We call it a work in progress because in the early years the SCCA was not very good at keeping records. It took persistence and patience to find and piece together SCCA National Championship Corvette driver data for every year starting from 1956. We are grateful to those who helped including the VIR History website and Pete Hylton, SCCA historian.
There is also a scarcity of early photos. Our collection owes to many sources including “modern” day vintage racing images representing various subjects. The subjects include the better known cars and drivers in SCCA “nationals” to some of the obscure that raced at the “regionals” level.
Here are links to 27 National Championship spreadsheet tables from 1956 to 1983 and a large photo gallery with more than 800 images organized roughly by racing car number in ascending order.
Some cars have pro markings because after 1970 they were eligible for IMSA’s GT series and after 1972 for SCCA’s Trans-Am series. They were also eligible for annual FIA endurance races at Daytona and Sebring and in certain years at Bridgehampton and Watkins Glen. Here is a link to some reflections by John Bishop, ex-SCCA official who started IMSA.
Casual or serious, we invite you to sort through and enjoy. And we always welcome hearing from dedicated enthusiasts, especially those that can lead us to more data and photos.
Announcement: Michael Brown’s Documentary Film Premiers on Friday, May 6, 2011. It will stir your emotions. Please join fellow Corvette racing fans and aficionados for the epic account of John Fitch, the late Briggs Cunningham, the late Chip Miller and his son Lance’s Quest to return the #3 to France, 50 years after it was the first Corvette to win at Le Mans. Click here for how to attend this filming.
Department of Corrections: The corrected Henri Greder story and additional photos are linked here. The story is also posted and can be found on our home page in the Corvette Race Car Subjects Profiled section. We apologize for any inconvenience to all concerned.