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August 2003 Corvette of the Month

Terry Fong's 1998 Sebring Silver Coupe

Name: Ed and Anne Dunbar

Current Corvette: 1999 Pewter Corvette Coupe

Previous Corvettes: 1976 Silver Stingray and a 1985 Gold Coupe

What first attracted you to Corvettes: When the club was formed in 1977 Anne was one of the founding members.

How was this Corvette acquired: This was purchased from a club member Ron Bond.

Modifications: Vortex RamAir, Pin Striped, Euro Taillights, Predator Power Programmer Chip.

Modifications Planned: New Z06 Chrome wheels just installed.

Past Offices Held: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Telephone Tree.

Other Facts: Anne is retired as a Credit Union manager after 20 years. Ed owned and operated 48 Mobile Service Stations and has retired from the National Guard after serving 27 years. Since 1989, they have owned and operated Cafe Dolce. Ed and Anne love their Corvette and also love golf, family functions and to travel. They have four daughters and three grandchildren.

Terry Fong has owned five Corvettes. His first was a 1979 black coupe. He has also owned a 84 two-tone bronze coupe, a 92 metallic red 6 speed LT1, and a 1998 Sebring silver automatic that he bought new. He really wanted a stick so he only had the 98 for about six months and then found his current car, a 1998 Sebring silver coupe 6-speed with the Z-51 suspension.   His list of modifications reads like a "Who's Who" of Corvette aftermarket suppliers but the highlights include ported and polished heads, new cam, Z06 intake manifold, headers, GHL exhaust,  RK Sport hood, Nitrous Express system, Mallet wheels,  a Z06 transmission and a lowered body. His full list of mods appears at the end of this article.

Terry has been in the River City Corvette club for about four years with the last three years as Webmaster. He recently stepped down from that position to devote more time to his new Corvette business. He has joined in partnership with Mark Stein as Motor Sport Image and Performance. Their new shop is at 812 Atlantic Street in Roseville. Terry previously did restoration and repair work at Corvette Care in Rancho Cordova. He specializes in the C5 Corvette from suspension, brakes, superchargers, and nitrous systems.

Terry has been a Reserve Police Officer with the Sacramento Police department for the last 20 years. He is a certified rangemaster, background investigator and recruiter. Terry has a large following of loyal Corvetters from all around Northern California.

Most Saturday mornings, Terry can be found talking about Corvettes at MSI. Stop on by and say hello!

Terry's List of Mods: Halltech Tunnel Ram air intake,  SLP 85mm Mass Air Flow Meter, Side Vent Screens, GHL Stainless Steel Exhaust, Magnaflow X pipe, Pro Auto Tech Ported Throttle Body, Nology Ignition Wires, NGK TR6 spark plugs, Throttle Body Coolant Bypass, Hyper-Tech 160 Degree Thermostat, Nitrous Express LS1 Race System nitrous oxide 100 h.p. shot, Nitrous Express12 lb. Carbon Fiber Nitrous Bottle, Nitrous Express Automatic Bottle Heater, Nitrous Express Remote Bottle Opener, Z06 Front Facia Screens, Redline Engine Oil, Differential Oil, and Transmission Fluid, 2002 Z06 Sway Bars and aluminum end links, Baer Eradispeed disc rotors, drilled, slotted, zinc coated, Performance Friction Z Carbon Brake Pads,Russel stainless steel brake lines,  McLeod Aluminum Flywheel and Clutch Assembly with Kevlar disc, B and M Ripper Shifter with MoMo Shift Knob, Mallet 396 Wheels, 18"x11" rear and 18"x 10" front, B.F. Goodrich G Force  295/35/18" rears and 265/35/18"front tires, Cobra 75 WXST compact remote mount CB, Breathless Performance Adjustable Fan Controller, Valentine 1 Radar Detector, Lower Suspension Front and Rear, Bilstein Sport Shocks, RK Sport Hood, Tinted Windows, C.A.G.S. Defeat Switch, European Tail Light Lenses, Red / Clear, MTI Underdrive Pulley, White Face Gauges, 3rd brake light flash module, Carteck Clutch Master Cylinder and slave, 2001 Z06 Intake Manifold, Lunati Camshaft  224 degrees duration, .558 lift, Iskendarian, K Motion  Valve Springs, Titanium retainers. Hardened pushrods, SSM Ported and Polished Heads (extensive exhaust port work for the nitrous), B and B Shorty Headers, Mass Air Flow Translator, M6 Z06 transmission, SVO 30lb. fuel injectors, AutoMeter Fuel pressure and Nitrous pressure gauges with AutoMeter Pillar Pod, custom striping by Marvin Roy, MSI ground protection package (front skid protectors, side skirt aluminum protectors, front spoiler protectors).