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j3studio Jim Perkins Passed Yesterday …
Elite Guru
Western Philadelphia Burbs
3317 Posts
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2007/9/2 0:00


 … the savior of the C5 Corvette program was 83.

I met Jim a few times over the last fifteen years. He worked for Rick Hendrick after he retired from his general manager position at Chevrolet and often represented the Hendrick organization at NCRS events. I got to talk to him for a while when a bunch of us visited the Hendrick car collection in Charlotte—just a genuinely nice guy. We talked about various things Corvette, and then I told him that we had a 50th Anniversary convertible and I knew what he had done to make the C5 happen. He smiled.

Posted on: 12/29 16:21
Lauren, 1985 Light Blue Metallic Coupe
Z51, Bose, leather
Mods: Dave McLellan's signature

Grace, 2003 50th Anniversary Convertible

Louis, 2012 Centennial Edition Coupe
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Ultraman Re: Jim Perkins Passed Yesterday …
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2009/9/12 19:16

Sorry to hear it..... The C5 is a great car and paved the way for the mighty C6......ok and the C7....... and the C5 brought back what many had grieved about for 20 years.......Horsepower! RIP JP
Posted on: 12/29 17:17
2010 Grand Sport Heritage Coupe 3LT Corsa Sport cat back exhausts and Corsa CAI, Engine built by Rick Dadd....You can hear the thunder the rumble and the roar......

First, let's just assume I'm right...that will save us all a lot of time......
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pianoguy Re: Jim Perkins Passed Yesterday …
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RIP, Mr. Perkins
Posted on: 12/29 22:45
1996 LT4

�Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.�- Jack Handey
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