C6R-003

Corvette C6 Racing History
David Palmeter


C6.R - Chassis C6R-003



Above  - 2006-05-20 - Mid-Ohio ALMS race. Manufacture Date completion was probably late 2005. The team does not put the dates on lately.


Above  - 2008-06-13 - Nigel S. Dobbie took a pic of the 003 chassis plate on the Luc Alphand car at the 2008 Le Mans 24 hour race. The Manfacture Date is shown as 9-28-2005.


2006 - Corvette Racing Team

Competed in ALMS as car #3.



Above  - 2006-01-10 - Testing at Sebring


Above  - 2006-03-18 -  Sebring Grid - BIG news for 2006 - the O. Z. wheels and decals have been dropped and BBS wheels and decals have returned!


Above  - 2006-03-17 - Practicing at Sebring - front detail


Above  - 2006-03-18 - Racing at Sebring - right front detail


Above  - 2006-03-18 - Racing at Sebring - left rear detail


Above  - 2006-03-18 - Racing at Sebring - rear detail



Above  - 2006-05-20 - Mid-Ohio ALMS race - fender flares from overhead.


Above  - 2006-05-20 - Mid-Ohio ALMS race - right side from overhead.


Above  - 2006-05-20 - Mid-Ohio ALMS race - rear body detail.


Above  - 2006-05-20 - Mid-Ohio ALMS race - BBS wheel detail.



Above  - 2006-06-13 - Le Mans Portrait - right front detail.


Above  - 2006-06-14 - Le Mans Tech - left rear detail.


Above  - 2006-06-15 - Le Mans Qualifying - left front detail.


Above  - 2006-06-18 - Le Mans Race - right front detail - note red "Corvette" windshield band partially missing.



Above  - 2006-08-20 - Elkhart Lake - First win for C6R-003 and the only win in the 2006 season.


2007 - Corvette Racing Team

2007-02-21 - Email - "David:
Chassis #007 and #008 are built for the 2008 season and will be ready in the event we need one for the 2007 season. If any further cars are sold they would be #003, #005 and/or #006."



Above  - 2007-08-26 - Mosport -  C6R-003 was the second C6.R to wear the Ron Fellows Special Edition colors. The first was C6R-005 at Sebring.


Above  - 2007-08-26 - Mosport -  Ron and Andy Pilgrim were the drivers when a third car was added at Mosport, Ron's home track.


Above  - 2007-08-26 - Mosport



Above  - 2007-10-17 - Laguna Seca - Because of the serious wreck of C6R-005 at Petit Le Mans, C6R-003 will run as #3......


Above  - 2007-10-17 - Laguna Seca - ....in this ugly livery.


Above  - 2007-10-17 - Laguna Seca - ....hmmmm, why?


2008 - Luc Alphand Aventures

2008-01-10 - Email - "#003 sold to Luc Alphand, #006 sold to SRT and #005 still pending. Talking to Phoenix about this one."

2008-02-16 - Email - "David, In case you do not have it the 003 chassis is listed as going to LAA. I have attached the official LMS 08 entry list which strangely has the chassis #'s on it for the Corvettes and Pescarolos only{?}." Lane


Above - 2008-04-06 - Winning the Le Mans Series opener at Catalunya


Above - 2008-04-06 - Winning the opener at Catalunya


2009 - Luc Alphand Aventures

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Chris Draper
To: David
Sent:
Friday, September 04, 2009 12:43 PM
Subject: RIP C6.R #003

Corvette C6.R, chassis #003 has perished in a massive transporter fire. The car was owned and run by French team, Luc Alphand Adventures and recently underwent a massive rebuild following a large crash at Le Mans. On its way to the Albi circuit for the upcoming round of the FFSA GT Championship, the car became a victim of  fire that consumed the transporter, the car and much of the team's equipment and spares. Luckily the team also owns chassis #004 and will work hard to get it ready for the remaining rounds of the LMS, FFSA GT, and FIA GT championships.

This car was built in 2006 and was run by the factory Corvette Racing team as the #3 car in the ALMS (#63 at Le Mans) that year, as well as a couple races in 2007. Luc Alphand Adventures purchased the car in 2008 and has run it successfully in many of Europe's great sports car racing series. The car had 4 wins to its credit, ALMS @ Road America in 2006, LMS @ Catalunya & Spa in 2008, and FFSA GT @ Nogaro in 2009.


Above - 2009-09-04 - Sad photo included with the Chris Draper email.


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