Legends Meet at Chicago Auto Show

March 2nd, 2007 |
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Here at the NextGear we normally don’t cover auto racing, but when two legends met at the Chicago Auto Show, we couldn’t let the opportunity pass by.

Ron Fellows is a racing legend, having begun his professioanl racing career in 1986, chalking up wins at Watkins Glen and in the NASCAR Busch series. In 1998, he began his long collaboration with GM’s Corvette Racing team, amassing an impressive streak of wins in the American LeMans series and other events. Ron is also an avid music lover. And legendary in the music world are Paul Reed Smith Guitars, acclaimed by such artists as Carlos Santana, Jimmy Buffett and Ted Nugent among others. So when PRS Guitars president Jack Higginbotham presented Ron with a PRS Custom guitar to commemorate the special edition Ron Fellows Z06 Corvette, it was an opportunity to speak with two icons in separate industries about what brings them together.

Reporter’s Notes: My thanks to General Motors for inviting us to cover the Chicago Auto Show. They paid for our flight, meals and accomodations, plus provided access to high level spokespeople, engineers and designers for interviews, yet required no restrictions, review or edit control of our content prior to publishing.

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