Video: This Corvette is a three-time autocross champion

https://www.youtube.com/embed/NqS97MRoias

Through all of the championships "Fast" Phil Currin has won over his career, his love of Corvettes has stayed strong the whole time.

This 1968 Corvette was his weapon of choice to win three SCCA national autocross championships.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/31/23 12:11 p.m.

Cool to see some autocross history celebrated. Phil is one of our locals, and I have walked courses with him. Sadly, though, I didn’t pick up any of his skills. 

William Colom
William Colom New Reader
4/22/24 1:25 p.m.

Very nice car, but auto crossing is at least 70-80% driver skill...congratulations!

nyascona75
nyascona75 New Reader
4/22/24 2:15 p.m.

In reply to ChrisTropea :

This is a great story.  Thanks for sharing.

RonnieFnD
RonnieFnD HalfDork
4/22/24 8:03 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Cool to see some autocross history celebrated. Phil is one of our locals, and I have walked courses with him. Sadly, though, I didn’t pick up any of his skills. 

Isn't he running a Celica these days?  Last year at the firm I think he was in a lil Toyota.   We had to rock paper scissors to see who was gonna stay late and work timing lol. 

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
4/23/24 8:29 p.m.

He's got a Celica GT that he drives in H Street, a C Street FRS, and his E Street MR-S is for sale right now.

He also still owns the 63 split window corvette that he won the IMSA GT National Championship with in 1971, and if you're lucky, you might get to see (and hear) it at an event. I don't know what else is in the stable.

I always enjoy talking to Phil, what ever the topic, cars, airplanes, or his cat. He's one of the people I've been really lucky to get to know.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/24/24 9:28 a.m.

In reply to Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) :

Yep, chatted with Phil a bit at our $2000 Challenge. I have walked autocross courses with him before, too. Sadly, the driving skill didn’t wear off on me. 

dyintorace
dyintorace GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
4/24/24 10:37 a.m.
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) said:

He also still owns the 63 split window corvette that he won the IMSA GT National Championship with in 1971, and if you're lucky, you might get to see (and hear) it at an event. I don't know what else is in the stable.

Affectionately known as the Giant Killer!

Hemmings article on his 1963 Corvette

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