Corvette C5 Racing History
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.