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Please join us for a Leader Dog Open House

Come celebrate 75 years of service


Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Leader Dogs for the Blind,
1039 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
No RSVP required.

Learn how:

•Guide dogs are trained
•People travel using a white cane
•To become a guide dog instructor
•A person who is blind uses GPS
•We c...
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Enthusiasts describe Corvettes as the coolest, most awesome, hottest cars that ever rolled off an assembly line. All that glowing praise is because, well, they are!


When they came home after World War II, American GIs brought the European cars theyd fallen in love with - Alfa Romeos, Jaguars, MGs, and such. General Motors (GM) designer Harley Earl wanted to build an American-made car that ca...
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Bob C sent us this update:

The last of the "Great 8" Corvettes has been pulled from the depths of the 40 foot wide by 60 foot deep sinkhole that collapsed within the Skydome building of the National Corvette Museum exactly eight weeks ago, marking the end of the first phase of rebuilding.

"We're happy to have the completion of our major goal to recover all eight of the Corvettes," said ...
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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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Richard S submitted this brief history of the GM Proving Grounds for our information. The GM Proving Ground was opened in 1924.

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In Memory of Frank Hagerty: Father, Founder, Friend
The world lost a great character on March 18, 2014, with the passing of Frank Hagerty. Frank's life could be metered out through his passion for cars and boats, a passion that led him to co-found the company that would later become the largest insurer of classic boats and cars in the world. It was hard to tell whether he loved cars or boats mo....
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To view picture of some of the Corvettes rescued from the NCM sink hole click here
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Bob C submitted this article from the National Corvette Museum.
"The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now." - Bill Cosby

Crowds of construction personnel, media, Museum visitors and staff cheered as the first Corvette, the 2009 "Blue Devil" ZR1 emerged from the depths of the sinkhole this morning at approximately 10:35am CT. The process was streamed live on two of ...
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Bob C submitted this article.
"The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now." - Bill Cosby

The Bunkie Knudsen Corvette is described in the attached Houston auction flyer. Werner Meier did the restoration work.

Click here to read the full description of the Bunkie Knudsen Corvette.......
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Bill Mullis's 'All Black Corvette' collection.

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Thanks to Steve H for providing this article.

~Web Master
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Sinkhole swallows Classic Corvettes click here

Video click here

NCM Media Release

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Bob C found this video of a helicopter drone examining the sink hole
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Zora Duntov Gallery As an update, photos of the sinkhole, cars that were affected (before the collapse), and readerboard information on each car can be viewed and downloaded click here

WLKY Reports

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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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In early October 2013 the GMC Corvette Set visited Bowling Green and the National Corvette Museum. One of the highlights of the trip was a special tour of the Motorsport Park under construction. The track grading was in progress and paving is planned Spring of 2014. The earthmover operators used the Global Positioning System (GPS) to guide them as they grades the track.

As you recall Master Vid...
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Richard S submitted this article from Flordia.

I have been traveling at 200 mph plus on many occasions ……………. In a plane

Look how relaxed the driver's hands are--no steering wheel movement and the Vette just gets closer to the pavement. Stock suspension too! Awesome!

What's it like to go 200+ in a Hennessey Corvette?
About 1/2 way thru video, you'll find out...TURN ON SOUND!

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See what it takes to build and develop the Chevrolet Corvette C7.R in time for its inaugural race at the 2014 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, in the newly formed, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series.

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Thwart Evil
CAPTAIN CORVETTE

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The GMC Corvette Set would like to thank our current and past Sponsors and donors of the Corvette Fest.

The GMC Corvette Set raises money for our annual Corvette Fest to donate to the 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 don...
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The GMC Corvette Set is currently planning the 2014 Corvette Fest, part of which is a Silent Auction.

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

The GMC Corvette Set appreciates all donated items; items that will help us make Corvette Fest a fun and festive ev...
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If you hadn't seen this video - almost like being there

Thwart Evil !
CAPTAIN CORVETTE

HOW TO BUILD A NEW C7 CORVETTE

This moves right along. At the end, out pops a bunch of new C7 Corvettes….

