1965 Corvette Jack's passion was race cars and Corvettes. He was a
top driver in SCCA Solo II events in Northern California in the
70's. Jack's 1965 B/P Corvette was painted green with orange /
white stripes down the side and was nicknamed "Peas and Carrots" by
its original owner, Craig Johnson. Craig campaigned the car in the
early 70's when Jack met him at a Solo II event after he had bought
his own new 1970 Corvette. The 65, vin # 16949 was originally a
Glen Green with green vinyl interior 327/350hp Corvette. Craig and
Marie Johnson of San Francisco converted it to its present
condition, adding flared fenders, wide tires, roll bar and removed
the windshield. The windshield and frame are available for the car.
The paint scheme, nicknamed "Peas and Carrots" added to the cars
history. Craig was also an avid Solo II racer and raced weekly in
the 1969-74 era. In 1973 Craig won the SCCA National Solo II
Championship at Mid American Raceway in Wentsville, MO. Today, the
car is powered by the same 1970 four bolt main 350/350hp cu inch
L-46 engine thru the car's original four speed and 4:11
differential. In the fall of 1975, Craig sold the 65 to Jack
McDonald. Jack raced it, along with the 1970 Corvette from 1975
thru the late 80's. The 1970 convertible, vin # 07024 was bought
new by Jack. Originally it was a 2 top car, painted Donnybrook
green with black vinyl interior, the 454/390hp engine, 4 speed
trans, positraction differential, tinted glass and AM/FM radio. The
engine in the car today is a 1973 big block 454, modified for
Salomn Racing. Guldstrand suspension pieces are on the car. The car
has never been damaged. It is licensed for the street. In 1972 the
car was pressed into service in the A/P class Solo II championship
series. In 1974, Jack won the state championship and was runner up
Solo II at Mid-American Raceway at Wentsville, Missouri Nationals
with this car. In 1975, Jack painted the 70 in the "Peas and
Carrots" livery, and campaigned both cars.
1965 Chevrolet Corvette
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