What was important about that year was that, late in the season, we had gone to Elkhart Lake and Jerry Hansen showed up with one of the latest Greenwood Corvettes designed by Bob Riley and built by Protofab Engineering The Stroud parachutes are optioned with the air-launch system, which uses CO2 to pressurize the parachute pack and this air-ram on the backside to propel the parachutes out without the need for a pilot chute.
Whether it was Steven Szany, the original owner, or a sales manager at McClintock Chevrolet, someone checked all of the right boxes while ordering. The wheels were also updated to a new five-spoke design. Throughout his career, Zora strove to turn the Corvette into a world-class race car.
She convinced me that I should contact John and I guess she mentioned me to him too. There are several other L coupe and roadster restorations confirmed as well. Chassis strengthening became necessary to handle the torque and cornering forces predicted from the eventual big block models that one day would be.
Through his contacts at Kar Kraft he became acquainted with A.
First, and not unexpectedly, the question of accurate histories is most important. The convex rear fascia that set the ZR-1 apart from the base model was now included on L98 Corvettes, making the styling of the expensive ZR-1 even closer to that of the base cars.
I had learned on Woodward Avenue that you don't want to get left behind on the straight parts. I drove with a couple of other teams after that. While President of the Canadian Council, Wayne was invited to be a member of the National Corvette Museum Board of Directors, a position which he held from to Hopefully, you took notes when he or she described the details before handing him the cash and driving off into the sunset.
So, in the early s, Ralph sold the business to a group of investors.
Now his career at General Motors has finally brought him back to the Corvette program. I nosed around a little and figured that it was a Greenwood car.
This year, a seemingly correct matching-numbers Corvette was sold at auction for big money, when it was later found out it had been sold as a verifiable small-block car.
Gib is still working on a part-time basis with GM Racing to assure the knowledge captured from racing translates back to the core Corvette program. It was also at this time that I sold the 6 tubeframe car to Jerry Brassfield.
Mike found and purchased a Greenwood style wide body big block car from the Kauffman family several years ago and is the second owner of this vehicle.
I was the whole body and paint department. A full range of fiberglass, bolt-on and dress-up products were reflected in his growing color catalog.
The convertible top is new but it doesn't seal tight against the trunk.
John did the original stars and stripes but Randy helped to refine it. It was cold in Michigan so when you had to work on them by laying on the ground, it was better to save on too much damage.
Jacobs and his wife, Lynda, always had an affinity for Corvettes, owning two others prior to Fluffy. Bob assisted Picket in his car set-up and its ongoing evolution. Gib also worked on the LT-5 engine packaging, in cooperation with Lotus, as the ZR-1 was being developed.
I have followed the John Greenwood legend since the beginning, and after years of observing John's racing design innovations, I am proud to be the keeper of some of the cars he designed and built including Turbo GT 3, and a Convertible conversion.
In he went to work for Kar Kraft on the GT40 project. All models featured the previous year's pace car seats and offered the front and rear spoilers as optional equipment.
Air was pumped into the ship to keep any survivors alive. As their C3 street cars evolved from their race cars, which were initially based on production Corvettes, so too did the evolution of the C4 program.
The Grand Sport came only in Admiral Blue with a white stripe down the middle, and black wheels and two red stripes on the front left wheel arch.
This was the two-tone silver 77 car. The interior is very good except for a seam on the drivers seat coming apart. Still, Rick kept his eyes open in the Greenwood shops and, at night, he would transfer lessons learned during the day, to his own car.
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