1960 24 Hours of Le Mans: A Corvette Racing Retrospective


For fans of Corvette Racing, 2010 marks a special occasion: the 50th anniversary of a Corvette’s first class win during the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. That year, three 1960 Corvettes were prepared and entered by privateer and racer Briggs Cunningham. Cunningham’s effort was not endorsed or funded at all by General Motors, as this was at a time when GM imposed a ban on factory racing of any kind. GM even withdrew registration for Corvette Chief Engineer Zora Arkus Duntov, who was to co-pilot one of the three Cunningham Corvettes.