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02-09-05, 05:51 PM
Machine Silver Raffle – Less Than 25 Tickets Left

We are down to less than 25 tickets on the Machine Silver Coupe raffle limited to only 500 tickets! Thank you to everyone who has supported this raffle fundraiser and good luck on the drawing. The winner will be drawn and announced at 1:00 p.m. during the C5/C6 Bash activities on Friday, April 22 and does not need to be present to win. Raffle winners are posted via our website also and can be viewed by clicking here: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/raffle_winners/index.shtml (http://www.corvettemuseum.com/raffle_winners/index.shtml)

Purchase your raffle ticket online for either the Machine Silver or for any of our Corvette raffle fundraisers by visiting our website at: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/raffle/index.shtml (http://www.corvettemuseum.com/raffle/index.shtml)

Tickets may also be purchased by calling (800) 53-VETTE.

Sixth Generation Corvette To Pace Daytona

During the national broadcast of "Fox & Friends" yesterday, Chevrolet unveiled the new 2005 Corvette that will pace NASCAR's most prestigious event – the Daytona 500. Dale Earnhardt Jr., the 2004 Daytona 500 champion, revealed the Corvette coupe that will pace the 43-car field in "The Great American Race" on Sunday, Feb. 20. "The pace car is based on the new 2005 production Corvette, which brings more power and precision to drivers than any Corvette in history," said Brent Dewar, Chevrolet general manager. "The Daytona 500 provides a good opportunity to showcase the capabilities of the Corvette." The design of the Daytona 500 Corvette pace vehicle includes elements that reflect the heritage and attitude of historic winning Corvette racecars. It is painted in Millennium Yellow with a black racing stripe centered across the hood, roof and trunk lid. The Daytona 500 logo is displayed on each door along with Chevy's "An American Revolution" slogan

on the rear spoiler.

New Corvette Engine Shatters Previous OHV RPM Limits

GM engineers have achieved a feat many speculated was not possible. The new LS7 7.0-liter OHV (overhead valve) V-8 engine for the 2006 ZO6 Corvette will not only achieve 500 horsepower but will be capable of running up to 7100 rpm. The previous limit was 6600 rpm in the 6.0-liter LS2. With this new engine GM is showing multi-valve overhead cam performance is achievable with a two-valve cam-in-block engine. For the new ZO6, higher rpm allows the driver to remain in first gear to just over 60 mph, contributes to higher top speed and improves overall vehicle performance. The LS7 is one of the first automotive OHV production engines in the industry capable of over 7000 rpm. The new ZO6's sub four-second 0-60 mph time is achieved in part by the extended rpm range and the ability to remain in first gear past 60 mph. The over-190 top speed of the ZO6 is partially due to the speed capability of the engine.

Corvette Show Listings Go On

We are down to the final shows remaining on our show updates, with only a few months left to go. Thank you for joining us in spreading the word about these shows.

March 6 – Crescent City Corvette Club’s 5th Annual Legends Open Show – Boomtown Casino, Harvey, Louisiana - Beignet@Cox.net (Beignet@Cox.net)

April 9 – Houston Texas Corvette Owners Club’s Spring Car Show – Sugarland, Texas - www.corvetteownersclubhouston.com (http://www.corvetteownersclubhouston.com/)

May 7 – Bud’s 15th Annual Corvette Show – Bud’s Chevrolet, St. Mary’s, Ohio - tom@budschevy.com (tom@budschevy.com)

May 7 – Tri City Corvette Club Car Show – Handlebar Restaurant, Port Arthur, Texas - dshaw@eonet.net (dshaw@eonet.net)

May 12-14 – Southeast NCRS Chapter 2005 Regional Meet – National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green, Kentucky - bobvette@bellsouth.net (bobvette@bellsouth.net) or j1943@charter.net (j1943@charter.net)

May 14 – Stuart Corvette Club’s 7th Annual River Cruise-In – Ft. Pierce, Florida - Robsobszak@aol.com (Robsobszak@aol.com)

May 15 – All American Corvette Club’s 5th Annual “Wild About Corvettes” Show, Bergenfield, New Jersey - www.a-a-c-c.com (http://www.a-a-c-c.com/) or chrisrip@optonline.net (chrisrip@optonline.net)

May 15 – Corvette Club of Battle Creek 17th Annual Corvette Celebration, Hastings, Michigan - (269) 945-3775

May 27-30 - 34th Annual Big Sky Corvette Meet - Whitefish, Montana - www.spokanecorvetteclub.com (http://www.spokanecorvetteclub.com/)

About the Submitter: Submitted by Bobbie Jo Lee-National Corvette Museum Communicationswho can be reached at mailto:bobbiejo@corvettemuseum.com (bobbiejo@corvettemuseum.com), or visited on the web at http://www.corvettemuseum.com (http://www.corvettemuseum.com/)