Valenti Classics Timeline

Nickey Chevroley

April 15, 1960

Nickey Chevroley

Nickey Chevrolet “with the backwards K”: Don Valenti worked at this iconic performance dealership, and this is where he bought his first Corvette – a 1961. He was also privileged to drive the Purple People Eater Corvette on Meadowdale Raceway.

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Purple People Eater Corvette Race Car

June 15, 1960

Purple People Eater Corvette Race Car

Meadowdale Raceway hot lap with Don Valenti in the Purple People Eater Corvette.

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Valenti’s First Restoration

April 15, 1989

Valenti’s First Restoration

The father son project that started it all – a 1961 Corvette. The deal was if I got it running then I could take it for a spin. At 15 years old, you better believe I was going to figure it out. It was time to begin the restoration in our garage at home.  

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Gold Spinner Award

November 15, 1991

Gold Spinner Award

Our first restoration won the Gold Spinner Award – Chevy Vettefest at McCormick Place Chicago

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Award Winning Restoration number 2

November 15, 1992

Award Winning Restoration – 1955 Bel Air Convertible at Chevy Vettefest

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Award Winning Restoration number 3

November 22, 1992

Award Winning Restoration. A 1953 Corvette #286 of 300 producedat that year. Chevy Vettefest.

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Valenti Classics moves to Wisconsin

July 1, 1994

Valenti opens location just south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Neon Corvette sign

April 15, 1996

Neon Corvette sign

Neon added to Corvette on the Roof  

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Corvette Rally visits Valenti Classics

September 16, 2006

Corvette Rally visits Valenti Classics

Showroom Expansion

April 15, 2007

Showroom Expansion

Showroom Expansion

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Pebble Beach

April 16, 2009

Pebble Beach

Pebble Beach Concours– Our first time at this event and we got to enjoy it with our friend and customer. Pat with his 1957 Kurtis Kraft Race Car and recent awards.

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Valenti Classics Moves to Franklin

April 16, 2012

Valenti Classics Moves to Franklin

Moved Dealership to Franklin, Wisconsin

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Classic Free Ride Thunderbird

April 16, 2013

Classic Free Ride Thunderbird

620 WTMJ Classic Free Ride Giveaway

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Masterpiece Concours Award Winner

April 16, 2014

Masterpiece Concours Award Winner

Masterpiece Concours Show – 1958 Cadillac ElDorado Brougham Award Winner

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Classic Free Ride Valenti Mustang

April 16, 2014

Classic Free Ride Valenti Mustang

1969 Valenti Mustang Pro Touring Resto Mod

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Color and Design Studio

April 16, 2015

Color and Design Studio

Color and Design Studio By Valenti moved into its own building to handle all of the metal fabrication, paint and body work.

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Stetson 150th Anniversary Truck Build

April 16, 2015

Stetson 150th Anniversary Truck Build

Stetson 150th Anniversary Truck Build

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Classic Free Ride Trans Am

April 16, 2015

Classic Free Ride Trans Am

LIVE Reveal on NBC – The Morning Blend TV Show. Classic Free Ride   1979 Valenti Bandit – Trans Am

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