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


The DYE-Epsman 1957 Corvette Race Car


Ken Epsman On His Way to Winning the 2002 Monterey Historics in Bob Dye's 1957 Corvette

The Dye-Epsman 1957 Corvette

Ken Epsman purchased the Dye 1957 Corvette from Chip Miller in 2000. Ken hoped to race the car on the vintage racing circuit on the west coast. Ken made a few safety related changes to the car - Ken increased the height of the rollbar and added a fuel cell. To prepare for the 2002 Monterey Historics, Ken had the engine and FI unit rebuilt. Kens work paid off - Ken won the 2002 Monterey Historics, racing against a field of 21 other Corvettes, 3 Ferraris, a MBZ 300SL and a handful of other vintage race cars.

Pictures of the 2002 Monterey Historics, and the Race Results:

VIDEO of the Monterey 2002 Race

Introduction (Apple Movie or Windows WMV) Epsman versus Freitas (Apple Movie or Windows WMV) Epsman Leading (Apple Movie or Windows WMV)

Ken Epsman - Bob Dye's #43 Race Car - Wins 2002 Monterey Historic Race (Apple Movie or Windows WMV)

Here is what the car looked like in July 2007, when I purchased the car from Ken:

I intend to continue to race the car, and hopefully not detract from the story so far of the Dye-Swilley 1957 Corvette Race Car.


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

Speed Channel for the Video of the 2002 Monterey Historic Race - A Must-Have for Race Fans

Russ Uzes
Mill Valley CA
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