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Petit Le Mans
Final race of 2010 American Le Mans Series
Road Atlanta
Braselton GA
Sept. 30 - October 2, 2010

 

Thursday Sept 30

8:30am Departing Decatur AL

In place at the Corvette Corral, Road Atlanta.
(Like that giant Corvette tailfin?)
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View of the Paddock area from the back of the Corral
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Views from our "Parade Laps."
A delightful surprise: a few times we were able to activate the Active Handling!
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That evening our host for the weekend, Bobby Tow, treated Charlie & Jim Robertson
and me to a tour of his amazing Corvette Racing collection.

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Friday Oct 1

Departing our home for the weekend.
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About the first sight in a walk through the
paddock was this, the Panoz Abruzzi. 
No comment... 
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Olivier Beretta, Antonio Garcia and Johnny O'Connell.
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#3 about ready to go out.
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Oliver Gavin.
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The Corvette Corral is a lot busier today! And dryer!
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Back to the Corvette paddock for the autograph session, while right behind the table the trans goes back into #3.
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Saturday, Oct. 2

Retired Corvette Chief Engineer Tom Wallace talks about the new
Motorsports Park that the National Corvette Museum is building.

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Corvette Racing Program Manager, Doug Fehan.
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(That's our benefactor, Bobby Tow, at Doug's left elbow)

Johnny O'Connell kept everybody entertained while auctioning
racing memorabilia to benefit Alzheimer's victims.

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Harlan Charles, Corvette Product Marketing Manager,
talks about the newest models and features.

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Jim Campbell, Vice President of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports
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Retired Corvette Racing star, Ron Fellows talks about the racing program.
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Mark Kent, GM Racing Manager.
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Jim takes notes as Ron speaks.
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Me, caught by Perry Bird...                       and the Cooper girls!
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Sights while walking completely around the track as the race progresses.
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Amber Dyoss signed the hood for her $25 donation to the American Cancer Society.
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The race continues (10 hrs or 1000 miles, whichever comes first).
Corvette #4 seemed to always be within a few seconds of the lead Ferrari.

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On the last lap and only a couple of turns from the finish line, the Ferrari
ran out of gas, and #4, itself running on fumes, took Corvette's first win of the
season in the final lap of the final race of the season!

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The wild celebration in the Corvette Garage!
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Sunday Oct. 3

After another night enjoying the hospitality of Connie & Bobby Tow,
it was time to head home.

   

 

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