SACC 2004 National Convention Agenda
Holiday Inn University Plaza
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Time to unload the truck.
need those goodie bags!!
Here's the registration crew.
Next it was
a great buffet. Peter Montez
and Joshua Johnson made sure
everybody had enough to eat
and drink. They did a great
Note the party atmosphere going
on at the buffet. The food and the
service were excellent.
and Cheryl Jarvis, of Charleston,
West Virginia presented SACC Pres.
Noland Adams with a picture of Noland's
'53 as it appeared first in line at last year's
Corvettes at Carlisle.
Vera Pruitt, owners and promoters of
the National Corvette Homecoming, stopped by
to get registered for our convention. (L toR) Max
Brockhouse, Joe Pruitt, Mary Rae Brockhouse, and
<- Bright and
it was a tech session
with SACC Pres.
Note the happy students fulfilling their
1954 was the
car at this
Mike and Barb
Boyer of York,
Pa. won best
Mike received a nice
The tech session moved
outside as Bob and Karen
Pinkney pointed out the
features of the '57 that
they have owned for 45
license plate on
Bill Huffman's car shows
the metal tag affixed in the
corner. This is what
preceded the tape stickers
we all know and love.
time. It is a well known
fact that a solid axle will dress
up the appearance of any
restaurant. This is SACC VP
Max Brockhouse chatting
with admirers of his '58.
it was Holley's world
Johnson was our tour
guide. He is the NOS
New Product Engineer.
He also drag races
his Chevelle every
showing a 1903
is a convention without a banquet?
And what's a banquet without awards?
This is SACC VP Max Brockhouse
presenting a silver bowl to Joe and
Vera Pruitt, promoters of the National
Corvette Homecoming. This award
was in appreciation for the great
cooperation extended to SACC by
a view of the best banquet
going on that evening at the hotel.
Actually, it was the only banquet
Up and at 'em. First we went to Total
Engine Airflow, near the hotel. No one around
there had ever seen that many solid axles in one
Up and at 'em. First we went to Total
was high tech cylinder head digitizing.
Owner Brian Tooley explains the process
to SACC Pres. Noland Adams (center).
They had a display
that told the whole
story. (L to R) a stock cast head,
a ported head, and a hand blended
we convoyed cross-town to
RC Components, makers of custom
wheels and accessories for
Plant manager David Hummer (left), gave us a
very informative tour. SACC Pres. Noland
Adams is gaining information about two-wheeled
and Melissa make sure you get
exactly what you ordered.
it was on to the Corvette
National Museum. The solid axles
filled the circle drive. History was about
to be made.
Director Wendell Strode
came out to greet the Solid Axle group.
(L to R) Doc Hollada, Noland Adams,
Wendell Strode, Max Brockhouse.
Axle Corvette Club
officers unveil a brick at the
entrance to the National Corvette
Museum. Lifting the cover is SACC
President Noland Adams (L), and
SACC VP Max Brockhouse. Standing
are SACC Secretary Lucy Badenhoop
and SACC Treasurer Larry Richter.
The crowd that had gathered cheered
when the cover was lifted.
Adams presented the model
of HMS Snowberry to Museum director
Wendell Strode. The ship is a corvette, a
British warship smaller than a destroyer,
the namesake of Chevy's new sports car
in 1953. The model was painstakingly
assembled by SACC member Professor
Frank Spikes of Kansas. Mr. Strode
announced that the ship is a "Great addition to the
museum that will enhance our mission of presenting the
history of America's sports car."
is the Hall of Fame section where our SACC
President Noland Adams is feted by the National
Corvette Museum. Noland was elected to the Hall
of Fame in recognition of his outstanding contributions
to the Corvette community.
Then we drove the cars off the
and onto the infield. This photo shoot capped off
a great two day convention; but wait, it's not over.
Tomorrow we head over to the National Corvette
Homecoming for two days of festivities. What a
way to spend the weekend!!!
action moved to Lampkin park and the National
Corvette Homecoming. Solid Axles greeted the
folks in a big way as they entered
treasurer and lecturer Larry Richter (r) presented
information on both days. His seminars were well
appreciated. Also lecturing was Richard Yanko.
were twenty celebrity judges at the Homecoming.
Your humble web-site editor and SACC VP Max
Brockhouse were among those chosen.
Next it was
time to line up for the road tour
to downtown Bowling Green. Destination- the
downtown park in the square where the party
had already started.
As I mentioned, the party
had already started. The
5 Man Trio band was really rockin'.
that evening SACC Pres.
Noland Adams was given
the key to the city.
When we got
downtown for the party, we
found a beautiful park with a historic
fountain and a rockin' band playing. Note
the Solid Axle ladies on the park bench. When
they learned that Noland had been given the
key to the city, they rose to their feet.
Noland was presented the key
to the city by the Honorable Mayor
Sandy Jones, who was also a
Next day it was a C1 and a cousin C6 on display.
This was the photo-op of the day.
Gordon Killebrew had a great seminar presentation.
Also individually many people were helped,
including me! When I got home I soldered this
connector as instructed, and now my C-4 headlight
works just fine.
you thought that C-1's are no
good for hauling. Sara Cecil had to have her own
parking meter. No problem getting it home.
and beautiful women just seem to go together,
don't they? This is Laurel Hodges and her mom, Vera
Pruitt with one of the C-6's that the General brought to
the Homecoming show.
signing the posters were Noland Adams,
Larry Richter, John Ballard, Gordon Killebrew,
Wil Cooksey, and Joe Pruitt.
the display by panorama photographer
Brad LaPayne. Brad took a solid axle panorama
photo. Brad's website is www.lapayne.com
but not least, the show moved to
the host hotel with a cruise-in. Promoter
Joe Pruitt is interviewed by the media.
All in all it was a great convention. A big
"Salute" to SACC VP Max Brockhouse
who worked for months putting the whole thing together. Homecoming promoter
Joe Pruitt made sure the red carpet was rolled out for us. The accommodations
were top notch, and the ladies enjoyed many outings. Next year.. Corvettes at Carlisle.
For more information on the National Corvette Homecoming, click: