1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - Get Your Smokey On

This Corner-Carving C3 Pays Tribute To The Chevy Racing Legend

Christopher R. Phillip Nov 1, 2009 0 Comment(s)
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"This Corvette has been a part of my life since 1971. I was there when my brother-in-law pulled the body off the frame, and I really enjoyed when he and I raced it during the '70s. It was so much fun to bring it back to life as a street-legal open-road racer. I only wish that Smokey was here to see it."

Hedekin is just as proud to see his old Vette back in action. He has taken turns enjoying the Vette on the street and on the course. To Harlan, however, this vintage race car's completion is much more personal. His three-decade wait, from his first sight of this Corvette in 1972 through its completed restoration in 2002, has been worth the Herculean effort. After all, he's successfully honored his favorite hero and brought a once-forgotten Corvette back to race once again. After all, isn't that what Smokey would have wanted?

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