If there was an Olympic event for world class car shows, Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and the Concours d’Elegance of America (formerly Meadowbrook) would all complete for the gold medal. Any (or all) of these 3 prestigious shows should be on your must-attend list. When we heard that there was going to be Corvette vs Jaguar racing display at this year’s Concours d’Elegance of America, we put it on our must, must, must-attend list.
Corvettes and Jaguars have battled it out at race tracks throughout the world for nearly 60 years now. To commemorate this, the special display featured vehicles from the 1950’s up through the current century. Their grouping on the green golf course resembled a starting grid at Sebring or Daytona with each Corvette paired up with a Jaguar competitor.
Notable Jags included C, D, and E types in addition to a XK120. Some of the notable Corvettes included the Duntov Mule, the very first air box fuelie, the SunRay DX racer, the Penske L88, the Morrison world record ZR-1, and the Stars and Stripes L88. And, of course, no Corvette racing display is complete without the No. 3 1960 Le Mans winning Corvette in it.
The cars on display had been piloted by some of racing’s best. Names like Duntov, Fitch, Penske, Thompson, and Delorenzo were sprinkled throughout the various vehicle descriptions.
Picking a winner out of this batch of exclusive Corvettes is nearly impossible. When the dust settled the air box fuelie, SCCA national champ, and LeMans #3 car all took home a coveted Concours ribbon with that famous white and blue 1960 Corvette claiming the best-in-class honors.
Below is a gallery of from the 2012 Conours d’Elegance of America’s Corvette vs Jaguar display.
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