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It’s been a while since we last heard from Lingenfelter, but the tuning firm, based in Brighton, Michigan, has been toiling away on some interesting new products. One of these is a new wide-body kit designed for the seventh-generation Corvette.

The kit widens the all-American sports car by roughly two inches either side. It consists of wider wheel arches as well as a new front splitter and rock...
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It’s hard to overstate the impact that the fourth-generation Corvette made upon its national introduction on April 21, 1983. Replacing a popular car that had grown very familiar through its incredible 1968-1982 lifetime was an incredibly fresh and forward-thinking new model that was completely of the 1980s, but would also prove timeless in the physical appeal of its crisp, unadorned lines; chief e...
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Though an icon of American performance, the Chevrolet Corvette hasn’t always had a secure place in the General’s lineup. Most Corvette historians and enthusiasts already know that it faced cancellation multiple times early in existence, but the story of another potential death knell is just now becoming public more than 20 years after it happened, and the man best positioned to tell that story – ...
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The GMC Corvette Set is working on gathering donated items for the 2015 Corvette Fest Silent Auction .

Donated items help us add fun and excitement to the Corvette Fest; we use some donated items as door prizes for participants while others, we sell at the Silent Auction.

Personnel from Leader Dogs for the Blind collect all moneys from the Silent Auction at the show.
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The GMC Corvette Set raises money at our annual Corvette Fest to donate to our selected charity, Leader Dogs for the Blind. Sponsorship dollars enable us to host Corvette Fest, our major annual fundraiser.

Donated items help us add fun and excitement to the Corvette Fest; we use some donated items as door prizes for participants while others, we sell at the Silent Auction.

Personnel from Lea...
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The GMC Corvette Set elected Officers for 2016 are:

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President Tom Hoenle

Vice President Jay Sandler

Treasurer Patty Sandler

Secretary Heather Fletcher

Show Chair Robert Jason

Social Chair Janis Soloway

Competition and
Public Relations Russ Miller


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The web Master has moved 'Michigan Monthly' to Member Area.

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Each of the more than 1.6 million Corvettes produced since 1953 is linked by a common thread, spirit that inspires people to adopt the Corvette lifestyle.

By Richard Prince Photos by the author. MAGAZINE Corvette August 6, 2015

Corvette began as a bold but risky experiment whose future was far from guaranteed. But thanks to the hard work of a small, brilliant cadre of supporters and...
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Henry Payne, The Detroit News 7:50 p.m. EDT September 8, 2015

Imagine Target trumping Saks Fifth Avenue. Timex outshining Rolex. Chevy beating Lamborghini.

Actually, that last one should come as no surprise. The Chevrolet Corvette has added to its status as the world’s most affordable supercar as it emerged the king of the 2015 Car and Driver Lightning Lap competition at Virginia Internation...
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Published on Jun 9, 2015

Today media was invited to the GM Design Center for a special viewing of the Millionth Corvette as it undergoes restoration. Project Leaders share the special challenges they are facing as they work on this historic car, and the determination they have to do it right.

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Special guests at our meeting tonight include Norm Weber from American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM, Maureen Smith Donnie Landall from Leader Dogs for the Blind and Bentley.

Norm Weber of AAM presented a $1,837.00 check to Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Robert Jason, Canterbury Show Chair, works at American Axle and he suggested that the AAM Associates donate the money they raise at their June ...
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Russ Miller is the GMC Corvette Set’s Competition Chair. Russ recommends these Competition Events and Shows to the Club Members.

• September 12 (Saturday): Motor City Corvette Concours
• September 12-13 (Saturday-Sunday): Waterford Hills Race Weekend
• September 11-13 (Friday-Sunday): Frankenmuth Auto Fest
• September 26 (Saturday): Gratiot Cruise North
• October 3 (Saturday): Armada Knight...
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By Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press Auto Critic 4:26 p.m. EDT June 21, 2015

Months of planning went into figuring out which Corvette would make history, and exactly when it would be built.

Click here to read Mark Phelan's article.
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This is a year end summary of the 2015 Corvette Year End Models and Options.

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This movie presents a tour of the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. Watch a C7 as it moves along a 17 mile conveyor system over 3.5 days. The movie starts in the Body Shop and progresses through Paint, Assembly and End of Line Testing.

Part of the video is from the Tonawanda Powertrain Plant in Buffalo NY. This section shows the assembly of a 6.2 liter V8.

Thanks to Bob C. for finding this infor...
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Orion Neighborhood Television (ONTV) visited Corvette Fest. Joe Johnson interviewed Tom Hoenle, President GMC Corvette Set, Jimmy O and several of the Corvette Fest Participants. ONTV made and broadcast a documentary of the 2015 Show.

The GMC Corvette Set thanks ONTV for joining us and making this outstanding 2015 documentary of Corvette Fest.

