Our friends at Stingray Chevrolet in Plant City, Florida are inviting everyone to come out to the dealership this Sunday afternoon as they celebrate GM Engineer Bill Tower and his preservation of the historic Betty Skelton Corvette Racer for the past 50 years.
Betty Skelton frequently referred to as the “first lady of firsts”, worked side-by-side with some of the biggest names in Corvette, and established unbelievable records of her own in racing, aviation, and automotive history.
GM designed this special Corvette for Betty in 1956-57. Skelton drove the translucent gold Corvette to Daytona for Speed Week and then paced all the NASCAR races with it in 1957. She was the first woman to be inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame and was also the first woman in the world to drive to new records through the famous NASCAR measured mile on the sands of Daytona Beach.
The record-setting car will be on display in the Stingray showroom as Bill Tower talks about his connection to the Betty Skelton Corvette Racer and his role in the history of Corvette. Bill also owns a 1967 L88 Prototype as well as one of the original 1963 Corvette Grand Sports.
Special guests Pam Miller from Fox Sports and Joie Chitwood Jr. from the “Joie Chitwood Thrill Show” will talk about Betty Skelton’s car and accomplishments.
If you love “America’s Sports Car,” the Corvette, and enjoy the history behind what made the Corvette the car it is today, then join us this Sunday, December 5th, at Stingray Chevrolet in Plant City.
There is no cost to attend. Food and beverages will be provided.
Sunday, December 5th, 2021, at 1:00 PM at Stingray Chevrolet, 2002 N. Frontage Rd in Plant City, FL. The program will begin promptly at 2:00 PM.
Please RSVP if you are planning on attending. The RSVP is just to gauge a headcount so no worries if your plans change or miss the cutoff to RSVP. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!
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