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Corvette Celebration
&
4th Corvette Hall of Fame Induction

National Corvette Museum
Bowling Green, KY

August 31, September 1-2, 2001


Tuesday, August 28

Leaving Philadelphia for Bowling Green. Morning fog over PA farmland.
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Wednesday, 8/29

Bridgestone Park, Nashville: Firestone HQ
That's Dave Gardiner, who arranged for the tire sponsorship!

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Thursday, 8/30

After a Plant tour with Tom & Charlene, I set up in the lobby. The C5 out in front.
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Friday, 8/31

View from the booth: it's getting busy!
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A great seminar: Dick Guldstrand and Andy Pilgrim: Le Mans '68 vs. '01.
(No factory participation vs. FULL factory participation)

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I was able to go to this thanks to "Zippy", aka Tony Vernogis!
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Another great seminar: Dr. Dick Thompson - "the Flying Dentist",
with slides of Corvette racing in the 50's & 60's.

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It's now REALLY busy in the lobby! (2nd photo from NCM website)
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Friday Evening: the Hall Of Fame Banquet

First item: the tribute to Dan Gale, Museum Founder, presented to his wife, Karen.
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Our table.
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Hall of Fame inductee: Gib Hufstader
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Hall of Fame inductee: Betty Skelton Frankman
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Richard Prince's slides included this one of Sandy on the road in her C5!

Hall of Fame inductee: Joe Spielman.
Wil Cooksey's introduction was hilarious!
(ps: Joe is actually BIGGER than Wil!)

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My program, with a few autographs.


Saturday, 9/1

NCM Board of Directors Meeting
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The Dan Gale Brick
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I love the middle photo below. L-R: Jerry Burton, Stephanie Morrill,
Glenda & Dave McLellan, Dave Hill, Karen Gale, John Cafaro, Elfi Duntov.
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Two very nice awards for Corvette!
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Zippy's new Z06. He forced me to drive it(!)
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Sunday, 9/2

Another great seminar: Bob Clift, development driver/engineer.
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Celebrity Choice Awards - I actually got one!
Dollie Cole, widow of Ed Cole and NCM Board Chairman, who
picked my car, gave me a little extra something with my award!

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Thanks, Dan. Without your help, the doors that you opened, the calls that you made -
the Corvettes Conquer Cancer Tour might never have gotten off the ground!

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Leaving for home.
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Same scene: Coming and going!
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Monday, 9/3

On the road again, from Williamsburg, KY.
I got to try the new Firestones in the rain. Fantastic!!
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Tuesday, 9/4

Seen on I-495 in MA!
What can I say?

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Home at last!
(To a VERY happy cat!)
14 days, 3916 miles.

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