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If you read any of the Hemmings titles, you have to know that one of our world’s most faithful friends was the late Chip Miller. He was co-founder of the Carlisle franchise, and just may be the most committed Corvette collector of all time. The story of his quest to get a landmark racing Chevrolet back to Le Mans has been documented in a film that will make its world debut, appropriately, in Carlisle.
The story arc that surmounts The Quest is the Corvette’s class win at Le Mans in 1960, the car being part of a team fielded by Briggs Cunningham. More specifically, it discusses Miller’s determined effort to locate the car, restore it to its race condition and return it to Le Mans in time for the Corvette triumph’s 50th anniversary. Regrettably, Chip didn’t live to see it. His son, Lance, completed the project in conjunction with John Fitch, who teamed with Bob Grossman to race the car in 1960. Filmmaker Michael Brown, himself a Corvette collector of note, produced the Oscar-nominated documentary Deliver Us From Evil. The premiere of The Quest is set for May 6 at the Carlisle Theater in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with proceeds earmarked to combat amyloidosis, the disorder that claimed Chip Miller. For information, visit www.questdocumentary.com, or see the trailer below.