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Wednesday May 14 

4:30 am departure


Thursday May 15

10:43 am after a night in North Ridgeville, OH.

Arrival @ DoubleTree in Novi.
 

Early arrivals at the Rock Financial Showplace: Wil Cooksey 427, ZR1 & Pace Car.
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Welcome reception at Doubletree.
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Friday May 16

Judging in full swing.
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This supercharged 53 was an interesting piece of history.
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As was this "styling exercise" 54.
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Drive by of Pratt & Miller facility in nearby New Hudson.
Unfortunately the C6R team was in Utah for an American Le Mans Series race.

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Visit to the GM Performance Build Center in Wixom, where the Z06, ZR1 and CTS-V engines are built. Sr. Engineer Tom Dobson was kind enough to spend a good hour showing me through the fantastic facility! Of course, I had to leave my camera at the front desk.

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An unexpected result of my visit was the plant later sending me the last 2 existing posters of the build team, autographed by all of the technicians who have not retired! These will be auctioned at the Corvettes Conquer Cancer Fundraiser on August 9 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

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NCRS group was treated to a tour of the Ken Lingenfelter collection of muscle cars, both domestic and exotic.

(Click thumbnail to see the cars)
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Sunday May 18

The conclusion and the highlight of the trip:
4 hours at the GM Proving Ground in Milford!

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What a fantastic experience;
Thank You Michigan NCRS and General Motors!


Monday May 19

Back home @ 7:15 pm after overnight in New Columbia, PA.
   

 

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