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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2017 CHEVY CORVETTE GRAND SPORT LT 7 SPEED BOSE 10K MI 110697 Texas Direct Auto
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2017 CHEVY CORVETTE GRAND SPORT LT 7 SPEED BOSE 10K MI 110697 Texas Direct Auto
$8,300.00 (9 Bids)
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2017 CHEVY CORVETTE Z16 GRAND SPORT LT COUPE AUTO 3K MI 115791 Texas Direct
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2017 CHEVY CORVETTE Z16 GRAND SPORT LT COUPE AUTO 3K MI 115791 Texas Direct
$49,100.00 (4 Bids)
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2011 CHEVY CORVETTE Z16 GRAND SPORT 3LT Z51 HUD 31K MI 101903 Texas Direct Auto
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2011 CHEVY CORVETTE Z16 GRAND SPORT 3LT Z51 HUD 31K MI 101903 Texas Direct Auto
$1,000.00 (18 Bids)
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2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2012 CHEVY CORVETTE Z16 GRAND SPORT 3LT Z51 NAV HUD 32K 105668 Texas Direct
2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2012 CHEVY CORVETTE Z16 GRAND SPORT 3LT Z51 NAV HUD 32K 105668 Texas Direct
$33,730.00
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2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible 2 Door 2012 CHEVY CORVETTE Z16 GRAND SPORT 3LT CONV 6 SPD 17K 106455 Texas Direct Auto
2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible 2 Door 2012 CHEVY CORVETTE Z16 GRAND SPORT 3LT CONV 6 SPD 17K 106455 Texas Direct Auto
$40,480.00
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2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2012 CHEVY CORVETTE Z16 GRAND SPORT 2LT NAV HUD 33K MI 109309 Texas Direct Auto
2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2012 CHEVY CORVETTE Z16 GRAND SPORT 2LT NAV HUD 33K MI 109309 Texas Direct Auto
$34,480.00
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette 3lt Grand Sport Like New 2017 Corvette Grand Sport 3lt loaded with options Must See
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2LT NAV Automatic MSRP 79890 16000 OFF w Chevy Loyalty Grand Sport Coupe Automatic NAV Data Recorder
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2LT NAV Automatic MSRP 79890 16000 OFF w Chevy Loyalty Grand Sport Coupe Automatic NAV Data Recorder
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2017 Corvette Grand Sport LOADED Limited Warranty
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2017 Corvette Grand Sport LOADED Limited Warranty
$45,701.00 (8 Bids)
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport 3LT 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grandsport Z16 Grand Sport 3LT Targa Coupe MUST SEE
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport 3LT 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grandsport Z16 Grand Sport 3LT Targa Coupe MUST SEE
$32,991.00
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2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Black GrandSport 3LT LS3
2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Black GrandSport 3LT LS3
$31,991.00
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2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2D 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2D 15687 Miles Cyber Gary Metallic Co
2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2D 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2D 15687 Miles Cyber Gary Metallic Co
$16,790.40 (1 Bid)
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2017 Chevrolet 2LT
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2017 Chevrolet 2LT
$72,384.00
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT Convertible Collector Edition AVE Watkins Glen Gray Grand Sport Collectors Edition 3LT Collector Edition
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT Convertible Collector Edition AVE Watkins Glen Gray Grand Sport Collectors Edition 3LT Collector Edition
$71,991.00
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2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 4LT Call Lamar Davis Internet MGR 2707038633
2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 4LT Call Lamar Davis Internet MGR 2707038633
$42,000.00
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible 2LT White Red New 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible 2LT White Red
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible 2LT White Red New 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Convertible 2LT White Red
$1,000.00 (1 Bid)
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2dr Coupe w 1LT 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2dr Coupe w 1LT Automatic 8 Speed RWD V8
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2dr Coupe w 1LT 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2dr Coupe w 1LT Automatic 8 Speed RWD V8
$58,900.00
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2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT With Upgrades 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT With Upgrades Targa Coupe Grandsport
2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT With Upgrades 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 3LT With Upgrades Targa Coupe Grandsport
$37,991.00
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2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport 6 Speed Pristine Condition
2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport 6 Speed Pristine Condition
$36,222.00
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2011 Chevrolet Corvette
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2 Door 2011 Chevrolet Corvette
$33,995.00
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2012 Chevrolet Corvette GRAND SPORT 3LT 2012 CHEVROLET CORVETTE GRAND SPORT 3LT DUAL MODE EXHAUST CHROME WHEELS RARE WOW
2012 Chevrolet Corvette GRAND SPORT 3LT 2012 CHEVROLET CORVETTE GRAND SPORT 3LT DUAL MODE EXHAUST CHROME WHEELS RARE WOW
$40,989.00
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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2LT Grand Sport 2LT with 8 speed automatic
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2LT Grand Sport 2LT with 8 speed automatic
$65,990.00
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport Convertible w 3LT 10621 Miles 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport Convertible w 3LT 10621 Mi New Michelins
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport Convertible w 3LT 10621 Miles 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport Convertible w 3LT 10621 Mi New Michelins
