The long awaited Pace Car Reunion is now here. The Bi-annual event skipped 2009 so members could participate in the National Corvette Caravan and the National Corvette Museum’s 15th anniversary.
The event has returned this year and will once again resume the alternate year schedule.
SEPTEMBER 21st - 25th DON’T MISS THIS ONE….
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This year the event is new, unusual and expanded from the more limited events in the past. Kickoff is Wednesday, September 22nd in Bowling Green and activities in the first part of the day include a private group tour of the Corvette Assembly Plant and a visit with Bob Parcell, the BGAP Manager. Leaving the plant the group will reconvene at the Museum for an update on the Motorsports Park and a guided tour of the Museum. Following the tour the participants will gather in the Conference Center for a catered lunch Meet ‘n Greet and Drivers/Navigators meeting. Shortly afterwards the cars will be staged along the front drive in preparation for the caravan to Indianapolis, the spiritual home of Corvette Pace Cars.
Thursday morning brings us to a full day of activities in Indianapolis starting with a tour of the Chip Ganassi /Target Racing team garage. These garages normally don’t provide tours but thanks to several Pace Car Registry members our group will have special access. Leaving the Ganassi garage the group will head over to Indianapolis Motor Speedway and visit the Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. After visiting IMS and time off for lunch, we head out to visit the Ray Skillman Car Collection, a large private collection of all kinds of cars and automobile memorabilia. The day closes out with a visit and dinner at Andy Wolf’s Car Collection.
The next morning the Tour participants will depart for Troy, Michigan with a special stop in Auburn, Indiana at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum where we will be treated to lunch and a tour before heading on to Troy where we will be staying at the Somerset Inn.
Saturday morning, after a private breakfast at the Somerset, tour participants will caravan out to Milford, Michigan for a special access visit to General Motors’ top secret Milford Proving Ground. The General Motors Milford Proving Grounds was the industry’s first dedicated automobile testing facility when it opened in 1924. The proving ground includes the equivalent of 132 miles of highway-quality roads for vehicle testing and covers 4,000 acres. Some roads are open only to drivers who have passed special performance driving training. We are thrilled to announce the 2010 Pace Car Reunion will be visiting the Milford Proving Grounds on Saturday September 25th. We will visit the facility, drive on the high-speed oval, and line up the cars for a group picture!
Milford is also where Zora Arkus Duntov tested two 1963 Corvettes in that legendary video featuring drivers Dave MacDonald and Dr. Dick Thompson. Nobody gets a chance to visit the facility…until now! Just how special is Milford?
This will be only the 4th time since 1992 that GM “outsiders” are allowed to play at the facility.
Leaving MPG we head to nearby Pratt & Miller for lunch and a tour of the engineering firm’s race facilities including the C6R cars and the transporters. This is the heart and soul of Corvette Racing and participants will be able to meet some of the people critical to the team’s success. After Pratt & Miller we turn back towards Sterling Heights and the opportunity to view a portion of GM’s Heritage Collection. The event draws to a close with a dinner in Troy joined by a number of VIP guests.
The Tour bears the hallmark of NCM events; go where the public can’t go, do what the public can’t do and have fun doing it. The price for the entire package is $690 for the primary registrant and $290 for their guest.
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PACE CAR EVENT AGENDA: CLICK HERE!
For the Ganley Corvette team;
Your friend and fan….
New Vehicle Manager | Corvette Specialist
GANLEY CHEVROLET | CORVETTE
310 W. Garfield (RT82)
Aurora, Ohio 44202
EMAIL RICK @ GANLEY HERE
Phone: (330) 562 -8585
Fax: (330) 995 -7070