Hagerty’s Cameron Neveu blogs about eight ICONIC CORVETTE RACECARS you should know, including Zora-Arkus Duntov’s legendary ’63 Grand Sports, above. In celebration of our first drive review of the rip-roaring new Corvette Z06, we got to cooking on a list of the coolest - and most unique - Corvettes to ever cross a finish line. After all, the package began as a low-profile effort to put competition parts in the hands of SCCA’s A-Production racers. This was back in the 1960s when GM elected to...Read More
CORVETTE C8.R: UNSTOPPABLE STINGRAY
Corvette Racing takes GTLM Drivers and Team titles, plus wins the GT Le Mans Manufacturers Championship with the CORVETTE C8.R: UNSTOPPABLE STINGRAY. Corvette Racing photos by Richard Prince Chevrolet claimed the GT Le Mans Manufacturers title in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship yesterday after the Corvette C8.R started the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. This is Chevrolet’s 13th Manufacturers title in IMSA GT competition since 2001 and concludes the mid-engine Chevrolet Corv...Read More
CHASSIS HISTORY PART 1: 1953-1962 CORVETTE!
Corvette historian and illustrator Scott Teeters starts off his Corvette history series with the chassis that Maurice Olley & Mauri Rose built. And, the start of Zora Arkus-Duntov’s involvement. The late legendary SCCA Corvette racing champion, Frank Dominanni, left, with Jan Hyde, with his original '60 Corvette Fuelie that he's owned since new. Hyde runs the Registry Of Corvette Race Cars. Corvettes are kind of like a beautiful woman. Sure, she’s a beauty, but is she smart and athletic? Fr...Read More
’19 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT: SPECIAL EDITIONS!
Dan Scanlan reports from Daytona on the Special Edition Grand Sports that honor Corvette Racing’s four full-time drivers: Antonio Garcia, Oliver Gavin, Jan Magnussen and Tommy Milner. Chevrolet Racing had a winning way with its Corvette C6.R racecar with Ron Fellows at the wheel. Based on the Corvette Z06 and its 7-liter LS7 V-8, the C6.R won 39 GT1 races in ALMS, including 12 consecutive wins from 2005-06, and 25 more from 2007 to 2009. It was so good that Chevrolet made history by creating...Read More
’63 CORVETTE STING RAY: RACED FROM DAY ONE!
Consummate Corvette aficionado K. Scott Teeters blogs about Ken Hazelton’s unique split-window coupe that has never been driven on the street. Zora Arkus-Duntov would have been proud. Although born to be a street sports car, this Sting Ray has never been anything but a racecar. Zora Arkus-Duntov was the driving force behind making sure that production Corvettes could be easily turned into competitive racecars. He was famous for saying, “I want my customers to enjoy their Corvette.” Even thou...Read More
MID-OHIO VINTAGE GP: SNAKE BITE & SPORTS CARS!
Chronicles’ Mike Matune is trackside at the SVRA vintage GP, held in conjunction with one of the hobby’s most exciting single-marque club events – SAAC 41. The Shelby American Automobile Club held its 41st convention in concert with SVRA’a Mid-Ohio GP. In addition to shows, open track events and dinners there was an SAAC-only race. Curt Vogt would take top spot home in his 1970 Mustang Boss 302, top, followed across the finish line by pole sitter, Scott Hackerson’s ‘67 Mustang. Here they le...Read More
DÉJÀ VU: FORD GT WINS LE MANS!
The Ford vs. Ferrari battle was rekindled at Le Mans exactly 50 years on from Ford’s 1-2-3 overall victory in 1966. The No. 68 Ford GT of Sébastien Bourdais (FRA), Joey Hand (US) and Dirk Müller (GER) crossed the finish line at Le Mans at three o’clock today, as the overall GT winner of the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours. The No. 69 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe (AUS), Scott Dixon (NZ) and Richard Westbrook (GB) joined the winners on the podium after scoring third place. The Nos. 66 and 67 Ford GTs finished...Read More
’17 STINGRAY GRAND SPORT: CORVETTE RACING HERITAGE!
A snapshot of the new Corvette Grand Sport, plus Corvette's international racing legacy on and off the track. Chevrolet is bringing back the Corvette Grand Sport, leveraging more than 50 years of technology transfer from the track, while incorporating the distinctive styling attributes and special-edition aura. It is also the first production model to incorporate the chassis and suspension elements of the high-performance supercharged model in addition to its wider tires and fenders. It was...Read More