Former Corvette Racing driver Andy Pilgrim is in Bowling Green, KY this weekend for his induction into the National Corvettes Museum’s Corvette Hall of Fame. When he arrived at the Museum, he was greeted by this 427 Convertible that pays tribute to the driver’s service to Corvette.
The Hall of Fame Tribute Corvette is 2013’s VIN #003 427 Convertible. Painted in Velocity Yellow with Black headlight buckets, the Corvette is wearing a combination of the 60th Anniversary stripes and the GT2 Black stinger on the hood bulge. Although you can’t see them, we understand that a #3 is on the doors and on the rear deck lid as well.
You may also notice that on the right of the photo in the blue shirt is Kirk Bennion, Corvette’s exterior designer who probably played a large role in outfitting the 427 Convertible for the Corvette Hall of Famer.
Pilgrim joined Corvette Racing in 1999 where he was teamed with fellow Corvette Hall of Famer Ron Fellows. In 2001, he finished second in GTS at the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. He also teamed up with Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. for the 24 Hours of Daytona, where they finished second in GTS behind their sister Corvette C5-R.
Andy’s induction to the Corvette Hall of Fame is this weekend at the National Corvette Museum’s annual anniversary celebration. Joining him are Gary Claudio (GM/Chevrolet), Patrick Dolan (Enthusiast) and Bob McDorman (Chevy Dealer and Collector)
National Corvette Museum
Photo Credit: Adam Boca/NCM Insurance