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EVENTS updated- 11/23/14
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FOR SALE updated - 11/21/14
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Corvette collection starting from 1954 - all with original black paint
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Created by Phil Ellison

Classics For Sale

VanDerBrink Auctions of Minnesota has managed to ferret out one of those legendary barn find situations in Nebraska. And it's not just one car, it's about 200 of them, plus an unquantifiable amount of parts. It has all the hallmarks of a romantic barn find story: a family collection, photos of dust-caked American iron, the possibility of an immensely rare model hiding next to the vanilla sedans.

The Bullocks acquired the massive collection as a necessary part of the restoration business they ran in addition to the dealership. Also, some cars that they'd sold were traded back to them. Among the forgettable filler are a couple gems: there's a restored 1967 Pontiac GTO coupe, a restored 1937 Diamond T pickup and so on, and so forth. The PDF of the auction catalog runs to 121 pages. Boats, campers, NOS parts from the 1930s-it's almost overwhelming.

Everything is no reserve, so if you're itching to sniff out the really good stuff from underneath all that dust, you can head to Grant, Nebraska on September 6th.

Check out the story and cars/parts up or grabs:

Submitted by Phil Ellison (from Yahoo News)

Tach Tip

When you look at the tachometer on your dash - you '62 - '74 owners - you probably think what a marvelous gadget and let it go at that. Well, if you do, it will. It must be greased every 15,000 miles or so. A penny's worth of grease will save you money and lots of grief. Here's how: At the base of the distributor, un-screw the drive cable; next remove the brass threaded bushing by carefully turning it out of the distributor housing. When it is in your hand, you will notice a small gear which comes out of the center. Grease this small shaft. Next put a large finger-full of chassis lube or white grease into the hole in the distributor and reassemble. If you want to grease the cable, it must be removed from the dash side.

Submitted by Donnie Marchi

NMCA Caravan To Los Alamos

Ten members enjoyed perfect weather, Vettes (and a Monte Carlo, my Vette is still sans hood), friends and pizza on Saturday as we drove through the Jemez Mountains. A great time was had by all! Many pictures were taken and we topped off the run by invading the Atomic City Corvette meeting room at Time Out Pizza in White Rock. Thanks to Larry English for setting up our run!

Note: see the photos in the Photo area of this site.

Submitted by Stephen Hopkins

General Meetings Done Right

Just in case you needed a reminder - "meetings" are not boring for NMCA members. After each general meeting (third Friday of each month) members like to regroup at a local eatery and continue the "social" part of the monthly meeting. On May 16th the gang headed to Sonic and pretty much took the joint over. We're pretty sure nobody at Sonic minded much!

Submitted by Stephen Hopkins

Do You Know About This Corvette?

I am an automotive historian with three books on Corvette to my credit. I am writing a book on barn finds and would very much like to include a rare Corvette with a NM connection - the white twin racing windscreen Corvette Super Sport show car (not to be confused with the XP64 SS race car) that was sold off a New Mexico used car lot and subsequently smashed with a teenage boy at the wheel.

I wonder if (and I realize this could have been 50-60 years ago) anybody remembers the used car lot's name, what the car sold for, and how badly it was smashed? I'd also like to know how it got from Michigan to NM, I am suspecting a GM employee bought it because sometimes show cars were offered to employees internally before being offered to outside GM car dealers.

If someone can come up with those facts or specific information - maybe an old ad, the car's Serial Number or Special order number (proving it was built by GM Styling), I can quote them in the book and mention your club as well.

Looking forward to hearing from solid axle fans in NM
Cordially, Wallace Wyss

Submitted by Phil Ellison

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