By: David Palmeter
C5-R - Chassis C5R-006
Above - Sebring - 2003-03-13 - Note that this car was completed November 1, 2001.
Above - Pratt & Miller Shop - 2001-09-14 - I was privileged to have a chance to visit P&M and shoot C5R-006 under construction. Note the use of a wide variety of exotic materials.....
Above - Pratt & Miller Shop - 2001-09-14 - This is C5R-006 (foreground) and C5R-007 under construction. They were still using actual production turn signal units, rather than the decals they use today.
2002 - The First Racing Season
Above - 2002-07-07 - Road America - Although C5R-006 is running second here, the #4 team went on to win their first race of 2002 in this traditional 500 mile event.
Above - 2002-07-07 - Road America - C5R-006 dicing with the Olive Garden Ferrari 550.
Above - 2002-07-21 - RFK Stadium, Washington, DC - A unusual shot of C5R-006. Note the taped-on aero(?) tweak.
Above - 2002-07-21 - RFK Stadium, Washington, DC - This is C5R-006 in the garage. It finished second.
Above - 2002-10-12 - Petit Le Mans - This is C5R-006 heading for a third place finish in the 50th Anniversary of Corvette livery.
2003 - The Second Racing Season
Above - 2003-03-15 - Sebring - A third place finish for C5R-006 to open the season. C5R-006 would only race one more time (spring Atlanta race) as a factory car.
Above - 2003-03-15 - Sebring - Apparently I was hanging around a lot. One of the real photographers got me.
2004 - The ? Season
Show duty or dust collecting?.
2005 - The First Racing Season for a Private USA Team
Above - 2003-02-08 - Sebring? - Test - Pacific Coast Motorsports bought C5R-006 to race in the American Le Mans Series with drivers Alex Figge and Ryan Dalziel.
Above - 2005-03-14 - Sebring - A new venture and a major sponsor.
Above - 2005-03-14 - Sebring - The colors certainly kept it from being confused with a factory team car.
Above - 2005-03-16 - Sebring - Running against the factory cars was a challenge.
Above - 2005-07-04 - Lime Rock - Running third.
Above - 2005-08-21 - Road America - Running third again, somehow they seemed surprised that they couldn't outrun the factory cars. The handwriting was on the wall, they didn't finish the season.
2006 - The First Racing Season in Europe
Above - 2006-03-26 - Paul Ricard
2007 - The Second Racing Season in Europe
Above - 2007-04-27 - Nogaro