The Simeone Automotive Museum will present a special “Corvette Racing Legends” event this weekend – on Nov. 16-17.
Guest of honor for the event will be Doug Fehan, GM’s Corvette Racing manager. Joining Fehan in the Saturday discussion will be Grand-Am Corvette Driver David Donohue and the previous owner/driver of our #002 Grand Sport, George Wintersteen.
The Corvette Racing Legends Dinner with Doug Fehan is Friday, Nov. 16, from 5:30-9:30 p.m., and includes an open bar and buffet. Tickets are $75 each and include admission to the November 17th Demonstration Day event. Everyone attending the Friday dinner will receive a “Corvette Racing” Pit Pass that will allow special access to VIP seating for Saturday’s event.
Tickets to the Dinner must be purchased in advance by noon Thursday, Nov. 15, by clicking on this link.
On Saturday, Nov. 17, at noon, a special presentation will take place on Corvette racing from the mid-1950s to the present by Dr. Simeone and Fehan. Joining them will be driver David Donohue who will share his experience with the Grand-Am Corvette team in 2012. Also part of the discussion will be George Wintersteen, the original owner of our Gran Sport and noted Corvette driver in the 1960s. After the presentation, the Grand Sport will be taken out on the museum’s back lot and demonstrated.
The Skyline Drive Corvette Club in Reading PA will be displaying one example of each generation Corvette in the back lot, from a 1962 C1 “survivor” with just 46,000 miles, to a new C6 “Grand Sport.” On display outside will be the Corvette Racing Display trailer, featuring a C6.R Showcar, ZR1 Chassis and 427 60th Anniversary Convertible, two engines, and gaming station.
Doug Fehan is GM Racing program manager for the American Le Mans Series and is the heart and soul of Corvette Racing. His was the unseen hand behind Wayne Taylor's 1996 IMSA World Sports Car title with Oldsmobile's Aurora V-8 and Tom Kendall's 1990 Trans-Am championship in a Chevrolet Beretta. He's guided Corvette Racing to eight consecutive ALMS GT1 manufacturers and team championships in 2001-08, along with seven straight drivers championships with Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta winning titles.
Corvette Racing recently scored its 85th win in 140 ALMS races it has entered. Chevrolet and Corvette Racing have won nine ALMS manufacturer and team championships since 2001. The team made the transition to the production-based GT category in 2009, and has scored eight wins in the super-competitive class.
Admission to the Nov. 17 Corvette Racing Legends Demonstration day is included with regular museum admission: $12 adults; $10 senior; $8 students; children 8 and under are admitted free.
Visit the Simeone Museum website to learn more about Corvette Racing Legends.
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