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Jack PanzicaBy Jack Panzica
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Jack PanzicaBy Jack Panzica
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$1,830
pledged of $38,000 goal
20
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, July 14 2012 11:25 AM UTC +00:00

About

HISTORY: In the summer of 2010, I took the road trip I had planned to make in my early 20's; before life got in the way. The goal was to drive my 1966 Corvette (that I have owned for 40 years) to 48 US states and through photos and interviews, document the 'love affair' that long-time Corvette owners have with their cars.

On a limited budget of $ 100.00 per day and only through the support and encouragement of many, this dream became a reality. Over 3 months and 20,000 miles, 74 people opened their homes to me, many more rallied with parades and 'meet ups' along the route and thousands followed this corvette adventure through forums, blogs and via email. The hospitality that was extended by complete strangers with a common bond was amazing and I could not have realized my dream without their generosity.  The often expressed refrain was "I wish I could do that." 

EUROPE AWAITS: Interestingly, a few folks from Europe checked-in with me along the way and I noticed that their kinship towards American muscle cars and the iconic Corvette was similar, but different than in the U.S. After my U.S. trip, I started corresponding with people from more than 12 countries and their enthusiasm and fascination with these cars is of interest to me. The fraternity of Corvette owners extends across the pond with a German exclaiming a familiar description; "Big, Bold, Powerful, a Dream Car"; but WHY?

THE PLAN: Video Documentary - With a limited budget, and folks across Europe being intrigued by this corvette vagabond enough to host me in their homes, my hope is by mid-July 2012, the 1966 Corvette will be packed and on its way to Europe, via container ship. Upon its arrival, I'll start chronicling the trip and documenting the WHY. If it's anything like the U.S. experience, I'll meet many characters, hear some wonderful stories and have the opportunity experience and share diverse cultures with a common thread, the muscle car. I'm sure there will be challenges, unexpected twists and turns, and even some controversy, but I bet the refrain will continue to be "I wish I could do that."

YOUR OPPORTUNITY: To help produce a Guerrilla Video Documentary of the trip and have the chance to create a trailer for presentation to the networks for a possible corvette adventure series. What could be more gratifying to a true car enthusiast.

"Come on, slide behind the wheel and take a ride with me!"- Jack

Website: http://www.corvettevagabond.com

My stops in Europe:

https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=217525988141263560502.0004b7fd41fe86eff6101&hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=3&vpsrc=0

COST BREAKDOWN: in US Dollars Total $ 38,000

Shipping/Insurance/Airfare: $ 10,300

Gas/Oil/Maintenance: $ 9,250

Communications: $ 1,500

Lodging/Security/Parking: $ 2,000 (this assumes a similar model as the US trip, where folks hosted me in their homes across America. I bet the Europeans will rise to the challenge)

Legal: $ 1,500

Rewards/Fees for Kickstarter Contributors : $ 4,500

Videography/Production: $ 8,950

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