New General Motors president Dan Ammann has unveiled the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R race car – co-developed with the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06, which also made its world debut Jan. 13 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich.
By Larry Edsall
Nineteen sixty-three. Shelby Cobras were dominating American sports car racing, and designer Pete Brock and the car builders at Shelby American were busy working on a Kamm-tailed coupe to challenge Ferrari on the world racing circuit. Then along came the Sports Car Club of America with plans for its first professional motor sports series, racing for prize money, not just trophies. Called the Fall Series, it was not for production-style sports cars such as Shelby’s roadsters but for pure, purpose-built “sports-racing” specials — purebred racers with big engines mounted behind the cockpit. (It wasn’t long before the Fall Series blossomed into the Canadian-American Challenge Cup, the now fabled and fabulous Can-Am series.)
Obviously, the Shelby team would compete. First, however, it needed a proper vehicle.
The 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector-Car Auction kicks off tonight, with 36 hours of live television coverage on the FOX family of channels.
And one of our on-air personalities has a new look for 2014 that might make you do a double take on this broadcast.
You may not recognize her at first but it’s our April Rose debuting a new paint job she calls “black beauty.” From blonde to brunette she can’t go wrong!
Every day at the 43rd annual Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction, we’re going to pick some unique cars to feature that catch our collective editorial eye at FOXSports.com.
Some will be expensive, some funky, some strange and some exotic. The common denominator is they will all be fun and they will all be interesting.
The second round of the 2014 season saw Ryan Villopoto’s return to prominence, but also a breakout ride by Justin Brayton. The first two weeks of competition have produced a lot of great action already as riders look to settle into a groove.
Each week, The Holeshot will provide 22 takeaways – a full starting gate – from the most recent round of action.