Sports Car Digest is honoring America’s Independence Day with the Corvette, which is as American as apple pie. Until recent factory success, the most prominent racing Corvette was the Greenwood Corvette in its stars and stripes livery.
During the early and mid-seventies, SCCA Trans-Am Champion and IMSA racer John Greenwood flew red, white and blue colors in the form of stars and stripes on the wide bodies of his racing Corvettes.
When the auto industry in general, and Chevrolet’s Corvette crew in particular were being hardest hit by oil shortages and increasingly stringent government regulations, Greenwood kept performance Corvettes in the public eye by his outrageous presence on the race courses of the world, from Road America to Road Atlanta to Sebring to Le Mans.
For more information on the Greenwood Corvettes, visit www.greenwoodcorvettes.com.
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Greenwood “Sebring ’75” Corvette had a massive ZLI engine, blistered and flared fenders, arched hood, and a host of aerodynamic devices. It reportedly hit 228 mph at Le Mans.
Greenwood-built Mancuso Chevrolet Corvette that hit 221 mph on the Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans.
Various red, white and blue themed Corvettes