Monday, 19 September 2016

Baby Huey

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

Baby Huey is a 1963 Corvette Sting Ray, which you may well recognise from the smoky crucible of the Goodwood Revival. It's been a stalwart of the RAC TT race in recent years, and the history file detailing its race prowess in the US over the decades is thick enough to clobber a whale into submission.
Huey was originally purchased by Louis D'Amico in 1964, who entered it into its first race at Lime Rock Park in May '65. He continued to compete in EMRA, IMSA and SCCA events until 1972 when the car was passed on to friend and fellow racer Skip Panzarella. The car enjoyed a varied and illustrious career, all the while keeping its original orange Alto Racing livery.
The small-block V8 under that artfully sculpted hood kicks out a rumbling 481bhp in its current race tune, which allows it to lap the Goodwood circuit in under 1m30s. And that's where you see it here, prowling around the paddocks and putting the wind up all those fragile E-Types and 250 SWBs. Brutal, angry thing.

Spotted at the 2016 Goodwood Revival - more photos here.

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