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Take an in-depth look of the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06 with Corvette Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter.

Thwart Evil

Captain Corvette


Watch Tadge Juechter, Corvette Chief Engineer, give you an exclusive look at the newly-revealed 2015 Corvette Z06. It takes all the great things of the Stingray up to the next level, making it a true supercar. click here

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Chevrolet's Performance Data Recorder, on track in a 2014 Corvette Stingray

Alex Lloyd gets behind the wheel of a 2014 Corvette Stingray, completing a hotlap at Sebring using Chevrolet's new Performance Data Recorder.

Click here to watch the video.

Enjoy the Ride
CAPTAIN CORVETTE
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Bob C sent in this report from the Detroit Free Press.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Winning is not everything, but wanting to win is.....
Vince Lombardi


Henry Payne, of the Detroit News, interviews Tom Peters the Executive Director of Chevrolet Exterior Design for Truck and Performance Car.

Click here to read the story.
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AutoGuide concludes that "The 2014 Stingray Corvette is an incredible piece of vehicular mastery. Ok, that may be a bit much as the car isn’t perfect, but for under $60,000, it is one hell of a fast and refined sports car. To merely say Chevrolet upped the game with this new ‘Vette would be an understatement. And now there is a second Corvette coming to the market: the Stingray Convertible."

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For a tour of the Bowling Green Plant click here
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And the Beat Goes On -

Thwart evil
- CAPTAIN CORVETTE -

Source 2013-12-04 GM Media Report

DETROIT – Chevrolet will introduce the 2015 Corvette Z06 next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It will be the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features.

The Corve...
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Detroit News reports that GM will unveil the 2015 Z06 in Detroit.

Read the Detroit News Article click here

Thanks to Bob C for spotting this information.
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The Detroit News reports that General Motors Co. will produce a limited number of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition convertibles that will arrive in showrooms early next year.

To read the full story click here

Thanks to Bob C for spotting this article.
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In 2013 Our Members participated in at least 11 Car Shows. Twenty two of the Member's Corvettes won Awards at these Shows.

The Web Master recognized these Corvettes and Owners in the Member Car Gallery.

You Must Login to the Member Section of the Club's Web Site to see these Corvettes.

Then click here

Please report errors, omissions or revised information to the Web Master web-master.....
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Dun Werkin' will be back in January, 2014.

I am Carol C. and I will be doing the overall planning and scheduling for the 'Dun Werkin' series of lunches.

My husband Bruce and I have a 1996 White C-4. We have been members about 3 years. We joined about the same time as Gary and Carole D.

We will continue to schedule these lunches for the noon hour (anywhere between 11:30 AM to 1:30 P......
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In case you missed it Thursday, outstanding half hour interview with Tadge Juecter on the C7.

THWART EVIL!

- CAPTAIN CORVETTE -

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The Juecter interview starts at the video 25:30 mark and be sure to look at the list down the right side of the page for other C7 articles. Enjoy Web Master


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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
Edmunds

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Thanks to Russ M for submitting this article.
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Indy pace cars... ALL OF THEM !

Check this out

Enjoy the Ride
CAPTAIN CORVETTE

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The Corvette Fest 2013 Silent Auction is over and it was a resounding success.

The 2013 Silent Auction Committee thanks all the businesses and Club Members that donated items to this years auction.

We would like to thank the participants for their spirited bidding.

The Auction did raise significant monies for, our chosen charity, Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Remember, all the money from...
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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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The 2013 Corvette Fest Show Committee would like to thank the many people and Organizations that were Corvette Fest Sponsors or contributed items for door prizes, goodie bags and last, but not least, our Silent Auction.

Your collective contributions will add to the overall success of the 2013 Corvette Fest. See below for a list of our Sponsors and a link to the Sponsor's home page.

Thank yo....
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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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The Web Master has discontinued this article that was a running list of the last 3 weeks of changes. The Web Master plans to flag future signifigant changes to the inner pages of the web site in a specific New Article. These Articles may be 'public' or 'members only' depending on the content of the change.


Week of January 26, 2014
  • Article (video)October 2013 NCM Motorsports Track Tour
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