Our friend Travis Raczynski has a Black 2009 Corvette GT1 Championship Edition Convertible that he has owned since new. As a series, these are rare Corvettes with 125 produced and only seven were Black Convertibles. It’s a beautiful car and we were fortunate to be able to feature it in our book on Corvette Special Editions.
When the C7 Corvette came out with the Corvette Racing car cover that transforms ordinary C7s into the C7.R, Travis began a five-year quest to find a similar car cover for his beloved GT1 special edition Corvette. But unfortunately, no car cover manufacturers would print the job due to worrying about trademark infringement. Undeterred, Travis kept looking and eventually found a guy that would print it on the grounds that it was for personal use only.
The result is a C6 Corvette cover that looks like a Black GT1 C6.R Corvette Racer!
Proving that Corvette fans are particularly crazy, Travis drove his 2009 Corvette to Road Atlanta for Petit Le Mans and displayed the cover on his car in the Corvette corral. Fellow racing fan Charley Robertson brought her C7.R car cover so that Travis could have both side by side for these photos. And that’s when members of the Corvette team arrived who were more than interested in checking out this blast from the past.
Check out these photos of from Petit Le Mans where Travis is showing off the car cover in the Corral.
Seriously, most Corvette owners spend hours cleaning their cars before a show, and a Black Corvette parked in the Corvette Corral is a huge dust magnet. But with this one simple trick, Travis is able to “hide” all that dust with a custom car cover that makes his GT1 special edition even cooler!!
Thanks for sharing the pics on your cool car cover, Travis!
Travis Raczynski / Facebook