SEMA 2011: Ron Fellows and His Hall of Fame Corvette Z06 Tribute
by Keith Cornett
The Corvette Z06 Ron Fellows ‘Hall of Fame’ Tribute was one of two Corvette concepts that General Motors brought with them to SEMA this year. The Red and White Corvette was the featured display at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch / Ron Fellows Driving School booth in the adjoining hall. We took many photos of the tribute car and we also have a video of Ron Fellows showing off his personalized special edition Corvette Z06 at Chevrolet’s introduction event held last Monday.
In the original press release, the Corvette was called “…a fitting salute to one of the fastest men ever to drive a Corvette” and seeing it up close, we would have to agree. Ron’s tribute Corvette Z06 comes equipped with the Z07 performance package, Magnetic Selective Ride Control, the CFZ carbon fiber package with splitter and rocker moldings and the carbon fiber raised hood. The Torch Red Corvette has black headlamps, rear view mirrors and the Centennial’s red line Z06 wheels and red calipers.
Special graphics on the car include the full body length racing strip, racing-style door graphic with the #3 as well as logos from the NCM Hall of Fame, Spring Mountain Driving School and Mosport.
Inside the Corvette, the Z06 features an ebony interior with red stitching, suede-trimmed steering wheel, shift knob, parking brake handle and armrests with red stitching, the Centennial-model seats and GCA racing pedal package that we were able to sneak a peak of in the photos below.
One tidbit we learned is that although the Corvette team “presented” the Corvette Z06 to Ron during the NCM’s Anniversary weekend in September, it’s only his Corvette in name only as Chevy retains ownership and will continue to show the Tribute Z06 at selected events.
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