C5R-006

C5-R History

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


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3 Responses to C5R-006

  1. David says:

    Hi Louis, Would like to have any pictures. Thanks, David

  2.  
    hello, got some news the car with chassis runs again in the Netherlands.if you are interested we got some pics. gr Louis

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