Jake: A Brief History

2004 proved to be a very good year for Corvette Racing after having dominated competition within 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, and at multiple ALMS championships. That same year, the racing team began using a skull logo and the motto, “Take No Prisoners”, to clearly emphasize their power within the racing world.

This representation was taken to the next level a year later when the Corvette Racing team and BadBoyVettes, a group of dedicated fans, came together to promote and enhance the themed skull (Jake) and tagline. Jake’s creation, straight off Eddie Jabbour’s cocktail napkin, came at the perfect time as the powerful Corvette C6-R was introduced that very same year.

And so, Jake, a dark skull outline with Corvette flags for eyes, was born. He became Corvette’s official racing logo, having had his first appearance on the C6-R at the 2005 24 Hours of Le Mans. To this very day, he continues to represent Corvette Racing.

Thanks Jake!

[ Corvette Racing ]

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