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Old 11 Jan 2008, 11:48 (Ref:2104176)   #166
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As of this instant, much of that section is the most up-to-date Corvette info on the web anywhere. (Re: my above post)
Thanks David. You do a GREAT JOB. Keep up the great history work.
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Old 11 Jan 2008, 14:11 (Ref:2104263)   #167
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But David the site hasn't been updated with this scoop yet!

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These were updated yesterday:

C6R-003 Details

C6R-005 Details

C6R-006 Details

But this one I forgot! (Will be updated soon and still be ahead, I hope.):

Chassis Serial Number Index

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Thanks David. You do a GREAT JOB. Keep up the great history work.
All the great comments as well as the helpful suggestions keep me going!
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 14:43 (Ref:2104776)   #168
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- Corvette C6R-005 has risen from the ashes and has a pending deal with an appropriate team.
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#005 still pending. Talking to Phoenix about this one.

Compliments on your site, been visiting it for quite some time now!

Do you guys know if Hezemans/Carsport Holland still has his C6.R? If i'm not mistaken I've read some rumours that he was thinking of selling the 'Vette and racing the DBR9?

It would be great to have a Carsport/Phoenix dual Corvette team.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 15:23 (Ref:2104790)   #169
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David,

I agree with the other posters, you do a great job on your web-site and in your posts to this forum of keeping us all informed about what's going on with Corvette Racing. We all thank you for that and appreciate your efforts. I have a question for you. If C6R #1 is with Carsport, #2 is with PSI, #3 & #4 are with LAA, & #5 & #6 are off to Phoenix and SRT, that leaves Corvette Racing with only #7 & #8. What will they do for a back-up if they have a mishap like last year at PLM? Is there a #9 hiding somewhere?

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Old 12 Jan 2008, 17:27 (Ref:2104847)   #170
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......that leaves Corvette Racing with only #7 & #8. What will they do for a back-up if they have a mishap like last year at PLM? Is there a #9 hiding somewhere?

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How about:



Actually, the 2008 backup question came up elsewhere so I asked my insider but have no answer yet. Considering all that is going on with LMP1 talk, "Private" GT2 Corvettes, FIA 2010 rules and no ALMS GT1 competition, GM may be reluctant to invest in 2 cars to gather dust all year like 007 and 008 did in 2007. In a real pinch, C5/6R-012, the C6.R development mule, has not been seen on the show circuit for a while but is assumed to still be available. That strange story is here C6R Show Cars.

Just for further entertainment, a friend has promised to send me pictures of a C6.R show car that he saw in 2005 and it had a production VIN number that indicates it was based on a 1999 C-5 Hardtop pilot production car!!


STOP PRESS!! SCOOP!!!
Honest, as I was creating the epistle above, the answer came from my insider: There will be no chassis 9 and 10.

Considering my speculations above, and other implications that I surely have missed, this is BIG news!! Right??
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 18:02 (Ref:2104862)   #171
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but that is chassie C6R 012 #12
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 20:53 (Ref:2104925)   #172
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Hmmm... this picture looks familiar! Looks just like the one I took this summer, in fact, it is! No biggie though, just an amazing coincidence!

I can give you a pic of hezemans Spa 24hrs winning #001 if you want, altough there is a much nicer one at fiagt.com. Just let me know!
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 23:29 (Ref:2104986)   #173
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but that is chassie C6R 012 #12
Actually that is the C5-R with C6.R body. it was the C6.R showcar.
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Old 15 Jan 2008, 14:41 (Ref:2106733)   #174
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I don't think anyone has put this up yet, but Corvette Racing will be using E85 for fuel next year.

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2008/01...tte-goes-cell/
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I don't think anyone has put this up yet, but Corvette Racing will be using E85 for fuel next year.

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2008/01...tte-goes-cell/
Proof that the IMSA is as obtuse to the point of moronics as any goverment agency,and the EPA is one of the most inept.

At a time when the "greenies" are starting to launch serious attacks against the ethanol lobby, which does zero for the emssions but is causing huge strife for the food supply, whilst draining the already lacking of water and causing the greater use of fertilizer, which is fouling existing water supplies.
There was a bit on NPR just recently which quiped that new technology could use of more of the entire plant, to which the green reply was, that means even more fertilizer, as the plant that acts as fertilizer ,will no longer be plowed into the ground.

Stupidity has just rewards; heaven help us.

