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The Lingenfelter Car Collection Charity Spring Open House 2017

Ferrari LaFerrari

Join us for an Adam’s Polishes Detail Clinic! Stay Tuned…More details to come!

Enjoy over 150 vehicles that make up one of the greatest car collections in the world.

Donations will be collected for the American Cancer Society, an organization that saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back.

To learn more about ACS please visit www.cancer.org

Enter To Win a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray “Fuelie” and a 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette!

GRAVETTE, Ark. – April 3, 2017 – PRLog — The 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway, a nationwide drawing sponsored by New Beginning Children’s Homes–a charitable organization, has officially launched! This year is the 10th Anniversary of the Corvette Dream Giveaway and the winner of this extraordinary prize package will receive two amazing Corvettes! Included in the grand-prize package is a “split window”1963 Corvette Sting Ray and a 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 Coupe, plus $50,000 cash for taxes!

To enter to win this never-before-seen prize package, the general public can call toll-free to (866) 600-0646 or enter online at http://dreamgiveaway.com/dg/corvette.

The Grand Prize: This extremely rare, fuel-injected, split window 1963 Corvette Sting Ray is the most desirable Corvette in the marque’s 65-year history. It is one of only 2,610 “fuelie” Corvettes made from August 1962 through July 1963. “Fuelie” 327ci V-8s were the most powerful powerplant available to Corvette in 1963 and the “fuelie” remained the most powerful Chevrolet small-block engine for over 30 years. It comes finished in Riverside Red with a beautiful matching red interior. This Corvette is restored to strict NCRS standards and was awarded the coveted NCRS Top Flight Award. Other features include the desirable M20-4 speed manual transmission, P48 cast aluminum knock-off wheels and a Positraction rear end.

The 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Corvette Z06 Coupe, which sports Serial #001, cranks out 800 horsepower thanks to a 376 cubic inch (6.2 liter) Chevy LT4 Gen 5 small-block featuring a Magnuson TVS2300 Heartbeat Supercharger System (engineered for the seventh-generation Corvette Z06), ported and polished factory cylinder heads, and ultra-high-performance GT3 cam, all courtesy of the horsepower experts at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. This unprecedented Corvette comes finished in Torch Red with a 3LZ interior, which features Jet Black perforated Napa leather seating surfaces and a unique, serialized dash plaque. The exterior also features unique styling and badging. It is loaded with high-performance factory options, including the Z07 performance package (Track Package), carbon fiber visible package, 8-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission, competition sport seats, and Z06 black aluminum wheels.

New Beginning Children’s Homes (NBCH), the sponsor of this giveaway, is a 501(c)3 provider of family-style long-term residential care with a mission to provide foster children a safe and faith-centered family atmosphere where they can heal, grow, and be loved while working through difficult life issues. In addition to the funding they receive, NBCH will provide grants to several worthwhile charities, including Disabled American Veterans, National Guard Educational Foundation, Smile Network International, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Bright Pink and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.

For low-res and high-res photography and video assets, please contact Kim Meyers.

A 2017 Corvette Dream Giveaway spokesperson is available for press interviews for traditional print, broadcast, and radio media and digital-only sites. Please contact Kim Meyers to arrange a press interview.

Contact
DGGroup, Inc. / Kim Meyers
kmeyers@dggroupinc.com

48- Hour Corvette Update

It has been a FANTASTIC weekend for the RideTech crew, as Chris Smith piloted the Instinct-equipped 48-Hour Corvette to yet another amazing win!!

The Fort Worth Goodguys show is historically hot, dusty, and chock-full of great competition. RideTech and our customers again filled the leaderboard at this event; four out of the top 5 spots in the PRO class were RideTech-equipped, with the 1st, 2nd, and 4th place spots going to cars with our new Instinct Electronic Shocks! Texas is also renowned for truck culture, so it’s no surprise that the Truck class at this event was one of the largest of the entire Goodguys season…and it’s also no surprise that all of the top 3 spots in the Truck class were RideTech customers! The weather was fantastic and boasted near-record attendance, the turnout for the autocross was phenomenal, and both competitors and spectators were impressed by the turnout and the awesome autocross action. We’ve got lots more events coming up in March and April, so stay tuned for even more great finishes by the RideTech team!

