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[PIC] Throwback Thursday: 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Racer at the Drum Shop

It’s time for Throwback Thursday where we feature vintage photos of Corvettes. Last week we featured a 1963 Corvette on the street at night and for this week’s TBT, we’ve selected another period photo of the classic split-window. Here’s a picture of a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray racer stopped in front of the Professional Drum Shop.

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Purple People Eater Corvette Racer Heading to Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale Auction

One of the most famous Corvette race cars in history will go on the auction block at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2016 set for Jan. 23-31.

The Purple People Eater Corvette – which was driven by Florida-based driver Jim Jeffords, who singlehandledly ended the West Coast’s domination of Corvette racing late in the 1950s – was discovered by legendary Corvette enthusiast Chip Miller, founder of what is now Carlisle Events, and Ken Heckert, a restoration shop owner, in the mid-1970s.

[GALLERY] Vintage Corvette Racers at Indianapolis (44 Corvette photos)

While much of the Corvette racing world was focused on the factory efforts at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last weekend, another historic track here in the United States was also in session. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) was in Indianapolis for the 2015 Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational and so were the vintage Corvette racers.

Our friend Glenn Brown was there to help crew for Jim Glass and his 1965 Corvette and he captured many of the classic Corvettes doing their thing on the track.

[GALLERY] The 1956 Corvette SR-2 Race Car (36 photos)

Earlier this week the 1956 Corvette SR-2 that just went on the market for $6.885 Million made a promotional stop in Scottsdale, AZ. The former racer was on display at Scottsdale Sport and Classic Autocars for viewing before the start of the major auctions and it was the guest of honor at a reception help by Corvette Mike Vietro who is helping in the sale of the car.

Our friend Chris Draper, contributor to BadBoyVettes.com and admin of the Corvette Info Center website visited the car and has graciously allowed us to share these photos of the SR-2 from Scottsdale.