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scuncio 09-27-2012 04:10 PM

Re: 1961 Blue Angel Corvette
Super nice solid axle Vette.

SS427 09-27-2012 04:29 PM

Re: 1961 Blue Angel Corvette
Awesome story! Very nice Vette as well.

1969z280 09-27-2012 04:37 PM

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Thanks for the kind words Gentlemen. When I was a kid, I thought the Blue Angels were the coolest thing in the world... I still do today. Everytime I look at the Corvette, it tugs at my heartstrings. It is such a piece of early 60s Americana.

II thought I'd throw a couple of more detail shots up here.

firstgenaddict 09-27-2012 07:57 PM

Re: 1961 Blue Angel Corvette
Flyboy in a Vette Roadster - American as apple pie. [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/flag.gif[/img]

1969z280 10-10-2012 10:42 PM

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I was able to track down Lt. Mike Van Ort's little brother, Patrick. I spoke to him today and he was really excited to know where the Corvette was. He always loved the car and his brother would take him on long drives.

He's coming to see it next week and recently found the Original Bill of Sale and some old pictures when he was moving his mother. Patrick is a really nice guy and I can't wait to meet him and reunite him with his brother's car. He does still own Mike's 1963 Triumph Motorcycle along with a number of 60's racing bikes.

mockingbird812 10-11-2012 12:36 AM

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[img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img] You know I love this stuff!!!!

1969z280 01-03-2013 07:42 PM

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I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. Patrick Van Ort, Michael's younger brother. He came over to visit the Corvette and bring the original Sales Contract and some photos from his youth. What a nice guy!

ne70ss 01-03-2013 08:36 PM

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elonblock 01-03-2013 09:52 PM

Re: 1961 Blue Angel Corvette
The pics and paperwork are priceless! Great stuff.

TimG 01-04-2013 09:00 PM

Re: 1961 Blue Angel Corvette
I love the story and the stickers on the car. Thanks for sharing.

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