In June 2010, a team led by Corvettes at Carlisle event promoter Lance Miller embarked for France on a very special mission. Miller’s aim was to fulfill his late father’s dream of returning the No. 3 Cunningham Corvette to Le Mans, where it had scored the marque’s first class win at the historic French track 50 years earlier.
A documentary crew led by Texas filmmaker Michael Brown recorded the entire trip, along with many of the challenges Miller and his team faced along the way. The Quest, a full-length film documentary, is the result.
“[The film] follows the dream of renowned car enthusiast Chip Miller, who had long dreamed of finding, restoring, and returning the No. 3 car to Le Mans in 2010,” Brown says. “That dream was cut short when he died in early 2004 from a rare disease called amyloidosis. His son, Lance, fulfilled his dream by taking [original race driver] John Fitch and the car back to LeMans last year. It’s a compelling tale of a son’s love for his father and his passion to see a dream fulfilled.”
The Quest will premiere on May 6 at the Carlisle Theatre in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A DVD release is expected later this year. All proceeds from the premiere will benefit the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation.
For more information, visit www.questdocumentary.com.
The No. 3 Cunningham Corvette...
The No. 3 Cunningham Corvette was displayed at Saturnin, on the outskirts of Le Mans, France, in June 2010. Owner Lance Miller returned the Vette to La Sarthe to mark the 50th anniversary of the car’s historic class win there in 1960.
Miller looks on as original...
Miller looks on as original race driver John Fitch signs the Corvette’s dash.