Hall of Fame Induction
and Motorsports Park Grand Opening
Museum; Bowling Green, KY
August 28-30, 2014
was a VERY busy event! Because there were so many activities that I wanted to participate
I decided not set up my usual display in the lobby. I wouldn't be able to do it
Thursday, August 28
Lift-off from Decatur
Secure reserved parking spot.
One of the many boulders that fell into the
sinkhole that opened up inside the Skydome of the Museum on February 12,
swallowing 8 of the displayed Corvettes. This one landed on top of Kevin
Helmintoler's 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06.
This was the result, barely recognizable as
ever having been a car! I don't think that'll buff out.
NCM Motorsports Park Grand Opening
the kind of "horsepower" you expected?
Now this is more like it!
Back @ NCM
Joe Spielman's very entertaining History of the
As the dinner
was winding down, Joe Spielman took the microphone on the stage. Nothing unusual
What happened next was certainly unexpected: He called his lady
companion to come join him on stage, and she did,
looking somewhat confused. He then dropped on one knee and asked for her hand in
marriage! She said YES!
Friday, August 29
the Motorsports Park we got to see (and HEAR) C7-R #4 run fast
laps, from close range!
Jordan & Ricky Taylor and Tommy Milner were
There were a LOT of enthusiastic supporters
there, including the Roaming Gnome.
Back @ NCM
NCM Founder's Roundtable
discuss how the NCM concept formed and how the museum got built.
(L-R) Ray Battaglini, Terry McManmon, John Brookmeyer and Karen Blandini (Dan
My requisite check on
The stunning 2015 Z06!
Hall of Fame Banquet
McDonald: Alan & Don Barker (HOF
2008 inductees) with Dave's widow, Sherry.
Heinricy: Presented by Dave McLellan (HOF
Burton: Presented by Werner Meier (HOF
Saturday, August 30
Michael Brown (Producer
Quest") posed with a gorgeous Karl
Kustoms Sting Ray replica.
Interesting seminars I was able to attend
Jerry Burton, HOF 2014.
John Heinricy, HOF 2014.
Peter Earl, grandson of Harley Earl.
That wrapped up this great event! Time to
Back home - final stats.