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    my TRIBUTE to my brother, 2014 NCM HoF member, Dave MacDonald

  • #2
    Welcome to a great new site . I'd like to hear/read more if you'd like to. That's two great cars, thanks for posting !
    Scott
    Last edited by Ssscooter66; 08-19-2018, 11:31 AM.
    A thought if I might ...

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      A thought if I might ...

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      • #4
        00 tribute, how exciting to have you here on our forum. For those who have not yet heard this accolade, Dave MacDonald was called by Zora Arkus-Duntov, one of the two best race car drivers he ever watched. That was incredible praise, for Zora drove a race car at LeMans four times himself. Here is a video on Dave’s induction in the NCM Hall of Fame.

        https://youtu.be/QslvtHirbUo

        00 tribute, we are glad you joined us!
        Last edited by John; 08-19-2018, 12:49 PM.
        GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ssscooter66 View Post
          Welcome to a great new site . I'd like to hear/read more if you'd like to. That's two great cars, thanks for posting !
          Scott
          Ditto here
          2017 TR GS 2LT

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          • #6
            I think i was about five years old in the early 1960s and the first car i stole was a neighbors c1 corvette..

            i m just kidding ..i actually saw the corvette roof off on my block and it had the key in the ignition and i was playing in his car...and i started the car...

            the neigbor came running out husterical and took me home...

            no damage...but a funny story for years to come,

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            • #7
              That is a super funny story. Glad it turned out well for you, and for the C1!
              GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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              • #8
                JBsC3,
                Thats definitely a funny story to be able to tell for a lifetime !
                Scott
                A thought if I might ...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 00 tribute View Post
                  my TRIBUTE to my brother, 2014 NCM HoF member, Dave MacDonald
                  I'm trying to post link, but, check on FB
                  ( race car legend "Dave MacDonald")
                  OR..
                  www.davemacdonald.net
                  Look for story on "Brother of Corvette Hall of Fame Racer Dave MacDonald Takes Delivery of a 2017 Grand Sport"

                  great read????

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                  • #10
                    Here is a great article on 00 tribute getting his 2017 Grand Sport, thanks to CorvetteBlogger.

                    Originally posted by CorvetteBlogger
                    Brother of Corvette Hall of Fame Racer Dave MacDonald Takes Delivery of a 2017 Grand Sport
                    Originally posted by CorvetteBlogger

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                    Mitch Talley
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                    Nov 2, 2016
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                    Brother of Corvette Hall of Fame Racer Dave McDonald Takes Delivery of a 2017 Grand Sport
                    Photo Credits: Doug MacDonald

                    Corvette enthusiasts know all about Dave MacDonald, one of the best racers ever.

                    He was so good, in fact, that he was handpicked by Zora Arkus-Duntov to drive the very first 1963 Corvette Z06. GM flew Dave to St. Louis to pick up the new Z06, and he drove it all the way home to get it prepped for racing.

                    In case you’re wondering why Zora chose Dave, check out these stats! From 1960 to 1964, Dave won nearly half (52) of the 118 professional races he entered and finished in the top three an amazing 75 times during that span. Sadly, Dave’s career was cut short when he was killed during the 1964 Indianapolis 500 race.


                    Fast forward to 2016, and Dave’s little brother, Doug, decided it was time to honor Dave’s memory with a very special 2017 Corvette Grand Sport that mirrored the appearance of that ’63 Z06. Doug posted on a Corvette Facebook group page that he wanted the new car to be done in Arctic White with a blue stripe and the factory museum delivery option.


                    Nate Chandler, Corvette Department manager for Van Bortel Chevrolet in Macedon, N.Y., saw the post and quickly responded with what turned out to be the best deal Doug received, setting up a sequence of events that turned into a very memorable experience for all involved.

                    “Just 6 weeks later (Sept. 2016) my wife, Nicole, and I flew out to Bowling Green, Ky., to meet Doug and his companion Sherry for his Museum Delivery,” Nate says. “They were great company and a joy to spend the day with. I could have talked about Corvettes with Doug for days. I learned some great stories about his older brother; I wish I could have met him. Could you imagine growing up having an older brother as famous race car driver?!”


                    Nate says the VIP tour of the Museum and Assembly Plant “is a must for any Corvette enthusiast.” In fact, despite being professionally involved with Corvettes for more than a decade, Nate says he “still learned a ton!”

                    Check out these photos of Doug’s beautiful new Grand Sport – 3LT, Arctic White with Adrenaline Red interior, blue stripe, heritage package with red fender stripes, competition seats, black wheels, and red calipers.


                    Perhaps the most impressive – and tear-****ing – feature about the car, though, is the custom dash plaque that reads “Memory of – Dave MacDonald.”

                    “Dave MacDonald would have loved the new 2017 Corvette Grand Sport and the remarkable performance the car has,” Nate says. “I am sure that he is thrilled and maybe a little envious that his younger brother got one!”


                    Source:
                    n8svette.net and Van Bortel Chevrolet
                    https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...vettes-started


                    Last edited by John; 08-21-2018, 10:57 AM.
                    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5VM visible carbon fiber package; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards; RCC Edge Red engine cover; VJR illuminated sill plates. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 23 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                    • #11
                      A lot of great stories to find out about your brother . Thanks ...
                      Awesome place to have your delivery picture taken !
                      Thanks for putting that on here to read John ...
                      Scott
                      Last edited by Ssscooter66; 08-21-2018, 12:05 PM.
                      A thought if I might ...

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                      • #12
                        Welcome to MECF!
                        Rapid Blue 3LT, HTC, Z51, HTO, D84, E60, FE4, J6F, ZYC.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks John... I tried to post that artical, but, couldn't on my phone?...
                          thanks again ?

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