Jim France Releases Limited Edition Corvette Daytona Prototype Book
Game Changer – 2012 Corvette Daytona Prototype tells the story of the Corvette DP from inception to its first win
Indianapolis, Indiana, July 26, 2012 – The night before the GRAND-AM Road Racing Series’ inaugural race weekend at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway, an intimate banquet was held to celebrate the accomplishments to date of the Corvette Daytona Prototype and its teams. The 2012 Corvette Daytona Prototype was developed by a multifaceted effort involving Chevrolet, Corvette designers, Pratt & Miller and GRAND-AM. Although the program has been moving forward for the last couple of years, the actual process of getting the car to the track was no small feat considering it went from a clean sheet of paper to a finished product in under a year.
Throughout the progression of the Corvette Daytona Prototype, Jim France, Vice Chairman of NASCAR and founder of GRAND-AM, commissioned Pratt & Miller to document the entire process. “Mr. France asked our creative team to live the development of this cutting edge new car,” said Robin Pratt, Pratt & Miller Public Relations Director. “He wanted us to follow the project from its inception to it actually competing on track, documenting with photography the entire way.” The Pratt & Miller team then compiled its story into a 152 page limited edition coffee table book.
The book, titled Game Changer – 2012 Corvette Daytona Prototype was handed out to the teams and special guests that were in attendance at the banquet as a personal thank you from Mr. France. The book documents the entire process of the Corvette Daytona Prototype in photos accompanied by the story of how it came to be while following the car through to its first win at Barber Motorsports Park.