$38,900.00
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT HERITAGE PACKAGE COUPE ONLY 700 MILES XPEL ALL DOCS
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT HERITAGE PACKAGE COUPE ONLY 700 MILES XPEL ALL DOCS
$64,995.00
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT GRANDSPORT COLLECTORS EDITION COUPE AUTOMATIC 3LT COLLECTOR EDITION 905 1000 AUTOMATIC CARBON PACKAGE BOSE HUD SMART KEY
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$86,005.00
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT 3LT Pre Owned by The Dale Jr Foundation
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT 3LT Pre Owned by The Dale Jr Foundation
$85,000.00
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2010 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w 1LT 2dr Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w 1LT Low Miles Automatic Gasoline 62L 8 Cyl RE
2010 Chevrolet Corvette 2dr Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w 1LT 2dr Convertible Z16 Grand Sport w 1LT Low Miles Automatic Gasoline 62L 8 Cyl RE
$36,700.00
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe 1LT
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe 1LT
$55,808.00
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe 2LT
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe 2LT
$60,380.00
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette grand sport 2017 Corvette Grand Sport
$70,000.00
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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 1LT 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Watkins Glen Gray Metallic
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 1LT 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Watkins Glen Gray Metallic
$61,700.00
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2013 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT 2013 Corvette Stingray Split Window Restomod Lingenfelter vs Ferrari
2013 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT 2013 Corvette Stingray Split Window Restomod Lingenfelter vs Ferrari
$195,000.00
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe 2LT
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe 2LT
$59,664.00
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2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Arctic White with 35839 Miles available now
2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Arctic White with 35839 Miles available now
$18,997.00 (13 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 13h 59m
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe 1LT
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe 1LT
$56,999.00
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT TUNNING ADMIRAL BLUE GRAND SPORT HERITAGE CORVETTE COUPE 2LT AUTO HUGE SAVINGS
2017 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT TUNNING ADMIRAL BLUE GRAND SPORT HERITAGE CORVETTE COUPE 2LT AUTO HUGE SAVINGS
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport with 2LT 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport with 2LT 22597 Miles White 2dr Car Gas
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport with 2LT 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z16 Grand Sport with 2LT 22597 Miles White 2dr Car Gas
$31,995.00
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1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 1996 Grand Sport Corvette 1of 593 Coupes EVER produced
1996 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 1996 Grand Sport Corvette 1of 593 Coupes EVER produced
$23,050.00 (27 Bids)
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 24210 Miles Torch Red 2D Coupe 62L V8 SFI
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 24210 Miles Torch Red 2D Coupe 62L V8 SFI
$510.00 (2 Bids)
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Texas Auto North 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 29652 Miles Supersonic Blue
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Texas Auto North 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 29652 Miles Supersonic Blue
$24,888.00
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe 2LT
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe 2LT
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2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 20533 Miles Black
2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 20533 Miles Black
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe 2LT
2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Grand Sport Coupe 2LT
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette grand sport 2017 corvette grand Sport
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 27084 Miles Supersonic Blue Metallic
2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe 27084 Miles Supersonic Blue Metallic
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette GRAND SPORT 2017 GRAND SPORT CHEVROLET CORVETTE  62L V8  MANUAL TRANSMISSION
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2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 41572 Miles Torch Red 2D Convertible 62L V8
2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 41572 Miles Torch Red 2D Convertible 62L V8
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2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 6 Miles Black 2D Coupe 62L V8 8 Speed Paddl
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 6 Miles Black 2D Coupe 62L V8 8 Speed Paddl
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1963 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT Corvette Restomod Spilt Window Karl Kustom Corvettes Lingenfelter
1963 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT Corvette Restomod Spilt Window Karl Kustom Corvettes Lingenfelter
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2018 Chevrolet Corvette grand sport 2018 corvette grand sport
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2013 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2013 Corvette Grand Sport 3LT
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2011 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT 2011 CORVETTE GRAND SPORT 7200 MILES
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2010 Chevrolet Corvette 3LT 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible Grand Sport 3LT Auto Z16 Performance Pkg
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette 2017 Gm Certified White Chevy Corvette Grand Sport 3LT Convertible 48 miles
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A brief history of the Irish Grand National by Gen Wright

