Re: Who says that Corvette is the most iconic American Sportscar?

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Can u tell me any other car (in the world) that has a dedicated National Museum with specialized events for particular owners of their
car and broken down to their specific type , banquet dinners, expensive prize giveaways, and informative technical seminars conducted by factory personnel ??? This further justifys the fact that the Corvette is a true American Icon . IE :
NCM (National Corvette Museum) Quick Links 2007 Events Shop the Online Store Become a member Visit our home page Check out our T-shirt Gallery for the lastest Designs! Shop Online in the Corvette Store $10 Could Win You a new Corvette! Purchase Your Tickets Online Here Own a True Piece of Corvette History From the First Corvette Assembly Plant Place Your Order here: Become a Museum Member and Help Preserve Corvette's Legacy! Over 28,000 Members Strong! 2007 NCM Events 13th Anniversary Corvette Celebration August 30-Sept 2 Pace Car Event September 27-29 Classic Corvettes October 11-13 Z06 Fest October 18-20 And the Winner Is… Congratulations to Charles Nixon of Forth Worth, Texas (ticket number 1166) drawn this afternoon as the winner of the 2007 Corvette Indy Pace Car Convertible! Charles owns several classic automobiles including two 1965 Corvettes and was excited to be drawn as the winner. Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket. Your next chance to win a new Corvette is coming up on Saturday, September 1 as part of our Labor Day Celebration festivities – six weeks away! We will be drawing the winner of the 2008 Victory Red Corvette Coupe and tickets are only $10 each! Take a chance and purchase your tickets online at: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/raffle/index.shtml or call us at: (800) 53-VETTE. 2009 Caravan Registration is Open! Register now and select your caravan route for the 2009 National Corvette Caravan! Planning for the 4th National Corvette Caravan has been underway for two years and the route captains have been working to make each route as spectacular as possible. Join thousands of other Corvette enthusiasts in August 2009 on a journey you will never forget as you travel to Bowling Green, Kentucky to help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary. Our website will give you all the details you need to register for the caravan activities, contact the captain for the route you choose, and sign on to be a part of the “caravan chat” list to keep you informed on all the updates and happenings. If setting off on an expedition of a lifetime with other enthusiasts is your idea of fun – we encourage you to join us by registering online at: http://www.corvettecaravan.com View coverage of the 2003 caravan and festivities at: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/caravan/2003/index.shtml Adopt-A-Corvette of Your Own Inside the Museum Our “Adopt-A-Corvette” program opened in February and several display cars have been adopted by clubs and supporters. This program was created as a fundraiser to benefit our Building Campaign efforts and to offer families, clubs, members and organizations a chance to be a featured sponsor of a Corvette on display inside the Museum. Adopting families or organizations can choose, according to availability, a vehicle from the NCM or GM owned vehicles to adopt for three months or six months. The adopter will receive a “Certificate of Adoption” as well as a photograph of the vehicle. A professionally designed plaque with the adopting family or organization’s name, city and the name of the vehicle and photo will be displayed beside the adopted Corvette. At the end of the adoption period, the sponsor will receive the photograph plaque by mail. Adopt a Corvette for three months in return for a $300 donation or for six months with a $500 donation. If you or your club is interested in adopting a Corvette and would like to receive a list of Corvettes available for adoption, please contact Membership Services Manager, Stephanie Morrill at: snipped-for-privacy@corvettemuseum.com. Get Ready For A High Performance Driving Event at Spring Mountain We are pleased to expand our highly demanded High Performance Driving program with our first-ever West Coast based event. On November 10th and 11th the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, NV will be the host site for the Museum’s 6th driving school. Building on the success of the programs which have been hosted at Carolina Motorsports Park, Putnam Park and Virginia International Raceway, the Museum’s High Performance schools focus on handling and performance driving, and put safety first as part of the experience. Students will be assigned to run groups based on their level of experience, from totally new beginners to the very experienced advanced drivers. Students will have as much as 2 hours of class and 3-4 hours of track time over the 2 day event. Students who are not solo qualified will have an instructor in the car with them at all times on the track. All participants will get a full two days of track experience, an event shirt, lanyard & credential and dinner on the first evening of the event. The cost to participate is $435 for NCM Members and non-members can participate for a fee of $485, which includes a one-year membership. Registration will open via our website on August 7th, 2007 at 8:00 a.m. CT. Our driving events fill quickly, so get ready to reserve your spot. For more information or questions, contact NCM Events Manager, Roc Linkov at: snipped-for-privacy@corvettemuseum.com C6 Corvette Sunglasses and More in the Store There is always something new in the Corvette Store and this week’s featured item is colorful and just right for hot and sunny summer days. Take a look at our lightweight, scratch-resistant, polycarbonate, premium sunglasses available in six colors featuring the C6 emblem on the temple as well as the C6 script on the silicone temple end. The polycarbonate mirror lenses are virtually shatterproof, and offer maximum protection from UVA and UVB rays while providing optimal color contrast, sharper visual acuity, reduced eyestrain and a special scratch resistant coating. The C6 Corvette Emblem Sunglasses come with a deluxe neoprene case which includes an extra set of driving lenses and comes packaged in a gift box. Shop online in the Corvette Store and take a look at these stylish sunglasses by clicking here: http://store.corvettemuseum.com/detail.aspx?ID=883 or call us at: (800) 53-VETTE. Have You Reserved Your Table at the 2007 Corvette Hall of Fame? Many clubs, businesses and supporters are reserving corporate table seating at the 2007 Corvette Hall of Fame scheduled as part of our Labor Day Celebration August 30-September 1. Each corporate table will have special recognition at the event and in our Hall of Fame program available at the banquet, in addition to receiving commemorative glasses at each place setting. Wednesday, August 1 is the deadline for you to receive recognition in the Hall of Fame program. You can reserve a corporate table for your club, business or organization by registering online or by contacting Adam Boca at: snipped-for-privacy@corvettemuseum.com This year’s Corvette Hall of Fame Induction will be a memorable event as we add Corvette Racing Legend, Doug Hooper; C4 Consultant and Technical Specialist, Gordon Killebrew and Project Opel Designer, Carl Renner to our elite group of recipients. The Corvette Hall of Fame is part of the many festivities scheduled for our 13th Anniversary Celebration August 30-September 1. Find out more and register online at: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/registration/celebration/info.shtml Gavin and Beretta Score Sixth GT1 Win of Season in Mid-Ohio ALMS The GT1 class in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was a tale of two Corvettes. It was the best of times for Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta as they scored their sixth victory in seven American Le Mans Series races in 2007. Gavin and Beretta's 28-second victory over their teammates extended their lead in the GT1 championship to 36 points with five races remaining. Both Corvettes completed 125 laps around the 2.25-mile Mid-Ohio circuit, finishing 11th and 12th overall. Beretta extended his record for ALMS career victories to 34, and Gavin notched his 25th ALMS win. Read the complete release at: http://www.corvetteracing.com Corvette Racing's next event is the four-hour Generac 500 at Road America on Saturday, August 11. NBC Sports will televise the race tape-delayed at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday, August 12. Please share this newsletter with interested friends and colleagues. Archives available online at http://listserv.corvettemuseum.com/archives To subscribe or un-subscribe to this newsletter, or change the list options Click here. 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On Jul 25, 10:27 pm, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (dave) wrote:

