Starting life as a brand new 1967 427-435HP Tri-Power Coupe, this Corvette was immediately converted to an SCCA A/Production racer by owner Dr. Bill Geen. Greg Pickett then joined together with Dr. Geen to form the Picket Racing Team. They raced in numerous events, including Trans Am and IMSA through 1976. Greg Pickett later went on to enjoy vast racing fame, winning a number of championships in a variety of cars. This was one of just a few mid-year Corvettes to be successful in racing against cars in the 1970’s and in 1975 qualified 5th in at Brainerd Raceway amongst a field of Porsches, V-12 Jaguars and wide-bodied Greenwood Corvettes.
I still think the original Sting Ray is the best looking Corvette, with out exception, but it was the Shark bodied ones that gained fame.
I had never heard of Greg Picket till I saw him at the 1976 Road America Trans-Am where he came within a, pushing too hard 2nd to last lap, of making it a Camaro 1-2 during a season where Porsche had dominated.
.(His Camaro had he ugliest paint job to ever donning a race car.)
I never knew he had ever had a Sting Ray till I saw this picture on a different site and looked up its history.
Edited by Bob Riebe, 29 January 2021 - 12:49.