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Unique Corvette Memorabilia Items to be Included in the 100th Anniversary Time Capsule

by Mitch Talley on September 6, 2012

Unique Corvette Memorabilia Items to be Included in the 100 Anniversary Time Capsule

Corvette enthusiasts are getting a sneak peek at some of the memorabilia that will be included in a 100th Anniversary Time Capsule being gathered by Mid America Motorworks.

This week, Mid America’s Mike Yager revealed four of the rare and meaningful items that have been donated to the time capsule that will ultimately be opened up on the Corvette’s 100th anniversary in 2053.

Check out these Corvette memorabilia items that will be sealed up for 50 years in the Mid America Motorwork’s 100th Anniversary Time Capsule:

  • 50th Anniversary Corvette Medallion – Given by Chevrolet to signify a milestone in the brand’s history, this medallion was presented to the Official C5/C6 Registry by Corvette Chief Engineer David Hill at the Corvette Celebration in Nashville, Tenn. in 2003. Submitted by the Official C5/C6 Registry Organization.

  • Bottle of port from the first Australian National Corvette Convention – Held in Melbourne, Australia, this rare bottle was given out at the first Australian National Corvette Convention, an event still held today and celebrates the Aussie’s passion for America’s sports car. Submitted by Darren Pelacchi of Melbourne, Australia.

  • Original Corvette Car Cookie Box signed by Zora Arkus-Duntov – Given out at the first anniversary of the National Corvette Museum, this cookie box has been signed by Zora Arkus-Dontov, the “Father of the Corvette”. Submitted by Bill Dunbar of Murrells Inlet, S.C.

  • Commemorative plaque from the Grand Opening of the National Corvette Museum – Given out as a souvenir at the Grand Opening of the National Corvette Museum on September 2, 1994. It features Zora Arkus-Duntov, the “Father of the Corvette”, and a message from Dan Gale, the first president of the National Corvette Museum. Submitted by the National Corvette Museum of Bowling Green, KY.

Yager will also include a crown jewel surprise item from his personal collection. All the memorabilia, which was donated by Corvette enthusiasts, will be unveiled during the Corvette Funfest 2012 at Mid America’s campus in Effingham, Ill.., on Sept. 13-16.

“This time capsule represents the first 60 years of Corvette history and the passion it instills in enthusiasts around the world,” Yager said. “Looking at the items we’ve received, I’m confident we can bottle that enthusiasm to help fuel future generations of ‘Vette fans.”

Mid America Motorworks is the world’s largest supplier of aftermarket parts and accessories for Corvettes.

Source:
Mid America Motorworks

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