<VV> [fastvair] FW: SCRAMP Reorganizes; Who's Next in Corvette Hall of Fame?
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Thu Jan 7 15:13:16 EST 2016
I have been asked by the Museum to participate in the induction ceremony and help to create the tribute displayfor Donna Mae.
Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device-------- Original message --------From: "'BBRT' chsadek at comcast.net [fastvair]" <fastvair at yahoogroups.com> Date: 1/7/2016 2:57 PM (GMT-05:00) To: virtualvairs at corvair.org, fastvair at yahoogroups.com Subject: [fastvair] FW: SCRAMP Reorganizes; Who's Next in Corvette Hall of Fame?
Donna Mae Mims also of Yenko Sportscars/Stinger fame, will be inducted into Corvette Hall of Fame in Sept.
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Subject: SCRAMP Reorganizes; Who's Next in Corvette Hall of Fame? Vintage Motorsport Newsletter 1/7/2016 by Scott Paceley SCRAMP Reorganizes Business Structure Monterey, CA -- The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), founder and 59-year operator of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, has created a Board of Governors that will have full fiduciary governance, including financial oversight and short- and long-term planning, for the not-for-profit 501(c)(4) organization. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (photo: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca). Local industry and business leaders Mairead Hennessey, Michael Plitkins, Darius Sadeghi and Mike Smith join existing SCRAMP officers Gregg Curry, Dr. Dean Fewtrell and Gregg McWilliams on the SCRAMP Race and Events Board.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca contributed $62.1 million to the Monterey County economy during the 2015 five-race major event season through direct trip spending of non-county visitors, and produced $5.2 million in state and local taxes, according to a research study by California State University Monterey Bay. Since 2002, SCRAMP has invested $23 million in facility improvements including a hospitality center, suites and garages and new grandstands. Advertisementwww.goodingco.com Bondurant, Mims, Kramer Are 2016 Corvette Hall of Fame InducteesBowling Green, KY -- Bob Bondurant is one of three individuals being honored with the National Corvette Museum's highest honor for contributions to the past, present and future of Corvette. He was selected in the racing category, and joins Ralph Kramer in the GM/Chevrolet category, as well as the late Donna Mae Mims in the enthusiast category. During Corvette's early years, Bondurant helped to validate the Chevrolet Corvette as a world-class sports car, winning on racetracks both in the U.S. and abroad. Among those achievements is winning 18 of 20 SCCA-B production races in 1959 and clinching the West Coast Championship in his 1957 Corvette No. 51. From 1959-63, Bob won 30 of the 32 races entered, driving the Shelly Washburn 1959 Corvette and the 1963 Z06 Sting Ray, both No. 614. In 1967, Bob led the GT Class at Le Mans with co-driver Dick Guldstrand in a stock L88 Corvette Sting Ray until retiring at the 15th hour.Bob Bondurant races the famous No. 614 Corvette in the 1950s. (Photo: D. Randy Riggs Archive).Ralph Kramer was one of the first Chevrolet executives to bolster GM support for the Corvette Museum in its founding years. He helped the museum gain stature with the management of Chevrolet-Pontiac-Canada Division. He also served on the Museum's Board of Directors from 1990 to 1998.Known as "The Lady in Pink," the late Donna Mae Mims became a true Corvette enthusiast from the moment she first saw a new 1957 model on a dealership lot. Mims got involved in SCCA and started racing in 1961, winning the B Production ladies race that year at Cumberland. In 1963, she won the SCCA H Production National Championship with her "Think Pink" Sprite.Corvette Hall of Fame Inductees Bob Bondurant, Ralph Kramer, Donna Mae Mims (photos: National Corvette Museum). The 2016 honorees will be inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame on Sept. 2, as part of the Museum's 22nd Anniversary Celebration.Visit the Corvette Museum's website at www.corvettemuseum.org. 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Advertisementhttps://sites.google.com/site/58bugeyesprite/home Dates For AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Pickerington, Ohio -- The premier celebration of vintage motorcycling, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course July 8-10. A fundraiser for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the event features classic motorcycles of all makes and styles, and honors the riders who made them famous.Those attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will see plenty of classic motorcycles like this mint 1967 Honda 305 Super Hawk (Photo: D. Randy Riggs). Activities include the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which features road racing, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track racing. The event also includes North America's largest motorcycle swap meet with parts, bikes and memorabilia from all eras. A premier bike show will feature examples of some of history's most beloved motorcycles, both dirt and street and competition motorcycles, too.If you're an AMA member and buy tickets directly from the AMA before June 6, you'll receive a price discount of $5 off the advance rate for any type of pass. Call 800-262-5646.Get details at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/events/amavintagemotorcycledays. America on Wheels Museum Hosts 2016 Kimber Festival's Focus on MG Ridgefield, CT -- Organized as an "academic conference" by the New England MG 'T' Register, the April 8-9 Kimber Festival will include presentations about all MGs, with topics that may include design and production, technical discussions, competitors, competitions, etc. All MG enthusiasts are welcome.The Kimber Festival celebrates the rich heritage of MG. 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