1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car Going to RM Auctions May 22, 2021, at Amelia Island

1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car Going to RM Auctions May 22, 2021, at Amelia Island

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1960 Chevrolet Corvette Briggs Cunningham LeMans Race Car Theodore W. Pieper ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's One of the earliest cars from Corvette’s endurance racing past is headed for auction at RM Sotheby’s 2021 Amelia Island auction.  The 1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car could bring over $1.3M. This will be sold at No Reserve! Wealthy racer Briggs Cunningham fielded a team of three Corvettes for the 1960 Le Mans 24 Hours.  Chevrolet didn’t officially back the team, but Duntov on the sly provided the program with expertise and support.  Each car was optioned for racing with heavy-duty brakes, suspension, and a fuel-injected 283-cubic-inch small-block V-8.  Briggs Cunningham and driving partner Bill Kimberly piloted the #1 car. Just three hours into the race the car crashed, ending its…
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1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer

1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer

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Today on the Vette Vues blog we are looking at the 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer that is owned by Kevin Mackay, Corvette Repair Inc in Valley Stream, New York. Our first set of photos are from Chip's Choice Display 2017 at Corvettes at Carlisle. The next set is from the 2017 Bloomington Gold Special Collection. 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Front on display at the 2017 Corvettes at Carlisle Chip's Choice. 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Interior 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Rear Quarter 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Side Number 92 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Side Branding 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Engine Bay 1967 Factory L88 #92 Corvette Dana Racer Historical Photos…
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CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING 2021 RESULTS

CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING 2021 RESULTS

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Here are three press releases for the 2021 Corvette Racing at Sebring. You can check out their schedule on our website https://vette-vues.com/2021-weathertech-championship-schedule-released/ Corvette Racing at the 12 Hours Sebring 2021 No 3 C8.R Corvette Racing at the 12 Hours Sebring 2021 No 4 C8.R Corvette Racing at the 12 Hours Sebring 2021 CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: What Might Have Been SEBRING, Fla. (March 20, 2021) – Corvette Racing ended an up-and-down day with fourth- and fifth-place class finishes in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts. Both Chevrolet Corvette C8.Rs faced adversity throughout, and the team nearly won for the 13th time at Sebring International Raceway. The No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C8.R of Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor and Nicky Catsburg placed fourth in the GT…
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Corvette Racing’s C8.Rs Special Mobil 1 Livery at Sebring 2021

Corvette Racing’s C8.Rs Special Mobil 1 Livery at Sebring 2021

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The 69th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented By Advance Auto Parts took place March 17-20, 2021. Corvette Racing has unveiled a pair of one-off liveries for its two C8.R models. The No. 3 car will be driven by the latest Rolex 24 winners Jordan Taylor, Antonio Garcia, and Nicky Catsburg. The No. 4 car will feature Tommy Milner, Nick Tandy, and Alexander Sims who replace recently-retired Marcel Fassler. The 2021 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring marks a quarter-century partnership between Corvette Racing and Mobil 1. To celebrate this monumental 25-year milestone, which has resulted in over 100 wins, both Corvette Racing entries on the track will feature brand-new silver liveries. For the first time since 1999, the primary silver will match the color featured on bottles…
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Chevrolet Paced Daytona with 1370 Total Horsepower

Chevrolet Paced Daytona with 1370 Total Horsepower

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Corvette, Camaro, and Silverado Paced Three Different NASCAR Touring Series Corvette, Camaro and Silverado are set to pace three different NASCAR touring series races this weekend. Each Chevrolet model powered by a distinct variant of Chevy’s famed 6.2L small block V-8 engine with ties to Chevrolet Cup Series racing engines. (HHP/Harold Hinson) February 2021 at the Dayton International Speedway, Chevrolet paced all three NASCAR national touring series races. Each season-opening race was paced by a different Chevrolet model powered by a distinct variant of Chevy’s famed 6.2L small block V-8 engine with ties to Chevrolet Cup Series racing engines. Chevrolet's three pace vehicles produced a cumulative 1370 horsepower. The mid-engine Corvette Stingray coupe will serve as the pace car for the renowned Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 14. This marks…
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Chevrolet Names Klauser as First Sports Car Racing Program Manager

