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31st Annual Corvette Beach Caravan

Dothan AL to Panama City Beach FL
May 19-21 2011

Thursday, May 19

Departing Decatur @ 8:52am.
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Arrival @ Solomon Chevrolet in Dothan, 1:00pm.
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Party @ Dothan Conference Center.

Stan Kmet of Alpha & Omega Entertainment Group explains the TV series they are
developing. They participated in and filmed the whole weekend's activities.

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John Hickman goes over the rules for the Caravan to Panama City Beach in the am.
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Friday, May 20

Scenes from Caravan departure point, the National Peanut Festival Fairground:

Filming interview with Brian Webb by his ZR1;

Final instructions;


Escort to FL state line;

Mirror shot;

 No more escort... {;-D

Lunch @ Margaritaville in PCB.
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Dinner at Pineapple Willy's.
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Steve Grilli's "company car": a 2112 ZR1, VIN 6.
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Saturday, May 21

Show time @ the Bay Point Marriott.
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My first visitor, as I was still setting up.
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Chevrolet had 3 special Vettes there. The white concept Z06X is something else: ready to RACE!
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That's Drew Waters, of the "Friday Night Lights" TV series, who will star in the project series. He WAS a lot of fun, and HAD a lot of fun!
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The TV crew also did about a 15 minute interview with me right after this pic was taken.

Saturday evening banquet @ Bay Point Marriott

Karen Renfrew and Marla Grinstead spoke about the National Corvette Museum, beneficiary of this weekend.

I did the usual 50/50, and George, the lucky winner here, flashes a grin to match his $430 share of the pot!
The other half, of course, went to the American Cancer Society.

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Then the FUN began: the NCM benefit auction.
Without a doubt, the most entertaining auction ever! Thanks for that to Kelly Walker (white shirt) with help from Jim Robertson (yellow cap), Steve Grilli (red/khakis),
Kirk Bennion (black), Drew Waters (red/jeans). Special credit to Charley Robertson (white long sleeve) for gathering most of the auction items!
(Note the growing number of empties on the podium...)

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Sunday, May 22

Back home at 3:47 after a leisurely Sunday drive.
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A BIG Thank You to Circle City Corvettes for such a great event, and for allowing me to display and to do the 50/50,
which generated
$430.00 for the American Cancer Society!


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