About the Registry

ZR-1 Net Registry

ZR-1 Net was developed as a free service in September of 1994 by David Bright after seeing a need for all ZR-1 owners and enthusiasts from all over the world to communicate with each other.  Dave dedicated a big part of his life to making it easy for everyone to use the "Information Super-Highway" and preserve the ZR-1 legend.
 
In 2004 a decision was taken expand ZR-1 Net to offer more services, such as a quarterly newsletter and representation at all the major Corvette Shows. The name also changed from the "ZR-1 Net" to the "ZR-1 Net Registry".
 
The ZR-1 Net Registry is now a full blown non-profit club with officers, elections, bylaws, etc. We have a membership kit which includes a Registry T-Shirt, static window decal, membership card, electronic newsletter, name badge and more.
 
We also have Regional and Country Directors as well as State Directors. The ZR-1 Net Registry will be present at all major corvette shows and many local ones.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions.

 
ZR-1 Net Registry

Accomplishments

The ZR-1 Net Registry is more than just an international ZR-1 club. The ZR-1 Net  Registry and its members are concerned citizens in the Corvette community. When the need arises we try to help in anyway we can. For example, below is a list of issues and programs we have been involved in.

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PIRATE RACING - In the Fall of '97 many members of the ZR-1 Net started brain storming about sponsoring a ZR-1 in SCCA SPORTS CAR CLUB OF AMERICA PROFESSIONAL RACING CIRCUIT) in '98. Almost overnight we had sponsors and a ZR-1 Corvette and a LT4 Corvette. We won our very first race in Heartland Park, Topeka, KS, USA in our LT4 Corvette. The entire racing community was amazed, enchanted with our rags to riches saga, and the Corvette was a hot topic in the racing world again.

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ZR-1 NCM GATHERING - In April of '98 the ZR-1 Net along with the ZR-1 Registry held a ZR-1 gathering at the National Corvette Museum. Over 300 ZR-1 owners and ZR-1 Net members were there for a fun filled weekend of seminars inside the NCM, cookouts and tours helped raise over $67,000 for the Museum. Unfortunately the drag race day was rained out.

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DOUG RIPPIE MOTORSPORTS - When Doug Rippie of DRM decided to build the ultimate Corvette and run at LeMans in 1995 the ZR-1 Net was there raising funds though its members and donating that money to help pay the costs.
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NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM BRICK - The ZR-1 Net members in 1995 got together and purchased a ZR-1 Net club brick at the NCM. We also donated all excess brick money to the Corvette museum. The ZR-1 Net is one of the most active support groups of the National Corvette Museum. Our members donate time to work the NCM booths at all functions and activities, offer help and ideas for all difficulties, and generally promote increased membership in all activities of work and play.

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PE100 - The ZR-1 Net members donated enough money for the ZR-1 Net to become a sponsor for the June 1997 Pony Express 100 that was held in NV.

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THE LARRY SHINODA FUND - The Net found out Larry Shinoda was ill and had no medical insurance. Again the Net members got together a fund to send to Larry to help pay for some of the cost of his medical bills.
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NATIONAL CORVETTE MUSEUM - The ZR-1 Net learned that the NCM was in financial trouble. Working together with the VetteNet, we contacted the museum to set up a meeting in order to discuss ways the Corvette community could help. At the same time, we worked with the museum to organize the first C5 unveiling. Even though on very short notice, in the end  over 500 Corvette enthusiasts showed up for the event and raised over $70,000 for the museum in one weekend. Routinely, the staff at NCM is in constant contact with the ZR-1 Net asking our opinion and keeping us abreast of NCM events and developments. GO TEAM NCM!
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AID TO FELLOW ZR-1 NET MEMBER - The ZR-1 Net learned of a tragic accident late in 1999. A fellow ZR-1 Net member was involved in a very bad accident costing him both legs below the knees. What made matters worse he had no medical insurance. He spent several months in the hospital and when he returned home he was faced with huge bills and a family to feed.
The ZR-1 Net took up a collection and even held an auction in May of 2000 and raised over $20,000 to help this member out and his family. It's a long road to recovery but with the help of the members of the ZR-1 Net that road will have a few less bumps.
 
UPDATE:
 
In Dec of 2006 it was learned the above individual had a setback when 3 years later he had to have a quadruple bypass. Once again the members of the ZR-1 community got together and raised over $12,000 to help them out.
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COMMEMORATING THE 10th Anniversary World Record Run - In May of 2000 at the "Gathering" the National Corvette Museum along with the ZR-1 Net commemorated the 10th Anniversary of the World Record Run. All the drivers and staff involved with breaking the world endurance run were recognized for their contribution.
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In HONOR of SUSIE VENCILL - In August of 2001 a long time ZR-1 Net member Susie Vencill passed away. In her honor the ZR-1 Net members donated to buy a brick at the NCM in her honor.
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In HONOR of JOHN STEWART - In March of 2002 a long time ZR-1 Net member John Stewart passed away. In his honor the ZR-1 Net members donated to buy a brick at the NCM in his honor.
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In HONOR of DOUG JOHNSON - In May of 2002 a long time ZR-1 Net member Doug Johnson passed away. In his honor the ZR-1 Net members donated to buy a brick at the NCM in his honor.
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GLENN DARWIN - Fellow ZR-1 Net member and IT manager at the NCM lost his house to a fire in Dec of 2002. The ZR-1 Net members raised money for Glenn and his family to help get him over the first few weeks after the fire.
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The passing of JOHN LINGENFELTER - December 25th 2003 John Lingenfelter passed away. John was a close friend of the ZR-1 community. The ZR-1 Net and Team ZR-1 members got together to purchase two bricks at the NCM in John's memory.
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Ben Labaree has been touring the country for the last 8 years in his 1997 C5. Ben, and his wife, Sandy, started the Corvettes Conquer Cancer Tour http://www.corvettesconquercancer.com after she went through a devastating round of treatment for breast cancer. Ben has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the benefit of the American Cancer Society. However his '97 C5 was getting old and a campaign was started to raise funds to replace his aging C5 with a new C6. The ZR-1 Net Registry was happy to donate $500 to the cause.
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