[GALLERY] The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016 (47 Corvette images)

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[GALLERY] The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016 (47 Corvette images)


This year at Corvette Funfest, the official Grand Sport Registry celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the 1996 Corvette Grand Sport with a huge turnout of the distinctive Blue and White C4 Corvettes.

The Grand Sports led the parade of Corvettes into downtown Effingham on Thursday afternoon before heading back to Mid America Motorworks where they held their Anniversary Banquet celebrating the 20 year milestone.

On Friday and Saturday, the Grand Sports got special parking right up front by the road as well as several cars featured on the “hill”. Members of the Official Grand Sport Registry also posed for a group shot.

Thanks to our Grand Sport friends John “Hutch” Hutchinson and Maureen “Mo” Waller, we’ve been able to put together a great photo gallery featuring nearly 50 images of Grand Sports at Corvette Funfest.

Please use our sharing buttons to share our photo gallery with your fellow Corvette enthusiasts. If you were at Corvette Funfest for the Grand Sport Registry, tell us about your experience in the comments below.

The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016


The Corvette Grand Sport Reunion at Corvette Funfest 2016



Source:
The Grand Sport Registry
Grand Sport 20th Anniversary / Facebook

Related:
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6 COMMENTS

  1. I disagree, the ’96 Grand Sport still looks good. From the eye catching paint, to those massive 315’s, the Grand Sport is still a winner in my book. And the LT4 is a damn good engine.

  2. Besides the obvious appeal of the Admiral Blue metallic paint (GM #28…Dark Cloisonne Metallic), and the Arctic White(GM #10) center stripe, along with the red hashmarks, that have, parenthetically, been so shamefully copied by Ford and Dodge, there is the history behind the car.
    The ’96 Grand Sport is the first zero-defect automobile manufactured in the US. Never before had an automobile been produced with such stringent attention paid to quality. All 1,000 cars were salable cars, and in addition, the cars were sequentially-produced, which had also never been done before.
    Add to all that the fact that the blue color becomes slightly purple at sunrise and at sunset, and you have a truly unique, beautiful car.
    Word up ‘haters.’

  3. Each to their own, of course, but it seems that the vast majority of automotive enthusiasts out there tend to think the ’96 GS is still a stunner in the looks department. So much so that even DODGE is playing the wannabe role by putting “hashmarks” on the fenders of many of its vehicles. CNN Money also included the ’96 Grand Sport in their list of the Top 10 Most Valuable Corvettes as did Mecum Auctions. Let’s just say I’m glad to have one in MY garage. 🙂

  4. I love the GS. Always have even as a young 16 year old. Would love to have a roadster 96 GS. As it is, I have to settle for a 2016 Z06 with red hash marks (!). Speaking of hash marks, they were around before the GS, 427 Cobras had them as did many others. It was a way of identifying the different team cars and in some cases, rookie drivers. Another GS I’d love to own is the Superformance GS replica, my gosh that’s an awesome $140,000 car!

  5. I beg to differ with Roger, but the fender stripes (aka “Hashmarks”) first appeared on Zora’s 1963 Grand Sport race cars. The same cars that competed with the Cobras in the early-mid ’60s. The Grand Sport Registry has photos of these GS’s from the Nassau races sporting the iconic Hashmarks (which some Cobras copied later on).

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