Briggs Cunningham Corvette Race Cars Overview

Briggs Cunningham Corvette Race Cars Overview

1960 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, C8 Corvette Information, Corvette History
The Briggs Cunningham Corvettes: The 3 Cars That Raced At Le Mans and the 60th Anniversary Cunningham Corvette All three of the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Corvette race cars that competed at Le Mans have now been accounted for. For the purposes of this article, we will look at the new 60th Anniversary Cunningham Corvette, as well as the three Corvette Cunninghams that were the predecessors of this great automobile. No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 were the first Corvettes to compete at Le Mans. All three of Cunningham's Corvettes were configured the same. Chevrolet's own effort to take part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, backed by the company, wouldn't start until 2000. Who is Briggs Cunningham Briggs Swift Cunningham II Prior to discussing the first, second, third,…
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C1 Corvette Overview: The Making of America’s Sports Car

C1 Corvette Overview: The Making of America’s Sports Car

How The C1 Corvette Was Made: See The Car's Evolution We are looking at the C1 Corvette's history in our overview of the first generation Vettes. Although the C1 Chevrolet Corvette ran from 1953 through 1962, its legacy lives on in cars from more recent generations. Let's explore the significance of the Chevrolet Corvette C1's impact on America's car culture by going back and understanding the details of its history. Chevrolet created the C1 Corvette and called it the solid-axle Corvette due to the independent rear suspension that was absent until the 1963 Stingray model. Throughout its lifetime, the car had many changes, but the most important one for the C1 was when in 1955 the fuel-injected V8 engine was put in place of the straight-6 engine. The C1 Corvette…
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1960 Briggs Cunningham #3 Corvette

1960 Briggs Cunningham #3 Corvette

1960 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
Iconic Le Man 1960 Briggs Cunningham #3 Corvette Confirmed for Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance Class Winning 1960 Racer Joins 2021 60th Anniversary Tribute C8 at the Heacock Classic Booth 1960 Le Mans Corvette Race Car #3 There is a great pdf about the story behind the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans #3 Corvette on the Registry of Corvette Race Cars' website by Lance Miller dated May 1, 2010. READ MORE It was not all that long ago that news broke of the grand debut of the 60th Anniversary  Cunningham C8 Corvette with Lance Miller and the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation (CMAF) as part of the 2021 Amelia Island Concours d’ Elegance.  This special sweepstakes car will be seen for the first in public at this historic event, and now the Miller Family is pleased…
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1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Corvette Goes to Auction

1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Corvette Goes to Auction

1960 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette History, Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvette Racing News, Corvettes at Auction
1960 Chevrolet Corvette Briggs Cunningham LeMans Race Car Theodore W. Pieper ©2021 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's 1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Corvette Going to RM Auctions May 22, 2021, at Amelia Island One of the earliest cars from Corvette’s endurance racing past is headed for auction at RM Sotheby’s 2021 Amelia Island auction.  The 1960 Briggs Cunningham #1 Le Mans Race Car could bring over $1.3M. This will be sold at No Reserve! The RM Sotheby’s auction at Amelia Island is on May 22, 2021. The preview starts Thursday the 20th from 10 AM until 7 PM and continues on Friday. Saturday the preview starts at 9 AM and the Auction begins at 11 AM. Also during the Amelia Island Concours, on Friday, May 21, 2021, Chevrolet Motorsports…
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No. 1 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Le Mans Corvette Racer

No. 1 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Le Mans Corvette Racer

1960 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette History
In this article, we will look at some photos that appeared in Vette Vues Magazine in 2012 from Corvettes at Carlisle and some from the Bloomington Gold event in 2018 of the No. 1 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Le Mans Corvette Racer.  But first, a little history of this unique Corvette that has been in the courts for several years. No. 1 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Le Mans Corvette Racer at the June Bloomington Gold 2018 held at the Indianapolis Speedway.  One of three 1960 Corvettes that Briggs Cunningham raced at the 24 Hours of Le Mans that year labeled “1,” “2,” and “3.”  The No. 3 wound up winning the race, and No. 1 and No. 2 failed to finish. No. 1 Briggs Cunningham 1960 Le Mans Corvette Racer at the…
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C1 Corvette – THE HISTORY OF BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

