Keith Busse puts his entire private collection of Corvette Pace Cars on the block at the Mecum Indy Auction.
Dateline: 6.4.18 – Here’s something you don’t see every day. Keith Busse had a fascination with Corvette Pace Cars. He bought his first Corvette Pace Car in the early 1980s, obviously a 1978 Corvette Pace Car. Then he got a 1986 Corvette Pace Car and just kept going.
Up until 2008 Chevrolet offered Corvette Pace Car replicas in limited quantities, so if you could afford the premium and acted quickly, you could own a Corvette Pace Car, minus the actual track hardware that typically included strobe lights and safety equipment. Corvette Pace Cars never needed any extra power enhancements because the basic car was more that capable of handling its task.
Eventually, Keith had 16 Corvette Pace Cars, including; two Official Pace Cars (one of which was a factory pilot car), Continue reading “
Keith Busse Corvette Pace Car Collection Sells for $1,760,000!!! – VIDEO” →
Words and Art by Scott Teeters as originally written for Vette Vues.
The Most Powerful and Advanced Corvette Pace Cars Ever!
Dateline: 10.14.15: 2012 ZR1 Corvette – Before the arrival of the ZR1 in 2009, there’d been rumors about the “possibility” of a supercharged Corvette called the “Blue Devil,” even though no one was complaining about the Z06 or the base 430-horsepower Corvette being weak in the knees. The unleashed, supercharged 638-horsepower ZR1 had a top speed of 205-mph and was like a slightly more user-friendly Z06 on steroids. It was just a surprise that it took until 2012 for the ZR1 to pace the Indy 500! Back in 1981 race winner Bobbie Unser had a pole winning speed of 200.546-mph! Continue reading “
Corvette Indy 500 Pace Cars, Pt. 8 – The “Other” Indy 500 Corvette Pace Cars” →
Here’s what’s in the August 2015 issue of Vette Vues Magazine!
Dateline: 8.15.15 – The cover story for the August issue of Vette Vues is “Victory At Le Mans!”There’s an old saying in road racing that goes, “If you win the 12 Hours at Sebring or the 24 Hours at Daytona, all of America will know. But if you win the 24 Hours At le Mans, the WHOLE WORLD will know. The Corvette Racing Team scored their eighth Le Mans win since the debut arrival of the C5-R cars in 1999. BRAVISSIMO! Corvette Racing Team!
Feature stories in the August issue include:
Circle City Corvettes Caravan to the Beach – Article & Photos by Charley Robertson
Second Annual Indianapolis Grand Prix – Story by Tom Fielitz & Photos by Dave Estes
“Eyes On Design” In Detroit 2015 Show Coverage – Article & Photos by Wayne Elwood
“Corvette Milestones: August” – Story & Graphics by K. Scott Teeters
“The John Meyerhoff and Mary Carol Plott Corvette Love Affair, Pt 2” – Story and Photos by K. Scott Teeters Continue reading “
Score another accolade for the Bow Tie Boys at Chevrolet for the 2010 Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car at the 2009 Indy 500 race. Now that all the fan-fair has died down, the question naturally arises, “What will pace the ‘10 Indy 500?” Continue reading “Corvette Pace the 2010 Indy 500?”→
Amazing Indy 500 Corvette Pace Cars Art and History by K. Scott Teeters
Indy 500 Corvette Pace Cars Tribute Art
First, a bit of Corvette pace car history by Vette magazine
artist and columnist, K. Scott Teeters:
Corvettes Pace the Indy 500 a record ten times since 1978.
(Will Corvette Do It Again Soon?)
“The Indy 500 race is arguably the most popular race in motor-sports. Early in ‘78 the Corvette world went wild with speculation when news was released that the Corvette would be the Indy 500 pace car, and that replicas would be available. Priced at what was then a mind-boggling $13,653, some buyers paid as much as $25,000 to grab a piece of Corvette history!
Eight years later, the Corvette was again chosen to pace the ‘86 Indy 500. But this time, Chevrolet trumped speculators and designated all ‘86 Corvette roadsters as “pace car replicas.” Since then, Corvette Pace Car-replicas have been limited-production cars and are highly collectible. Continue reading “Indy 500 Corvette Pace Cars”→