This award was created by the National Corvette Restorers Society in 1985, in honor of Mr. Zora Arkus-Duntov, long-time Chief Engineer for the Chevrolet Corvette, who retired from General Motors in 1975. The Duntov Award recognizes individuals for the restoration and preservation of 1953 -1974 Corvettes. To achieve this coveted award, an owner must attain a judging score of at least 97% out of 100 % based on an original "as manufactured" standard at a National or Regional NCRS event; as well as present the car for a rigorous performance test of all vehicle mechanical components and functions, all of which must operate as those of a new car, without a single failure. Finally, the car must again score at least 97%, at a National NCRS Convention, to receive the Duntov Award. The process of achieving the Duntov Award requires attendance at a minimum of three events, and must be completed within a three year period. Only 1,028 Corvettes have achieved the NCRS Duntov Mark of Excellence Award.
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Paul's Corvette has received the coveted NCRS Duntov Mark of excellence Award
The NCRS Gallery is an invitational collection of Corvettes of merit that exemplify what NCRS is all about. Carlisle Events sponsors the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Corvette Restorers Society in presenting this annual exhibit to provide a deeper insight into NCRS' purposes, which are the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of Corvettes produced during the years of 1953-1999.