Gus Puryear is passionate about all things Corvette. You can find him at the Museum attending events with his wife Peggy, and they’ve been on every Corvette Cruise that the Museum has hosted. He is a huge racing fan as well and figures he’s logged in a thousand hours volunteering at ALMS races. Over the last 11 years, he’s gotten to know the fans and the drivers rather well. “ALMS racing is like no other. Fans of the cars can cheer them on, and they can meet the drivers, get up next to the cars, and experience the event up close. I don’t care what your area of interest is in with Corvette--restoration, autocross, or club activities, if you go to a race, you’ll get hooked.”
Gus has been on the track himself driving all kinds of cars, so his support of the NCM Motorsports Park is a given.
“When you look at what the Museum has been able to accomplish and become since it was originally thought up, one can only imagine what kind of thing it could be with its own track. Corvette owners could really learn what these amazing cars are capable of, and it could do so much towards building a love for the Corvette with future generations.”
He has joined the One-Acre Club and continues to encourage others to do the same. “No matter what car people might bring to the track, when they get exposed to the professional and friendly staff at the NCM and the passionate and enthusiastic members, they might decide that it’s time to enjoy a really nice car.” (He says with a chuckle.)
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