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April 2007 Corvette of the Month

Richard and Nancy Whitmire's 1989 White Coupe

Name: Richard and Nancy Whitmire

Current Corvettes: 1989 White Coupe

Previous Corvettes: 1960 Red with White cove.

What first attracted you to Corvettes? When was that or how old were you? Richard was first attracted to the Corvette when he was twelve years old. I saw a magazine article about racing I think at Sebring in Florida. Hooked ever since.

How did you come to acquire this Corvette? Kids were grown and had to satisfy a past love affair with the Corvette.
What modifications have you done to this car? I installed 13 inch rotors and Grand Sport calipers.

Modifications Planned: I will someday remove the radiator cap and drive a 2002 or later year C5 under it and reattach the cap.

What do you like best about Corvettes? They allow you to go around corners at insane speeds.

How long have you been a member of RCC? About 2 years.

What offices have you held or runs you've put on? None, however I am a call around person.

What do you like about RCC? The people, the good times, the cars.

Other Interesting Facts: The Blue Star Flag hung on the Vette is for our son, Tom who is serving in Iraq. It represents one's immediate family member serving in a period of conflict.