The Irish Grand National is an annual racing event which takes place at Fairyhouse Racecourse. The race was first run in 1870 for a total prize of 167 sovereigns, and the winner of this grand prize was a horse named 'Sir Robert Peele'. Two years later Scots Grey took the prize for the first time and then won again in 1875 to become the first dual winner. The race has been held every year since then, with only two exceptions 1919 and 1941, during the First and Second World Wars.

Legendary winning horses of the Irish Grand National include Arkle in 1964, Flyingbolt in 1966, Rhyme and Reason in 1985 and Desert Orchid in 1990.

The 2009 Irish Grand National was won by English raider, Niche Market, ridden by Harry Skelton and trained by Bob Buckler. The eight year old won at odds of 33/1 and finished a couple of lengths ahead of Church Island (50/1).

The Irish Grand National is run over 3 miles 5 furlongs with 23 fences to be jumped.It is a handicap race for horses of five years or older and is Ireland's most prestigious steeplechase race.

Steeplechasing was born in Ireland and England in the 1700s, and had gained an especially fixed following in Ireland by the mid 1800s. The word 'steeplechase' was first used officially in 1807 in the Irish Racing Calender. Steeplechasing has originated from cross country races known as pounding races, where the riders chose their own routes, with the first steeplechase being the result of a wager in 1752 between Cornelius O'Callaghan and Edmund Blake, who raced four miles (6 km) cross-country from Buttevant Church to St. Leger Church in Doneraile, in Cork, Ireland. Records of this race are to be found at Dromoland Castle in County Clare. The winner in a steeplechase race was the one who outlasted the other riders, and the orientation of the course was by reference to a church steeple the riders often went from churchsteeple to churchsteeple agreeing on an end point made for more organised racing, with less falls and injuries but to endure this kind of race the horses had to be able to cope with uneven and sometimes dangerous ground and jumps. Of course these 'everlasting' races couldn't go on forever, so a course was set up in Bedford, England in 1810, which was 3 miles with 8 fences.

By the mid 1890s courses were laid out at many sites, especially in Ireland, with the Irish Grand National, the most popular race by far, being set up in 1870 at Fairyhouse.

Regulation of the steeplechasing sport began in the 1860s with the Irish National Hunt Steeplechase Committee in Ireland and the Grand National Hunt Committee in England. The Grand National Hunt Committee changed name to the National Hunt Committee in 1889.

The 2010 Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National next year will mark 140 years of Irish Grand National history. For more information on the Irish Grand National go to www.irishgrandnational.co.uk.

Read more about the Irish Grand National history and get the latest race information.

Article Source: http://www.earticlesonline.com/Article/A-brief-history-of-the-Irish-Grand-National/563954

Grand Sport with Ron Fellows

Which bike is better a 2010 Trek 1.1 or 2010 Raleigh Grand Sport?

They are both going for the same price but i was just wondering which one is a better bike??

Even being the BIGGEST Raleigh supporter on this site - there is NO "best" or "better". Best is purely subjective. Looking at the specs on the 2 links below - they are about dead even...right down to the Shimano 2300 STI shifters. The Raleigh does use a Shimano HG50 8spd cassette while the Trek uses a Sun Race CSR86 8 speed cassette. I prefer Shimano.

The "better" bicycle is the one that "feels" better to you after an extensive test ride. The one that feels the best & rides the best to you - as an individual - buy it.