Corvette World Tribute

A Gathering of Racers Old and New

John Gunnell - August 23, 2011 04:47 PM

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Icons came to Road Amerrica in late August to show those who needed to know what racing was and is all about

History was the theme of the Corvette World Tribute in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Chevy supported this event to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

The Corvette World Tribute was planned in conjunction with the American Le Mans Series and the GT2 ZR-1 Corvette Racing Team. On Sunday, the classic Corvettes came out in droves to honor the hero drivers and cars of the past in a “Field of Dreams” that traced Corvette racing from Zora to ZR-1.

Lance Miller brought the Purple People Eater. Jim Jeffords and Tom Stephani—the son of the Nickey Chevrolet owners—were reacquainted with the car. Mike Yager brought four racing cars. Kevin Mackay’s ’66 Moore/Wintersteen Sebring Sunoco Sting Ray was on hand.

The event was open to all Corvette enthusiasts. The weekend events featured Corvette racing, a racer's reunion, special guests, presentations, vendors, racing, HPDE lapping, autocross, touring, concours and the "Field of Dreams" display. Current Corvette Racing drivers like Ron Fellows spoke. A Corvette Bridge near the Chevy display in the North paddock was dedicated by the Corvette Registry on Sunday.