Last weekend the Michigan Chapter of the NCRS hosted the Motor City Regional judging meet. The event took place in Dearborn, Michigan in the shadows of Ford’s sprawling product development campus. Les Stanford Chevrolet, one of the top selling Corvette dealers, provided the venue at their Annex building which also serves as their new vehicle prep facility. As luck would have it, a transporter just happened to drop off a load of brand new C7’s on Friday morning. The batch included a $146,000 Sebring Orange 2019 ZR1.
Owners and enthusiasts from as far away as California made the trek to metro Detroit. Roughly 40 cars took part in Flight judging, Bowtie signoff, Performance Verification, and American Heritage judging in addition other various displays for previous NCRS award winners. The Sportsman display outside the massive tent showcased Corvettes driven to Dearborn by those attending the meet.
Throughout the weekend, attendees also had the opportunity to partake in tours of the GM Heritage Center, the Lingenfelter Collection as well as an exclusive driving tour of GM’s Milford Proving Grounds.
We found Corvettes of all generations both in and outside of the judging tent. Some of our favorite early Corvettes included a charcoal gray 1958 fuelie, a stunning black on silver 1965 fuelie, and a duo of cool C2 racers. We were really feeling the blue C3’s last weekend including a thumping 1969 L88 convertible, an unrestored 1972 convertible, and a 7,000-mile 1977 coupe rescued from a decades-long garage slumber. A 1,700-mile 40th anniversary convertible and a black on red 1991 ZR1 were our favorite C4’s.
We’ve already taken a look at some of the midyear Corvettes at the Motor City Regional so here’s look at the remainder of the great cars in attendance.
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