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Old 15 Jan 2008, 18:18 (Ref:2106818)   #176
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I have a question for you. If C6R #1 is with Carsport, #2 is with PSI, #3 & #4 are with LAA, & #5 & #6 are off to Phoenix and SRT, that leaves Corvette Racing with only #7 & #8. What will they do for a back-up if they have a mishap like last year at PLM? Is there a #9 hiding somewhere?

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I think your chassis are mixed up my friend. Here is the list of C6Rs:
#1-Carsport(2005 #3 ALMS)
#2-PSI (2005 #4 ALMS)
#3-not sold (2006 #3 ALMS)
#4-LAA (2006 #4 ALMS)
#5-not sold (2007 #3 ALMS)
#6-LAA (2007 #4 ALMS)
#7-Pratt&Miller (2008 #3 ALMS)
#8-Pratt&Miller (2008 #4 ALMS)

I doubt SRT will get the 5 chassis...My friend works for Corvette Motorsport so he will let me know when any news on the teams is announced
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I don't think anyone has put this up yet, but Corvette Racing will be using E85 for fuel next year.

http://www.autobloggreen.com/2008/01...tte-goes-cell/
Hello??? the ALMS teams use VP Racing Fuels E90 last year. the new E85 VP Racing Fuel is no where near the street E85 grade fuel.

Dont confuse E85 race fuel and E85 street fuel.
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Proof that the IMSA is as obtuse to the point of moronics as any goverment agency,and the EPA is one of the most inept.

At a time when the "greenies" are starting to launch serious attacks against the ethanol lobby, which does zero for the emssions but is causing huge strife for the food supply, whilst draining the already lacking of water and causing the greater use of fertilizer, which is fouling existing water supplies.
There was a bit on NPR just recently which quiped that new technology could use of more of the entire plant, to which the green reply was, that means even more fertilizer, as the plant that acts as fertilizer ,will no longer be plowed into the ground.

Stupidity has just rewards; heaven help us.

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Bob, while I do share your general displeasure with Ethanol (as a fuel, not as a beverage), it will be interesting to see what the new ALMS (VP Racing Vuels) is made of. The new technology you mention is 'cellulostic ethanol' and you are right, you can use the whole plant. But that is a good thing, because that means you don't have to use corn, in fact because of the energies involved in planting/fertilizing/harvesting corn annually, corn actually isn't a good candidate for cellulostic production. Instead the idea is to be albe to use crops which don't need much (if any) fertilizer for years at a time and don't need to be replanted on an annual basis, such as: switch grass or bamboo, even willow trees could be used!
Hopefully cellulostic ethanol can become more popular and replace corn based distillation.
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Hello??? the ALMS teams use VP Racing Fuels E90 last year. the new E85 VP Racing Fuel is no where near the street E85 grade fuel.

Dont confuse E85 race fuel and E85 street fuel.
I think the ALMS fuel last year was E10. From the ALMS press release:

"Last year, the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council and VP Racing Fuels introduced E10 (10 percent ethanol, 90 percent gasoline) to all other manufacturers. This year, the series and its partners also will offer E85 to competitors in addition to E10; the E85 is a second-generation, cellulosic ethanol made from waste material (Competition, Dec. 3, 2007)."

Does anybody know if teams using the E85 fuel will be allowed to have a larger fuel tank to compensate for lost fuel efficiency?
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Bob, while I do share your general displeasure with Ethanol (as a fuel, not as a beverage), it will be interesting to see what the new ALMS (VP Racing Vuels) is made of. The new technology you mention is 'cellulostic ethanol' and you are right, you can use the whole plant. But that is a good thing, because that means you don't have to use corn, in fact because of the energies involved in planting/fertilizing/harvesting corn annually, corn actually isn't a good candidate for cellulostic production. Instead the idea is to be albe to use crops which don't need much (if any) fertilizer for years at a time and don't need to be replanted on an annual basis, such as: switch grass or bamboo, even willow trees could be used!
Hopefully cellulostic ethanol can become more popular and replace corn based distillation.
The corn lobby is spending huge sums to fight any type of switch, and if there is a switch sugar beets would be about as close to a practical source as there would be, but that still puts acres out of production that does absolutely zero for the imagined problems that the greenie morons are have snit-fits about.(x million acres of grass that is not good for anything else is an absolute waste of acreage)
I listen to farm radio more than rarely and anyone here who wants to see what the ethanol boys are saying, find a station that broadcasts farm news AND LISTEN.
If you believe their dogma, then you probably believe there is a pill that turns water into gasoline.

If the racing fuel is fifteen percent alcohol, it is fifteen percent alcohol period.

This its not street E85 makes not difference, it is fifteen percent alcohol no matter how you look at it.
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