Who is the "pacecarguy" anyway ??

Welcome to my personal website !

My name is Bob Kirsch, and I have been an avid Corvette fan and owner since buying my first new Corvette shortly after my 21st Birthday, a 1978 Red Coupe with Red interior . Today I currently own the three cars pictured above (a 2006 Silver Custom Coupe, and the 2007 Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car and 2010 Camaro SS Indy 500 Pace car Editions), plus a new 2011 Camaro SS Indy 500 Pace car edition.

I was happy with that '78 for 11 years, and during that time, it looked very different from year to year since I caught the "customizing bug". I first started out with the basics.... pinstriping, after market wheels and the like. But before long, I became friends with the guys at American Custom Industries in Sylvania, Ohio and I turned into a virtual George Barris of sorts, really taking my cars to the max.

This "obsession" continued over the years, and the quality of my designs and the workmanship became exceptional as I purchased and customized my 1985 Coupe, then the 1998, and so on..... Stop by my "Custom Corvette" page to read the whole story !

But then it was like someone turned on a lightbulb.... I first "Saw The Light" in October of 2004, when I decided it was time to purchase a second Corvette as an "investment vehicle". After deciding on a Corvette Indy 500 Pace car Edition, I located my '95
"far far away" in a small town in Arkansas and did the deed. I've loved the car ever since - right up to the point I sold it to buy my second Pace Car !

Now like my obsession with Customs, well, you know what happened.....I don't own "just replicas". My Indy Pace cars have a Speedway history ! My '95 was Track car #137 (1 of 75 Track cars), and was "fully dressed" (wearing all Pace Car graphics including the original Track Event decals), fully documented as a Track vehicle, had only 11,000 miles on it when I bought it (12,600 at sale time in 2007) and ran like a Brand New Corvette !

My love of Indy 500 Pace cars has continued to grow over the years, having taken delivery immediately after the 2007 race of a new Indy 500 Track car (#18) to add to my stable and replace that great '95. Again, fully documented with all of the associated memorabilia.

But wait, there's more .... in 2010 I broke tradition and bought my first Camaro - and yes, it's also an Indy 500 Pace / Festival car used during the 2010 Indy 500, also carrying the #18. What is the significance of this purchase you ask (maybe?)? Well you will need to surf over to my Pace Car page and find out ! And then again in 2011, another Camaro ?? Yes, this time track car #17 !

But back to "Who is the pacecarguy" question now....

Like I said above, just a long time Corvette / Indy Pace car owner and fan! I've been very active in Corvette organizations, and now focus on just one, The Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Registry. I currently hold two offices - I am the 2007 Pace car Director, and also the Communications Director, meaning one of my tasks is to maintain our website.

I'm also a lifetime member of the National Corvette Museum.

So, I hope you enjoy following my travels across the country (past and future) in my Corvettes and Camaro as I will be photo documenting the numerous places and events I attend over the years. i will also be posting updates on my Blog. So sit back, and start surfing using the navigation menu at the top of each page - and ENJOY ! Let the adventures begin !

Bob Kirsch
Email : bob@pacecarguy.com

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Copyright information : This is a personal website and not affiliated with General Motors, Chevrolet, or the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and they own their Copyrights.
Any originally developed content and personal photos on this website is Copyright 2011 by Bob Kirsch.
The intent is to simply share my adventures with these great American built Automobiles.