A special event for the veterans of the United States Armed Forces brought Corvettes and Vets together for the first annual Vettes for Veterans. This was a very humble show that offered a nice break from the major auto industry shows like the 2013 SEMA show — it almost every way, the Vettes for Veterans show on November 9th was the exact opposite of the major industry auto shows of 2013.
Across from the Carlsbad Outlets in California, quite the site could be seen in the TGI Friday’s parking lot. A large variety of Corvettes took over the venue and every generation of Corvette was there to impress.
This awesome display of evolution featured a Corvette of every generation in one line. It’s amazing to see the beginning-to-current Corvette heritage all in one lineup like this.
Elsewhere, lines of mixed generations could be seen living in harmony — like these C4s showing off what’s under the hood next to a powerful C6 Vette.
This amazing blue beast is an ideal representation of what it means to be modern collectible car.
There was also a large variety of stunning first gens in attendance.
This red C1 was one of the main show stoppers of the day.
There was also plenty of C2 heritage in the mix.
If it’s power that attracts you to the Corvette, this show didn’t disappoint.
These show cars were more than willing to show off the powerhouses that have allowed the Corvette to rule the streets for decades.
If custom is what you like, the show was sprinkled with the subtly modified…
…and the truly unique.
While the true stars of the show were the Veterans, honoring them amongst these iconic American cars was a spectacular idea that made for a very successful event.
Author Jason Lancaster likes checking out various generations for Corvettes. He works with AccurateAutoAdvice.com – a site that helps car owners with timely advice & information.