Proteam Sweeps Vettefest With Six Triple Crown Winners

Napolean,OH –ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection and Sales once again made history by winning six coveted Triple Crown awards during the Fall Chevy Vettefest Nationals on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.

ProTeam President Terry Michaelis hand selected six Corvettes from ProTeam’s extensive classic Corvette collection to participate in Chevy Vettefest and continue the winning streak from ProTeam’s 2006 nine-for-nine victory.

“The Chevy Vettefest is the final event in a long show season that begins with the National Corvette Restorer’s Society events in January, continues with Bloomington Gold in June and ends with the chance to win one of the most enviable awards in the Corvette hobby,” said Michaelis.
“This year surpassed our expectations as we not only won six Gold Spinners but six Triple Crown awards, making it a perfect 15-for-15 for the two years running.”

ProTeam’s 2007 Vettefest entries were:
* A 1962 almond beige convertible
* A 1965 red/black 396 hp coupe
* A 1965 red Fuelly coupe
* A 1966 red 425 hp convertible
* A 1966 white/red 350 hp convertible
* A 1967 white/green 435 hp convertible

Four of the six ProTeam cars were restored Corvettes (1962 convertible, 65 Fuelly, ’66 425 hp convertible and ’66 350 hp convertible) that flew through judging easily, while two (1965 396 hp coupe and ’67 435 hp convertible) were original, low-mileage survivors. “The degree of difficulty for these cars was much higher but their integrity was never in question as both received Triple Crown status,” Michaelis said.

Once Michaelis selected the high-quality Corvettes to compete, ProTeam shop manager Bill Rodenhauser prepared them for the scrutiny of the Vettefest judging.

“The high standards and rigorous judging at Vettefest makes ProTeam’s two-year, 15-for-15 streak an amazing victory for the world’s largest, most dynamic Corvette collection!” Michaelis said.

Award-winning Corvettes is nothing new to the ProTeam crew, who achieved nine Gold Spinner awards, of which five qualified and won Triple Crown awards, during last year’s Vettefest. The six “cream of the crop” 2007 Triple Crown winners and nearly 200 additional pristine Corvettes are on display in two locations six days a week at ProTeam’s showrooms.

ProTeam Classic Corvette Collection and Sales, based in Napoleon, Ohio, showcases the largest inventory of classic Corvettes in the world. Almost $20 million worth of Corvettes are displayed in over 2 acres of indoor showrooms and restoration facilities in Napoleon, Ohio, and Auburn, Ind., with nearly 200 classic Corvettes on display at any time. For additional information, contact ProTeam at P.O. Box 606, Napoleon, Ohio 43545, call 888.592.5086 or visit www.proteamcorvette.com.

For more information on the Chevy Vettefest Gold Spinner and Triple Crown judging awards, visit www.chevyvettefest.net.

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