In July of this year (2005) Bev and I were joined by twelve members of our club (Corvettes of Temecula Valley) traveling to Breckenridge, Colorado to attend the Looking Glass Corvette Club Car Show & Rallye. Jim and Chris drove their CE. They were invited to a gathering with other CE owners, the Estoch's in turn invited Bev and me.
We were introduced to the other owners of the CE and this is where we met Steve & Steven Pasteiner, owners of Advance Automotive Technologies where the CE is born. We enjoyed the gathering, felt privileged to meet the other owners and hear their stories. Our interest was getting stronger and stronger. We were hooked.
While cleaning our car the next day, getting ready to go to a car show we noticed a 2001 Corvette for sale and attempted to purchase it to no avail. While attending the car show, talking with the Pasteiners and other CE owners, our interest became a quest to have a CE built.
Arriving back in California I helped organize a Corvette Owners Multi- club Picnic and Barbeque located in Valley Center, California. Upon arriving and being directed to a parking space, we parked next to a 2000 green convertible, that happened to be FOR SALE. Our fate was sealed.
On August 20, 2005 it was shipped to AAT in Michigan to be transformed into a 1953 Commemorative Edition Corvette. Upon its arrival we were contacted by Steve Pasteiner and it was assigned CE #122.
The car was finished in November and it was shipped to us on November 15, 2005.
The exterior color is Pewter and the interior is a modified 50th Anniversary. Bev and I are extremely happy and proud with the elegance this combination has achieved. As all CE owners know, there is nowhere you can go without causing quite a stir.
Thanks to Steve & Steven Pasteiner for their excellent workmanship.
We are proud owners of CE #122 and love it more every day.
Here are several photos of #122 provided by the folks at AATcars:
This is #122 posed in front of #117 (the Pasteiner's show car)