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
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AMELIA ISLAND: ROGER PENSKE CARS
Thanks to our intrepid Team Matune, we celebrate Roger Penske’s racing successes showcased this year at AMELIA ISLAND: ROGER PENSKE CARS. It’s Saturday afternoon at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance (AICE) and cars begin moving onto the show field, including a unique array of cars associated with Roger Penske. They come from his years as a driver, a team owner and constructor. Leading a line of impressive racers is Shamrock Motors’ 67 Lola T70 in the Sunoco Blue so often associated with the ...Read More
SILVER SALUTE: AMELIA ISLAND CONCOURS
The Matunes help us celebrate the silver anniversary of what has become THE ‘show of shows’ on the international Concours calendar, and honor Roger Penske. Few cars invoke the feeling of the Grand Sport Corvette, the only ’63 Corvette coupe (five or six built depending on who you ask) not to have a split backlight! There is just something about its brutal, purposeful lines and the untapped potential it represented that captures the imagination. Not surprisingly, Roger Penske fit into its history...Read More
CORVETTE: CHASSIS THAT ZORA BUILT
Part 2 of Scott Teeters’ excellent Corvette history series dives deep into Zora Arkus-Duntov’s finest moments, starting with the iconic split-window Sting Ray. When the ‘63 Sting Ray made its public debut in September 1962, it was a total, “WOW!” And it wasn’t just the Corvette’s stunning new looks; it was the all-new CORVETTE: CHASSIS THAT ZORA BUILT. By late 1959, Zora Arkus-Duntov, http://www.corvettereport.com/founding-fathers-pt-4-corvette-godfather-zora-arkus-duntov/ was in charge of Corve...Read More
PENSKE: HAT TRICK AT BAHAMAS SPEED WEEKS
An unprecedented reunion of Roger Penske’s three Bahamas Speed Weeks winners – Porsche 718 RS 61 Spyder, Corvette Grand Sport, below, and Chaparral 2 – will be celebrated at the Silver Anniversary Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. As the calendar wound toward the final month of 1960 the entire road-racing universe looked to Bahamas Speed Weeks, a week long party, race meeting and celebration. It drew racers from all disciplines of motorsport, from NASCAR to go-karts; sports car champs to Indy 5...Read More
2018 RADNOR HUNT: CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE!
The Matunes brave torrential rains to bring us coverage of one of the highest quality Concours in the U.S. For the first time in its 22-year history, the Radnor Hunt Concours d’Elegance suffered a rain event of epic proportions on show day. While boots, raincoats and umbrellas became de rigueur, and it may have dampened some of the enthusiasm among exhibitors and spectators, it certainly didn’t extinguish it. “This is fitting tribute to what Mike Tillson, the Concours Staff and legions of volun...Read More
’17 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT: INDY 500 PACE CAR!
Track-honed model is 14th Corvette to pace the iconic race. The Corvette Grand Sport is the official pace car for the 2017 Indianapolis 500 and will lead drivers to the green flag on May 28 at the 101st running of the legendary race. It marks the 14th time a Corvette has served as the official pace car, starting in 1978, and the 28th time a Chevy has led the field, dating back to 1948. The first Chevrolet Indy 500 pace car was a '48 Fleetmaster Six convertible. No other vehicle has paced th...Read More