Article: Dream Garage: "Big John" Mazmanian"s '61 Corvette Drag Car

February 11, 2018

By Bradley Igar in Corvette Online

When it comes to 1960s Corvette performance, most of us tend to picture Chevy’s sports car mixing it up with the likes of Cobras, Porsches and Jag E-Types on road courses around the globe. Considering the amount of research and development that went into taking the C1 from a cool looking runabout to a world-class sports car that certainly makes sense – after all, that engineering legwork was just as much about making the Corvette stop and turn as it was about making it haul the mail in a straight line.

Read More:Click Here to read how John started racing a 1930 Model A Coupe at the age of 14 in 1940 and purchased a 1961 Corvette in 1960 to push his drag racing career to the next level. He then proceeded to make this car one of the most iconic drag cars in racing history.

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