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Amelia Island 2017 Concours D’Elegance

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering has personally been invited to proudly display the all NEW 2017 Lingenfelter Supercharged Signature Edition Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Dream Giveaway Vehicle. Ken Lingenfelter will be in attendance himself!


Event Schedule

THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
The Shop at the Concours
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Santa Maria 1

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Sale Preview
10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Ocean Front Lawn & Courtyard
For more information: www.rmsothebys.com or call (800) 211-4371 or (519) 352-4575
Open to Public

The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction
3:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 2

Guardians of Porsche Wine Maker’s Dinner
6:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom
$310 per person. Reservations required: www.ameliaconcours.org

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2017

The Porsche Driving Experience
7 a.m.
Departs from the Fernandina Beach Municipal Airport. Driver’s meeting at 7 a.m. Activities to include a spirited ride with a professional driver and an entrant participation autocross.
$250 per car (2 people included). Open to the Public – Reservations Required: www.ameliaconcours.org
*Ownership of a Porsche is not required. Must be 21 years of age to participate.

Reliable Carriers Eight Flags Road Tour
8:30 a.m.
Departs from The Ritz-Carlton main driveway. The tour stops at various points on and around Amelia Island and concludes with a public display and lunch in downtown Fernandina Beach.
Open to Concours Registered Vehicles Only

The Shop at the Concours
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Santa Maria 1

Test Drives – Various Manufacturers
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton & The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Front Driveway
Complimentary

Automobilia and Luxury Lifestyle Merchants
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Open to Public

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Sale Preview
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, Ocean Front Lawn & Courtyard
For more information: www.rmsothebys.com or call (800) 211-4371 or (519) 352-4575
Open to Public

The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction
10:00 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 2

Book Signings
Various times throughout the day
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Talbot Pre-Function

Japanese Racing – The Men Behind the Victories Seminar
3 p.m.
Adam Carolla hosts a panel discussion with some of the people that contributed to the racing success of Japanese auto manufacturers in the United States. Panel includes: Peter Brock; Tommy Kendall; John Morton; Sam Posey and Chip Robinson.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Ballroom
$35 per person –Tickets can be purchased online www.ameliaconcours.org or at the door on the day of the event. Open to the Public. Limited Seating.
Poster signing follows seminar

RM Sotheby’s Cocktail Reception
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. Admission is for
registered bidders, consignors and qualified media only;
For more information: www.rmsothebys.com or call
800-211-4371 / 519-352-4575

RM Sotheby’s A Gentleman’s Collection; The Pride & Passion of Orin Smith
5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. Admission is for
registered bidders, consignors and qualified media only;
For more information: www.rmsothebys.com or call
800-211-4371 / 519-352-4575

The Power Event Live
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Fernandina Beach Airport
$125 per person
For more information, please call Tim Webber at (407) 649-9190
http://www.powereventliveamelia.com/

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017

MotorXpo
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Vendors and cars on display on the first hole of the Golf Club of Amelia Island
Free Admission

Cars & Coffee at the Concours presented by Heacock Classic Car Insurance
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Over 400 classic and exotic cars from local car clubs will be displayed on the 1st, 10th and 18th fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island. Vehicles must be pre-registered to participate
Free Admission

The Shop at the Concours
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Santa Maria 1

Automobilia and Luxury Lifestyle Merchants
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Open to Public

Test Drives – Various Manufacturers
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton & The Golf Club of Amelia Island, Front Driveway
Complimentary

The Amelia Island Concours Silent Auction
10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Plaza 2

Legends of the Leaping Cat – Jaguar Racing Drivers Seminar
10:30 a.m.
Tommy Kendall moderates a panel of racing greats who will share stories from their time racing Jaguars. Panel includes: Bill Adam, Norman Dewis, Hurley Haywood, David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Chip Robinson and Bob Tullius.
The Ritz-Carlton, Talbot Ballroom ∙
$35 per person –Tickets can be purchased online www.ameliaconcours.org or at the door on the day of the event. Open to the Public. Limited Seating.
Poster signing follows seminar

RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island Auction
11 a.m.
The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom
Admission is for registered bidders, consignors and qualified media only.
For more information, visit www.rmsothebys.com or call (800) 211-4371 or (519) 352-4575

Book Signings
Various times throughout the day
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island Talbot Pre-Function