OH Please, the 3 most revolutionary cars of the 20th century are actually The Model-T Ford, Volkswagen Beetle, and the Toyota Corolla.
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'OH Please, the 3 most revolutionary cars of the 20th century are actually The Model-T Ford, Volkswagen Beetle, and the Toyota Corolla.'
REPLY: Your jealousy is showing thru. Further, do any of these 'revolutionary cars' have a National Museum devoted to it with all the fanfare that the Corvette National Museum does ? ANd do any of them have National Festivals for that specific car ? Stop trying to justify not owning a Corvette, and git one ; then you can be our Friend !
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On Wed, 25 Jul 2007 19:43:46 -0700, Sal (Isn't that a girl's name)

To commemorate the end of the last century, "Automotive Engineering International," official publication of the Society of Automotive Engineers International asked its subscribers to vote on the Best Engineered Car for each decade. The winner for the 1990s: Chevrolet Corvette. Oh, and the 'Vette was also chosen to be the winner of the Best Engineered car of the 20th Century.
http://www.sae.org/automag/bestcar/index.htm
Unlike your unfounded, unproven and, outrageously uninformed opinions, gathered from random Internet sites and from playing video games, this award has real meaning. The winners were chosen by tabulating the votes of people who actually design automobiles.
And yes, we all acknowledge that the VW Beetle did deserve its award way back in 1950, so don't bother telling us how great that makes subsequent VWs or how smart it makes you.
Finally, anyone who doesn't believe the Corvette to be a true American icon is so abjectly ignorant as to be mistaken for plant life.
If you expect a response, prove, disprove or refute something. Judging from your posting history, that is laughably improbable, so you may as well get online and order up some hydroponic nutrients, plant boy.
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