About This File
Author : the brace
I uploaded a version of this car years ago for P&G v2. I have updated it for P&G 3.1, including adding more appropriate wheels, and thanks go to PrinzTT for permission to use them. I have simply resized them and converted them from bolt-on to knock-on.
Gulf One (chassis #2227) was the first of two Z06s delivered by Yenko Chevrolet to the Gulf Oil racing team led by Gulf Executive Vice President Grady Davis. Davis, a racer in his own right, planned to campaign the cars as part of Gulf's fuels-and-lubricants research and development program. The car was delivered to Gulf personnel at the St. Louis plant in October 1962, driven to corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, prepared to Davis' specifications and rushed to Puerto Rico for the first and only Puerto Rico Grand Prix. With Dr Dick Thompson at the wheel, Gulf One scored the first class win of its career.
After an A-Production victory at Marlboro, Maryland's "Refrigerator Bowl" in January 1963, Gulf One was then prepared to FIA rules for Florida's Daytona Continental and Sebring 12 Hours races. In February, Thompson scored a huge third place overall and first in GT3 at Daytona behind two Ferrari GTOs, following up in March with a disappointing gearbox failure at Sebring after an impressive qualifying performance. Thompson barnstormed Gulf One across the country, winning 1st place overall at the SCCA President's Cup at Marlboro, Maryland and the A/Production class at Danville, Virginia and Road America.
This version represents the car's early incarnation, before the addition of big (and, to my eyes, ugly) wheel arches.