all began when I lusted over my friend Jeff's 1968 Marina
blue Corvette convertible. When I came home from bowling
on my 34th birthday that very same car was sitting in
our garage. Much to my surprise my dear wife Ann had
persuaded Jeff to sell her his prized possession so
she could give it to me for my birthday. In 40 years
of marriage she has not been able to top this gift even
when she bought me a Honda Goldwing for another birthday.
As a few years went by we purchased a 1982 Collector
Edition and for a while we were a 2 Corvette family:
the 68 for me and the 1982 for Ann. Having 4 cars at
the time became a bit much for me to maintain, plus
summer is only a few months long in Wisconsin. We sold
our 1968 and hung onto the 1982 Collector Edition until
a 1994 convertible that we both loved was offered for
sale. We traded the 1994 for our first brand new corvette
in 2004. This 2004 Corvette pace car convertible is
the one we still continue to enjoy to the fullest.
especially enjoy being members of the Corvette Pace
Car Registry. Every other year they have a reunion and
a special trip to various places throughout the country.
It's a wonderful opportunity to reach out to the friends
we have made in this group and enjoy a piece of Americana
at the same time.
it's my turn to reach out to you, I am proud to be a
director with the Pace Car Registry, handling 1986 Pace
Cars and 2004 through2006 Pace Cars. I look forward
to communicating with as many owners of these pace cars
as I can find and hopefully meeting you at one of our