Benton Bilbrey, from the Chattanooga, TN area, is our type of people. You can tell he is the type that believes cars are meant to be driven, and driven hard. Only someone with this mindset would bring out an almost entirely original 1964 327/300 four-speed Corvette to go out and crush laps at all the tracks in his area. And when we say original, we mean original motor (bottom end is believed to be untouched), stock drum brakes all around, and decisively un-meaty 205/75-15s on the stock steel wheels! This car harkens back to when race tires were skinny, and the drivers… uh, weren’t so much. And he wouldn’t have it any other way!
Talking about running the car in its nearly stock state, Benton says, “Analog sports car driving is so intoxicating!” He may not be turning the fastest laps, and the old girl may not like to rev over 5,500 rpms, but this man is out having #funwithcars, and that is what Track Night in America is all about!
If you attend any of the Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack events near Chattanooga, Tennessee, you will most certainly see Benton and his amazing Corvette in attendance. And he plans on attending one of the Track Night in America events at Atlanta Motorsports Park later this year, for sure.
“Track Night in America is the best. I've got a thread on the Corvette forum now begging a few brave, old dudes to stop going to Applebee's and come out.”
Thanks for being awesome, Benton! We will see you out on track!