The Story Behind The Car
All 325 HP of Chevy Corvette
The Military Vette is a 1992 six-speed Corvette convertible. It sports a ground effects package, an optional hardtop, and the Chevy 350 LT-1 engine under the hood.
The original exterior design was installed in the form of digital graphics in early 2007. In October of 2012, the Military Vette and her trailer underwent a complete overhaul and redesign. The new graphics include not only airbrushing and six coats of clear coat finish, but also the "Wall of Remembrance" of all of the troops who have perished in our war against terrorism. Now traveling America, she serves as a powerful reminder of the cost of freedom, and of our nation's godly heritage.
Symbolism and Details on the Car
The Military Vette is a one-of-a-kind car with unique symbolism and expressions of patriotism painted throughout it's highly detailed finish. Some of the features include:
- 9 photos presented in a collage
- U.S. Arizona explosion in Pearl Harbor
- twin towers of the September 11th attack
- Iwo Jima and Ground Zero flag-raisings
- American flag joined with various military images "ghosted" in
- 1950's Navy photo of David's father, Ron Sommerdorf
- family photo of David and Debra with their six children
- 1982 Memorial Day photo of Marines, David and twin brother Doug
- Reverse cut-out tail lights "U.S.M.C"
- Marine Corps motto Semper Fidelis
- "Never Forget" on the cyclops brake light
- Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem
- timeline that records the complete Marine Corps battle history
- references to America's Godly heritage
- illuminated cross between the Twin Towers on the hood
- "One Nation Under God" on each door
- John 3:36 scripture reference
- "There are no atheists in a foxhole"
Tribute to the Victims of 9/11
Under the hood the 3,030 names of all of the victims of September 11th are grouped according to the four flights, the Pentagon, the fire-fighter precincts and Ground Zero.
Recipients of the Medal of Honor
Under the hood beautifully painted in polished detailing are the nine Medal of Honor recipients from our current war against terrorism, through the end of 2011. In addition to this honor, is the humbling casualty count of all of our nations wars throughout history.
Memorial to the Fallen Soldiers
On the trunk the mobile memorial of all of our troops who have perished since 9-11 can be found. Recorded alphabetically under their branch of service, this "Wall of Remembrance" honors the memory of all 6,318 service members who died between September 11, 2001 and December 31, 2011. In the midst of their names there is a picture of a Marine officer bidding farewell to a fallen Marine.
More Memorials Coming Soon
In the next few months, the 2012 casualties, as well as the Fort Hood casualties will be engraved on separate plaques to be displayed with the car whenever it is posted in the public arena. You can have your part in contributing to this memorial. "He Is Not Dead Who Is Remembered"
The Ultimate Sacrifice
There are moments in life when free men must pause and reflect on the sacrifice made by others - brave men and women who sacrificed their lives that our nation might live. We must honor their dedication to this cause greater than themselves.
President Abraham Lincoln reminded us, "that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."
May our lives be constant reminders to the next generation of the sacrifice of those gone before.
There is One who gave Himself to purchase our spiritual freedom from the bondage of sin.
God loves you with an everlasting loves.
Have you ever realized that there is a God who knows just where you are? He created you in His image and placed you on the earth for a special purpose. He loves you with an everlasting love.
Every man is born with a sin nature.
Although God loves every person, each of us are born with a sin nature. We are sinners by birth and sinners by choice.
God's Word tells us that, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one." (Romans 3:10). All of mankind is lost in sin. "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Our sin separates us from God.
Sin carries the penalty of death.
Our sin must be paid for. The awful consequence of your sin is separation from God forever in the place the Bible calls Hell. Of course Hell was not created for mankind, but because of our willful rebellion against God, we are condemned to die and spend eternity without Christ.
"He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God" (John 3:18).
Jesus Christ paid your sin debt.
God's Word says in John 3:16, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son." God loves you so much that He sent His sinless Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, from Heaven to be born of woman and be "in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin" (Hebrews 4:15).
"But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:8)
Jesus Christ, God's sinless lamb, suffered our death on the cross, paying our sin debt in full. Christ took the punishment we deserve. He died, was buried, rose on the third day, is alive, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father.
Receive Christ by faith as your Savior
Each person must personally pray and receive Christ by faith as Savior. Just praying a prayer cannot save a person - only faith in Jesus Christ can save. Cry out from your heart to Him for salvation.
"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved" (Romans 10:9).
If you do not know what to pray, you can speak to God from your heart something like this:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner separated from You. I deserve to die and spend eternity in the place called Hell. I believe that You died for me and I trust you now as my personal Savior. I ask You to forgive my sin and come into my life. I trust you for my salvation. Help me to live for You. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
God promises in Romans 10:13, "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." God always keeps His promises.
Tell us your experience.
If you have trusted Christ as your Savior, He lives inside you at this moment. God promises in Hebrews 13:5, "I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee."
If you have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior after reading this, please contact us to let us know. We would be delighted to hear from you. If there is any way we may help you or your family, please allow us the honor of ministering to you.