Russo and Steele announced the consignment of Greenwood Corvette, chassis 002, for their 9th annual Sports & Muscle at the Marriott, to be held August 13th-15th at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Monterey.
The Greenwood Corvette, chassis no.002, was developed by Corvette specialist John Greenwood to battle the best from Europe and beyond. With its cross-ram, Kinsler fuel injected all-aluminum 700hp big blocks, the Greenwood Corvette was tough to beat on the faster race tracks.
In 1974 the Greenwood Corvette was first seen in competition at the IMSA Road Atlanta, where it was aptly named, “Batmobile.” Driven by John Greenwood and Mike Brockman, it qualified second and led in the opening laps before leaving after 17 laps. It saw success later in the season, with Milt Minter winning at Talladega and John Greenwood lapping the entire field at the Daytona series finale, averaging a very strong 115.659mph in the process.
C.J. Baker spoke about John Greenwood and his Corvette in Hot Rod magazine, saying, “Of course it’s true that John is on a first-name basis with many of the engineers at Chevrolet Division and that he has spent well over $125,000 developing his car, but still all of that is virtually insignificant when compared to the factory effort and expenditure the foreign companies have invested in their super-lightweight racers. And yet, when the checkered flag falls, there’s John Greenwood in the 2,800lb Corvette streaking across the finish line ahead of the 2,000lb wondercars from across the pond.”
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