SEMA 2011: Corvette Racing C6.R GT1 Tribute Car
by Keith Cornett
You know we love Corvette Racing here on CorvetteBlogger and whenever we see a tribute to the yellow and black C6.Rs, we have to stop and take a closer look. This particular Corvette was found outside the main entrance to the SEMA show and was a constant source of admiration from attendees who were passing by.
The Corvette C6.R featured here is a C6 Z06 wearing the #73 – the same car number of the winning Le Mans team of Beretta/Milner/Garcia who captured the GTE-Pro class over the summer. We’re not sure why the GT1 stickers are there but its a tribute, not a replica, so go with it.
In addition to the GT1 and #73 graphics, the Corvette features many of the same stickers that can be found on the real Corvette C6.Rs. Other touches include the ALMS class position lights on the doors and a really huge rear wing.
The Corvette is equipped with a roll bar and racing seats and so we think this tribute was built for show and go. After all, the greatest tribute would be to run this bad boy Vette on the track!
The sponsor of the car is Gogogear.com which makes promotional products for companies that want to get the attention of their customers. Well, this Z06 Corvette C6.R tribute certainly got our attention.