Here is Joe Johnson's 2015 report.
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The 2015 Corvette Fest Picture Gallery is ready for you to view.

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Please forward any of your pictures that you would like included here to the Web Master.

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The Associates of American Axle and Manufacturing (AAM) donated $1792.00 to Leader Dogs for the Blind.

The Associates of AAM raised the money at one of their 'Wear Your Jeans To Work '.

AAM Associates Robert Jason and Jim Gittents presented a check to Maureen Smith, Leader Dogs for the Blind Special Event Manger, at the GMC Corvette Set's 2015 Annual Show Corvette Fest.

Pictured are Ro......
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Roger Hardt won the Wally Edgar 'Best In Show' Award at the 2015 Corvette Fest.

Mark Gratsch, General Manager of Wally Edgar Chevrolet, presented the 'Best In Show' Award to Roger.

Roger entered his blue 1978 Corvette.

Congratulations Roger.
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Thanks to the item Donors, the Auction participants and the spirited bidding we raised approximately $6000.00 for Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Thank you all.

Join the fun at Corvette Fest on June 13, 2015 at Canterbury Village in Lake Orion. Corvettes, Jaguars, a live band, face painting, prizes, cake and the Corvette Fest Silent Auction.

Remember we donate all the Show proceeds to our ch...
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Amy, Fox 2, interviews Members of the GMC Corvette Set about their Corvettes and the 2015 Corvette Fest.

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Reminder: We are now listing automotive related 'for sale' items on the web site. Be sure to visit this section of the web site frequently.

From the Main Menu Bar select 'Activities' and the 'Classifieds' from the drop down menu to see the current items for sale.

Listings are available to all Club Members. Send your information to the Web Master. ......
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Danny Kellermeyer gave us a tour of his Toy Box 1 and 2 Race Corvette construction shop. His current projects include 2 C7 Race Corvette builds. Dan said that he was pretty much self sufficient and does most of the work in house.

Dan gave us a presentation that covered the finer points of these C7 builds.

Dan's plan for 2015 is to 'make it work'. His strategy is check it again and again...
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One of world's largest Corvette collections found deep in Georgia backwoods

SUMMERVILLE, GA. — The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jan. 29 2015, 5:00 AM EST
Last updated Thursday, Jan. 29 2015, 2:32 PM EST

Snow birds take note and thank you Betsey Rothwell for this report.

As Adam Smith once said, the invisible hand of commerce moves in mysterious ways. With this ....
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Hot Rod Magazine's Jerry Heasley wrote the Unrestored Survivor 1960 Corvette Might Be Most Original in Existence story on February 19, 2015.

Standing by his ’60 survivor with 11,870 miles on the odometer, Gary Skinner told us, “I rode in it when it was brand-new. The owner put it up in 1968 and didn’t drive it again.” All the while, Skinner waited for his chance. He grew up with the original o....
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A reminder from Haggerty Insurance that when it comes to tires, age is as important as mileage.

On the surface, it makes sense that rarely used tires should last indefinitely as long as they’re properly cared for. But looks – and low miles – can be deceiving. The owner of a 1969 Corvette drove his car only occasionally on weekends, and he regularly cleaned and conditioned the tires. In the eigh...
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Robert C reports that Car and Driver Magazine has exclusive proof that the mid-engine Corvette development is happening.

EXCLUSIVE PROOF: The Mid-Engined Chevrolet Corvette Is Happening!

Car and Driver Magazine's exclusive mule sighting confirms that Chevrolet means mid-engine business!.

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Zach Doell of BoldRide

In evolutionary terms, the latest C7 Corvette is the best of its breed – faster, more powerful, and arguably better looking than a number of its forefathers. Understandably, the whirring bits underneath the hood have a good deal to do with that, perhaps none more so than the LT4 V8 stuffed inside the raucous 2015 Corvette Z06.

The numbers frankly speak for themselves....
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The GMC Corvette Set made their Annual 2015 Donation to Leader Dogs for the Bind at the Club's February 4, 2015 General Membership meeting. Tom Hoenle, GMC Corvette Set President presented our donation to Maureen Smith, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Special Events Manager, with 2 checks totaling $11,112.

We donated $10,112 to the Leader Dog for the Blind's general operating funds.

This year w.....
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THIS TRUCK MATTERS: GM Futurliner No. 10

The Futureliners were rolled out in GM's 'Parade of Progress' in 1953. One of our Members, Richard, ears ago I saw one of these Futurliner vehicles parked at a local Cadillac dealer. It was on the back of the lot and nobody challenged me, so I spent quite a bit of time looking it over. It wasn’t locked so I also was able to explore the inside. This Fu......
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The GMC Corvette Set offered over 200 donated items at the 2015 Corvette Fest Silent Auction .