Cocktail Reception
6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Talbot Pre-Function and Colonnade
By Invitation Only

Mercedes-Benz Gala Dinner
Honoring Al Unser Sr
7:30 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island – Talbot Ballroom
Black Tie Optional, Reservations Required: www.ameliaconcours.org
By Invitation Only

SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Golf Club of Amelia Island
10th & 18th Fairways
General Admission Adult: $120 day of show/$95 in advance
General Admission Student 12- 18 years old: $50
General Admission Children under 12: admitted free with paying adult ticket.
Active Duty Military and immediate family: $50 with Active Duty ID available on site only.
General Admission with early entry (8:30 a.m.): $150 Limited quantities, must be purchased in advance.

9:45 a.m.
Honoree Al Unser Sr. enters the show field from the Awards Tent

10:30 a.m.
Vintage Fashion Show presented by Fashion Group International,
North Florida, Inc. – Awards Tent

11:00 a.m.
Chairman’s Welcome
National Anthem
Flyover
Judges Introduction

11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Awards Presentation – Awards Tent. Presentation includes Best in Show, Best in Class, Amelia and Corporate Awards.

Club Amelia: $525 per person includes: early admission to the Concours, VIP parking, collector program, breakfast, lunch, snack, three drink tickets and cash bar. Limited availability, must be purchased in advance.

Concours and More: $225 per person includes: General Admission ticket with early entry (8:30 a.m.), event poster and lunch inside The Ritz-Carlton. Limited availability, must be purchased in advance.

Exhibitors
Bentley, BMW, BMW Group Classic, Brumos, Buick, Ferrari, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.

The Shop at the Concours
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Show Field, Golf Club of Amelia Island
Open to the Public With Show Ticket

MotorXpo
​7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Vendors of Automobilia on the first hole of the Golf Club of Amelia Island
Open to the public

Book Signings
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Show Field, Golf Club of Amelia Island – in the Midway
Open to the Public With Show Ticket

Luxury Lifestyle Merchants
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
North end of the Show Field, Golf Club of Amelia Island
Open to the Public With Show Ticket

Automobilia
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Show Field, Golf Club of Amelia Island
Open to the Public With Show Ticket

Luxury Car Displays
Friday – Sunday
The Ritz-Carlton, Front Entrance

ALL events are held rain or shine. The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Foundation, Inc. reserves the right to change or cancel an event.

Come See Both Legendary Camaros Featured In the 2017 Camaro Dream Giveaway at the 22nd Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance!

Win The Camaros!

Gravette, AR – February 17, 2017- The 2017 Camaro Dream Giveaway is a nationwide sweepstakes sponsored by New Beginning Children’s Homes. The winner of this extraordinary prize package will receive a fully restored 1967 Rally Sport Camaro and a 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Camaro ZL1. The grand-prize also includes $35,000 towards the prize taxes.

On March 11-12 both Camaros will be on display at the 22nd Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance inside the Dream Giveaway tent. Visitors will have the chance to see these two legendary cars up close!
On Saturday, March 11th, the Cars & Coffee at the Concours event will take place from 9AM to 1PM. Over 400 classic and exotic cars from local car clubs will be displayed. Close to 30 Camaros will be on display during the event next to the Dream Giveaway tent. Ken Lingenfelter, the owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, will be there to greet fans.

The 2017 Camaro Dream Giveaway celebrating 50 years of Camaro high performance is brought to you by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. The 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Camaro ZL1, which sports Serial #001, cranks out 800 horsepower thanks to a 376 cubic inch (6.2-liter) Chevy LT4 Gen 5 small-block featuring a Magnuson supercharger, ported and polished factory cylinder heads, an ultra-high-performance cam, and custom tuning, all courtesy of the horsepower experts at Lingenfelter Performance Engineering.

The 1967 Rally Sport Camaro features a Chevrolet big-block V-8 and a Tremec five-speed overdrive manual transmission. It has a long list of restomod upgrades, including Wilwood four-wheel disc brakes, QA1 shocks and front coil springs, Billet Specialties suspension, TMI Performance Sport interior, Electric hide-a-way headlamps, LED taillamps, vintage air climate system, and show-quality engine bay with polished aluminum and billet steel. It is painted Tuxedo Black with contrasting Torch Red stripes and a matching black-and-red interior.
You can enter to win both Camaros by going to http://www.dreamgiveaway.com/dg/camaro and making a tax-deductible donation to New Beginning Children’s Homes. Use promo code LE0317R3 to get 25% bonus tickets with any donation of $25 or more.

