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Dispute over the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette Heads to Court

The first hearing in a battle to determine who owns one of three 1960 Corvette race cars will be held today in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, Pa.

Two of the classic race cars have already been restored and are estimated to be worth at least a million dollars each. But the No.1 Corvette, which was driven by Briggs Cunningham in the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans, had been missing for nearly 30 years.

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Miller and Carr Respond to Ownership Dispute Surrounding the No. 1 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette

After working this weekend to ensure that Corvettes at Carlisle, one of the largest Corvette shows in the country, went off successfully without a hitch, Carlisle Event’s co-owner Lance Miller is now responding to Dan Mathis Jr’s claims that his family is the owner of the #1 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette that ran at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Miller emailed CorvetteBlogger.com a copy of the letter he sent to New York Times writer Jerry Garrett who has covered the saga of the former race car’s ownership dispute on his Garrett on the Road blog from the beginning.

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Florida Man Claims Ownership of the 1960 No.1 Briggs Cunningham Corvette

The saga surrounding the #1 Briggs Cunningham Corvette that raced at the 1960 24 Hours of Le Mans took another surprising turn over the weekend after its planned public unveiling Friday at Corvettes at Carlisle was abruptly canceled due to undisclosed security concerns. We have now learned that a Florida resident is claiming that the Corvette belonged to his father and says it was stolen from their backyard in 1976.

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Public Reveal for #1 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette Canceled Due to Undisclosed Security Concerns

The public reveal of the #1 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette racer Friday afternoon at the Corvettes at Carlisle show in Carlisle, PA. was canceled due to security concerns. A statement from Lance Miller was read to the crowd who gathered at the grandstand to witness the unveiling of the former Le Mans Corvette, which had just been found after being lost for 50 years.

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[PICS] The #1 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans Corvette Revealed at Corvettes at Carlisle

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.

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[PICS] The 1960 Le Mans Winning Corvette at the Concours d'Elegance of America

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.

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[VIDEO] Corvette Racing's Jordan Taylor Shares a Lap of Le Mans at Night

We’ve seen plenty of on-board videos from Le Mans but this one from Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor lap during a nighttime practice session before this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans is simply amazing for both its clarity and perspective.

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Larbre Competition's GTE-AM Corvette Defends Class Win at Le Mans
Photo Credit: Guénolé TREHOREL ACO/Nikon lemans.org

For the second year in a row, the French Larbre Competition team has sent a Corvette to the winner’s circle in the GTE-AM division at the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France.

But it wasn’t easy to repeat.

The No. 50 Larbre Corvette C6R had to battle throughout the race with the No. 67 IMSA Matmut Porsche RSR, trailing by about 12 seconds with less than 20 minutes left.

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Corvette Racing Finishes Fifth and Sixth in 24 Hours of Le Mans

Corvettes Overcome Adversity to Take Checkered Flag in GTE Pro

LE MANS, France, June 17, 2012 – Corvette Racing finished the grueling 24 Hours of Le Mans for the 12th time in 13 attempts as both the No. 73 and No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars were running at the finish of the world’s most demanding sports car race.

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Live Blogging Corvette Racing’s 24 Hours of Le Mans

by Keith Cornett on June 16, 2012

2012 Le Mans - Live Blogging Corvette Racing's 24 Hours of Le Mans

We’ll be live blogging here throughtout the day and into the night as we follow Corvette Racing at the 24 hours of Le Mans.

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