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The Cars of the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall

Last week we told you all about the people and organizations being inducted into the 2012 Bloomington Gold Great Hall. As promised, we now present the 10 Corvettes to be included in this year’s Great Hall. The cars of the class of 2012 include the oldest production Corvette, a wildly popular styling car, and a

  Comments | By - May 18, 2012

Legendary SCCA Corvette Racer Andy Porterfield Passes Away

A legend in the Corvette world for more than 50 years passed away last Tuesday in Newport Beach, Calif. Andy Porterfield first started racing Corvettes in 1957, and amazingly he was still racing them in 2012 at the age of 80! “Porterfield? Hell, he was racing Corvettes when I started,” racing icon George Follmer said

  Comments | By - April 25, 2012

Mecum to Auction 1957 Smokey Yunick Corvette Racer at Indy Spring Classic

If you’re looking for something to do with your Mega Millions winnings, we recommend heading to Mecum’s Spring Classic Auction coming up in May. There they will be offering this 1957 racer which was the first car to use Rochester Fuel injection backed by a 4-speed transmission. Racing history of the car includes duty at

  Comments | By - April 2, 2012

Paul Newman’s SCCA Corvette Headed to Auction

The last car raced by renowned actor Paul Newman will be one of the features at RM Auctions’ Amelia Island sale next month in Florida. As lot #130, Newman’s 2002 #83 SCCA Corvette racer will cross the block on March 10, 2012. Newman raced the car from 2003 to 2007 and was victorious in it

  Comments | By - February 15, 2012

1969 BFG Stars & Stripes ZL1/L88 Racer Finds New Home!

Remember John Greenwood’s 1969 BF Goodrich Stars and Stripes ZL1/L88 racer that sold at RM’s Monterey auction for $638,000? Purchased by Terry Michaelis of Proteam Corvette, the ’69 BFG Corvette recently made its way home to the company’s Napoleon, Ohio facility. The former Le Mans race car will be the centerpiece of Proteam’s L88 collection

  Comments | By - September 23, 2011

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