Last month, one of the lingering automotive mysteries surrounding Corvette’s first campaign at the 24 Hours of Le Mans was solved. Of course we’re talking about the finding of the Briggs Cunningham 1960 #1 Le Mans Corvette racer which has been lost for 50 years. On Thursday evening with a crowd of Corvette illuminaries and enthusiasts, the former race car was revealed.
Here’s the official 2012 Woodward Dream Cruise video from Chevrolet. Gearheads and Corvette enthusiasts alike need to add this event to their bucket list.
As presenting sponsor of the 2012 Woodward Dream Cruise, Chevrolet celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Corvette by showcasing a special timeline featuring milestone models of America’s Sports throughout its storied history.
The Corvette timeline was segmented by the six generations of Corvettes and the board behind the cars listed the significant developments that occurred during those years. Most of the Corvettes featured in the timeline came from the GM Heritage Center but there were also a lot of 2013 Corvettes on display as well.
Last week we told you about the annual Corvettes on Woodward food drive and all the support events that take place each year during the week preceding the Woodward Dream Cruise. With all the 2012 festivities now in the rearview mirror it’s time share some photos from Corvettes on Woodward’s biggest event, the 500+ Corvette cruise down world famous Woodward Avenue in metro Detroit to the Open Hands Food Pantry.
A long-time Corvette restorer and NCRS member, Troy Pyles, volunteered for the task of examining the three cars, with the goal of improving and ensuring the accuracy of the current handbook and adding any newly found details. He talked first with David Brigham, the 1953-55 Corvette Judging Leader, to seek out all the knowledge he has collected through the years, before heading on to Effingham, Ill.
Billed as the world’s largest one-day automotive event, the annual Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit this Saturday is expected to attract more than a million car fanatics. Chevrolet is once again the presenting sponsor and one of the highlights will be the celebration of Corvette’s 60th anniversary.
Racing legend Bob Bondurant gets a sneak peek, in this minute-long video from the Austin American-Statesman, at the Circuit of the Americas track under construction near Austin.
“Look at the elevation changes right now,” Bondurant comments as he makes a reconnaissance lap of the 3.4-mile circuit track. “This is gonna be so cool.”
What would you like to see Tony Stewart drive during a special exhibition at Charlotte Motor Speedway on August 28?
It’s up to the fans to make that choice as part of a special Mobil 1 Facebook page survey going on now through August 27.
Mobil 1 is sponsoring the voting that will decide the vehicle he’ll be commandeering around the track: a Mobil 1 Racing-edition Bondurant Corvette Grand Sport, the Mobil 1 Formula Drift Chevy Camaro SS, a Chevy Astro Van, or a World War II-vintage tank.
How would you like to win a three-day driving experience package at Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club?
Well, you just might if you enter the Fellows 5 Challenge, where you will answer five multiple-choice questions about the successful Corvette race car driver and his upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series races at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
In the summer of 1960 Corvette Racing won the prestigious 24 hours of Le Mans for the very first time. Racing legend Briggs Cunningham fielded 3 white, fuel injected C1′s numbered 1, 2, and 3 in the annual endurance race. Cars #1 and #2 didn’t finish, but number 3 went on to win its class and finish 8th overall. We got a chance to catch up with that famous #3 at last weekend’s Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth. Michigan.