The 2015 Corvette Fest Silent Auction raised over $6,000.00 for Leader Dogs for the Blind.

The GMC Corvette Set thanks all who participated.

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The GMC Corvette Set raises money at our annual Corvette Fest to donate to our selected charity, Leader Dogs for the Blind. Sponsorship dollars enable us to host Corvette Fest, our major annual fundraiser.

Donated items help us add fun and excitement to the Corvette Fest; we use some donated items as door prizes for participants while others, we sell at the Silent Auction.

Personnel from Lea...
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Richard S found this video for us.

The Hennessey Venom GT Corvette is something to drool over. The speedodometer they show in the film does not register anything below 40 mph. I guess that should give us a clue.

At 1244 hp the Venom GT is more powerful than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.

When you drive a Chevrolet Corvette powered Hennessey Venom GT you don't shift into fourth gear un....
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Bob C

"Cherish yesterday~Dream tomorrow~Live today" ...Richard Bach
found this somewhat bitter sweet Corvette commercial.

Even IF you’re not a Corvette fan, this commercial is so well done - you’ll enjoy it. And, don’t give up on your dreams….or helping others in your lifetime.

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Peter Max's old collection of Corvettes, famous for its abandonment, may soon be back on the market.

Peter Max was not a car guy. So when he purchased a collection of 36 Chevrolet Corvettes, one from every year of manufacture up until 1989, he had a very specific plan: He would use this slice of American history as a tool to self-promote his work as an artist, painting the machines in lurid c....
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Richard S. sent us this link to a movie that shows Corvettes in action. The video is part of the Antique Automotive Club America's library.

On the main screen Click on 'Return to movie listing' to view library.

Click here to see the Corvettes.
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The owner of the 2014 Motor City Corvette Concours 2014 "Best of the Best" Corvette is a Member of the GMC Corvette Set!

The MCCC Selection Committee invited 3 Members of our Club to enter their Corvettes in the Concours completion for the Zora Dunov Trophy. This is an honor in its self.

Just looking at these 2 Corvettes the judges had a tough call to make. The winning Corvette is a blue C.....
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GM Media 2014-08-20

The all-new, paddle-shift eight-speed automatic transmission makes the 2015 Corvette Stingray faster and more fuel efficient, with 0-60 acceleration of only 3.7 seconds and an EPA-estimated 29 mpg on the highway.

The all-new Hydra-Matic 8L90 automatic transmission is available on the 2015 Corvette Stingray. The new eight-speed automatic improves vehicle efficiency and per...
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Do you still go to your dealership and kick the tires? Or are you one of those that go online and buy your car? These days you can get a new car in a variety of ways including from Costco, yes, you read correctly Costco the warehouse retailer! This week on Autoline join host John McElroy along with TrueCar’s Larry Dominique, Jim Prueter from Costco and traditional Chevy dealer Scott LaRiche as the...
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Tailor made for transport and export Chevrolet vehicles like the Corvette Stingray and the new Silverado pickup truck leave their assembly plants in hand-made covers that fit like the finest tailored suits.

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The video 'Corvette Fest The Day' is now available on the GMC Corvette Set's YouTube Channel.
Click here to view this video.

In addition there are several 2014 Corvette Fest Picasa Albums. The pictures in these Albums are included in the YouTube movie. The albums are as follows:

All Pictures click here

Face Painting click here

Silent Auction click here

Awards Ceremony click h......
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Cinematographer RJM donated his Corvette Fest photographs and video to the Club.

RJM's pictures are in the Picasa 2014 Corvette Fest Album. The Album includes the 2014 Awards Ceremony and Class Winners. To view these pictures click here

To view RJM's Corvette Fest video click here Thank you!

Note: You can click the Picasa link at the top right of any Picture Gallery page to see the G.....
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This article indexes the pictures that people and organizations took on June 14, 2014 at Corvette Fest.

This is the Oakland Press's picture gallery of the show click here

This is a start at the pictures our Members took at Corvette Fest: click here......
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Orion Neighborhood Television visited Corvette Fest. Joe Johnson's interviewed Tom Hoenle, President GMC Corvette Set, Maureen Smith, Leader Dog Special Event Manager; Club Members Bob Crane and Larry Dixon and participant Robert Frank. Click here to view Joe's video report.

Click here to learn more about Orion Neighborhood Television.

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Canterbury Village is hosting the 10th Annual Corvette Fest Saturday June 10, 2014. Wally Edgar Chevrolet and the GMC Corvette set present this Show. Spectators are welcome and there is no admission fee. Corvette owners can enter their Corvette in the Show and register at the gate for a modest fee. The GMC Corvette Set donate the proceeds of this Show to Leader Dogs for the Blind.

For complete ...
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It may need to be exfoliated!

