Gulf Oil Racer

In 1981 Leon Hurd contracted us to restore his old 1963 Corvette Z06 racer. This was a special car. Gulf Oil sponsored two 1963 Corvettes to race SCCA in 1963. One driven by Dick Thompson and the other by Grady Davis. At the time they were eaten up by Cobras. Leon purchased the one owned by Grady Davis in December, 1963. By then the Cobras were reclassified and Leon scored big for the next several years. His biggest fan, Katherine, his wife photographed every event. Katherine's photographs enabled us to restore number 38 back to its original racing configuration nearly twenty years later. Leon competed with the car in vintage racing events across the country and occasionally in Europe ............ and often won.

 Sebring 1963

 Hot lapping '83

July 2002 New owner of the Grady Davis/Leon Hurd '63 Z06 Coupe, The Corvette Museum At Bowling Green, Kentucky and still sporting our 21 year old restoration work.

 Display 2008

Currently touring the country at museums around the country, on loan from the Corvette Museum At Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Lemans start at Sebring, March 23, 1963 with Gulf Oil cars #1 and #2 at the forefront

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