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Let's Go Racing!
The '09 NMCA schedule has been released. Check it out and let us know which events you plan to attend.

Mar. 27-29
7th Annual Ross Racing PistonsNMCA Muscle Car NationalsBradenton Motorsports ParkBradenton, FL

May 1-3
8th Annual NOS NMCA Muscle Car NationalsFeaturing the C4/C5/C6 Corvette ShootoutBeech Bend RacewayBowling Green, KY

June 5-7
7th Annual Kooks Custom HeadersNMCA Muscle Car NationalsFeaturing the 1st Annual Late-Model HEMI ShootoutMaple Grove RacewayReading, PA

July 16-19
4th Annual Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCASuper Bowl of Street Legal Drag RacingRoute 66 RacewayJoliet, IL

Aug. 6-9
Nitto Tire NMRA/NMCA All-Star NationalsFeaturing the Hot Rod Magazine Drags Presented by FlowmasterzMAX DragwayCharolotte, NC

Aug. 28-29
3rd Annual NMCA Muscle Car NationalsMilan DragwayMilan, MI

Oct. 15-18
8th NMCA World Street FinalsFeaturing the LSX Shootout IIIMemphis Motorsports ParkMemphis, TN

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Gulf Oil Vette Sells for Over $1 Million
Appearing exactly as it did in original specs on the starting grid of the 1963 Sebring race, this restored Gulf One Z06 was sold to a private bidder at the Mecum Kissimmee Auction for $1.05 million. This Gulf Oil-sponsored Z06 became the most successful factory-backed production racing Corvette of the C2 era and was driven by Dr. Dick Thompson in SCCA. To this day, it remains the most original of all the racing Z06 Sting Rays and is a monument to one of the greatest eras in American sports car racing. What did this special 'Vette with additional specifications of the original '63 Corvette Regular Production Option (RPO) Z06 include?

* Fuel-injected 327/360-bhp V-8
* Four-speed transmission
* Posi-traction rear axle
* Vacuum-powered dual-circuit master cylinder
* Heavy-duty brake drums with cooling fins and forward-operating adjusters
* Special metallic brake linings
* Removable front brake air scoops
* Vented brake backing plates
* Heavy-duty stabilizer bar
* Heavy-duty shock absorbers
* Heavy-duty springs
* Fiberglas 36.5-gallon fuel tank
* Five cast-aluminum finned wheels

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