Corvette Fiftieth Anniversary Poster Now Available Corvette racing pioneer John Fitch offers historic poster.
MADISON, WISCONSIN - September 18, 2002 -- John Fitch is proud to offer this spectacular poster in support of the racing safety program described on his website, Race Safety.
The poster illustrates and dramatizes the victories at Sebring and Le Mans with Zora Duntov, Dick Thompson, the seven-time national champion for Corvette and John Fitch, Sebring Corvette team manager and Le Mans Corvette driver.
In addition to his intimate involvement in the evolution of the Corvette, John is known in the field of Highway safety as an innovator since the mid-sixties. Most notable among his accomplishments is the Fitch Barrier, the array of yellow barrels seen in front of bridge abutments throughout the United States. In 1998 he was presented with the Stonex Award from the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences for his lifetime achievements in road safety, worldwide.
John's motivation began when his co-driver crashed at Le Mans in the fifties and eighty-five spectators were killed. Since then thousands of lives have been saved on the nation's highways by his yellow- barrel crash cushions (See The Fitch Barrier) and he now intends to advance safety in racing by the demonstration of new concepts that are described on this website.
This is an opportunity for Corvette enthusiasts to contribute to the cause of safety in racing while acquiring an autographed fiftieth anniversary keepsake. Proceeds from each 24" x 36" poster will be dedicated to racing safety. The poster is available at the Racemed.com Online Store for $25.00 plus Shipping and Handling.
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