The Chip Miller Charitable Foundation will hold a special showing of the “The Quest”, the Chip Miller/1960 Le Mans documentary this Sunday afternoon at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to screening the movie, there will be a special gathering of legendary Corvette racing drivers as well as the Corvettes they raced. Click here for ticket information.
“The Quest” documents the efforts of a son to fulfill his late father’s dream to reunite the first American car to win at Le Mans in 1960 with the world famous driver John Fitch – who made it happen – 50 years after the flag dropped. Directed by Michael Brown, the film documents the crusade of Chip Miller, co-founder of Corvettes at Carlisle to find and restore the #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette. Tragically, Chip Miller died in 2004 from Amyloidosis and his son Lance picked up the torch to complete his father’s vision and successfully returned the Corvette and John Fitch to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2010.
Michael Brown, director of “The Quest” will be in attendance and will make a presentation prior to the showing of the movie.
Following the movie, there will be a special VIP Corvette Legend Reception which will include Bob Bondurant, Dick Guldstrand, Jim Jeffords, Paul Reinhart, Joe Freitas and others. There will also be a special display of Le mans-raced Corvettes including the John Fitch/Bob Grossman 1960 GT Class winning #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette as well as the Camoradi Team Corvette.
Other historic race cars in attendance will be the 1976 Lotus 77 Formula One car raced by Mario Andretti and the ex-Walt Hansgen Cunningham Lister Jaguar, plus many more.
The event is held in conjunction with the Solid Axle Corvette Club of America’s National Convention and will get underway at 11:00 am with the “The Quest” screening at 1:00 pm. Following the movie will be the VIP Legends Reception and autograph session.
To purchase tickets for the event, go to http://cmcf.eventbrite.com/. Tickets are $20 per person for general admission to the movie and car show. Tickets for the VIP reception are $75 per person which will include the car show, movie and VIP legends reception/autograph session after the movie with wine and hors d’oeuvres.
All net proceeds benefit the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation and the fight against Amyloidosis.
Seeing “The Quest” on the big screen at Corvettes at Carlisle was one of the high points for us last year. If you are in the Phoenix area this weekend, don’t miss out your chance to see it on the big screen as well.
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