With 2019 being the 50th anniversary of many iconic cars from the golden age of muscle in America, this year’s Carlisle events have gone above and beyond with the cars they’ve showcased in their national meetups. For this year’s Chyrsler and GM events, they left us with no easy choice on who the recipients of our coveted National Automotive Heritage Award should go to, but our choices
Carlisle Chrysler 2019 Award Winner
The winner of our National Automotive Heritage Award went to this 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona owned by Tim Wellborn. This iconic “K & K Insurance” Dodge Charger Daytona is infamous for being so dominant in NASCAR that it was banned from use after its only full season when it claimed 38 victories. After being banned from NASCAR competition, Bobby Isaac took this car to the Bonneville Salt Flats where he broke 28 world speed records, some of which still stand to this day.
Carlisle GM 2019 Award Winner
The famous 1961 “Buckshot” Corvette took home our award for National Automotive Heritage at the 2019 Carlisle General Motors meet! This Corvette was a project car built by Larry Lombardo and his father to race in NHRA’s C/Stock class which Larry took to NHRA Nationals victory at only 19 years old! The car is now owned by “Doc Dress” but Larry, now a successful engine builder, showed up for a photo op with his old racecar!