EMC, Franklin MA
June 24, 2007

This was a very interesting, and successful, experiment: Mustangs and Corvettes, showing directly against each other in the same classes. Each class had a pair of judges, 1 Corvette person and 1 Mustang person working as a team. In addition, 2 "Best in Show" trophies were awarded: 1 Mustang and 1 Corvette. Each entry and each trophy scored points for Mustang or Corvette toward the overall "Challenge" award. The club with the most participants for their marque took home the Challenge trophy.

6:00 am departure for southern MA.

These shots are the panorama of view from my table.

This Mustang immediately caught my eye: spectacular!
The judges evidently agreed - it won Best in Show for Mustangs!

This Resto-Rod 62 Vette was also a stunner.

This racer was right next to it.

It did seem strange to see Mustangs next to Corvettes in the class lineups.

At Trophy time, I was called up front along with a representative of the
Shriners Burn Centers. We were each presented with a check for
$1750.00 by Corvettes United.
Wow!
But then the speaker said that they were not satisfied with that amount and
decided to change it. They erased the "1" and in its place wrote in...
a "3" !!!

$3750.00!!!

This was a result of EMC contributing a matching
(over-matching?) $2000.00.

Thank you Corvettes United and EMC!

Oh, by the way, Corvette won the Challenge, Gate City Corvette Club
took home the trophy for their participation, and Gate City's
Joe Michalik won Best Engine and Corvette Best in Show with his ZR1!

Final stats back at home.

FWIW: On the way home I caught these 2 shots of an unfamiliar vehicle with a Chevy nameplate and the familiar Bowtie. "Chevy", not "Chevrolet". I have no clue what it is, and I can't read the license plate clearly enough to identify it, but I don't believe it is a US state plate. Any ideas out there?