New Beginning Children’s Homes (NBCH) is a 501(c)3 provider of family-style long-term residential care with a mission to provide foster children a safe and faith-centered family atmosphere where they can heal, grow, and be loved while working through difficult life issues. In addition to the funding they receive, NBCH will provide grants to several worthwhile charities, including Disabled American Veterans, National Guard Educational Foundation, Smile Network International, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Bright Pink and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries.

McCormick Palm Spring Collector Car Auction

Ken Lingenfelter

Are you attending the McCormick Auction in Palm Springs? Ken Lingenfelter will be there! Make sure you stop by and visit.

SPECTATOR ADMISSION:
Tickets can be purchased at the gate.
Friday is FREE all day
Saturday & Sunday is $15 per day or $25 for both days.

Schedule of events:

THURSDAY, February 23rd – Vehicle check in day.

Vehicle check in 8am – 6pm… 1st day of vehicle check in, if you have a Friday car you should get it checked in on-site this day. Also, on-site bidder registration starts inside main auction office.

FRIDAY, February 24th – NOW EXPANDED TO 180 CARS CROSSING THE BLOCK

FREE Champagne Happy Hour 11am – 12 noon for buyers & sellers. Auction 12 noon – 8pm (now expanded to 180 cars) LOTS 1 – 180. Vehicle check in 8am – 5pm. Sellers check your vehicle in on-site then proceed to our office to check in your title and DMV paperwork. It is important to get your vehicle on-site this day as it is FREE preview day for the public.

AUCTION STARTS AT 12 NOON SHARP WITH 180 VEHICLES CROSSING THE BLOCK. THIS DAY IS ALSO FREE ADMISSION FOR THE PUBLIC.

SATURDAY, February 25th – 225 CARS CROSSING THE BLOCK

Auction 8am – 7pm, LOTS 181 – 405. Gates open at 8am for preview. Auction starts at 10am sharp. 225 cars will cross the block this day at a rate of approx. 20 per hour. Our auction lists show the approx. time each car will cross the block. If you are a seller please be with your car when it comes on the podium.

SUNDAY, February 26th – 175 CARS CROSSING THE BLOCK

Auction 10am – 5pm, LOTS 406 – 580 ‘Sunday Morning Coming Down’ with FREE Mimosas and Bloody Marys in the main auction tent Sunday morning from 9am – 10am FOLLOWED BY 175 CARS CROSSING THE BLOCK AT 10AM SHARP.

Detroit Autorama/World of Wheels

Dream Giveaway - Lingenfelter Signature Edition #001 - 800HP Chevrolet ZL1 Camaro

Join Lingenfelter Performance Engineering at Detroit Autorama 2017!

Vehicles On Display:
• 2017 Lingenfelter Supercharged Signature Edition Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
• 2017 Lingenfelter Signature Edition Chevrolet C7 Z06 Corvette Coupe
• Lingenfelter Powered Superformance Grand Sport Corvette
• Lingenfelter Supercharged Widebody C7 Corvette Stingray.

Cristy Lee will be present in the booth on Saturday Feb 25th from 10AM – 12PM for autographs, facebook live interviews and all of your performance related questions!

Dates & Times

Friday Feb 24th: 12 pm – 10 pm
Saturday Feb 25th: 9 am – 10 pm
Sunday Feb 26th: 10 am – 7 pm

Admission Tickets:
$20.00*General Admission
$7.00*Children 6-12
Children 5 & Under Free

Climbing the Ladder – Dirk Stratton and his LS7-Powered #Driftvette

The Block - Dirk Stratton

Holley’s LS Fest (link is external) is an event near and dear to our hearts. We attend every year for a chance to witness drag racing, autocross and drifting, all in one weekend and all cars featuring an LS or LT engine. This is where Dirk Stratton comes into the picture. Two years ago, at the 2015 Holley LS Fest, we saw a grey C6 Corvette ripping through the gears at Beech Bend Raceway with a trail of white smoke behind it and we were blown away. It was refreshing to see a Chevrolet chassis dominating in a motorsport series comprised almost solely of small Japanese cars, so we have been keeping our eyes on the driver, Dirk Stratton, ever since.

