Corvette Challenge Car (NEVER RACED)
Back-up Corvette Challenge
Car documented history and specs
|Car number: N/A
||1990 - current
Never raced, this car was a spectator for each event
and the sole purpose was to use as a back-up car in
the event a team needed it. Fortunately this never
occured! Wonderful story pertaining to this vehicle, CLICK HERE!
A few words about the car from the current
This car (Log Book #032) was converted for racing
but never drove on the race track, it was a backup
car for the series but it never was used. The miles
on the odometer were shared by my father and me. I’ll
never forget when this car was delivered. We both
ripped around the fairgrounds with HUGE smiles on
our faces. This car was the car that truly latched
me into loving cars and especially Corvettes. It was
the sound of the exhaust, the way it handled and the
sheer beauty. This is the car that started it all
for me; it’s a car that will always remain in
our family collection because of the sentimental value.
We’ve taken this car on various tours and cruises,
one of us would drive half of the time and the other
would finish the trip up. This car is hands down one
of my favorite cars in our collection.
Here’s an excerpt from my father, which is
located in the binder where all the documentation
for the car consists: “The day this car was
delivered to the Carlisle Fairgrounds, Lance was there
with me in preparation for a surfing trip (father
and son). I drove him around the fairgrounds at speed
and then changed seats before we parked it. He fell
in love. In love with this car, in love with high
performance cars, in love with race cars, in love
with fast driving. It was on of the greatest days
of my life! We agreed to share the car from that point
This was the car I pulled from the “Parent
Child” theme last year, as you can see this
story and car means the world to me.
Original Logbook – empty but has the vehicle
information entered, yet never entered into a race.
Pictures of the car with John Powell standing next
to the car, picture of the car in front of the Challenge
Series head quarters at various races and video tapes
of each race during the ’89 series. Featured
in Chip's Choice (#229) at Corvettes at Carlisle 2006.
- There were only 2 Corvette Challenge Cars that
were never raced - this is one of them.
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