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.
Bridgestone Park, Nashville: Firestone HQ
That's Dave Gardiner, who arranged for the tire sponsorship!
After a Corvette Plant tour with Tom & Charlene, I set up in the lobby. The C5 out in front.
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.
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.
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(!)
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!
On the road again, from Williamsburg, KY.
I got to try the new Firestones in the rain. Fantastic!!
Seen on I-495 in MA!
What can I say?
Home at last!
(To a VERY happy cat!)
14 days, 3916 miles.