Rare 1960 GM Film Documents Corvette’s First Visit to Le Mans

[VIDEO] Rare 1960 GM Film Documents Corvette’s First Visit to Le Mans

Rare 1960 GM Film Documents Corvette's First Visit to Le Mans

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Corvette’s first visit to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, GM has opened up the media archives and is showing this 1960 documentary which captures Corvette’s first class win at the historic sports car race. Narrated by Dr. Dick Thompson, aka “The Flying Dentist”, the 35-minute film follows the three Briggs Cunningham Corvettes and the #4 Camoradi Corvette from arrival in France to the post-race celebration.


Source:
InsideLine.com

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Just thought you would enjoy this short clip regarding our effort for the 50th Anniversary for Corvette Racing at Le Mans. Enjoy!

    Lance Miller

  2. Many thanks for this document. It’s amazing to see these pictures after so many years.

  3. Interesting how he said “The Europeans estimated early brake failure for us, but we had no problems” Yet in his interview at Leguna Seca 2 weeks ago he said the brakes were gone 1/2 way threw the race and they had to downshift to slow down.

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