Like any popular rock star, the 2014 Corvette is on tour to showcase its latest release. After last weekend’s West Coast stop at the Petersen Automotive Museum, the C7 Corvette will be heading to the East Coast were it will be shown at the prestigious Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance in Florida on March 8th – 10th. This year’s show will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Sting Ray in addition to showing off the new 7th generation Corvette.
“The 2014 Stingray has the same sort of ‘bolt of lightning’ presence that the original Sting Ray did five decades ago,” said Amelia Island Concours Founder and Chairman Bill Warner. “We’re honored and humbled that Chevrolet has chosen ‘the Amelia’ to celebrate the return of the Sting Ray.”
On Friday March 8th at 1:30pm the new Corvette will take part in “The Design Analysis of the Revolutionary Corvette Sting Ray Seminar, Presented by Chevrolet” where it will join several of its older siblings on display. Tickets for this seminar are $25 each and seating is limited so be sure to sign up early. Afterward you’ll have the opportunity to get a Sting Ray poster signed by GM’s current Design Chief Ed Welburn and the original Corvette Sting Ray’s designer, Peter Brock.
On Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th the new Corvette Stingray will take its place for public display on the 18th fairway at the Golf Club of Amelia Island located at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Saturday’s admission is free, but Sunday’s Concours’ admission will set you back $55 in advance or $70 on the day of the show.
The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is now in its second decade and its foundation has donated over $2 million to the Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, Inc. and other charities on Florida’s First Coast since its inception in 1996. The annual event is held the second full weekend in March. Each year “The Amelia” draws nearly 300 rare vehicles from collections around the world.
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