1957 SCCA Corvette FI Historic Racecar: This Was One Hell Of A Racecar
This 1957 SCCA Corvette FI Historic Racecar is the earliest known RPO 684 produced at St. Louis, and perhaps the most successful 1957 Corvette in SCCA Racing during 1957.
This article appeared in the September 2007 issue of Vette Vues Magazine in its coverage of the Bloomington Gold Corvette show.
1957 Corvette Serial Number 3963 283/283 FI Historic Racer.
Owned by: John & Sally Neas, Tulsa, OK (2007)
This 1957 SCCA Corvette FI Historic Racecar is the earliest known RPO 684 produced at St. Louis, and perhaps the most successful 1957 Corvette in SCCA Racing during 1957. Produced May 14, 1957, factory delivered to driver Bark Henry and driven to Cumberland to race May 17-19. Sponsor Robert “Bob” Rosenthal of Rosenthal Chevrolet in Arlington, VA, was the most successful dealer race team in 1957. Fred Windridge was the number two driver. The Car was heavily promoted and supported by Ed Cole and supported by Zora Arkus-Duntov and Chevrolet.
1957 SCCA Corvette FI Historic Race #3963 Known Race Dates and Results
1957 SCCA Corvette FI Historic Racecar Notes:
- Henry, Rosenthal, Windridge, and Dick Thompson were charter members of the first Corvette Club in the United States.
- Driver Bark Henry (winner of the race on the cover of 1st Corvette News ~ Elkhart Lake 1956)
- Rosenthal Chevrolet was the Wednesday night meeting place for Washington DC racers.
Options on this 1957 SCCA Corvette FI Historic Racecar
- RPO 684 heavy-duty brakes and suspension
- RPO 579 Fuel Injection * RPO 685 Four-Speed Transmission
- RPO Positraction
- RPO 276 Wide Wheels
- RPO 419 Hardtop
- Soft Top
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