This was the first festival car in our collection.
It's from Ray Skillman's collection and is a one-owner car.
This car was for sale locally by Skillman
before it was
taken to the Mecum Spring Classic in Indianapolis May '09.
Nancy and I drove to Greenwood a couple weeks before the
Spring Classic to inspect this car. It was perfect.
And this was my first experience at a HDTV collector car auction.
Strobes in Action!
This was my first attempt to buy a car at an auction.
I did not give myself a good chance at getting this car.
I had my "top dollar" in mind and would not bid anything
higher. I did not know who else would be there, and I
did not know even if my top dollar was enough to satisfy
"Hot Licks" out of school for the afternoon to attend the auction
(Shhh! Don't tell the fine teachers at Fortville Elementary
I'm so glad we took him out. Alex was thrilled when we won the
Alex won't pick up his dinner plate,
put away his clothes, do his chores, shovel the snow off the driveway,
pick up his shoes or pay attention to his XBOX time limits...but we
could not stop him from detailing the new '95...
Indy 500 Festival Car #102
the Indianapolis Motor Speedway issues several
Festival cars are used during the month May by officers of the Speedway, Festival
Committee members, members of the press, Etc.
This is Festival Car #102 issued to Julie Cordes
have decals on the windshield by the VIN tag indicating the
car number, and car number is also issued a special license
plate good for the month of May. These plates are
usually separated from the cars and sold to collectors or
lost. But this car actually came with the matching
Chevrolet Hall of Fame
Museum Car Show, Decatur, IL July 2010 (1st Place)
The Light Bar
1995 Corvette Pace Car had a strobe kit and a light bar
mounted on the back deck. There are 3 known 1995
Corvette Pace Cars that actually have a light bar.
this light bar on Craig's list in Orlando Florida. I
called the guy and asked if he would ship it to Indiana and
we made a deal. I bought this before I got a 1995 pace
car, and it includes the full strobe kit and strobe
controller! To install or not to install...that is
The Light Bar Installed July 2010
CCCC Vettes for Vets Car
Show, Carmel IN August 2010 (1st Place)
2010 Corvette Pace Car
Car was inside the National Corvette Museum
for PCR Reunion's first night
On the track at GM Proving Grounds in