My favorite guest blogger, Eric, just sent me a quick little article from the most recent SPOKES/SASCA autocross he attended & participated in from 2 weeks ago. This is notable for 2 reasons:
- This is a first time autocross experience for the owner, Kevin.
- This is a NICELY restored/upgraded Corvette – very sweet!
I know, I may seem biased by profiling yet another Corvette racer, but Kevin’s 1968 convertible is so cool that it was worth the risk. And since one of my previous cars was a 1976 L48 coupe, it also brought back some memories.
His car is a lot more sorted out than mine ever was, as under the hood lives a new ZZ4 crate motor mated to a 4-speed transmission. It certainly sounded the part, breathing through Hooker sidepipes which could cause quite the calf mark if you weren’t careful getting out!
The suspension was upgraded with heavy duty springs and shocks, and the car looked right sitting on later model aluminum rims and BFG tires. The brakes had also been refreshed, an important consideration for any vehicle used in competition.
This was Kevin’s first autocross experience, and the car was a real hoot to ride in. Stepping out of his C3 and into my 2001 Z06 was like taking a 33 year trip through time. Technology sure has come a long way, but this car was a great reminder of how cool older cars can be. Don’t hide them away, come out and join the fun!
Racing Ready enjoys virtual autocross participation, but this Sunday, I’ll finally be “back in the saddle” with Karlino at the next SASCA autocross, after a 5 (!) month hiatus. Hope to see you out there!