The annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca is one of the best vintage motorsports events in North America (if not the world..) and is one of the only places where you can see multiple classes of cars from a variety of eras racing on track on the same day.
This year’s theme at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was America’s premier road racing series, IMSA. As such, a ton of vintage IMSA machines descended on California’s wine country this past weekend, including one example of the unforgettable Greenwood Corvette widebody.
The Greenwood Corvette was built by brothers John and Burt Greenwood for the IMSA Camel GT Challenge series. The brothers raced the cars, but they were also sold as customer vehicles, with five cars being constructed total. They were easily identifiable by their exaggerated C3 Corvette wide bodywork and huge side-exit exhaust pipes, which belted out the soundtrack from the massive Chevrolet Big BlockV8 engine.
The Greenwood Corvette in attendance at Monterey this year was being piloted by none other than Cadillac Racing prototype driver Jordan Taylor. Jordan is a Corvette enthusiast himself (he owns a C2 Corvette) and raced with the team in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. That means he was happy to show Racer Magazine around the car and was more than happy to let the magazine stick a GoPro on his helmet for one of the on-track sessions.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be up close and personal with an IMSA Greenwood Corvette and take one out on track, look no further than the videos embedded below, courtesy of Racer.