and Ginny Hemphill from Kansas City are the proud owners of a 66 C2
silver on silver big block coupe. They like all of their friends in the
Kansas City Corvette Association have always had a love affair with
cars. Dougs first Corvette was a 64 coupe but it sported a power
glide and a 250 horse small block, a good combination but not the final
search for the perfect mid year Corvette led him to the big bloc 66
coupe. In 1969 while driving on the main street in Kansas City he
spotted a 1966 Silver/Silver big block. Doug traded in his 64 small
block for the 66 and the rest is history.
became a member of the Kansas City Corvette Association it was there
that he met his wife Ginny who was also a Corvette lover. Doug has had
the 66 for fifty one years. It has been painted 3 times now and has
over 200,000 miles on the odo. For many years it was his daily
driver, it even had a set of snow tires on it for several
longest trip this car has been on was a 4500 mile trek to Canada
through the Black Hills and back through Yellowstone National Park. The
car averages sixteen miles per gallon with the A/C on. Not bad for a
classic big block. The Hemphills take it to many of the the local shows
and Doug just celebrated their wedding anniversary in January.
During their nineteen years together they have owned at 1996 Silver
Collector, a 2007 Silver/Silver coupe and a 2015 Silver/Silver Stingray
both that had a National Corvette Museum Delivery. Threy also have a
Red/Red 1979 Coupe in the garage.
is a real a “car girl” she has been President of Kansas City Corvette
Association for 10 years and just retired from that position.