“Owners of any car are simply caretakers until the car moves on to other hands.” Those are profound words, and they come from Mike Yager, the current owner of the 1960 CERV I mid-engine prototype
Yager speaks these words because his caretaker time is coming to an end. The 1960 CERV I is heading to auction at RM Sotheby’s on August 13, and Yager has invited all Corvette, automotive and motorsports enthusiasts to an “Adoption Party” being held on August 1 before the car trades hands once again.
The party will be held at the MY Garage Museum in Effingham, Illinois where Yager will speak about the 1960 CERV I, and provide his thoughts on the future of the vehicle.
The 1960 CERV I was used a prototype created by Zora Arkus-Duntov, and became a test bed for Corvette suspension and the Grand Sport engine. Duntov stood by his creation and saved General Motors from destroying the concept, as Duntov saw the historical significance even at the present time.
Yager took delivery of the CERV I in 1997, after the prototype sat in Briggs Cunningham and Miles Collier Museums for much of its life.
The event begins at 2 p.m., and guests may also have the chance to have their picture taken with the iconic car among other happenings throughout the day.