|Great photo! Don Yenko in the
rain in his 1961 Corvette. Does anyone know where and when
this photo was taken?
Nick England, who operates an excellent
site on the history of "Virginia
International Raceway", says: "I'm pretty sure that photo was
taken at VIR in April 1962."
|(6-7-14) From Bill King:
"On your Corvette pages, you have a photo
of Don Yenko in the rain at VIR. That was during the NE Divisional at VIR
on October 4, 1964. Yenko borrowed some street Michelins from a spectator
and dominated the final race on the program, winning overall. The photo
is by John Ewald and is particularly striking as the spray pattern looks
much like a smoke test in a wind tunnel. I was press director for this
race and Mr. Ewald was shooting for me. - Bill King"
|The three Corvettes entered at LeMans
by Briggs Cunningham in 1960. A never before seen photo till just
The # 2 car is owned by Bruce Meyer of
Beverly Hills and The #3 car by Chip Miller of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
The #1 is still MIA but last seen in Florida in the 70's
The search goes on.
(Thanks to Jim for these photos!)
"I am considered by some a Corvette historian
and have been in the hobby since 1969 when I bought my first Corvette,
a 65 fuel injected coupe. Now, 56 Corvettes later, including
a B/P 64 race Corvette, I am retired and am having more fun now than ever.
If people are looking for Corvette race
cars perhaps I can help. I know where many are and all their
Regards, Jim Gessner"
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