John Fitch passed away last week at the age of 95. While for Corvette fans his legacy will be linked to racing the American sports car during its infancy, he has accomplished so much more in his lifetime. Filmmaker Michael Brown, who worked with John Fitch during the filming of the documentary The Quest, has put together a video tribute featuring John in his own words.
John Fitch was a World War II hero, inventor, car designer, safety expert and so much more. He drove for Mercedes and eventually became the manager of Corvette Racing in 1956. He put Corvette on the international racing map in 1960 when he and Bob Grossman drove the #03 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Corvette to a class win and 8th overall finish in that year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
You can learn more about the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans and Fitch’s return to Le Mans 50 years later in Michael Brown’s The Quest Documentary.
We never had the opportunity to meet John Fitch in person, but we can tell he made a big impact on those who have. God Bless, John Fitch!
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