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.
reception at Doubletree.
Judging in full swing.
supercharged 53 was an interesting piece of history.
was this "styling exercise" 54.
by of Pratt & Miller facility in nearby New Hudson.
Unfortunately the C6R team was in Utah for an American Le Mans Series race.
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.
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
Conquer Cancer Fundraiser on August 9 to benefit the American Cancer
group was treated to a tour of the Ken Lingenfelter collection of muscle cars,
both domestic and exotic.
(Click thumbnail to see the cars)
The conclusion and
the highlight of the trip:
4 hours at the GM Proving Ground in Milford!
a fantastic experience;
Thank You Michigan NCRS and General Motors!
Back home @ 7:15 pm after
overnight in New Columbia, PA.