Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
1960 was the first year Corvettes were sent to race at Le Mans. Figuring it would be the start of something pretty neat, GM made a documentary about the whole thing accordingly. Little did they know it would lead to class wins at the Circuit de la Sarthe, ALMS, and the FIA GT Championship, but it was certainly a start.
This particular documentary is great in that it provides such a complete perspective of Americans racing in France when Eisenhower was still President. The way that flat accent of the narrator pronounces "Le Havre," or as he says it, "Tha Harv," is just magical.
Of course, we'll be getting a Corvette C.7R pretty soon, and that should do alright at Le Mans as well. But now you'll know where it all started.