Production car road racing was a major crazy in the 1960s just like production car drag racing and stock car racing were as well. The country was obsessed with speed in all of it various forms so the major automakers decided to “give ’em what they wanted” and turned out muscle cars like 409 Impalas and 406 powered Galaxies. They also produced some lithe models that were capable of hanging with and even beating European cars in the game they have previously dominated on American road courses. The Corvette and Shelby Cobra were the two most dominant American “production” road racers of the 1960s with the Shelbys often getting the better of the Corvettes, especially when it was small block versus small block competition. That being said, the Corvettes of the B/Production wars contested in the 1960s were no slouches and in the right hands were a legitimate threat to win where ever they showed up.
This video shows two guys hauling the mail around a road course in a period correct 1965 Corvette B/Production racer.There’s a high winding 327 and a T-10 four speed backing it up. They’re in low back bucket seats, the passenger has only a lap belt and the car requires a lot of driver input to keep off of the infield. Taking nothing away from today’s super fast and talented modern road racers, but old cars like these with hard tires, less than optimal weight balance, front end geometry that would make today’s engineers cringe, and steering ratios that are like that of a school bus compared to a modern super car are awesome to watch and must be even more fun than that to drive at the limit. This is six minutes of freaking awesome!
HIT THE LINK TO SEE A PERIOD CORRECT 1965 CORVETTE B/PRODUCTION ROAD RACER HAUL AROUND THE AUTOBAHN COUNTRY CLUB!