A sound track of bits of the Adam-12 television program — “1 Adam-12, 1 Adam-12, see the man at…..” — was playing near the 1969 Plymouth Belvedere that looked like it had just emerged from the set of the show. Parked nearby were tribute duplicates of Andy and Barney’s black-and-white Mayberry Sheriff’s Department Ford and of Starsky and Hutch’s ’74 Gran Torino Sport in its dramatic red-and-white paint scheme.
The National Corvette Museum officially reopened the Skydome on Thursday and Chevrolet was on hand to return the now-restored 1 Millionth Corvette to the building. Both the car and the building were damaged in February 2014 when a sinkhole opened beneath the structure.
As part of the restoration process, staff at the GM Technical Center in Warren, Michigan, discovered that the car had been autographed by seemingly every worker at the Corvette assembly plant on the day the white 1992 convertible traveled along the line.
Those signatures were everywhere, even behind various panels, and the Tech Center team went to great lengths to preserve every one of them. And they almost did.
Two of the signatures could be scanned and reproduced on the parts used in the restoration of the car, but one piece was so damaged that the signature it bore could not be saved.
So on Thursday, Chevrolet invited former GM team member Angela Lamb back to Bowling Green, Kentucky, to sign a replacement panel that was the last piece in the restoration puzzle. Continue reading
The National Corvette Museum’s 21st anniversary is September 3-5 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The anniversary celebration includes many NCM Motorsports Park activities, the Skydome’s grand re-opening and the reveal of the now-restored One-Millionth Corvette, as well as a Corvette racing display, seminars, road tours, a NASCAR exhibit and the Corvette Hall of Fame inductions.
Anyone who trailers a precious classic car or vintage racer has to face the ultimate, and sometimes humiliating, moment of truth: backing up into a tight space.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is hosting History on the Rocks, a fundraising effort Friday to help the museum digitize its archival collections. Guests in attendance will be treated to cocktail sampling, hors d’oeuvres, and live galleries throughout the museum.
RM Sotheby’s has announced that nearly three dozen cars coming out of the collections of two prominent classic car enthusiasts will be offered for bidding at the auction house’s annual Hershey sale, scheduled for October 8-9 in conjunction with the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet.
For more than a decade, British artist Gerry Judah’s amazing automotive sculptures have towered over the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed. But now one of his works has been erected on a permanent basis with “Inspiration 911” unveiled at the entrance to the Porscheplatz in front of the Porsche Museum in Zuffenhausen, a suburb of Stuttgart, Germany.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum’s 10th annual benefit extravaganza is scheduled for Thursday, September 3, and will feature the auction of three vehicles as part of the fund-raiser for the museum’s education program. The evening will have an aviation theme.
Kei Kars (Japanese micro cars) are the featured attraction September 27 at the annual Autumn Classic & Fringe show at Britain’s Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Continue reading