Wednesday May 14
4:30 am departure
Thursday May 15
10:43 am after a night in North Ridgeville, OH.
Arrival @ DoubleTree in Novi.
Early GM arrivals at the Rock Financial Showplace: Wil Cooksey 427, ZR1 & Pace Car.
Welcome reception at Doubletree.
Friday May 16
Judging in full swing.
This supercharged 53 was an interesting piece of history.
As was this "styling exercise" 54.
Drive by of Pratt & Miller facility in nearby New Hudson.
Unfortunately the C6R team was in Utah for an American Le Mans Series race.
Visit to the GM Performance Build Center in Wixom, where the Z06, ZR1 and CTS-V engines are built. Sr. Engineer Tom Dobson was kind enough to spend a good hour showing me through the fantastic facility! Of course, I had to leave my camera at the front desk.
An unexpected result of my visit was the plant later sending me the last 2 existing posters of the build team, autographed by all of the technicians who have not retired! These will be auctioned at the Corvettes Conquer Cancer Fundraiser on August 9 to benefit the American Cancer Society.
The NCRS group was treated to a tour of the Ken Lingenfelter collection of muscle cars, both domestic and exotic.
(Click photo below to see some of the cars)
Sunday May 18
The conclusion and the highlight of the trip:
4 hours at the GM Proving Ground in Milford!
What a fantastic experience;
Thank You Michigan NCRS and General Motors!
Monday May 19
Back home @ 7:15 pm after overnight in New Columbia, PA.