A car's past can have a profound impact on its value, especially if it had important or interesting race history. You would think with all of today's technology, finding that history would be easy, but that isn't always the case. A friend of reader Mike C recently found this 1957 Corvette drag car and asked him to tackle rebuilding the car. Mike is in need of our help with tracking down its history.
The car has obviously been parked in this field with the Jaguar behind it for many years. Mike's friend is in the process of buying the car and is trying to decide what direction to take the car. They have yet to find out much on this car's background, just that it was raced in the NHRA sometime in the '60s.
The side of the car wears the text BM/SP and Martin & Hulford on the side. BM/SP was the racing class it ran in. This class ran from the mid to late '60s for modified sports cars, with B class cars having an engine size to weight ratio of 7.5 to 9.99 pounds per cubic inch. We would assume that Martin & Hulford was the team or the drivers that raced it.
This Corvette will need a lot of work to get it back on the street or the track, but it will be well worth the effort. We will be interested to see what direct they decide to take this car, as it would look awesome with the paint and body left as is. Hopefully they can find out how this car was originally set up, as BM/SP was a very competitive class and this car may have had some impressive modifications performed to compete.
Mike and his friend need our help tracking down the history of this Vette, so if anyone remembers seeing it at their local drag strip in the '60s, please let us know. We are sure Mike would appreciate it. We would like to thank him for sharing this amazing find with us and we wish him the best of luck with his research.