Airborne contaminants are everywhere. Your car’s exterior is exposed to contaminants all day – every day. Driving down the road, parked in the hot sun, driving through construction areas, outdoor painting, acid rain, etc., and our cars have to endure all that Mother Nature and man can throw on it. Because of this, most every car on the road today has an accumulatio...
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Nelson Ireson of Motor authority wrote:

The most powerful car General Motors has ever built will soon hit the streets, packing 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It’s the new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and it promises to be America’s fastest production car, in both coupe and convertible forms.

Click here to read the complete article and see the video.

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Fri, Jun 6 2014

DETROIT – The all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful production car ever from General Motors and one of a few production cars available in the United States that delivers more than 600 horsepower.

The Z06’s LT4 supercharged 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 650 horsepower (485 kW) at 6,400 rpm and 650 lb-ft of torque (881 Nm) at 3,600 rpm.

“The LT4 Small Block se...
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Dick G. arranged a special tour of the Wills Sainte Claire Automotive Museum in Marysville MI for the GMC Corvette Set Members. The Wills Sainte Claire Automobile Company manufactured cars in Marysville from 1921 to 1926. The Company was the first to use molybdenum in castings and other advanced materials.

This is a link to the picture gallery of the Club visiting the museum. click here

Tom ...
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Both Ed C and Leonard K sent this article to us.

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In the fall of 1966, 30-year-old Don McNamara of Colorado Springs, Colorado, celebrated his discharge from the United States Marine Corps with a trip to Las Vegas. It was the one and only time he would visit Sin City, and it proved fortuitous when Lady Luck intervened and a slot machine Don was playing paid out the massive sum of $...
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Reprinted from Hagerty Magazine.

Jerry Burton's World of Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette is one of America’s oldest and most revered automotive nameplates. And 55 years later, it’s not about to slow down.

That’s right. The Corvette has been around longer than the Bel Air, the Biscayne, the Malibu, the Chevette, the Corvair, the Camaro, the Nova, and even the Impala. A two-seat sports car....
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One of the highlights of the 'See the Green in 2013' Fall Cruise was the dedication of a Club Brick to the National Corvette Museum (NCM).

We held the dedication ceremony the afternoon of October 10 th after a memorable tour of the NCM in the morning.

In addition to Club Members several dignataries attended the Dedication Ceremony. Captain Corvette made a rare appearance and Sponge Bob Fru.....
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Alex is the President of his High School's Club called "Teen Car Talk".

Their Club's goal is to spread resources that they think are informative and fun to read. They are trying to make connections with other car lovers as well and have used the GMC corvette Site as a resource. They found a page about the history of the Corvette that they think we would enjoy.

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In Search of the Magic Ingredients

Published: 07/24/2013 - by Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

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Thanks to Russ M for submitting this article.
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See the GMC Corvette Set's Public Relations Team talking about their Corvettes and the 9 th Annual Corvette Fest.

Click here to view the movie [approximately 6 minutes]
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These are the critical 4 constant in Road Racing.
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'NAS T' took first place in the 8th Annual Corvette Fest Participant's Choice Award.

Bill Connell wrote an article about John and Kathy's 'NASTY' for his blog.

Click here to visit Bill's Blog and read the article.

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A voice with experience and another point of view.

The lack of collision energy management on the rear of semi trailers is reprehensible in a country that espouses having auto safety as a major federal government initiative.

It's almost a sure thing that the occupants of the Corvette were seriously injured, probably fatally.

The Corvette was more than capable of handling this collision....
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See the GMC Corvette Set Public Relations Team talking about their Corvettes and Corvette Fest.

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This is a 21 minute video.
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This is a story about Dick Grey and his Corvette Silverado

Click here to go to the Faces of GM Blog Site to read Dick's story. Be sure to scroll down to the video interview.
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A Collection of Corvette Commercials - Enjoy

One Corvette enthusiest created this commercial for all generations of Corvette click here

1953 Corvette Introduction click here

1963 Sting Ray click here

1965 Sting Ray click here

1965 Mako Shark click here and click here for additional features.

1981 Corvette click here

2011 Chevrolet Corvette click here to watch 'Still Building....
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Several of the Club Members were at Fox News early Saturday morning to talk about our Club's work for Leader Dog and Corvette Fest.

To see the Corvette Fest Team in action, the video interview and read the story click here.

We would like to thank the Fox 2 Morning Show for creating this outstanding video and story regarding our show, Corvette Fest.......
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To View a video of Generation C1 to C5 Corvettes click here....
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To view additional GMC Corvette Set Phto Albums click here

The purpose of this Article and List is to introduce the new system of managing our pictures using the GMC Web Site Galleries and the Internet Picasa Albums.

Our Gallery Page and the thumbnails are the Master Index to the Club's photographs.
All albums stored in Picasa have a copy of the 'Picasa' symbol in the gallery. You click......
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