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.

Wednesday, 8/29

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

Thursday, 8/30

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

Friday, 8/31

View from the booth: it's getting busy!

A great seminar: Dick Guldstrand and Andy Pilgrim: Le Mans '68 vs. '01.
(No factory participation vs. FULL factory participation)

I was able to go to this thanks to "Zippy", aka Tony Vernogis!

Another great seminar: Dr. Dick Thompson - "the Flying Dentist",
with slides of Corvette racing in the 50's & 60's.

It's now REALLY busy in the lobby! (2nd photo from NCM website)

Friday Evening: the Hall Of Fame Banquet

First item: the tribute to Dan Gale, Museum Founder, presented to his widow, Karen.

Our table.

Hall of Fame inductee: Gib Hufstader

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

Hall of Fame inductee: Betty Skelton Frankman

Richard Prince's slides included this one of Sandy on the road in her C5!

My program, with a few autographs.

Saturday, 9/1

NCM Board of Directors Meeting

The Dan Gale Brick

Two very nice awards for Corvette!

Zippy's new Z06. He forced me to drive it(!)

Sunday, 9/2

Another great seminar: Bob Clift, development driver/engineer.

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!

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!

Leaving for home.

Same scene: Coming and going!

Monday, 9/3

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

Tuesday, 9/4

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

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