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[ March 26, 2002 ]
Top Ten Fastest Cars of 2002
Corvette Z06: Speed is no longer purely a question of money. The unreal (and very likely underrated) 405-hp 2002 Z06 Corvette turns that axiom on its head. For a not-obnoxious $49,910-a bit more than half the cost of a 2002 Viper ACR-you can own the keys to a true world-class performer, a car capable of beating the paint off just about anything out there regardless of sticker price-whether the measure is quarter-mile, top-end, or lateral acceleration/handling ability. And the meager handful of cars that can beat the over-achieving Z06 in any of the above categories do so by the slimmest of margins-a few tenths of a second here, a couple of mph on the top-end there.
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[ March 25, 2002 ]
8th Annual Corvette Celebration to Feature C3 “Sharks”
The Corvette Museum will celebrate its 8th Anniversary at this year ’s Corvette Celebration and Corvette Hall of Fame - August 28 - September 1, 2002. This year ’s event will feature a special evolution display saluting the third generation “Shark” Corvettes from 1968-1982. The prestigious Corvette Hall of Fame Induction, seminars, GM Corvette Assembly Plant tours, road tours and much more are in store for attendees.
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[ March 21, 2002 ]
Corvette Opens ALMS Season with 1-2 GTS Qualification Runs at Sebring
One year ago, Ron Fellows captured the GTS pole at Sebring only to lose it in post qualifying impound. This year he made it stick. Fellows turned a lap of 1:59.699 in his No. 3 GM Goodwrench Corvette to lead Andy Pilgrim, in the No. 4 GM Goodwrench Corvette across the finish line to qualify 1st and 2nd in the GTS class. Pilgrim's time of 1: 59.940 outdistanced the 2:01. 476 of the 3rd place Viper of Mike Hezemans. With the faster prototype class starting up front Fellows and Pilgrim will start 21st and 22nd.

“Team Manager Doug Fehan calls Sebring our (Corvette’s) Bermuda Triangle. Last year we finished 2nd and 3rd in GTS so we are gunning for a much better finish,” said Fellows.

Corvette has been the major GM brand to attack the 12-hour race at Sebring. The first Corvette appeared in 1954 and the marque boasts a total of 206 entries second only to Porsche with 831 entries. Virtually every Corvette model from 1954 forward has undertaken the Sebring challenge including the very rare Corvette Grand Sport, the limited production Corvette SS and the production Stingray. The Sebring race is scheduled this weekend in Sebring, FL. For more information on the 12-Hours of Sebring visit their website below.
Visit the Sebring Raceway

[ March 18, 2002 ]
The Yes Vette
“I wanted to do a car where the answer to every question is yes,” Doug Plette said of his ‘97 coupe. What you see is a Corvette bearing little resemblance to its factory configuration. Even the doors are fabricated, made by Specter Werkes. Actually, the build didn’t start out to be this radical. Plette bought his C5 used on New Year’s Eve 1999 . After networking on the Corvette Forum, Doug drove his Corvette 1,100 miles in a blizzard from Atlanta to Xtreme Motorsports in Lubbock, Texas.
Read from Corvette Magazine

[ March 16, 2002 ]
C5-R Racing Preview 2002
Chevrolet’s factory Corvette racing program goes into the 2002 season with tremendous optimism. The combination of top driving talent, highly developed racing cars, and a super skilled crew bode well for this year’s championship chase, which begins at Sebring on March 16.
Read from Corvette Magazine

[ March 12, 2002 ]
Take A Chance on a New 50th Anniversary Corvette
The National Corvette Museum has launched its sixth annual Corvette raffle, offering a highly anticipated 50th Anniversary Corvette as this year’s prized giveaway. The Corvette will be raffled on Sunday, September 1st, 2002 at the annual Corvette Celebration held Labor Day weekend August 28th - September 1st, 2002. Tickets are available at $10 each. Winner need not be present to win.
Order Your Tickets!

[ March 11, 2002 ]
C5-R Limited-Edition Lithograph by Doug Garrison
Hand-signed by Drivers Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell and Engineer Gary Pratt. Only 500 Prints available. Reviewed and approved by GM/Corvette Racing
Take a Look at the Lithograph

[ March 8, 2002 ]
Corvette C6 pushed to 2004 as a 2005 model?
This scanned article was taken from the Corvette Club of Michigan Newsletter. Their sources speculate that Bob Lutz didn't like the design direction of the new Corvette, and has forced the design team to rethink their ideas and push back the release of the C6.
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[ March 4, 2002 ]
2002 Corvette Convertible: So good fast, shocking that it’s good slow, too.
So much of the praise surrounding the C5 Corvette concentrates on how quick and fast it is, that its virtues as an everyday car are lost in the fog. The truth is that, regardless of price, the Corvette is probably the easiest sports car there is with which to live day in and day out. And every year, while Chevy seems to introduce some new ever-higher performance version of the C5 that gains even more press, the regular Corvette gets better and better while getting almost no attention.
Read from The Car Connection

[ March 2, 2002 ]
Corvette Only Parking Corral Available at Sebring Race
The Corvette Race Team along with Ecklers, Mobil One and Promotions in Motion invite you to visit the Corvette Corral in Sebring, Florida to watch the Corvette C5-R’s compete in the first race of the 2002 American LeMans Series season. The 50th Annual 12 Hours of Sebring kicks off at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 16th. You must be driving your Corvette to park in the corral and parking will be on a first-come first-serve basis. The corral will be located near the exit of the last turn on the main straight away to the start/finish line. There will be signs indicating the Corvette Corral. There will be room for approximately 60-65 Corvettes. You will need to purchase tickets for admission and parking from the Sebring Track.
Visit the Sebring Raceway Online

[ March 1, 2002 ] Launched
Chevrolet is celebrating a half-century with America's favorite sports car, and we're taking the party to the streets for an entire year to say thank you to 50 years of loyal owners and enthusiasts. The year-long Corvette Anniversary Celebration hits the road in June 2002 starting with the Anniversary Road Tour and will be visiting many special events nationwide throughout the year.
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