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
Bridgestone Park, Nashville: Firestone HQ
That's Dave Gardiner, who arranged for the tire sponsorship!
After a Plant tour with Tom & Charlene,
I set up in the lobby. The C5 out in front.
View from the booth: it's getting busy!
great seminar: Dick Guldstrand and Andy Pilgrim: Le Mans '68 vs. '01.
factory participation vs. FULL factory participation)
I was able to go to this thanks to "Zippy", aka Tony Vernogis!
great seminar: Dr. Dick Thompson - "the Flying Dentist",
of Corvette racing in the 50's & 60's.
now REALLY busy in the lobby! (2nd photo from NCM website)
Evening: the Hall Of Fame Banquet
First item: the tribute to Dan Gale, Museum Founder, presented to his wife, Karen.
of Fame inductee: Gib Hufstader
of Fame inductee: Betty Skelton Frankman
Richard Prince's slides included this one of Sandy on the road in her C5!
of Fame inductee: Joe Spielman.
Wil Cooksey's introduction was hilarious!
(ps: Joe is actually BIGGER than Wil!)
program, with a few autographs.
NCM Board of Directors Meeting
Dan Gale Brick
I love the middle photo below. L-R: Jerry Burton, Stephanie Morrill,
Glenda & Dave McLellan,
Dave Hill, Karen Gale, John Cafaro, Elfi Duntov.
Two very nice awards for Corvette!
new Z06. He forced me to drive it(!)
Another great seminar: Bob Clift,
Celebrity Choice Awards - I actually got
Dollie Cole, widow of Ed Cole and NCM Board
picked my car, gave me a little extra something
with my award!
Dan. Without your help, the doors that you opened, the calls that you made -
Corvettes Conquer Cancer Tour might never have gotten off the ground!
Same scene: Coming and going!
On the road again, from Williamsburg, KY.
I got to try the new Firestones in the rain. Fantastic!!
on I-495 in MA!
What can I say?
(To a VERY happy cat!)
14 days, 3916 miles.