Bob Dye (1965-1974)
Wilson Swilley (1975-1987)
Frank Buck (1987-1992)
Chip Miller (1992-2000)
Ken Epsman (2000-2007)


The Dye - Buck 1957 Corvette Race Car


Engine Compartment When Frank Buck Owned The Bob Dye 57

The Frank Buck Race Car

Frank Buck purchased the Dye-Swilley 57 Corvette race car from Wilson Swilley in mid-1987. At the time, Frank was a BIG Corvette race car fan - in the late 1980's Frank owned five of the 1957 Corvette airbox cars. I believe that Chevy only made 47 to 50 airbox cars, so having 5 of airbox cars at one time was pretty special. And may never be duplicated again. Frank lived in Pennslyvania.

Here are pictures of the car during Frank's ownership period:

Frank shipped the car to California to run in the 1987 Monterey Historics. Bob Dye raced the car for Frank. Bob was in 5th place when the engine threw a rod. Dick Guldstrand won the race (driving Fred Yeakle's 57 Corvette). Below are a pic of the Bob Dye car (I don't know if the pic shows Bob or Frank driving) and the race results:

The Dye 57 Corvette continued to attract attention during Frank's ownership. The car appeared on a Monterey Historics inspired calendar, in Vette Magazine, and in a book, as shown below:




After enjoying the Bob Dye 1957 Corvette for about 5 years, Bob sold the car to Chip Miller and Bob Gold in 1992.


The Monterey Historics pictures were taken by Bob Dunsmore Photography, P.O. Box 80068, Multnomah, Oregon, 97280

Russ Uzes
Mill Valley CA
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