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02-21-05, 11:04 AM
Mark Kent Named Director of GM Racing

General Motors has named Mark Kent as the new director of racing. Kent will oversee engineering and marketing activities for all of GM's motorsports programs, including NASCAR, NHRA, SCCA, Grand American, American Le Mans and IRL. Kent, 44, replaces Doug Duchardt, who held the position for the last two years. Kent has experience in powertrain development both for production and race vehicles. From 1987 to 1992, he held motorsports engineering and program manager positions for winning IMSA GTU and SCCA Trans Am programs. Most recently, he was the GM Powertrain design systems engineer for the Northstar V-8 line-up of engines. "Our racing efforts will benefit from Mark's motorsports engineering and program management experience and his competitive nature," said Steve Shannon, executive director of GM Marketing Services. "He has a strong track record of leading and supporting successful racing programs for the company." Kent takes the reins to GM's extensive motorsports program on March 1, 2005.

Corvette Show Wrap Up

We are down to our final Corvette show listings sent in by our NCM Ambassadors. Thank you to everyone. We want to remind everyone that you are welcome to list your Corvette show or event information on our website via our events database section available at: http://www.corvettemuseum.com/calendar/events_admin.htm (http://www.corvettemuseum.com/calendar/events_admin.htm)

This section is set up so that show organizers can enter and update their own specific show information. You may view all shows that have been posted by visiting: www.corvettemuseum.com (http://www.corvettemuseum.com/) and clicking on the “Club Events” link.

· February 18-21 – Deep South Corvette’s New Zealand Corvette Nationals – South Island, New Zealand Ashley@flintoffs.co.nz (Ashley@flintoffs.co.nz)

· March 11-21 – Central Ohio Corvette Owners Assoc at Columbus Auto Show – Columbus, Ohio CORVETTDUFF@aol.com (CORVETTDUFF@aol.com)

· April 24 – Corvettes De Olympia 25th Annual All City Rally – Olympia, Washington www.corvettesdeolympia.org/events/index.htm (http://www.corvettesdeolympia.org/events/index.htm)

· May 7th – 5th Annual Circle City Corvette Club’s All Corvette Car Show – Indianapolis, Indiana www.circlecitycorvetteclub.net (http://www.circlecitycorvetteclub.net/)

· May 20-22 – Lonestar Corvette Classic – Texas Motor Speedway www.lonestarcorvette.com (http://www.lonestarcorvette.com/)

· June 3-5 – Western Ky Corvette Club’s “Vettes in the Village”, Kentucky Dam Village State Park www.westernkycorvetteclub.com/Vettes_on_the_lake/index.htm (http://www.westernkycorvetteclub.com/Vettes_on_the_lake/index.htm)

· June 4 – Circle City Corvette Club’s All Corvette Car Show – Indianapolis, Indiana - www.circlecitycorvetteclub.net (http://www.circlecitycorvetteclub.net/)

· June 5 – Corvette Club of America’s 49th Annual Corvette Show, Gaithersburg, Maryland – www.corvetteclubofamerica.org (http://www.corvetteclubofamerica.org/)

· June 12 – C3 Vette Registry 2nd Annual “Corvette’s for a Cure” – Phoenixville, Pennsylvania www.CorvettesForACure.com (http://www.corvettesforacure.com/)

· June 25-26 – Corvette Club of Delaware Valley-35th Annual “Cavalcade of Corvettes” – Newtown, Pennsylvania - www.ccdv.com (http://www.ccdv.com/) or 215-938-7722

· July 9 – Florida Corvette Club’s Annual Chevy/Corvette Show, Orlando, Florida - www.floridacorvetteclub.com (http://www.floridacorvetteclub.com/) or cmsmith716@cfl.rr.com (cmsmith716@cfl.rr.com)

· July 16 – Classical Glass Corvette Club show – Green River State Park, Campbellsville, Kentucky - kimble@jessieinsurance.com (kimble@jessieinsurance.com) or 270-465-2365

· July 16 – Corvette Club of Columbus-Hot Summer Days Show – Columbus, Indiana - www.columbuscorvette.com (http://www.columbuscorvette.com/)

· July 24 – Niagara Corvette Club Corvette Show – Reif Estate Winery, Niagara on the Lake - nikki@mergetel.com (nikki@mergetel.com)

· August 21 – Flood City Corvette Club’s 3rd Annual Airport Cruise-In/Fly-In Show – Johnstown, Pennsylvania – krumenacker@somersettrust.com (krumenacker@somersettrust.com)

· September 17- Lewisville Morning Rotary 10th Annual Charity Truck, Cycle and Car Show – Lewisville, Texas - tfatchison@aol.com (tfatchison@aol.com)

· September 23-25 – Cape Cod Corvette Club’s “Corvettes on the Cape Cod” Weekend – Sandwich, Massachusetts - www.capecodcorvetteclub.com (http://www.capecodcorvetteclub.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/)