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Re: Congrats JohnZ
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2008, 01:44:29 AM »
Congrats John!
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Re: Congrats JohnZ
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2008, 02:36:19 AM »
Congratulation JohnZ. I am sure this means a lot to you.
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Re: Congrats JohnZ
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2008, 03:15:30 AM »
Congrats John! 8) 8) 8 & thank's for all the INFO On CRGF  Happy New year !!

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Re: Congrats JohnZ
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2008, 07:41:51 PM »
That's a pretty impressive list of inductees!! Thanks for your time here.
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Re: Congrats JohnZ
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2008, 05:52:02 AM »
The National Corvette Museum has announced the following inductees to be recognized as part of the 12th Annual Corvette Hall of Fame Ceremony in 2009. Production/ Automotive GM Designer, Duane “Sparky” Bohnstedt, Corvette Racing Legend Duo, Anthony J. (Tony) De Lorenzo and Gerald D. (Jer) Thompson, and Corvette Historian/Enthusiast, John P. Hinckley will be recognized with the highest honor bestowed by the Museum for their contributions to the past, present and future of Corvette.

Corvette Hall of Fame Inductee John P. Hinckley is a name Corvette enthusiasts world-wide recognize for achievements that span over 40 years in technical contributions to Corvette, engineering and ingenuity as an expert historian and writer. John began with Chevrolet in the early 60’s as a production foreman supervising the build of the Chevy II and Corvair at Willow Run, and moved on in 1966 to the Chevrolet Pilot Line in Flint, Michigan as Senior Process Engineer - Passenger Cars. During 1966-1968, John was assigned to Chevrolet Production Engineering in Warren as a Liaison Engineer – responsible for future passenger car assembly processing, including the Corvette. John spent a great deal of time at Chevrolet assembly plants and participated in the build out of the ’67 Corvette and launch of the ‘68 at St. Louis; hence, John’s love and passion for Corvette and his never ending endeavors to preserve and share Corvette knowledge with fellow enthusiasts. John’s work with friend, former mentor and GM Vice President/Group Executive, Alex Mair and team, resulted in a collaboration that offered improvements in precision manufacturing through a patented “Net Design and Build” concept. This concept, slow to be accepted in the 60’s but in wide use today, brought the manufacturing and assembly process requirements back into design of the parts, dies and assembly tooling from the beginning, minimizing or eliminating traditional gaps, shims and dimensional variations.

John has published hundreds of Corvette technical articles in industry respected magazines such as “Corvette Enthusiast” and has been a frequent contributor to the NCRS “Corvette Restorer” magazine, which achieved the Golden Quill award. He is a 200-level NCRS Master Judge, veteran Bloomington Gold Certification Judge and Corvette Restoration Workshop Instructor, and member of the Solid Axle Corvette Club. He has also penned numerous technical articles for internal GM publications, trade journals, and is a daily on-line technical contributor on the C1/C2 section on Corvetteforum.com, on the NCRS Technical Discussion Board, and on the Corvette Restoration and Preservation List. John was named Vintage Technical Editor in 2003 by “Corvette Enthusiast” magazine.


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Re: Congrats JohnZ
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2008, 06:56:46 AM »
 :)
Congrats that little bio- was very interesting,
kind of a -- rest of the story.
I am amazed at his knowledge and willingness to share.

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Re: Congrats JohnZ
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2008, 05:22:49 PM »
John is one of the good guys of the hobby, never too busy to give the synopsis of how it really went down.
James
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Re: Congrats JohnZ
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 11:36:00 AM »
Congrats and happy new year Thanks for all the help.

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Re: Congrats JohnZ
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2009, 12:46:14 AM »
Congratulations John and thanks so much for all the help through the years and all the great input on CRG  ;D
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Re: Congrats JohnZ
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2009, 07:06:07 PM »
Congratulations John, what took them so long.

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Re: Congrats JohnZ
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2009, 11:46:44 AM »
Felicitations  Mon  Jean!!  Translated into English "Congrats John"..
We are lucky big time to have your many years of experience and expertise at our fingertips...
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Re: Congrats JohnZ
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2009, 05:23:05 PM »
Congrats along with the rest. I am glad you still help all us Camaro people out also. Is there a Camaro award due in the future?
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