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1959 Corvette XP-87


The 2022 Eyes on Design car show had an outstanding exhibition of vintage race cars. Among my favorites was an exceptional collection of Corvettes. Below are some of my favorites from the show. My very favorite was the 1959 Corvette XP-87. If you love the 1963 to 1967 Corvette Sting Ray, you have to drool over the original concept race car created by Bill Mitchell. It was raced, won, shown and became Mitchell’s personal daily driver well before the revolutionary Corvette 1963 split window hit the Chevrolet show rooms.

We previously showed you the equally beautiful SR-3 Corvette. Below are some more of the outstanding Vette historical vintage race cars.

This Don Yenko driven race car was one of the most outstanding restorations of a race car I have ever seen. It is beautiful. I am not sure how many times I walked around it studying every detail.

This 1954 Corvette race car is known as the Duntov Mule. The original Corvette from 1953 was a six cylinder rather boring sports car. Early on, it was determined a more aggressive and faster car was needed to keep the Corvette in the Chevy lineup. The Duntov Mule was a test bed for future projects.

There were even some of the more modern Corvette race cars on the field. Although more modern, they were equally attention getting. The first one below remains one of my personal favorites of all time. I remember being at Riverside Raceway in California back when this was the most potent Chevy sports car ever. It was the race that Lyn St. James had a violent crash in the car. Of course the C8 and C5 Corvette race cars are always favorites.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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