The Corvette world has lost an influential figure within the community with the news of Dick Guldstrand, nicknamed “Mr. Corvette”, passing away at the age of 88 years old.
Guldstrand became a prominent figure in Corvette culture, spending much of his life piloting Corvette racers throughout the 1960s. He also worked as an advisor to a number of Hollywood motorsports films, including 1967’s Grand Prix.
After his motorsports career, Guldstrand spent quite a bit of time with the C4 generation Corvette, engineering race-winning builds, exemplified by his 1986 Guldstrand Corvette, which went on to win ever single SCCA National Solo Championship event that year.
Another notable achievement include being one of the first National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame inductees in 1999, where he will remain enshrined forever, and remembered by Corvette enthusiasts of all ages.
We send our condolences to the friends and family of Dick Guldstrand during this time, and will remember his contributions for years to come.