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FOR RELEASE: March 10, 2003

Andy Pilgrim Selected as Grand Marshal of National Corvette Caravan

Racer to lead thousands of Corvettes on 1,000-mile trek to Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration

DETROIT - Corvette Racing C5-R competitor Andy Pilgrim has been chosen as Grand Marshal for the National Corvette Caravan - Florida chapter. On June 24-26, 2003, Pilgrim will lead the caravan from southern Florida to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky and on to the official Chevrolet-sponsored Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration in Nashville, Tennessee.

"It's a real honor to be selected to lead this group of die-hard enthusiasts to Corvette's celebration in Nashville. Corvette fans are truly like no other I have been around in my racing career," said Pilgrim. Currently preparing for upcoming endurance races including Sebring and Le Mans, Pilgrim is comfortable with the long distance the caravan will travel. "I am used to long car rides, however maintaining highway speed limits may require some self control," Pilgrim quipped.

In Florida, groups will leave from Tampa, Miami, and Orlando for a rendezvous in Lake City, Florida. Pilgrim will lead the combined Caravan from Lake City on Tuesday, June 24 and stop at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on June 25 to make an historic lap around the track. The group will likely double in size as the Georgia and Florida caravans merge and head to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green on June 26.

"We're absolutely thrilled to have Andy Pilgrim lead our club members on this once-in-a-lifetime experience," said Roc Linkov, 50th Anniversary National Corvette Caravan Chairman. "Andy is not just a world-class Corvette road racer, he's also an automotive enthusiast that will take this role very seriously while having fun at the same time."

Recently announced by Chevrolet as the official Corvette Racing 50th Anniversary Program Representative, Pilgrim will also interact with the considerable Corvette dealer base, the Corvette Museum, Corvette clubs and special GM organized functions, which will celebrate the 50th Anniversary on a national level. In addition, Pilgrim will continue to drive in endurance races with the two-time defending 24-Hour of Le Mans and American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GTS Racing Championship Corvette Team.

The National Corvette Museum is the overall host of the third National Corvette Caravan. Starting from the borders of the continental United States and joined by participants from all over the world, caravans will sweep across the country, converging on Bowling Green, June 25 - 27 for special anniversary events. There will be nonstop excitement along the way with numerous activities as the caravans merge.

The caravans will then make their way to Nashville on June 27 and 28 to take part in the Chevrolet-sponsored Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration and a full slate of activities at the two-day Corvette party. Following the Celebration, the National Corvette Museum will host an array of exciting activities on June 29 and 30.

All interested enthusiasts are invited to join the caravan for this once-in-a-lifetime event. Registration is now open on www.corvettemuseum.com or call 1-800-53-VETTE. The site features interactive maps of the caravan routes and a list of links. Registration cost is $25 for NCM members and $40 for non-members. This cost does not include admission to the official Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Updated news, hotel reservations and tickets for the official Corvette 50th Anniversary Celebration are available now at www.corvette50th.com or by calling 866-526-7838.

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