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Corvette’s 50th Anniversary at Le Mans

At this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, Corvette Racing celebrates its 50th anniversary of its first appearance in the legendary race. The last round of the American Le Mans Series in Monterey saw Corvette display both historic cars and a banner for fans to sign wishing the team success. Corvette Racing legends Dr. Dick Thompson and Dick Guldstrand joined the current fleet of factory Corvette drivers to discuss how different the...

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MICHELIN MOTORSPORTS 24 for 24: “One Amazing Test Session”

In honor of the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010, the Michelinalley.com staff offers 24 bits of Le Mans history, factoids and trivia. See www.michelinalley.com for updates, features and the complete list, plus Rick Dole photos. — Note 7 of 24: One Amazing Test Session Michelin places a tire engineer with every one of its partner teams at Le Mans to gain technical measures, insights and performance data for use in...

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Le Mans Preview – Highcroft – 24-Hour Premiere

This is the fifth in a 24 Hours of Le Mans preview series. Check back to MichelinAlley.com for more features and posts in the coming days. Although Highcroft Racing team owner Duncan Dayton has won vintage races on the historic streets of Monaco, Dayton has never taken his team to Le Mans. After an ambitious and successful five year period, Highcroft Racing has secured their first invitation to the 24-hour race. Dayton has taken the...

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The Le Mans Countdown Continues

Ace Photographer Rick Dole has captured some of the highlights from Monday’s scrutineering activities in Le Mans. See “Galleries” for the latest daily treats as we countdown to Saturday’s start.

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Scrutineering a Highlight for Fans

One of the highlights of Le Mans week is Scrutineering, the two-day event of technical inspection by Automobile Club l’Ouest officials (the Le Mans sanctioning body) of all 55 cars entered in the 24-hour race. In past years the event has run on Monday and Tuesday but this year, the schedule was moved to Sunday and Monday to allow more fans to attend. Scrutineering is as much an event for the fans as it is for the ACO officials....

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