Hurry! Stars-N-Stripes Corvette Leaves Soon

Whelen DP Corvette

Constant flow of new attractions makes MSHFA Museum must-see viewing when in Daytona.

The spectacular Stars-and-Stripes 2016 IMSA champion Corvette Daytona Prototype will be leaving the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America’s Museum at Daytona International Speedway on November 8th to make way for several new, history-making vehicles, so make sure you come see it before it’s gone. 

Competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the 200 MPH Whelen Engineering entry features a Coyote chassis and mid-mounted 600 horsepower Chevy LS7 motor built by NASCAR’s ECR Engines. The stars-and-stripes paint scheme was added for the 2016 July 4th weekend event at Watkins Glen and remained on the car the rest of its history-making season.

“We want to make sure fans see new and different Hall of Fame-caliber vehicles every time they come to our Museum,” says Motorsports Hall of Fame of America President Ron Watson, “so the beautiful Whelen Engineering Corvette that Dane Cameron and Eric Curran drove so successfully will be replaced by yet another history-making racing vehicle.”

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America is the country’s premier motorsports hall of fame, honoring every form of motorsports: cars, motorcycles, power boats and racing airplanes. Some of the vehicles on display at the museum include Bill Seebold’s Twistercraft powerboat,  Charlie Terry’s “Blueberry” pylon race plane, Scott Parker’s Harley XR-750 race bike and Dale Earnhardt’s 1998 NASCAR Monte Carlo. 

The Motorsports Hall of Fame of America Museum at Daytona International Speedway opened in 2016 and already has drawn more than 100,000 visitors. If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you include it in your next trip to the Daytona/Orlando area. And if you’ve been here already, make sure you come again to see what’s new. For more information call 386-681-6842.