Once again the NCRS’ Delaware Valley Chapter organized the initiation only NCRS Gallery at Corvettes at Carlisle. In order to participate in the gallery owners must submit their cars to the selection committee. From there 1 Corvette is chosen to represent each of the NCRS’ judging classes and various awards.
The NCRS evaluates cars based on historical accuracy. That is, how closely do they resemble a new Corvette as delivered to its original owner? Cars can be restored back to factory fresh or left in original unrestored condition. The key is replicating or preserving what the Corvette plant did back in the day. Each car begins with 4,500 points and deductions are taken based on how far a given item deviates from typical factory production and the part’s overall condition. Cars scoring 94% or higher receive the coveted Top Flight Award. Upward from there, cars can achieve Performance Verification, Duntov, Star/Bowtie, and several other awards depending on how far owners decide to go. NCRS judging is currently open to 1953-1999 Corvettes, and they’ve recently began to test a judging class for modified Corvettes as well.
For the second year in a row, the NCRS Gallery was back on the Fun Field at Carlisle where it belongs. The oversized white tent was once again stuffed with the NCRS’ finest offerings. The collection this year contained everything from a stunning 1953 roadster all the way up to C3 and C4 racers. Some of our other favorites included a sinister black 1966 big block convertible and a super rare Aztec Gold C5 roadster.
As show attendees perused the cars on display, members of the NCRS and the cars’ owners answered questions whenever they came up. Curious parties also had the opportunity to review any of the various judging guides that were available inside the display. Owners ready to take the plunge could sign up for membership right on the spot.
Congratulations to all of the owners chosen to display their cars.