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John Greenwood Tribute Event in Daytona, FL. Nov 12-15

A Tribute to John Greenwood’s Groundbreaking C3 Corvette Race Cars

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Poster design by Scott Teeters, main photo by Bill Oursler


To celebrate John Greenwood’s racing and street Corvette achievements, Jan Hyde of Registry of Corvette Race Cars has organized a special “John Greenwood Tribute Event” for November 12-to-15, 2015 at Daytona International Speedway.

In the entertainment industry, there are a handful of one-name legends that include; “Elvis,” “Cher,” “Ringo,” “Liberace” and a few others. In the Corvette community we have; “Duntov,” “Shinoda,” “Callaway,” “Yenko” and a few more. The name, “Greenwood” is definitely in that short list. Just say, “Greenwood suspension,” or “Greenwood body-kit,” or “Greenwood racecar” and a huge bundle of understanding comes to mind.

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Photo courtesy John Greenwood

Corvette racing legend, John Greenwood passed on July 7, 2015. John took big-block power, stunning, all-American graphics, and a body design that looked like the Vette from another planet, to a whole new level of speed power and performance. On February 2, 1975 at the Daytona International Speedway, Greenwood’s Sebring ’75 Corvette set the official top speed record on Daytona’s banking at 236-mph! That’s greater that the Porsche 917, Ferrari 512s, and all-out IMSA GTPs! John and Burt Greenwood’s customer race cars and streetcars are also legendary.

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Photo courtesy John Greenwood

On Thursday, November 12 there will be a panel discussion with fellow racers and friends of John Greenwood. From Noon to 3pm Corvettes will be on display with an open invitation to race cars that are equipped with Greenwood parts, Greenwood body kit equipped Corvettes, as well as Corvettes in general. Then from 4-to-5 pm there will be a reception with awards, and prizes.

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Photo by Lou Galanos

You can register online for the 4-day Special Admission ticket, HERE. To get the $80 Early Bird price, register before October 30, 2015. After – $100 up to Thursday November 12, 2015.

For more information, contact Jan Hyde at: jhyde@nyc.rr.com

Corvettes and racing go together like peanut butter & jelly, and pizza & beer. The Greenwood racecars represent the end of the era of “mechanical” race cars, sans any kind of electronics. Pure, man, machine, muscle, and guts! – Scott

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