The National Corvette Museum is a special place for me and my family. It’s a loud, brazen, very American place. And, Dad’s had several ‘Vettes over the years. We stopped by for a couple of hours on our way back from Indy.
This is Roy Orbison’s ’67, on loan from his widow. Clearly it’s been painted, but it has a lot of original bits on it too. The seats look good, but also look 45 years old.
This is the first C6 ZR1 I’ve ever seen in the ‘glass. I have healthy respect for this car’s performance, but the surface details are over the top, even for a Corvette. The clear window in the hood, overlooking an utterly nonfunctional plastic shroud, is just silly.
This has emerged as my favorite car in the museum. This is a ’72 big block convertible in Steel Cities Grey. I absolutely love it. There is a dignified brutality about it.
Here is another ’72. This is a survivor. This unrestored car has just under 25,000 original miles on it.
Until fairly recently, a car like this would have been meticulously put back to showroom-new condition. I’m glad we’re more appreciative of graceful aging now.
It was a great trip with my boys and my dad. As he’s fond of saying, we’re “making memories.”