Corvette Racing team celebrates 50 years at LeMans – click above to watch the video

When General Motors' Corvette Racing team hits the track at Le Mans this weekend, Chevrolet will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of a Corvette's appearance at the 24-hour race. Before everything was packed up for the trip to La Sarthe, the celebration was initiated during the recent six hour race at Laguna Seca.

A trio of Corvette luminaries including Dick Guldstrand, Ron Fellows and Dr. Dick Thompson who drove one of the 1960 Corvettes were on hand with some of the classic racing Vettes for exhibition laps with the new GT2 C6.R and the limited edition Z06 Carbon. The new GT2 car is not in quite as strong a position this year as the GT1 has been in the past, but it should still put on a good challenge for class victory. The video is after the jump and the 24 Hours of Le Mans begins at 3:00pm CET on Saturday.

[Source: Corvette Racing]