One of the many insane American cars at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, this C3 isn’t just fast but it holds a very special backstory. Having raced from 1981 onwards, in 1991 it raced for its final time in period before sitting in a barn in Minnesota for 28 years. It was then sent off to a scrapyard to be crushed, but someone noticed this didn’t look like any old Corvette, and it certainly wasn’t one that deserved to be pummelled into a tiny cube. So in 2019 it was restored and now it’s back on track, bodywork complete with the battle scars of more than 30 years ago – the current owner has restored it mechanically but left it entirely original, save for a bit of a wash.
We’ve written about cars fighting through the field before now in various series and at various tracks around the world, but riding along in a V8 Trans-Am monster, fighting other cars around a track as iconic as Laguna Seca, is absolute bliss.