A Le Mans-Winning 1960 Corvette Finds Fame in a Sequel

By LARRY EDSALL
New York Times
January 17, 2012


PHOENIX — In June 1960, four Chevrolet Corvettes were entered in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. One of them eventually became the first American vehicle to win its class in the endurance test, held annually on the famed circuit in France.

The fates of that vehicle and of one of its drivers, John Fitch,are one narrative strand of “The Quest,” a documentary by Michael Brown that was screened on Sunday at the Arizona Biltmore resort, on the eve of the collector car auctions that start here this week.

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