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2 G8's spotted at VIR this weekend

I saw 2 G8's a red GT and a black modified GT? The black G8 had a GXP diffuser with quad tips, Breyton style wheels and V6 taillights, which makes me unsure if it was a GT or not. It was at VIR for this weekends Tutor and Continental races.

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I saw 2 G8's a red GT and a black modified GT? The black G8 had a GXP diffuser with quad tips, Breyton style wheels and V6 taillights, which makes me unsure if it was a GT or not. It was at VIR for this weekends Tutor and Continental races.
I was there with the Wife in my black GT, but that wasn't me. Only other G8 I saw was a white GT with black wheels, custom exhaust, and Holden badge that was going from one end of the track to the other when we arrived late and was in front of me when I turned right to go up to general parking. I didn't get a chance to walk through the car corrals as we got there late so I mostly spent time after we got a bite to eat walking the track and trying to get some video.


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I went Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

That was Alton(SS G8) with the black GT and Will Russo(not sure of screenname) with the white hot. I was there with my vette.

A couple of us are already planning on going back next year. Should be easier to get a group together now that I have an idea of what we need to take and where to set up. Also might check into what it would take to get a Pontiac Corral.

And if you didn't make it out on Saturday you really missed out. A lot more cars in the Paddock and race teams. And to me, the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race is way more entertaining. Plus you still get to watch the GT cars on the track during their practice sessions.




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Is that the Corvette corral? Looks more like general parking. Someone on fb said they were in the Corvette corral.

No, we were just there Sunday and were late getting there. My Wife won 2 tickets for one day on some fb group she is in.

I bet you liked the fact that the two most badass sounding cars on the track were the two Vettes I liked how the Ferrari's sounded too and there was one BMW that sounded good.


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I bet you liked the fact that the two most badass sounding cars on the track were the two Vettes I liked how the Ferrari's sounded too and there was one BMW that sounded good.
The 2 Vettes were easily the best sounding cars followed probably by the 007 Aston Martin. We were there from Thursday thru Monday and stayed in the Villas by Oak Tree Turn. Every morning at 8am we were woken by the sound of race cars. Greatest alarm clock ever! Best part was my 3 year old son getting to sit in the #3 Corvette. One of the engineers invited us into their garage stall and put him in the car for us to take pictures.

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The 2 Vettes were easily the best sounding cars followed probably by the 007 Aston Martin. We were there from Thursday thru Monday and stayed in the Villas by Oak Tree Turn. Every morning at 8am we were woken by the sound of race cars. Greatest alarm clock ever! Best part was my 3 year old son getting to sit in the #3 Corvette. One of the engineers invited us into their garage stall and put him in the car for us to take pictures.
That's pretty cool! Question is, who enjoyed that more, your son or you lol!


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That's pretty cool! Question is, who enjoyed that more, your son or you lol!
I think I was more in shock and awe that my son was sitting in the #3 Corvette. He was totally enjoying it and immediately wanted to call his grandfather to let him know. We visited Corvette Racing's garage a few times and I got to talking to a few of the engineers about the car so they recognized us after a while. During the autograph session on Sunday they introduced my son to the 4 drivers and he got to sit with Jan Magnusson and get a few pictures taken with him.

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The white one with black wheels is mine. Both of us were parked in the corvette coral earlier in the day. Would be awesome to get a group for next year.
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The Black GT was me. Next time I think I'll come Saturday and Sunday, it was a good time.


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The black G8 had a GXP diffuser with quad tips, Breyton style wheels and V6 taillights
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Is that the Corvette corral? Looks more like general parking. Someone on fb said they were in the Corvette corral.

No, we were just there Sunday and were late getting there. My Wife won 2 tickets for one day on some fb group she is in.

I bet you liked the fact that the two most badass sounding cars on the track were the two Vettes I liked how the Ferrari's sounded too and there was one BMW that sounded good.
That was at one end of the corral. I took the pic below on Saturday. There were even more on Sunday. The lady who was helping us park said there were over 140 or 180 cars in the corral when it was almost full. Maybe 10 or so were not Corvettes.

They should have made the vette corral larger. They had just as much room set aside for the Nissan Corral....which consisted of a 350Z, a 370Z, a Pathfinder, a 10 year old Altima, a Frontier Pickup and 1 GT-R. Literally 10 cars in the entire corral.


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The 2 Vettes were easily the best sounding cars followed probably by the 007 Aston Martin. We were there from Thursday thru Monday and stayed in the Villas by Oak Tree Turn. Every morning at 8am we were woken by the sound of race cars. Greatest alarm clock ever! Best part was my 3 year old son getting to sit in the #3 Corvette. One of the engineers invited us into their garage stall and put him in the car for us to take pictures.
The Villas? Wow, how far in advance did you make the reservations?

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The Villas? Wow, how far in advance did you make the reservations?
To get almost any room on the track you need to book it the day that the IMSA releases the next year's schedule. So I was patiently waiting for that schedule to come out.

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