Corvette C5 Racing History
David Palmeter

C5-R - Chassis C5R-008

C5R-008 Chassis Under Construction

Above - Pratt & Miller Shop - 2001-09-14 - I took these pictures of C5R-008 chassis under construction. - Front

Above - Pratt & Miller Shop - 2001-09-14 - Rear

C5R-008 Chassis Serial Number Plate

Above - Nashville, TN - June 27, 2003. C5R-008 was just back from Le Mans and was put on display at the Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration in Nashville. Manufacture Date 3-15-03. Note that, starting with C5R-008,  the plate has moved to the roof support bar due to the addition of an energy absorbing box attached to the horizontal bar previously used.

2003 Racing Season

Above - Spring, 2003 - C5R-008 testing at Homestead with the "new for Le Mans 2003 only" red, white and blue paint scheme and a  yellow wing - Photo by GM Racing

Le Mans - June 14 - 15, 2003

Above - The GT competitors, Le Mans 2003.

Above - Le Mans 2003 - C5R-008 resplendent in the USA colors. The number "50" celebrates the 50th anniversary of Corvette.

June 27, 2003

I took the photos below of C5R-008 at Nashville during the Corvette 50th Anniversary celebration. The car was displayed "as is" from the 2003 Le Mans 24-hour race.

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