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  1. Look at those rear tires on the back of the Z06 ...AWD ?? look at the front tires throwing up snow on the front fenders . If Z06 really is a flat plane-crank 600+HP NA engine with an 8600 rpm redline the track rats aren't going to be able to sleep any for the next 2 years they'll be so hyped up...
  2. Here you go Keith and fellas ......... With the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 now out of the bag, we’re anxiously looking to the horizon for the new mid-engine sports car’s various go-faster variants, including the C8 Corvette Z06. As luck would have it, a prototype C8 Z06 was recently spotted in Southern California, and we now have a brief video that shows it carving up some twisting two-lane mountain roads. The video in question was recently posted to Facebook by Jim Lill in San Diego, and shows the C8 Corvette Z06 attack a long right-hand sweeper as it progresses up a hill. The driver is clearly digging into the throttle, giving us an earful of the Z06’s engine – a naturally aspirated DOHC 5.5L flat-plane crank V8, which was recently previewed in the new Corvette C8.R race car. Output on the street-legal Z06 will be set at roughly 650 horsepower.
  3. Daytona 24 hour race . So if you want to watch on your devices here you go . * eastern standard time Saturday January 25* 1:30 PM - 11:55 PM IMSA.tv* 1:40 PM - 11:55 PM Trackpass* 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM NBC* 2:30 PM - 6 PM NBC SN* 6 PM - 11 PM NBC Sports Live* 11 PM - 11:55 PM NBC SNSunday, January 26* 12 AM - 1:40 PM IMSA.tv* 12 AM - 1:40 PM Trackpass* 12 AM - 3 AM NBC SN* 3 AM - 6 AM NBC Sports Live* 6 AM - 12:30 PM NBC SN* 12 PM - 2 PM NBC
  4. Friday is the Michelin 4 hour race. There are 5 Mustang GT4’s in that race and look forward to seeing those cars in the garage area tomorrow. Will get some pictures and info. Car #22 will have the same throwback scheme that Lynn St James had back in the 80’s . We used to cover her as a rookie in the 70’s driving a Vega back at west palm beach race track. Her husband used to race a Corvette at Daytona back in 1973 and I’m sure this is how she got hooked on racing . This is her comment below . “ I’m delighted that Ford is doing this throwback scheme,” said St. James. “The whole goal of every race driver is to win races, and going into that 1985 season I was on the cusp of winning, and to get my first three IMSA wins that year really meant so much to me because they say that once you win once, the others follow, and that was true for me.” St. James captured six IMSA GTO wins in her career, all with Ford, including two GTO class wins in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. She also competed in Indy car, including seven starts at the Indianapolis 500. She was a consumer advisor for Ford Motor Company from 1981-96, and has been a tireless ambassador for women in sports, especially auto racing.
  5. Heading over to Daytona tomorrow only an hours drive . Here are some facts about Team Corvette. Corvette Racing is a three-time winner of the Rolex 24 – in 2001 with the Corvette C5-R and back-to-back in 2015 and 2016 with the Corvette C7.R. The Corvette C8.R is the fifth racing version that Corvette Racing has fielded since its first season in 1999. The team’s record since its debut is unmatched – 107 victories, 13 IMSA Team Championships, and 12 Manufacturer and Driver titles.
  6. Sorry Mongoose the pack just couldn’t get it going Sunday. Sometimes it just isn’t in the cards.
  7. Snow and drifts are really causing havoc up there . Hey Mongoose we got some of your cold temps this morning. 42 degrees.
  8. 90 mph winds holy cow. Snow drifts all over the place. Be safe even though you weren’t hit that hard.
  9. Would love to see those pictures of Danica. Hope your team does well today. We will be watching. Going out to dinner early with friends so as not to miss the game. Please no jokes about old people early bird dinners in fla. .....
  10. Car & Driver review Shelby GT 500. VS Camaro ZL1 Cost ZL1 1 LE $72K - today’s discounts = $62K Cost. Shelby With Carbon track pack $95K + ADM = too much $105K/ $135K The Bottom Line With the Corvette going mid-engine, these two machines, along with Dodge's Hellcats, are keeping the traditional American fire-breathing, rear-drive, front-engine muscle car alive. It's a commendable feat considering our society continues to accelerate toward autonomy and electrification like a drunken hipster on a rented moped. But after two days of track testing and several days of driving around the barren desert landscape of Southern California, a winner, a clear winner, of this comparison test, failed to materialize. Whatever you're driving at any given moment feels like the best one. Both the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE live up to the hype. Either will put a big dumb smile on your face while shredding an expensive set of summer tires in the process. But these are sophisticated cars. Their ability to turn and stop are only surpassed by their unbridled power and tire-destroying skills. But we pick winners here, and the winner is the Camaro. Its biggest advantage is that it's simply a better value. There's a lot we love about the GT500—the ride quality, interior design, and its more sophisticated powertrain—but the more affordable ZL1 1LE manages to match or surpass the Shelby's performance while offering a much longer list of features. Spend the stack of money saved on gas and Goodyears. You're going to need them
  11. ON TV now auction for 1st TR coupe . Going for charity . Sold for $ 3,000,000 to Rick Hendricks. Hey that’s my car. Can’t they close the engine cover ? Oh no a flaw already. .... Here is the latest statement from GM .Corvette coupe production will begin at GM’s Bowling Green Assembly Plant in Kentucky in early February, with customer deliveries slated to begin before the end of February.
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