1960 Le Mans Corvette
One of the earliest Corvette racing cars to compete was the 1960 Le Mans Corvette. In fact, it was the very first 24 Hour racing event that the Corvette competed in. The 24 Hours of Daytona didn’t exist until 1966. Most Corvette enthusiasts think about this race, but actually, Corvettes really started off four years earlier at the 12 Hours of Sebring. That race is covered in detail in my book as well as the mechanical changes that were done during the early years leading up to this race in 1960. As a result, Corvettes needed to be lighter and more powerful. The Corvette Grand Sport was lighter and the L88 427 engine provided an enormous gain in horsepower for factory built Corvettes.
You can find historic information about this Corvette along with others that shaped and paved the way for the factory production racing option, the L88 in my book. Other drivers such as Don Yenko, Dick Guldstrand, Tony DeLorenzo, and John Greenwood, and many more are all covered in Corvette Racing Legends.
This book is well over 400 pages long and contains over 500 color and black and white photography, most of which had never been previously published until this book was created.