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Car Show Season

Plastic Fantastic, 2013

Plastic Fantastic Corvette show in San Diego, 2013
Made a return visit to San Diego (the first being the NCRS national convention in 2012) and entered the Plastic Fantastic hosted by the North County Corvette Club. This is always a great show, made special by the awesome Seaport Village location. The setting has provided a great backdrop for many of the photographs you see here in "The Corvette Story".
1968 Chevrolet Corvette
The show also provided the opportunity for an official portrait of sorts for Safari.

Shepherd of the Hills car show in Porter Ranch CA
May-11-2013; had a great time at the Shepherd of the Hills in Porter Ranch CA. Nice local car show benefitting a worthy cause, helping to build water wells in Sierra Leone, Africa.

Ventura Motor Sports Gathering
July-21-2013: Ventura Motor Sports Gathering had an excellent selection of cars.
Ventura Motor Sports Gathering

Monterey Historics, 2013

What an Honor!

1968 Corvette
Corvette was the featured marque for the 2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The NCRS put on a special Corvette Corral featuring a Corvette from every year - 1953 through 2013. Safari was selected to represent 1968! It was a great time and special thanks to Mike Ingham for his organizational work.

Odd as it may seem, until August 10, 2013 I had never waxed Safari. The previous owner had sold it with a good quality wax job so there really was no need for another for a couple of years. The detailing regiment consisted of hand washing when needed and many treatments of quick detailer using Mothers, Meguiar's and other products. Since it was never driven in the rain, this was sufficient.

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Royal Hibbard(Vancouver, Washington, US)says...

Just wanted to add to my comments. I never thought of the C3 body style as "coke bottle" rather I referred to it as "Mako Shark" type.

Royal Hibbard(Vancouver, Washington, US)says...

Great information thank you for all your work putting this together. I had a 1968 convertible 327/350 hp, LeMans Blue/ white top, 4spd.I bought it in 1970 and it still had the firestone redline tires on it. Two weeks later the right rear axle bearing basicly melted, what a learning experience that was. 10 years later I was the Corvette,heavy duty truck,and motorhome mechanic at lyman Slack Chevrolet in Portland Oregon.A couple of things I noticed as per differences between early and late 68's was the late's had a brace between the fender and the wheel well at the hood hinge area to help keep the Fiberglas from cracking in that area.Also the trim piece that runs under the front fender back to the rear wheel well was black on the early's but silver on the later models (as I remember it ) so I painted mine silver. My steering wheel looked to be wood and I never had a left hand clearance problem with it.

Scotti Von Douglas(St Peters)says...

I Love Corvette Stingrays. Always have‼ i used to work at a Corvette shop in Westport plaza in Maryland Heights Mo. from 1977 to 1982. I've owned a 67 a 73 and a 79. Always something to learn. Great hobby❗

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