The Chevrolet Corvette has perhaps the most compelling story of any American car, and among the many legendary tales is that of the 1960 #3 Briggs Cunningham Corvette. Driven by Cunningham and John Fitch to first place in the GT class (4.0 liter to 5.0 liter engines), this old race car was lost to history over the years. Nobody was quite sure what had happened to the old #3, and one man made it his quest to track it down and restore it to his former glory.
That man was Chip Miller, who tracked down and saved the car from obscurity. But when a fatal illness struck Chip Miller down, it was up to his son Lance to finish the dream of his father. A soon-to-debut movie, The Quest, will be holding its premiere Friday, May 6th at the Carlisle Theater in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and you can get tickets to what looks to be an awesome automotive film.
We’re all car fans here, and we know what it is like to form an emotional bond with our vehicles. Chip Miller fell in love with the #3 Corvette, which was the first Corvette to win its class (and finish 8th overall) in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Quest follows Chip Miller as he uncovered this historic Corvette, with the ultimate goal of reuniting it John Fitch. Then Amyloidosis struck Miller down in 2004, and his son Lance took up the goal of reuniting the Corvette with Fitch at last year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The money from the premiere will go to the Chip Miller Foundation, which helps spread awareness about Amyloidosis, where an abnormal protein called amyloid spreads from the bone marrow to the organs. It’s not every day that a movie gives an open-invite to its premiere, and the Corvette community knows how to come together at a time like this.
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