Chevy Thunder Class and Seminar Coming to Amelia Island Concours

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Jacksonville, FL — The Might 23 Amelia Island Concours will function a particular class devoted to Chevy energy, and also will provide a Might 21 seminar hosted by Ray Evernham with panelists George Follmer, David Hobbs, Brian Redman, Herb Fishel and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Recognized for its 11 Indy 500 victories and 24 Daytona 500 wins, Chevy’s small blocks, large blocks and devoted pure racing engines set information dominating virtually each sort of American motorsport for greater than half a century.

Chevy’s small block V8 of 1955 is the elegantly easy engineering masterpiece that gave an nearly easy mobility to generations of American households. It additionally impressed and drove scorching rodders and race automobile builders. Chevy small block energy even sat on the entrance row of the Indy 500 (1981), outran the fabled Offys on America’s filth tracks and dominated NASCAR’s excessive banks, quick tracks and street programs. (The fuel-injected Chevy small block was so dominant in NASCAR racing throughout 1957 that it was banned.)

Small block Chevy Thunder loved worldwide attain, profitable the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 1000km of the Nürburgring, the BOAC 6 Hours at Manufacturers Hatch, owned the Can-Am (at one level profitable 33 consecutive races), scored the inaugural IMSA GTO championship in 1971 and the IMSA GTP title in 1984.

In NHRA Professional Inventory competitors, Chevy gained the nationwide title 24 occasions, greater than some other producer.

“The design and execution of Chevy’s V8 engines, particularly the ‘small block’, is elegant with out being unique or unique,” stated Invoice Warner, founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d’Magnificence. “Simplicity, lightness, flexibility, compactness and economic system are its core strengths. It’s served lengthy and nicely. And naturally there’s that unmistakable sound. Anybody who’s ever attended a drag race, a NASCAR race, a Trans-Am or a Can-Am has heard, and generally felt, Chevy Thunder. It’s the clear and unmistakable voice of American motorsports.”

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