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ProTeam Receives 4 NCRS Top Flight Awards…

at April 2014 event. This award originated in 1974 by the NCRS to recognize cars preserved or restored to the highest level of achievement as determined through the NCRS Flight process. Corvettes must achieve 94% to earn "NCRS Top Flight" in a rigorous judging process of operations check, exterior, interior, mechanical and chassis judging. Interestingly, all four cars received 100% during the operations judging process, which is a testament to the thoroughness of ProTeam key shop personnel and primarily Billy Rodenhauser. The four cars that received the honor are:

- 1962 Black RPO-687 Fuelie. Stk. 1081C

- 1964 White Factory Air Convertible. Stk. 1007E

- 1967 Blue 400hp Factory Air Coupe. Stk. 1014C

- 1970 Red ZR1 T-Top. Stk. 1057E

For more information on the hundreds of industry awards received by ProTeam and ProTeam’s World Famous Corvette Collection click here and then compare with any of ProTeam’s competitors including the TV famous auction companies. Click on our stock number link to check out these cars. Comments and/or questions, email: [email protected]

Classic Corvettes from ProTeam's World Famous Collection go 4 for 4 in NCRS Judging

Michaelis Featured In Book...

Terry Michaelis, ProTeam president, is prominently featured in Wallace Wyss' latest barn find book:  "The Baroness and The Mercedes & 49 other Entertaining True Tales From the World of Rare and Exotic Car Collecting."

The 272-page softbound book has 50 chapters on 50 different collector cars, many found gathering dust in barns or garages. Wyss selected Terry to write the introduction because Terry was responsible for finding two of the barn finds in the book--the L88 of Ronnie Lee Joyner and the tanker Corvette that was raced by Lang Chevrolet. Also in the book is the 1964 Worlds Fair Corvette.

"I knew Terry for 40 years but never realized his sense of humor until I read your website," says Wyss. "He knows how to express the joy of the hunt." Wyss also said Michaelis has by far the most memorable quote in the book. "At the end of each chapter I have a lesson-learned section where the reader can learn something from each example. In Terry's case, on the 'tanker 63' he says: 'Sometimes you just go to go with your gut.' "

The cover features the Prussian heiress who left her Mercedes behind at a Connecticut hotel before the outbreak of WWII and never returned. The car was eventually sold for over $11 million. This story is one among many including the Bizzarrini Manta prototype abandoned at Italian customs; the Maserati Boomerang prototype spotted on a street in Spain; the bubble topped Rolls Royce Wraith rescued from a nightclub; and the Ferrari 250GTO donated to a high school in Texas eventually selling for $52 million.

Wyss has authored ten automotive histories, including SHELBY: The Man. The Car. The Legend. (Enthusiast Books). You can purchase his book at the Enthusiast Books website.


Photos, Programs, Race Grids/Results of the early 1953-55 Corvettes that raced against the T-Birds at Raleigh, NC around August 1955, Martinsville, VA on June 3rd, 1956, Bowman Gray Stadium in Winston-Salem, NC (1956-57) and Daytona Beach, FL in February 1956.
The race numbers probably were #62, #92, #16, #27 and #3.

The Drivers were Bill France, Alvin or Jack Hawkins in Daytona and Pee Wee Jones, Bobby Myers and Billy Myers in the Carolinas and probably Martinsville, VA. The cars were probably maintained by Hubert Westmoreland.

I would like to communicate with the official or unofficial historian of each of these racetracks and persons knowledgeable on the NASCAR Scoda sanctioned events.

Any information will probably be used to write a book on this fascinating chapter of NASCAR History. Rewards! Email: [email protected] or write to: P.O. Box 606, Napoleon, Ohio 43545