As it turns out, he has grown leaps and bounds since we last saw him at LS Fest. That year, in 2015, he won the Midwest Drift Union Championship which earned him a spot in the Formula Drift Pro2 series, only one tier below the big dogs of Pro1. He competed in the ‘16 season of Formula Drift (FD) and came in a very impressive 4th place in the overall series points which earned him the prestigious “Rookie of the Year” title.

Dirk is now positioned to compete in the FD Pro2 series again in 2017, although his “Rookie of the Year” title did earn him a license to compete in Pro1. “You know, I just think my team and I should compete another year in Pro2 in order to refine a few things and continue to grow. We hope to enter the Pro1 series in 2018 as a better team and I’m confident we can dominate,” Dirk told us.

So, within a matter of just a few years, Dirk climbed the ladder from the grassroots level of drifting to a professional level, competing alongside some of the best drifters in the world. We were intrigued to find out how he got here and how he progressed so quickly, so we gave him a call to learn more about his story.

Read Article: https://theblock.com/news/climbing-ladder-dirk-stratton-and-his-ls7-powered-driftvette

ZR-1 of None

Lingenfelter’s “Gen III” LT5 provides a glimpse of what might have been with the original King of the Hill

It’s difficult to overstate the significance of the C4 ZR-1 upon its introduction. In the years leading up to it, rumors swirled and grainy spy phots of a royally dubbed “King of the Hill” high-performance variant captured the imagination of countless enthusiasts. At a time when any new vehicle with more than 250 horsepower was virtually guaranteed the cover of an automotive magazine, this first-ever Corvette supercar promised to be a game changer.

When its extra-wide 315/35ZR17 Goodyear Eagle ZR rear tires finally lit up the pavement in 1990, the ZR-1’s exotic LT5 DOHC V-8 was hailed as a marvel of mechanical achievement, and its 375-horsepower output equaled that of the Ferrari Testarossa’s V-12. The engine was famously developed in a joint venture between Chevrolet and Lotus, and assembled by marine-engine manufacturer MerCruiser.

Chevrolet indeed made a statement that its flagship performer could run with the world’s best. Everyone agreed. Unfortunately, they didn’t exactly acknowledge it with their wallets. Despite an initial stampede for the first few cars off the line, demand for the roughly $30,000 ZR-1 option—applied on top of the $32-$37K tab (depending on model year) for a base C4 coupe—quickly waned.

Read More: https://www.corvette-mag.com/issues/112/articles/zr-1-of-none#.WKxUPBLyvOQ

The Arrow SAM Project

The Arrow SAM Project C7 Z06 Corvette

Arrow launched the Semi-Autonomous Motorcar (SAM) project in 2014. The current SAM car is a 2016 Corvette C7 Z06 modified so that a quadriplegic former IndyCar driver, Sam Schmidt, once again can drive using only his head to control the car.

Arrow and Schmidt have driven oval tracks, road courses and mountain summit runs at speeds up to 152 mph. The purpose of the SAM project is not only to push the boundaries of our transportation system, but also to rapidly innovate new technologies in ways never before thought possible.

In September 2016, Sam Schmidt became the first person with quadriplegia in the United States to receive an autonomous vehicle driver’s license. He has since driven the SAM car on the streets of Las Vegas, Nevada proving that the technology used in the SAM car is capable of much more than just turning laps.

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is proud to have partnered with Arrow to further enhance the performance capability of the Arrow SAM car. Original plans were made to push the SAM car’s factory LT4 supercharger to its limits. Ideally this would enable the SAM car to achieve more power for high speed runs. With further review of the tasks at hand, Lingenfelter asked Magnuson Superchargers for their support to join this incredible build.

With both partners on board, the SAM car was upgraded to an aftermarket supercharger. The Arrow SAM car will be the first Corvette C7 Z06 in production with Magnuson’s NEW LT4 Heartbeat TVS2300 kit.

Together, Arrow, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Magnuson are working in the world of Five Years Out to turn what is possible into what is practical and help the SAM car reach its highest performance capabilities. Be sure to follow and share our journey on this incredible build. Stayed tuned for additional photos and video.

For more information, please visit www.arrowsamcar.com.

 

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