My grandfather was a big rally- and ice-racing fanatic during the 1950s and 1960s, running everything from a Renault Dauphine to a Corvair in every Minnesota race he could find. Eventually, he picked up a Corvette, which he loved almost as much as his Saab 93, and the trophies started to pile up. On my trip to the Midwest last month, I managed to talk him into letting me have this one for my office.
He’s also given me some old Super 8 film from his racing days, as well as a genuine Curta “Peppermill” Calculator.
Unfortunately, the only photo of his Corvette that I could find was this scan of an entire photo album page, showing some of his race and street vehicles from the 1960s and 1970s. That’s it in the lower left corner.
A Corvettes of Minnesota/3M Sports Car Club gymkhana from January, 1964. It was probably 20 below during this event, and I’m sure you could hear the cars rusting, but Minnesotans are
I’m not sure what this award was actually for, because a critical plaque fell off during storage, but that doesn’t matter. I’m putting it right next to my Fastest Swedish Car award from the 2008 24 Hours of LeMons San Francisco!