Sloan Convention Center
Bowling Green, KY
July 17-19, 2014
Thursday, July 17
Leaving Decatur AL, oh-dark-thirty
Arrival @ Sloan Center. No major holdups this
Same location inside as last year.
Sights around the hall
This caught my eye: Back in the 70s, 80s &
90s we usually
displayed our 63 like this - with the hard top raised.
People thought it was some radical custom!
Grand Marshall, Kevin Mackay, brought several
examples of the superb work produced
by his shop: Corvette Repair Inc, Valley
Stream, LI, NY
Below is the Corvette
that won its class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1960. Subject of the
"The Quest", it was tracked
down by Kevin for Chip Miller, restored to as-raced condition by Kevin
and taken back to Le Mans by Chip's son, Lance, in 2010. There, one of the
original drivers from 1960,
John Fitch, drove it around the track once again, at age 92, with Lance by his
I was privileged to get a ride in this car at
the National Corvette Museum 16th Anniversary event in 2010.
(Click the image below to see the video of my ride!)
Saturday, July 19
GM engineers do a walk-around of the 2015
My "Celebrity Pick"
Lee Bell's beautiful 1964!
Kevin Mackay talks about what he does and how he got there. Then Corvette
Homecoming director Joe Pruitt presents him with a beautiful plaque.
I humiliated Kevin and Head Judge John Ballard
by posing them with our club's Roaming Gnome! Thanks guys!
Sunday, July 20
The specs after a leisurely trip home.