C1 Corvette – THE HISTORY OF BODY KITS & DRESS-UP PARTS

1953 Corvette Information, 1954 Corvette Information, 1955 Corvette Information, 1956 Corvette Information, 1957 Corvette Information, 1958 Corvette Information, 1959 Corvette Information, 1960 Corvette Information, 1961 Corvette Information, 1962 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette Features, Corvette History
C1 Corvette History of Body Kits and Dress-up This is the first re-post of six-part series that looks back at the various custom modifications that could be installed by an owner, contracted to a shop, or purchased as turn-key vehicles. This re-post presents additional photos to those who were selected for print in VETTE VUES. At the end of the article are links to the rest of the series or Corvette Body Kits by generations. In this series, VETTE VUES presents a photographic summary of the major trends in customization, as it has evolved through the various year groups. The treatment for each year group follows a set format. Examples of kits (or parts) that were offered in that actual time period will be presented first, followed by various retro-themed…
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1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV) 1 SOLD for $1.2M at Barrett-Jackson

1960 Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle (CERV) 1 SOLD for $1.2M at Barrett-Jackson

1960 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives, Corvettes at Auction
CERV 1 SOLD for $1.2M CERV 1 SOLD for $1.2M at the January 2017 Barrett-Jackson Auction. Photo Credit: Barret-Jackson via Twitter CERV 1 © General Motors Zora Arkus-Duntov’s secret skunkworks engineering mule, CERV 1 sold for $1,200,000 ($1.32M with sellers commission added) at the January 46th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, held Jan. 14-22, 2017, at WestWorld of Scottsdale in Arizona. This historic car has been in Mike Yager's MY Garage for years. According to our sources, the CERV 1 will be heading to the GM’s Heritage Center where it will reside among some of GMs great prototypes and artifacts. You can read more about it on our blog just before the auction: https://vette-vues.com/cerv-1-goes-auction/ You might also enjoy reading about the CERV II: https://vette-vues.com/corvettes-at-carlisle-2014-special-display-rare-mid-engine-corvette-cerv-ii/ Here is a press release from Barret-Jackson…
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1960 Corvette Magazine Ads

1960 Corvette Magazine Ads

1960 Corvette Information, C1 Corvette Information, Vintage Corvette Advertisements
In this article, we will take a look at some of the vintage 1960 Corvette Magazine Ads as well as some history, trivia, and fun facts from 1960. Rear Vues is a monthly column in Vette Vues Magazine and features Vintage Corvette Magazine Ads. 1960 CORVETTE VINTAGE MAGAZINE ADS – The 1960 Corvette sports car was in its seventh year of production. The base Corvette was powered by the 283 cubic inches 230 hp engines. Automatic transmission was still an extra cost option (separate from the standard 3-speed manual). On September 2, 1959, the production of 1960 model Corvettes began. This Corvette was designated model 0800. On August 31, 1960, the production of 1960 model Corvettes ended. The 1960 Chevrolet Corvette cost $3,872, there were 10,261 built, and they were…
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The Quest Press Release

The Quest Press Release

1960 Corvette Information, Corvette History, Corvette Information, Corvette News and Archives
“1960 Briggs Cunningham LeMans #3 Corvette – The story behind the car and the goals for the future…” The Quest Lights, Camera, Action - Carlisle Theatre to Host World Premiere of “The Quest” Documentary Film to Showcase International Automotive Flavor, Celebrate the Life of Chip Miller https://youtu.be/PTfr6jaP1zI CARLISLE, PA – (March 2011) – With all the makings of a Hollywood drama, love story, and action film, “The Quest” documents the incredible story of the first Corvette to win its class at the famous track in Le Mans France in 1960. Of course, the car couldn’t have done it alone – “The Quest” tells the untold tale of the driver and the man who dreamed to take the car back to France for the 50th anniversary of the win but who…
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