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Old January 10th   #1
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Corvette Hash Marks

put these on my car today. they are not a vintage set like i was wanting, but they ARE the exact size and shape as original, and the color is extremely close to the original color. these have been at the center of one of my biggest automotive pet peeve's. people that stamp a sticker on their car, but have no idea what the history or meaning behind the sticker.
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Old January 10th   #2
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I've always liked those. I've even seen people put them on an SRT4 and it looked good.
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Nice. The new Grand Sports have them as well, although like you've said, the meaning may be lost to the newest generation of owners.
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Although they are typically found only on the grand sport models, the history tells a different story.

"In the old days of racing, The hash marks indicated which side of the car the steering was located. They did this because racers who drive on both sides of the pond, often got into the wrong side of the car during Lemans.

The original 4 '63 Grand Sport racers that ran at Nassau were trimmed and painted exactly the same. The pit crews put strips of duct tape on the cars front left fenders to tell them apart when they came into the pits.
One stripe on car #1, two on #2 etc. "
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Although they are typically found only on the grand sport models, the history tells a different story.

"In the old days of racing, The hash marks indicated which side of the car the steering was located. They did this because racers who drive on both sides of the pond, often got into the wrong side of the car during Lemans.

The original 4 '63 Grand Sport racers that ran at Nassau were trimmed and painted exactly the same. The pit crews put strips of duct tape on the cars front left fenders to tell them apart when they came into the pits.
One stripe on car #1, two on #2 etc. "
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Although they are typically found only on the grand sport models, the history tells a different story.

"In the old days of racing, The hash marks indicated which side of the car the steering was located. They did this because racers who drive on both sides of the pond, often got into the wrong side of the car during Lemans.

The original 4 '63 Grand Sport racers that ran at Nassau were trimmed and painted exactly the same. The pit crews put strips of duct tape on the cars front left fenders to tell them apart when they came into the pits.
One stripe on car #1, two on #2 etc. "
Nice! So I guess it isn't to blasphemous to put them on other cars.
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Hash mark history lesson: The hash marks have Corvette history going back to the early sixties when Corvette was racing. In the 60's, Corvette was racing in the 24 hours of LeMans. They had three cars all blue with a white stripe and they didn't have numbers on them. What they did was, put red duct tape on the left front fender. One strip for car one , two strips for the second car, and three strips for the back up car. They were placed on the left front fender, because when they passed the European judges. The judges saw the red hash marks identifying what car it was. The white stripe and blue paint. The red white and blue American car. The C5-R carried black hash marks in 2001. They carried them on the left front fender.This is what Corvette racing has done and what history has set for us. So when someone asks what are those and why arent they on both fenders,you can tell them and it will have some history behind it.
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I've thought about getting a set of white or black ones for my mustang, I really like the look of them
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Just don't put them on both sides. Then you'd have what I call 'cat whiskers', and won't know what side of the car to get in at a Lemans start!
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Although they are typically found only on the grand sport models, the history tells a different story.

"In the old days of racing, The hash marks indicated which side of the car the steering was located. They did this because racers who drive on both sides of the pond, often got into the wrong side of the car during Lemans.

The original 4 '63 Grand Sport racers that ran at Nassau were trimmed and painted exactly the same. The pit crews put strips of duct tape on the cars front left fenders to tell them apart when they came into the pits.
One stripe on car #1, two on #2 etc. "
I feel bad for car number 89
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I feel bad for car number 89
lol! I guess it would've looked a bit like this:
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