The Truth About Cars » Ice Racing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:43:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars » Ice Racing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Ice Ice Baby! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/ice-ice-baby/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/ice-ice-baby/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:07:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453903 Did The High Plains Chevette-O-Rama leave you hungry for more ‘Vette action? Of course it did. TTAC delivers with this YouTube video of Chevettes in mortal combat. Find out more here. And yes, your humble author will be trying to buy a seat in the 2013 winter season!

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Did The High Plains Chevette-O-Rama leave you hungry for more ‘Vette action? Of course it did. TTAC delivers with this YouTube video of Chevettes in mortal combat. Find out more here. And yes, your humble author will be trying to buy a seat in the 2013 winter season!

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Family Treasure: The 1964 Corvettes of Minnesota Slippery Slalom Trophy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/family-treasure-the-1964-corvettes-of-minnesota-slippery-slalom-trophy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/family-treasure-the-1964-corvettes-of-minnesota-slippery-slalom-trophy/#comments Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412146 My grandfather was a big rally- and ice-racing fanatic during the 1950s and 1960s, running everything from a Renault Dauphine to a Corvair in every Minnesota race he could find. Eventually, he picked up a Corvette, which he loved almost as much as his Saab 93, and the trophies started to pile up. On my […]

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My grandfather was a big rally- and ice-racing fanatic during the 1950s and 1960s, running everything from a Renault Dauphine to a Corvair in every Minnesota race he could find. Eventually, he picked up a Corvette, which he loved almost as much as his Saab 93, and the trophies started to pile up. On my trip to the Midwest last month, I managed to talk him into letting me have this one for my office.

He’s also given me some old Super 8 film from his racing days, as well as a genuine Curta “Peppermill” Calculator.
Unfortunately, the only photo of his Corvette that I could find was this scan of an entire photo album page, showing some of his race and street vehicles from the 1960s and 1970s. That’s it in the lower left corner.
A Corvettes of Minnesota/3M Sports Car Club gymkhana from January, 1964. It was probably 20 below during this event, and I’m sure you could hear the cars rusting, but Minnesotans are crazy tough.
I’m not sure what this award was actually for, because a critical plaque fell off during storage, but that doesn’t matter. I’m putting it right next to my Fastest Swedish Car award from the 2008 24 Hours of LeMons San Francisco!

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