If you haven’t seen the new C7 Corvette in person, you have another great chance this weekend.
Two of the 2014 Corvette Stingrays will be on display for one day only, Saturday, July 13 during the 31st Annual Classic Auto Show and Cruise In at the Dublin Metro Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Corvette Plant Manager Dave Tatman loves talking about the new car his co-workers will be assembling for customers, and he’ll be on hand at the show at 10 a.m. in front of the stage area for a walkaround presentation to give the latest insight into the C7.
If you’re in the Ohio area, you won’t want to miss this show as organizers say this will be the only appearance of the C7 in Ohio prior to cars arriving at dealerships in September.
The show, which runs July 11-13, is sponsored by the Central Ohio Arthritis Foundation, which will have more than 1,200 cars on display during the event. The Corvette will be one of the marquee car classes in honor of the car’s 60th anniversary.
The event is a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation.
Other activities include a Rolling Legends Tour on Thursday, July 11, which will leave the Dublin Metro Center and travel back roads to Lexington, Ohio, home of the Mid-Ohio Race Track. Once there, you will be provided a tour of Mid-Ohio, a box lunch and several laps around the race track.
On Friday, July 12, it’s open parking for the cruise in. There will be 100 six-foot trophies given out Friday evening.
On Saturday, Corvettes will get the royal treatment, with all registered Corvettes allowed to park together in the premier parking lot (close to all the vendors and entertainment) with plenty of shade, not on the grass as some other car classes. Also on Saturday, Corvettes are judged only against the other Corvettes by classes, including modified class. There will be one First Place and two “Awards of Excellence” given for the C1, C2 and C3. The C4, C5 and C6 classes are divided into two classes each, based on the years. Each of these divided classes will receive one “First Place” award and three (3) “Awards of Excellence.” The modified class will have one “First Place” award and two “Awards of Excellence.” There will be one “Best of Show” chosen from all the Corvettes.
For more information and see photos of prior shows and award winners, visit the official website at www.arthritisautoshow.com.