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Custom-Built Corvette & Eldorado ‘El Vette’ Donated

While growing up I came to know there was nothing my dad could not fix.  At some point, I noticed my dad, John Jacobi (sometimes known as JJ) strived to do things differently than most.  For instance, he wouldn’t buy something if he knew he could make it.  Sometimes this was just plain embarrassing to …

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Corvette Hall of Fame Inductee Jim Perkins Passes

We are sad to report that the Corvette world lost one of its greatest champions and friends with the passing of Jim Perkins. Jim was an instantly likable person, who could relate to anyone, no matter where they were on the social ladder. With a down-to-earth way of looking at things, he had an innate …

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From Gas Station to Space Station: NASA Exhibit Opening in January

On July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong made his way down the ladder of the Lunar Module. He looked down to see that the foot pad at the bottom of the ladder had sunk an inch or two into the fine powder of the Moon’s surface, further confirming that the landing site was stable. He …

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1982 “Silver Shark” Corvette Donated

When Alisa Alvarez became interested in Corvettes and their history, she first researched the years before deciding which she wanted to own. “I like the C3 the best, and then decided I liked the 1982 the best out of the generation. So that was the first Corvette I ever purchased.” Turns out, the car was …

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1985 ‘Black Beauty’ Donated

Sometimes Corvette ownership starts out when you weren’t really looking for one to begin with. Such was the case for Frank and Deborah Whaley of Roanoke, Virginia. The couple’s youngest son was about to start college and needed a car. Frank began shopping around, looking at a 35-year-old Mercedes and a couple of sports cars …

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