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1986 and 2004-2006 Director - Pat Murray

Email: 86leader@pacecarregistry.com


Year joined Registry: 2007
Pace Car(s) Owned: 2004 Indy 500 (dealer drive away program North Central Region) Car # 508, our Corvette was 8 of 44 made and used on the track for a parade lap before the start of the 2004 Indy 500 race.
Other Corvettes Owned: 1968 Convertible, 1982 Collector edition, 1994 Convertible
Other Corvette club affiliations: Ozaukee Corvette Club (Past President), National Corvette Museum, NCCC & NCOA
Home Town: Grafton, WI
Memorable Pace Car Moment(s): 1.) NASCAR, 2010 Nationwide series at Road America in Elkhart Lake , WI 4 mile road course, along with 43 other Corvette convertibles had a driver from NASCAR in our car for parade lap before the start of the race. I drove 2011-2012 Nationwide series champ Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in our Corvette.
2.) Attending Registry reunions and meeting a great group of people from all over the country and beyond.
Personal Message:

It 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.

We 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.

Now 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 great events.

Pat Murray