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|2014 Le Mans 24hr Entry List|
|February 14 2014 03:07:16 AM EST|
|The 2014 entry list has been revealed.|
Representing the USA, Corvette Racing and SRT Motorstort in GTE-Pro, and Dempsey Racing in GTE-Am. Let's hope the ACO/FIA get the BoP right this year.
Notable missing Corvette entry is Larbre Competition in GTE-Am. Larbre lobbied to use a new C7.R in the WEC GTE-Am class but was rejected due to GTE-Am rules requiring 1 year old or older cars. Larbre has decided to run a Porsche in the Carrera Cup for 2014. They are also on the reserve list in LMP2 for Le Mans 24hr.
Full LM 24 Entry List
Also new for this year is a new logo, as seen above. The classic French red white and blue logo was used for 22 years.
|February 12 2014 09:42:16 PM EST|
|A heart wrenching event occurred at the National Corvette Museum on the early morning of February 12, 2014. A 30ft deep, 40ft wide sink hole opened up in the middle of the NCM Skydome, consuming 8 cars.|
A museum employee received a call at 5:44am from the security company alerting of a motion detectors going off in the Skydome area of the Museum. Upon arrival it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the Museum. No one was in or around the Museum at the time. The Bowling Green Fire Department arrived on the scene and secured the area. Eight cars were consumed, including:
1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors
The other six vehicles were owned by the National Corvette Museum including:
1962 Black Corvette
1984 PPG Pace Car
1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette
None of the cars affected were on loan from individuals. A structural engineer was contacted and arriving today to assess the existing damage and stability of the surrounding areas. While the Skydome area is closed, the remainder of the Museum is still open.
Museum employees, when given the all clear, evacuated all of the remaining cars in the Skydome.
VIDEO: Helicopter Drone Flies Into the Sink Hole
VIDEO: Security Camera Footage 1
VIDEO: Security Camera Footage 2
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|2014 Daytona 24hr: Results|
|January 28 2014 09:59:31 PM EST||Nigel Scott Dobbie|
|New series, new track, new car - A tough task for the men and women at Pratt & Miller to put a product on the track only 3 months after the final race of the 2013 ALMS season.|
Daytona is an oddity on the schedule. The track looks simple, but the high banks put tremendous loads on components that would otherwise never fail at other traditional road courses.
Anytime you have a new car, you will have teething problems. Earlier in the week both cars had electrical problems, causing #4 car to miss a practice session, and the #3 missed qualifying. The #4 Corvette qualified 4th, but only 2 tenths off of pole.
The #3 Corvette lead the GTLM class at the 6hr mark but ultimately DNF with overheating problems.
The #4 Corvette battled its way up the field and was in position for a podium finish, or a possible win, when a transmission bearing failed suddenly without warning at the 22hr mark. The team did get it repaired and ultimately finished 5th.
The end result may not have been a victory, or a podium finish, but realistically it was a promising start to the 2014 season and C7.R era.
Congrats goes out to Porsche for winning the Rolex, but we will be back.....and we will be ready.
Video: Welcome Robin Liddell & Ryan Briscoe
Next up is the Sebring test -Feb 20-21, the the 12hrs - March 15.
|2014 Daytona 24hr Preview|
|January 21 2014 03:48:56 AM EST|
|2014 NAIAS: Z06 & C7.R Reveal|
|January 13 2014 11:52:14 PM EST|
|Today we open a new chapter in Corvette history. The new 2015 Corvette Z06 and C7.R were both revealed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.|
First, HOLY $%^&!
Now lets talk about the Z06:
-6.2L Supercharged V8 (LT4)
-625 horsepower, 635 ft lbs of torque
-Available with a 7-Speed Manual or 8-Speed Automatic
-industry’s first carbon-fiber torque tube, which provides structural support between the engine and transaxle
-Z07 option comes with carbon ceramic brakes, Michelin PS Cup tires, Adjustable wicker on rear spoiler, front splitter end caps
-Available with the all new Performance Data Recorder
The new Z06 broke the C6 ZR1's lap record at the Milford Proving Grounds test track it's FIRST time out during initial testing. This car is so awesome that GM North America President Mark Reuss called it "The Big Nasty".
VIDEO: Corvette Z06 Walkaround
PHOTO GALLERY: 2015 Corvette Z06
PRESS RELEASE: Corvette Z06
Next, the Corvette C7.R
-5.5L Direct Injected V8
-40% stiffer chassis then the C6.R
-Uses the same aluminum frame as the Stingray and Z06
-Co-developed the aerodynamics of the C7.R along side the Z06
VIDEO: Corvette C7.R Walkaround
PHOTO GALLERY: Corvette C7.R
PRESS RELEASE: Corvette C7.R
If you missed the reveal, you can re-watch it HERE
Also, select C7.R/Jake apparel is now available in our ONLINE STORE. More items will be available in the coming weeks, so check back often!
|January 05 2014 10:52:35 PM EST|