All-Corvette Meet & Aerobatics Show
Pretty cool place to park,
The first activity on the
schedule was the road tour. This was led by John Payson, driving his original
Corvette Challenge car. His business, Payson Galleries,
was one of the car's
original sponsors in 1988-1989. When the race series ended he bought the car,
had it converted back to street configuration and has
been driving it since.
Unfortunately the clutch cylinder quit part way into the tour, so he rode with
me to lead the remainder of the tour to a local winery.
Saturday July 28
My setup was in the main
hangar, literally under the wing of the Fokker airliner.
Could you imagine flying to Tokyo in that thing?
The New England Corvette Club
Unfortunately, the fog
prevented any flying on Saturday.
My buddy Gary's C5 next to
Museum Director Charlie Chiarchiaro's
Ferret scout car.
Gary is the FAA flight standards guy who controls the air
show as well as my
dinner in the Museum.
Director Charlie talks about the museum's history and mission.
Sunday July 29
Fortunately Sunday was clear
so the fantastic air show kept the crowd spellbound...
and outside. That's Ziggy Forman's black 54.
That's John Payson's Bentley.
He told me that it was the first car he was
allowed to drive
with passengers -
driving his family to church the
week he got his driver's license.