A couple of months ago, we brought you news that the automotive documentary entitled, The Quest, that featured the 1960 #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette that won Le Mans during that same year, the man who resurrected that car from a barn, and about his son, who continued the dream after his father’s passing in 2004. The documentary interviews friends and family members of Chip Miller (the late, aforementioned father), with his son Lance telling the story and being responsible for getting Number 3 car back at Le Mans for one final lap around the circuit.
To make the story even more nostalgic and interesting, racing driver John Fitch, who also helped Briggs pilot the Vette to its 1960 win, was on hand and drove the car around the track, as a celebration of the car’s 50th anniversary of its fabled victory with a teary-eyed Lance riding shotgun.
Although we are fans of all auto-themed documentaries, we have to admit we haven’t gotten a chance to see the movie ourselves. However, it must have been a huge hit with the previous crowd, because our friends from CorvetteBlogger.com told us that it will be shown yet again as an Encore Presentation on August 25th at 8pm during the ever-so-popular Corvettes at Carlisle show. You can preorder tickets here for $15 each, or you can get them at the gate at the day of the show for $22.
In true Corvette enthusiast fashion, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Chip Miller Foundation. If for whatever reason you can’t make it to this showing, don’t fret; as we’ve been hearing that an 84-minute DVD release is currently under development. In case you missed it before, here’s another clip of the trailer.
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