Jimmie Johnson No. 48 Car Painting Time Lapse
Watch over 12 hours of work in painting the No. 48 Lowe's Patriotic
Chevrolet condensed into 1 1/2 minutes. Amazing to see the work that the
Hendrick Motorsports crew can do for each race!
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Robert Yates Sells Davey Allison 92 Daytona Car
Davey Allisons T-Bird, Dale Earnhardt's Wheaties Car -- and Rusty Wallace's
car sell at the 2010 Barrett Jackson Classic Car Auction. Statistically,
1992 was Davey Allison's best season in Winston Cup racing. And yet, it was
also a very painful and heartwrenching season. Davey started sixth in the
1992 Daytona 500 but was probably not quite as fast as the Junior Johnson
teammates of Bill Elliott and Sterling Marlin. But the race would change
dramatically on lap 92 when Elliott, Marlin, and Ernie Irvan triggered a
multi-car crash at the front of the pack. Fourteen cars were eliminated,
but Allison—and eventual runner-up Morgan Shepherd—somehow made it
through the mess. He would lead 127 laps to join his father as a Daytona
1968 Corvette L-88 #12 Owens/Corning FIA/SCCA Racecar Sold To Rick Hendrick At Barrett-Jackson
Congratulations to Mr. Rick Hendrick for winning a phenominal piece of
Corvette history tonight at Barrett-Jackson in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr.
Hendrick also went on to win Vin #0001 of the new 2014 C7 Corvette
Details and info about the '68 L-88 Owens/Corning #12 Corvette Racecar:
(Copied from RM Auctions)
Est. 685 bhp at 6,600 rpm, 427 CID L-88 big block Chevrolet racing engine,
Muncie M-22 "Rockcrusher" transmission, front and rear independent
suspension, coil springs to the front, and transverse leaf to the rear with
Koni adjustable shock absorbers. Wheelbase: 98"
• Generally considered the most victorious racing Corvette in history
• Ex-Tony DeLorenzo and Jerry Thompson
• Multiple SCCA championships; NCRS American Heritage Award
• Fresh Kevin MacKay restoration
• Extensive documentation
America's Star-Spangled Sports Car
For nearly four decades, the Chevrolet Corvette was the only sports car
designed and built in North America. Capable of taking on and beating the
world's best production sports and GT cars on the international circuit,
Corvettes roared on the Mulsanne straight at Le Mans, flew on the high
banks at Daytona, and blazed their lights around Sebring. On amateur SCCA
circuits, Corvettes won fourteen "A Production" and fifteen "B Production"
divisional titles in the 1962 to 1976 period. SCCA Nationals saw Corvettes
capturing no less than 25 Run-Off Championships in A, B, and C Production
in the same time frame.
A Russian born ex-race driver and engineer hired by GM's Ed Cole gets the
credit for the almost unbelievable transformation that took place from 1954
to 1957. The '53 Corvette was thoroughly underpowered, but the 1957 V-8
version won its class at Sebring, as well as the Sports Car Club of America
"B" Production National Championship. In fact, in 1960, a Cunningham
Corvette placed First in GT at Le Mans! "Corvette -- The Real McCoy"
trumpeted the full page ads in the national media and that really said it
The classic, solid axle Corvette gave way to the beautiful Sting Ray coupes
and convertibles with independent suspension in 1963, and four-wheel disc
brakes became standard in 1965. In 1968, it emerged as the dramatic
Stingray (one word) with a "Coke bottle" shape, inspired by the '67 Mako
Shark Show Car.
Corvette Big Block Bruisers: "The Fast and the Few"
Only a few Corvettes can legitimately claim membership in this exclusive
club. John Greenwood's "Stars & Stripes" L-88 cars of the 1968--1973
period, backed by BFG and often racing on that company's new radial tires,
certainly qualify for this short list. Dave Heinz's two Corvettes, liveried
as "Rebel Flag" cars in a competitive response to the BFG effort and driven
by Heinz and Bob Johnson, often beat the Greenwood team due to better race
strategy and superior reliability.
However, the very best racing results were scored by the two Tony
DeLorenzo/Jerry Thompson Corvette team cars, which contested both the SCCA
Divisional and National circuit, as well as all of the important
U.S.A.-based FIA distance races. One of these, 002/68, their 1968
Owens/Corning Fiberglas L-88 car, is the very same that we are privileged
to present here.
Impressive period results include the 1969 and 1972 SCCA National "A"
Production Championships, 1968 and 1970 SCCA National "A" Production
Runner-Up, Second Place in GT at the 1969 12 Hours of Sebring, and the 1969
and 1970 GT Class wins in the 24 Hours of Daytona. In the 1970 event, it
finished Sixth Overall, behind two Porsche 917s, a Ferrari 512, and two
Ferrari 312s, but ahead of a Ferrari 250 LM in Seventh and a Ford GT40 in
Eighth. This car, together with its team car, won 22 of 22 SCCA/FIA
National Events during 1969--1971, with this car winning 11 of these!
Observers will note that these two team cars changed numbers for each race
entered, in order to give the perception of a large team effort. This car
was always the highest numbered car and driven most often by Jerry
Gordons Butthead Car Sells
Private owner sells chassis No. 2418 (AKA) Buthead at the 2009 Barrett
Jackson auction in Miami. The second highest winning chassis formerly in
the Hendrick stable -- the car is noted for its bump-and-run on Rusty
Wallace in 1997 at Bristol.
One Year Later: A Split-Bumper, 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
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