On Saturday, we traveled across the state of Florida to Palm Beach to watch the first retail 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe auctioned at Barrett-Jackson. It should come as no surprise that the winner was Chevrolet dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick who bid $1 Million for the supercharged Corvette.
I’ve been thinking about writing this post since word of the giant sinkhole opening up inside the National Corvette Museum made headlines around the world.
The staff of the Corvette Museum, led by their unshakable leader Wendell Strode, have really stepped up to confront this natural disaster head-on. We’ve seen the videos of the damaged cars and heard from the experts about the local geology. But now it’s time for the Museum to hear from us, the enthusiasts and Corvette owners who helped make the NCM what it is today.
Despite having insurance which will cover stabilizing the main Spire and repairing the floor inside the Sky Dome, the NCM will have some major out-of-pocket expenses including sinkhole remediation and insurance deductibles.
Article contributed by Lance Miller / Corvettes at Carlisle / Chip Miller Charitable Foundation
The Corvette hobby lost an amazing person in 2004. My father, Chip Miller passed away from a rare disease called amyloidosis. Shortly after his passing, my family and I decided to start the Chip Miller Charitable Foundation (CMCF) in his honor and to raise awareness of this terrible disease.
The Corvette hobby was and continues to be the driving force behind the efforts and mission of the CMCF. My father was not only a wonderful person; he was also a best friend and mentor to me and many of my friends. His loss affected me in many ways, but most importantly to follow his mantra of “Life is good!” He was an incredibly positive, caring and generous person and his passing made me realize just how precious every minute really is and to enjoy the time we have on this earth.
One of our happy places, The Lingenfelter Collection, will be holding their annual fall open house coming up on Saturday, October 12th. Festivities will run from 10am to 5pm. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, proceeds from the event will go to the Shades of Pink Foundation which helps ease the financial burden of a breast cancer diagnosis.
Alright Corvette folks, it’s time to do some good for the neighborhood. The 10th annual Toys for Tots Corvette Cruise hosted by
The PinkVette has generated a lot of green on its recent travels around the Northeast raising money to fight breast cancer.
The specially painted 1984 Corvette has spent the past 18 months as the cornerstone of the “Cruisin for a Cure” campaign that has already raised twice as much money as organizers had anticipated.
Our friends at Mid America Motorworks recently announced that they’ve setup a college scholarship in the name of Dave McLellan. McLellan was the 2nd Chief Engineer on the Corvette program and helped bring the C4 ZR1 to life among other achievements. The fund, known as the David R. McLellan Engineering Endowed Scholarship will support mechanical engineering students at Wayne State University – McLellan’s alma mater in Detroit.
The hood has been closed on another Corvettes on Woodward charity food drive. Just like prior years approximately 500 Corvettes showed up to support the Open Hands Food Pantry in Royal Oak, MI. The annual Corvette cruise is held each year on the Wednesday night prior to the Woodward Dream Cruise and has become the cornerstone event in a 3-day Corvette bender for gearheads.
The days of the calendar are flipping by faster than the new C7 can sprint from 0-60mph. August is nearly upon which means that the Woodward Dream Cruise is right around the corner. Along with that comes all of the activities beforehand that makeup the annual Corvettes on Woodward fiesta. Once again, organizer Larry Courtney has assembled 3 full days Corvette goodness for participants.
On Friday at 6 pm EST, the 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible made its way to the center stage at the 2013 Barrett-Jackson collector car auction in Palm Beach. Up for grabs was the right to buy the very first retail production Corvette Stingray Convertible when it becomes available later this year. In the front row sat Chevy dealer and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, who paid $1 million for first Stingray Coupe at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale auction in January.