The first Le Mans-winning Corvette to display at the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance

Photography Courtesy St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance

The St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance on Chesapeake Bay plans to celebrate Corvette’s 70th anniversary. What better way to do so than with historic Corvettes such as the first one to win its class at Le Mans?

John Fitch and Bob Grossman drove the Briggs Cunningham Corvette to victory in 1960. Speaking of Cunningham, there’s also the 1960 Corvette driven personally by the penultimate sportsman.

Other significant Corvettes on display include the first GM purpose-built Corvette race car, a 1956 Corvette SR-2. Then there's the only 1962 Corvette to compete at Le Mans. A 1966 Roger Penske Corvette Development L88 that won in 1966 at Daytona and Sebring will be there, too. And, a 1968 Corvette L88 Rebel that earned a class win in the 1973 24 Hours of Daytona rounds out the special collection of Corvettes.

In addition, the St. Michaels Concours d’Elegance features other “elegant automobiles, Chesapeake Bay yachts and antique boats.” The 16th-annual event takes place September 22-24 at the Kent Island Yacht Club and Hyatt Place Marina in Chester, Maryland.

The 1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Rebel that won in its class and finished third overall at the 1973 24 Hours of Daytona.

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