Home | Where we've gone | Our next stops

Background | About Sandy | Sandy's columns

What's new here | In the press | Sponsors

Misc stuff | Links



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.
08_0585w.jpg (114019 bytes)
  08_0604w.jpg (93629 bytes)  08_0621w.jpg (122764 bytes)

Welcome reception at Doubletree.
08_0633w.jpg (97701 bytes)
  08_0636w.jpg (135134 bytes)

Friday May 16

Judging in full swing.
08_0658W.jpg (119000 bytes)  08_0641w.jpg (192160 bytes)  08_0647w.jpg (149701 bytes)

This supercharged 53 was an interesting piece of history.
08_0693w.jpg (140224 bytes)
  08_0835w.jpg (114654 bytes)

As was this "styling exercise" 54.
101_0865f.jpg (123331 bytes)  101_0871f.jpg (122392 bytes)

Drive by of Pratt & Miller facility in nearby New Hudson.
Unfortunately the C6R team was in Utah for an American Le Mans Series race.

08_0679w.jpg (122624 bytes)  08_0683w.jpg (143309 bytes)

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.

08_0711w.jpg (217980 bytes)  08_0718w.jpg (122932 bytes)  08_0719w.jpg (142198 bytes)
08_0724w.jpg (146967 bytes)
  08_0731w.jpg (151834 bytes)  08_0738w.jpg (252752 bytes)

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.

08_1680w.jpg (196341 bytes)


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)
08_0791w.jpg (127816 bytes)

Sunday May 18

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

300491170_t7q9e-L.jpg (102499 bytes)  08_0913w.jpg (145780 bytes)  08_0918w.jpg (144601 bytes)
08_0931w.jpg (125209 bytes)  08_0945w.jpg (110553 bytes)  08_0951w.jpg (123810 bytes)

08_0960w.jpg (154311 bytes)  Milford single w.jpg (143308 bytes)  08_0970w.jpg (208535 bytes)
08_0973w.jpg (119636 bytes)  08_0988w.jpg (111646 bytes)  08_0991w.jpg (94131 bytes)

08_1023w.jpg (156533 bytes)
08_1012w.jpg (110423 bytes)  08_1014w.jpg (151943 bytes)  08_1031w.jpg (160813 bytes)
08_1035w.jpg (146059 bytes)  08_1034w.jpg (149685 bytes)  08_1047w.jpg (140232 bytes)

08_1051w.jpg (111834 bytes)  08_1060w.jpg (93414 bytes)

08_1068w.jpg (140488 bytes)  08_1072w.jpg (150600 bytes)  08_1063w.jpg (156841 bytes)
Proving Ground group.jpg (94382 bytes)

08_1086w.jpg (115436 bytes)

08_1094w.jpg (172805 bytes)  08_1096w.jpg (165411 bytes)  08_1097w.jpg (160416 bytes)

08_1114w.jpg (104879 bytes)  08_1124w.jpg (115543 bytes)  08_1145w.jpg (110730 bytes)

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.


Next Event     Home