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    Default NCRS Arizona Regional

    The Regional is winding down. The judging has completed and all are resting at the hotel awaiting the awards banquet. It has been a few years since I have been able to attend a meet. I knew I was missing out but this was more than I expected. The quality of the cars was amazing. There was everything from a 1960 that has scored 97.4 to very original unrestored cars. If you think your car has to be perfect in every detail to participate in NCRS events, well you are wrong. There was a strong showing of original cars with original paint. Cars that everyone agreed were too valuable as is to be restored. I was pointed to two original owner '63 coupes on the floor. I think there were six split windows all together. Also there was a '65 Marlboro Maroon Fuelie coupe that was completely original right down to the checked lacquer paint. There were two Sebring Silver split windows setting close to each other. One was a fresh total restoration and the other still had the paint that was sprayed on it at St Louis in 1963. Quite a contrast.

    I made a lot of new friends this week. Friendships that I'm sure will last a long time. I'm also feeling a strong erg to get working on that '59 again. Who knows, I might even take my wife's L81 out to a chapter meet this year.

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    A few more.
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    The 1965 396 coupe in the above post (on the lift) was used for the advanced judging school yesterday. This was it's first outing with only 12 miles on the fresh restoration. The large sky light in the center of the Tucson Expo Center made a great spot to place the lift for maximum lighting. The underside of this car is amazing.

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    Beautiful 1969 L89 from Michigan.
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    This 1957 Fuel Injection Corvette has a lot of stories to tell. Thought to have well over 300,00 miles on the car it has been around and well used. It is mostly unrestored and was the subject of the morning Advanced Judging School. Cars like this show you how things really were on these cars before they were taken apart and restored. A rolling encyclopedia of sorts.

    The owner told the story of how the car became separated from it's original engine. It seems that in 1966 the car had well over 100,000 miles on it and was smoking quite badly. Paying attention to engine number back then wasn't a big deal and the owner thought that a 283 was a 283 and that's all there was to it. The local Chevy dealer had an almost new 1966 Chevy station wagon that had burnt inside. The owner of the '57 bought the '66 for the new 283 and swapped it into the Corvette. Then he put the Corvette engine in the back of the station wagon and had it hauled off to the scrap yard.

    The transmission is a 3 speed overdrive out of a '57 passenger car he owned at the same time years ago. The shape and style of the handle on the overdrive control cable is the same as the hood release and looks like it belongs in there. He has no problem cruising at interstate speeds when he tours with newer Corvettes.
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    This '66 hardtop only car has a tremendous amount of racing history and documentation. The owner bought it from the original owner after her husband passed. The couple bought the car and immediately began club racing it with the Western States Corvette Council (WSCC). She was very successful and there are many documents showing her finishes and participation in events. This car also appears in many magazine articles and other publications from the time. The third tail light and racing stripe were added when it was almost new. The California emissions A.I.R. pump and exhaust manifolds were also removed when it was new. The new owner has put these items back on and they still look new. This is a great car with a great history.
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    Default All Original 1965 Fuelie

    This 1965 FI coupe was all original right down to the carpet. The paint was checked and the car showed use but the interior was excellent for a car of this age.
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    Default Nice '63 being judged.

    Fuel Injection too.
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    Default Two !967 427/435s

    I like this color. When I first saw this color on the Lyndale Blue 1967 L88 convertible new in DeHaven Chevrolet's showroom in Ft. Wayne (June 1967) I wasn't too hot on it. I guess it grew on me.
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    Default Two !967 427s

    A 435 and a 390. Not 2 435s as the title above says.

    Here's a nice 56/57. I didn't make a note of which.
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    Default Several Yellow C3s

    Gotta love yellow Corvettes.
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    Default Tasco Turquoise vs Crown Saphire

    In these photos you can see the difference between 1959 one year only Crown Saphire on the hardtop equipped car and Tasco Turquoise of 1960/1961 on the '60 convertible.
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    Default 1957 Fuelie

    Taken on Thursday and then again on Friday during judging.
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    A few more judging photos. That's the original owner standing behind the white 1963 coupe.
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