2011 Corvette World Tribute Update

Images: Richard Prince Photography

A unique celebration is being prepared for the 100th Anniversary of Chevrolet. As we have reported previously, the event will take place at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, one day after the August ALMS event. However, there will be lots going on for Corvette lovers during the preceding days.

The organizing body has now released a provisional schedule for the celebration, covering the period from August 18 through the 21st. Registration will open at 1:00 PM on the Wednesday for all the early birds attending. Thursday will see the opening of the Invited Vehicles display, the ALMS-sponsored Corvette Corral and the manufacturers’ midway.

Friday activities include celebrity guests, several Q&A sessions, an ALMS racing team autograph session, and later in the evening, a special screening of The Quest – a LeMans documentary film. Saturday will see Corvette Club displays open, Corvette parade laps before the ALMS event and, of course, the regularly scheduled races.

Invited guests for the event include such Corvette notables as John Fitch, Dick Guldstrand, Tony DeLorenzo, Gib Hufstader, Tom Stephani, Jerry Burton, John Heinricy, Ron Fellows and many more. A special display of historically significant Corvette race cars through the ages is also being prepared. These will range from early Sebring racers through to recent Lemans challengers.

Sunday participants will be divided into four groups including Vintage, Historic, HPDX and Touring in order to keep similar performance cars together. Vintage and Historic participants will race later in the day, while the other classes will gets lots of track time.

You can keep track of developments or sign up for a newsletter by visiting the event web site. This certainly sounds like one of the big events of the year and something that anyone within a generous day’s drive shouldn’t miss out on.

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Don Roy

Don's background includes 14 years in the OEM and Tier2 domestic auto industry, as well as three years as Technical Editor of a muscle car enthusiast print magazine. He is a mechanical engineer by trade and completed his first project car when he was 16 years old - after rebuilding the engine in his bedroom. His hobbies include photography, film making and building the odd robot from time to time.
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