not something left to shade tree mechanics any longer. National series like the Red Line Time Attack and Formula Drift circuit have been attracting some serious talent over the past couple of years and it shows in the hardware they bring with them. Here is how its done.

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The folks at Hennessey Performance Engineering have been very busy of late. The company has just announced that C6 upgrade packages are available for all 2008 – 2011 LS3 Corvette Models. They have been showing off a supercharged 2011 Corvette Grand Sport with an HFE600 upgrade.

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For those folks that say ‘Vettes can’t get great short times because of the IRS, Josh Dodson has one thing to say…phooey! Actually, he had something else to say, but it wasn’t intended for polite company. Dodson, who works out of Resurrection Motorsports in Arlington, TX, put that myth to bed earlier this month.

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A one-of-one Z06 Corvette sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction last weekend for $210,000. Funds from the sale go the the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where they are earmarked for a planned Motorsports Park.

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Fans of the Dutch company, Spyker, have been waiting for further news on the company’s Aileron supercar that was announced last year. Today, the company indicated that the original plans for the upcoming car to use an Audi V8 engine have been scrapped in favor of the ZR1 Corvette engine from Chevrolet.

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In a 2002 article in VETTE, Marty Schorr attributed the following passage to former Baldwin-Motion partner, Joel Rosen. “I still miss the freewheeling Baldwin-Motion days and, if the right opportunity came along, I’d jump back into building Corvette Supercars cars in a New York minute.” Why is this significant?

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As the the 2011 American Le Mans Series approaches, Corvette Racing has announced changes in its driver lineup for the new season. In part, the changes result from Johnny O’Connell’s move to the Team Cadillac motorsports program in SCCA World Challenge competition, along with former teammate Andy Pilgrim.

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K&N Engineering will co-host the 2011 How to Build Horsepower seminar presented by David Vizard. In conjunction with Engine Builder magazine and the University of Northwestern Ohio, K&N will facilitate the sharing of knowledge that will occupy three days with engine-building theory.

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The National Corvette Museum is giving you a chance to win a 2011 Arctic White Grand Sport 6-Speed Coupe for just $250. You’ll need to act soon, as the draw takes place on Thursday, February 10 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time. Only five hundred tickets are being sold.

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A Texas Diver Rescue Team is happy that they pulled a mystery out of Choke Canyon Reservoir this week, instead of an older woman that had been reported missing earlier. Divers worked in murky waters, often more than twenty feet deep, searching for a car that had been located using a fish finder.

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