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National Corvette Museum 
Bowling Green, KY
September 1-3, 2016

Because the Hall of Fame event has so many interesting activities, I forgo the usual display setup.

Thursday, September 1

On the road again - 4:55 am!

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10:00 am: The first seminar in the theater featured Corvette/Cadillac race driver Andy Pilgrim explaining his traffic safety education foundation.

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The one and only Corvette SS was on display.

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1:00 pm - The new Corvette Assembly Plant Manager, Kai Spande, talked about the plant and its current expansion project.

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I got to hang with my buddy Bibi again. Thank you Michelin

for providing the tires for our mission!

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Friday, September 2

Ready to head back to the NCM. That's Board Member Ivan Schrodt's Blue Callaway.

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Waiting for my breakfast in the Corvette Cafe I could admire the photo of my C6 laminated in the counter top.

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8:30 am: First Seminar
15 Past and Present Hall of Fame inductees, each speaking about their
Corvette histories, all of which were inter-related! Fascinating!
This was followed by an autograph session.

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Some of the Live Auction items that were sold starting at 11:30.

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Kathy Austin got to sign the hood for her $25 donation to the American Cancer Society!

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Past & Present HOF Racing inductees

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Bob & Pat Bondurant. Pat did well to help keep him focused!

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Sandy's brick, in its third location since 2000.

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HOF Enthusiasts discussion:

Terry McManmon, Karen Blandini (Dan Gale's widow), Gordon Killebrew, Ray Battaglini.

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HOF Banquet.

Wendell Strode, Bob Bondurant, Ralph Kramer, representatives for Donna Mae Mims.

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Saturday, Sept. 3

HOF, past & present GM inductees:

Wil Cooksey, Ralph Kramer, John Heinricy, Werner Meier, Gib Hufstader.

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Ralph Kramer's presentation.

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Flashback:

Sandy gets acquainted with Ralph (Bloomington Gold 1998, our 1st national event!)

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HOF Enthusiast/Racer Donna Mae Mims' story is told.

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Watercolor artist Dana Forrester presents me with one of his beautiful prints
as a fundraiser for our Corvettes Conquer Cancer show in Huntsville on Sept. 17.
Thanks Dana!!!

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Time to head home...

Final stats:

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