Few authorities in the hobby could be counted on to provide this much entertainment in a single volume.
Signed by Kevin Mackay
224 Pages / Hardcover
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It's hard to imagine that a car with the racing pedigree of the Rebel Corvette could be neglected to the point of it being lost. Winning the GT class at the 1972 12 Hours of Sebring wasn't enough to keep this car from becoming just another old wreck out behind the shed. It was many years before Kevin Mackay came to rescue this prominent machine.
Finding, documenting, restoring, and selling rare and valuable Corvettes is one of Mackay's specialties. His business, Corvette Repair Inc., is considered the premier Corvette restoration facility in the country. However, it just wasn’t the Rebel L88 Corvette that he found and restored.
Mackay tells story after story of finding and restoring valuable Corvettes such as the 1960 Briggs Cunningham Le Mans racer that took 1st in class. He also tells stories of Steve McQueen's 1966 Corvette, the 1967 Bounty Hunter racer, 1968 Sunray DX #2 and #3, and chassis #003 from 1953. If you like L88 Corvettes, no one has bought and restored more of them than Kevin Mackay!
Table of Contents
Foreword by Reggie Jackson
Chapter 1: The Beginning: How Kevin Mackay Became The Corvette Hunter
Chapter 2: 1967 427/435 Coupe: Bounty Hunter
Chapter 3: 1969 L88 Rebel #57: Dixieland Delight
Chapter 4: 1969 John Paul Lightweight L88: Criminally Fast
Chapter 5: 1969 VV Cooke #80: The Winningest C3 Corvette
Chapter 6: The Sunray DX Cars
Chapter 7: 1969 See-Through L88: “The Coolest Thing I Ever Pulled Over”
Chapter 8: 1960 Briggs Cunningham #3: The Quest for the First Le Mans Class-Winning Corvette
Chapter 9: 1966 Roger Penske Development L88: The Holy Grail 1
Chapter 10: 1965 4,310-Mile Convertible: “What Color Top Does It Have?” By Kevin Mackay
Chapter 11: Kevin’s Corvette Stories By Kevin Mackay
Chapter 12: Lucky Local Garage Finds By Kevin Mackay
Chapter 13: 1969 Baldwin-Motion Phase III: How Phil Schwartz Got His First Car Back
Chapter 14: 1965 Fuel-Injected Tanker: Sentimental Street
Chapter 15: 1956 Sebring Racer #3: True Privateering
Chapter 16: 1966 8-Ball Racer: The Start of Doug Bergen’s and Bob Johnson’s Careers
Chapter 17: 1965 Mark IV Heavy-Duty Test Engine: The Motor that Would Become the L88
Chapter 18: 1971 Sideways ZR2: The Baddest Big-Block
Chapter 19: 1957 Airbox Corvette: The Retrieval Operation
Chapter 20: Special Engine Finds
Chapter 21: 1965 Black/Black Tanker: Legendary Barn Find
Chapter 22: 1953 Corvette #003: The World’s Oldest Corvette Chassis
Chapter 23: 1966 Steve McQueen Sting Ray L88: At Least One McQueen Car Left
Chapter 24: 1960 Briggs Cunningham #1: The Le Mans Lawsuit Heard ’Round the Car World By Kevin Mackay
About Kevin Mackay
When it comes to finding, repairing, and restoring the most important Corvettes ever built, one man stands apart from the rest in terms of the sheer volume and importance of the cars he’s been involved with. Kevin Mackay, along with his team of expert restorers at Corvette Repair have won thousands of awards and been featured in hundreds of magazines and books.
As interesting as the cars themselves are, the tales of perseverance, grit, and cunning behind them are even more incredible. For the first time ever, Kevin Mackay tells the true stories of how some of the greatest Corvettes of all time were found and brought back to life. After more than 30 years in the Corvette business, his passion for America’s Sports Car has never waned, earning him the title of The Corvette Hunter.