Chevrolet Names Klauser as First Sports Car Racing Program Manager

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Press release: DETROIT (Jan. 19, 2021) January 19, 2021 Chevrolet has named Laura Wontrop Klauser as its newly created Sports Car Racing Program Manager as the manufacturer continues its shift toward an engineering-based approach throughout its motorsports programs. (Photo Courtesy Chevrolet) Chevrolet has named Laura Wontrop Klauser as its newly created Sports Car Racing Program Manager as the manufacturer continues its shift toward an engineering-based approach throughout its motorsports programs. Klauser, who resides in Detroit, moves into the role which includes engineering and technical oversight of Corvette Racing on behalf of Chevrolet. Already she manages the Cadillac DPi-V.R and Camaro GT4.R programs in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The goal is to expand the level of engineering and technical direction for Corvette Racing as it sets a course for its…
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Oshkosh Corporation to Acquire Pratt Miller

Oshkosh Corporation to Acquire Pratt Miller

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Strengthens key technologies and strategic growth opportunities December 15, 2020 04:17 PM Eastern Standard Time Oshkosh to acquire Pratt Miller OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK), a leading innovator of mission-critical vehicles and essential equipment, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Pratt Miller, which specializes in advanced engineering, technology, and innovation across the motorsport and multiple ground vehicle markets, for a cash-free, debt-free purchase price of $115 million. Additional terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Pratt Miller will maintain its name, team members, facilities, and branding elements. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in New Hudson, Mich., Pratt Miller brings over 30 years of experience solving its customers’ most complex and technical challenges. Led by its world-class engineering and motorsports heritage, Pratt Miller has…
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Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan Steps away After 25 Years

Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan Steps away After 25 Years

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Drivers at Corvette Racing have come and gone over the past years. But Doug Fehan, who started with the General Motors racing program in 1988, has led the team since 1996 is now stepping down. In total, Doug led the program to fourteen team championships, thirteen manufacturers' and drivers' titles, and 113 race victories. Today we share with you the Press Release dated December 16, 2020: Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan Stepping Down Doug Fehan Steps Away After 25 Years With Corvette Racing Began as program manager for storied Chevrolet road-racing operation in 1996 DETROIT (Dec. 16, 2020) – Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan is stepping away from his position following the team’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Fehan started with GM Racing in 1988 and worked on…
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CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: RESPECT TO THE BUMPS

CORVETTE RACING AT SEBRING: RESPECT TO THE BUMPS

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GTLM championship program closes out first year with mid-engine Corvette C8.R Corvette Racing; Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring in Sebring, FL; November 14, 2020; Corvette C8.R #3 driven by Antonio Garcia, Jordan Taylor and Nicky Catsburg; CorvetteC8.R #4 driven by Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner, and Marcel Fässler (Richard Prince/Chevrolet Photo) SEBRING, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2020) – Corvette Racing endured a tough close to its championship-winning season at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, but it ended 2020 with a tremendous level of success in the first year of the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette C8.R.  A pair of suspension issues relegated the two Mobil 1/SiriusXM Corvette C8.Rs to fifth- and sixth-place finishes in the final race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. It didn’t take anything away from the…
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Garcia, Taylor Pace 1-2 Finish at Mid-Ohio for Corvette Racing

Garcia, Taylor Pace 1-2 Finish at Mid-Ohio for Corvette Racing

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Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor won for the fourth time this year in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C8.R at the GT Le Mans (GTLM) victory at the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. CORVETTE RACING AT MID-OHIO: Garcia, Taylor Pace 1-2 Finish for Corvette C8.R Release Date: SEP 28 2020 • No. 3 Corvette C8.R takes fourth GTLM win of season• Chevrolet grows lead in Manufacturers Championship• Gavin, Milner come home second in No. 4 Corvette C8.R• Ninth class victory at Mid-Ohio for Corvette Racing Garcia and Taylor won the fourth time this year in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the Corvette C8.R at the GTLM at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. LEXINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 27, 2020) –…
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