New Petersen Exhibit to Highlight Corvette Racing History

The Petersen Automotive Museum is opening a new exhibit focused on the racing history of the Corvette, the museum announced.

The “Corvettes in Competition: Racing America’s Sports Car” exhibit, which will open on Sat., Aug. 5 in the Charles Nearburg Family Gallery, will include a variety of iconic Corvette race cars and revisit the history of the sports car, museum officials said.

Select Corvettes included in the exhibit are the 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Callaway LM, which won the 1996 SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge Series, the 2001 Chevrolet Corvette C5.R driven by Dale Earnhardt at the 2001 24 Hours of Daytona and the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7R that won its class at the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring in 2015.

Additional vehicles include:

  • 1953 Chevrolet Corvette NASCAR
  • 1956 Chevrolet Corvette “The Real McCoy”
  • 1960 Chevrolet Corvette “Cunningham Le Mans # 2”
  • 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
  • 1976 Chevrolet Corvette “Spirit of Le Mans”
  • 1989 Chevrolet Corvette “Corvette Challenge”
  • 2006 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT1
  • 2011 Chevrolet Corvette C6.R GT2

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