Our team is in the process of restoring all 36 of the classic Corvettes that were part the greatest barn find in automotive history. You may have already gotten a behind the scenes look at the Big Six from ’53, ’56, ‘57, ’66, ’67 and ’69 on our series on HISTORY and FYI.
We recently took the Lost Corvettes featured on TV for a spin at the LA Auto Show where KTLA visited with us and shared how the 36 Corvettes were “rescued” after being housed in New York City parking garages for nearly 25 years.
The New York Times chronicles that the ’56 starred in “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” with Jerry Seinfeld and Jimmy Fallon in supporting roles. The ’89 is so ’80s — it has one of those early digital dashboards, with a big-digit speedometer, that were panned by aficionados.
The excitement keeps growing because we’re giving away each of the Big Six plus thirty others in The Lost Corvettes Giveaway. Enter the Sweepstakes here with a tax-deductible donation to the National Guard Educational Foundation.
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The National Guard Educational Foundation (NGEF) is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization founded in 1975 with the mission to preserve the history and heritage of the National Guard of the United States for present and future generations. We tell the Guard’s story, highlighting its roles in the birth and growth of our nation domestically, as well as its defense abroad.The National Guard is the oldest military element with roots dating back to 1636 when colonial militias – made up of ordinary citizens – protected their families and towns from hostile attacks. Today there are nearly 450,000 Citizen Soldiers and Airman comprising the Army and Air National Guard in 54 states, territories, and the District of Columbia. Members of the National Guard serve both their states and their nation. The primary difference between the Guard and other military branches is that while Guard units are combat-trained and can be deployed overseas, they are just as likely to serve their communities.
NGEF achieves its mission through a diverse domestic and international portfolio. In Washington, D.C., NGEF administers the nation’s only national museum dedicated to the National Guard. The National Guard Memorial Museum takes visitors through comprehensive images, artifacts, and interactive exhibits all telling the story of ordinary men and women who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities and their country. In addition, the National Guard Memorial Library, located adjacent to the museum, is a comprehensive research library comprising more than 6,000 bound volumes and oral histories, 30,000 photographs, and tens of thousands of historical documents. The National Guard Monument is located on the hallowed ground of Omaha Beach in France, overlooking the spot where our forces broke through German defenses on D-Day, June 6, 1944. This monument and the original bunker on which it sits pay honor to all National Guardsmen who fought in the European theater.
Throughout its vast history, the Guard has served as dual domestic and international roles. In fact, every combat brigade within the National Guard has deployed overseas to support the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Sadly nearly 800 members of the National Guard have made the ultimate sacrifice in these campaigns. NGEF offers college scholarships to the children of these fallen heroes and to wounded Guardsmen as well.