II is now History !
GM's 100th Anniversary 1908-2008
Pace Car Registry Members were there !)
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was the Motorama II ??
55-car Corvette caravan one model from each year,
except 1955 and 1983 left the National Corvette
Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., on Wednesday 9/10 en route
to St. Louis, said Roc Linkov, the museum's events manager.
The two missing cars are due to the fact that a 1955
could not be located to participate, and Chevrolet never
made a 1983 model to sell to the public. The caravan
made its way to Detroit to take part in General Motos's
100th anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, 9/16.
Louis was where Corvettes were made from 1954 to 1981,
so the city has a special place in the hearts of Corvette
owners," Linkov said. The city successfully orchestrated
a photo shoot in 2003 to mark the 50th anniversary of
America's first sports car using the St. Louis Arch
as the backdrop.
recreation of that photo shoot was scheduled to occur,
however due to a scheduling snafu, the city was unable
to accomodate the request this time around, and instead
a group photo was taken in the parking lot of the Holiday
Inn in Collinsville, Illinois. Linkov said he had all
the details worked out, however the city had it penciled
in to occur the following week.
said it was especially disappointing for several reasons.
He said the photo couldn't be rescheduled because the
caravan was slated to make stops in Indianapolis and
Flint, Mich., before arriving in Detroit.
some of these older Corvettes probably won't be making
any more road trips," Linkov said.
and Theresa Luebcke of Chesterfield drove in the caravan
in the 2003 anniversary edition Corvette that
Rich gave Theresa for her 50th birthday. They pointed
out the positive aspects.
just a blast, heading down the highway and hearing truckers
blow their big horns and watching kids hang out the
windows and wave like crazy," Rich Luebcke said.
concluded, "There is no other car like the Corvette."
of our own Registry members were lucky enough to be
selected to participate, and Indianapolis 500 Pace cars
represented the years '78, '86, '95, '98, and '07.
National Corvette Museum's Historical Motorama II was
well represented by members of the Chevrolet Corvette
Pace Car Registry. Larry and Donna Boyd drove their
2007 Pace Car and Lavelle Hunt rode with Andy Wolf in
a 1958 beauty.
and Bev Kohn cruised in their 1998 Pace Car. They also
shared with the group of over 110 people a tour of their
Central, while treating all to a wonderful dinner
along with a "goody bag" and T-shirts. Check
out all of the event photos taken while on this stop
at the Corvette
Central Motorama II Gallery!
who also participated were office holders Bruce Bryan,
1978 Year Director driving his 1978 Pace Car, Gary Artis,
the 1998 Year Director, with his yellow 1986 Pace Car,
and Jim Egan, Public Relations Director who enjoyed
the trip in his 1995 Pace Car.
"This has been a great experience, one we will
all remember for many years. We have made many new friends
from across the country - cars from California to Florida."
Visits to extensive private collections such as Andy
Wolf's and Bob Parshall's were icing on the cake up
until now. They generously shared their Pace Cars, memorabilia,
are some great photos contributed by Bruce Bryan. Photos
were taken at the various stops on the trip, including
St. Louis, the Sloan Museum, The Studebaker Museum,
The Henry Ford Museum, several GM stops, and the final
big event at the 100th Anniversary celebration.