1963 Grand Sport Corvette #005 Bench Racing With Corvette Engineer Bill Tower – VIDEO
Retired Corvette R&D engineer Bill Tower shares some of his insights into the background of the 1963 Grand Sport Program
into what went down during the wild days with Duntov and the team. Tower was also pals with race car driver/engineer, Mark Donohue and NASCAR legend, Smokey Yunick.
Bill also did his share of racing various Corvettes and in the 1960s raced his own Top Fuel Dragster, the American Bandstand-sponsored, “Rat Trap”. Secure in his home museum are several important Corvettes and race cars. Tower owns Bobbie Allison’s 1973 NASCAR Chevy Malibu and Dale Earnhardt’s 1987 Monte Carlo Aero Coupe “Pass in the Grass” NASCAR race car.
Enjoy this video trip down Memory Lane, from when race cars were 100% mechanical beasts! – Scott
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