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While Ford’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 brings with it after half a century a new episode in its stunning duel with Ferrari, for the American manufacturer this 84th edition will also be a matter of national prestige facing Corvette.

But for a better understanding, let’s go back in time to the mid-1960s. After Enzo Ferrari rebuffed his buyout offer in 1963, a stung Henry Ford, II set out to beat the Italian manufacturer on its favourite playing field at the 24 Hours of Le Mans where Ferrari had dominated since 1960.

But this sporting challenge was part of a much broader business strategy: a comprehensive rejuvenation of Ford’s image and range. Two cars quickly became the posterchildren of that ambition: the GT40 and its various configurations at the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the circuit side, and the Mustang cabriolet coupe on the road side.

So, as of [...]

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  • May 18, 2016
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He started his career singing in an Oklahoma saloon.

And country superstar Garth Brooks proved he still has the common touch by rewarding his four millionth ticket buyer with a laundry list of expensive presents.

The woman, an unidentified teacher, was surely overjoyed when she learned about the vast bundle of goodies The Thunder Rolls favourite had prepared to celebrate her netting the milestone voucher for his show at Grand Rapids, Michigan on Thursday.


According to TMZ, she was given a whopping $5,000 in cash, though she was surely even more happy to learn Garth was paying off her student debt.

In addition, the 54-year-old gave her a new Jeep Cherokee, which is worth up to $32,000 and a little red Corvette, a sports car that can cost up to $80,000.

The Friends In Low Places star had even forked out so she could go on a luxury break to [...]

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Why Chevrolet Races – 2016 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Recap

Chevrolet has been one of many at the forefront of technology and innovation in both racing and on the street. The Corvette, being the flagship of GM performance, has always managed to be part of the innovation — with the very poplar magnetic ride system first introduced to the Corvette and later adopted by Ferrari in it’s 599. Lets not forget the game changing Corvette Zr1 with its supercharged 6.2L V8, massive brakes, and plethora of carbon fiber. Tech like this found it’s way into the recently retired C6 chassis and is now seen in the late model C7 in one way or another. Other innovations like advanced aluminum framing, select use of carbon fiber, with a healthy use of stability electronics as well.

The racing program also allows GM to see what does and doesn’t work on [...]

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1968_Ford_California_Special_Mustang_658_1This is a very well restored limited production 1968 GT/California Special Mustang coupe. All 3,867 California Specials were coupes, no convertibles or fastbacks were ever produced. The body modifications resemble the Shelby mustang, the hood has integral turn signals and competition style locks, a fiberglass trunk lid with a molded-in spoiler, special non-functional side air ducts, 66 Thunderbird tail lights, pop off gas cap, body decals and unique California script emblems.

Any available engine was available. This car has the optional 195hp 289ci. V8 engine with an automatic transmission. The car has been nicely restored and detailed, the paint is beautiful, and the engine compartment is spotless and nicely detailed. It is basically stock with the exception of the ceramic coated Hooker headers and Flowmaster exhaust system which gives it a great sound. You very seldom come across these California Specials and this one will definitely get [...]

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The Village of Burr Ridge & Corvette Mike Midwest Present:
The 9th Annual Car Show, Where Classic Meets Modern …

Sunday, June 12th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Burr Ridge Village Center. Free & open to the public (weather permitting) with over 100 unique autos from every era, concessions and a 90-minute live concert by “The Blooz Brothers”.

If you want to show your car, there is a $10 entry fee per car and includes Peoples’ Choice trophies and T-shirts for participants. Please register by Wednesday, June 8th at burr-ridge.gov/events/car-show, or call Corvette Mike Midwest at (630) 230-0441.