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!
10:00 am: The first seminar in the theater featured Corvette/Cadillac race driver Andy Pilgrim explaining his traffic safety education foundation.
The one and only Corvette SS was on display.
1:00 pm - The new Corvette Assembly Plant Manager, Kai Spande, talked about the plant and its current expansion project.
I got to hang with my buddy Bibi again. Thank you Michelin
for providing the tires for our mission!
Friday, September 2
Ready to head back to the NCM. That's Board Member Ivan Schrodt's Blue Callaway.
Waiting for my breakfast in the Corvette Cafe I could admire the photo of my C6 laminated in the counter top.
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.
Some of the Live Auction items that were sold starting at 11:30.
Kathy Austin got to sign the hood for her $25 donation to the American Cancer Society!
Past & Present HOF Racing inductees
Bob & Pat Bondurant. Pat did well to help keep him focused!
Sandy's brick, in its third location since 2000.
HOF Enthusiasts discussion:
Terry McManmon, Karen Blandini (Dan Gale's widow), Gordon Killebrew, Ray Battaglini.
Wendell Strode, Bob Bondurant, Ralph Kramer, representatives for Donna Mae Mims.
Saturday, Sept. 3
HOF, past & present GM inductees:
Wil Cooksey, Ralph Kramer, John Heinricy, Werner Meier, Gib Hufstader.
Ralph Kramer's presentation.
Sandy gets acquainted with Ralph (Bloomington Gold 1998, our 1st national event!)
HOF Enthusiast/Racer Donna Mae Mims' story is told.
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.
Time to head home...