1966

After years of working with great racing drivers such as Stirling Moss, Carroll Shelby, Joakim Bonnier, Guerino Bertocchi, Jack Brabahm, Bruce McClaren and Harry Schell, Laurie Craig driving the “A Production” little red 1964 Corvette wins the overall Westwood Players Pacific Northwest Road Racing Championship.

That same summer of 1966, Dave Lambdin driving his 1963 little blue Corvette wins the US Southern Regional Drag Racing Championship in “C Sports Production”.

Shortly after winning the Championship, Craig retires the little red 1964 corvette from racing. He trades the reliable Sting Ray to Mander Chevrolet, his racing sponsor, for one of the first Canadian delivered 1967 Z28 Chevy Camaros. Laurie begins to campaign the Z28 in the newly formed Trans Am racing series.

Two thousand five hundred miles away, weeks after winning at the 1966 US Southern Regional Drag Races, Lambdin receives an envelope in the mail. The letter enclosed is an acceptance to the General Motors Institute for Automotive Design. It is Dave’s dream to be a designer of Corvettes and racing automobiles. Unfortunately, the letter has come too late. He has just enlisted in the Air Force. The little blue Corvette is parked in the garage. She waits impatiently for more days of thunder.

1967-69 Laurie Craig runs with the Big Boys in the Trans Am racing circuit with his highly competitive Z28 Camaro.

1968-69 Dave Lambdin runs through the Viet Nam jungle with the enemy right behind him.

Craig’s little red corvette disappears into the mist of time. The cars checkered past and feats of glory are hidden as it sits in many owners’ garages for forty-five years.

Lambdin returns from Vietnam in 1970. The little blue Corvette has lost the owner's desire for thunder and lightning. Dave sells the beautiful car and becomes a rider of ocean waves. Twenty-five years later, he begins to search for his old lost 1963 Sting Ray.

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.

James 1: 2-3


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