If there was an Olympic event for world class car shows, Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and the Concours d’Elegance of America (formerly Meadowbrook) would all complete for the gold medal. Any (or all) of these 3 prestigious shows should be on your must-attend list. When we heard that there was going to be Corvette vs Jaguar racing display at this year’s Concours d’Elegance of America, we put it on our must, must, must-attend list.
Flint, Michigan’s Back to the Bricks festival started as a one-day throwback to the cruises of the 1950s and a smaller alternative to the congestion of the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit.
Now the Flint event has grown so much that it drew more than 400,000 to last year’s festival.
Flint has special meaning for Corvette enthusiasts since the city is the birthplace of America’s sports car, with the first 300 1953 models being built at a factory off Van Slyke Avenue there. In fact, the first one rolled off the assembly line on June 19, 1953.
We’ve all dreamed of walking the halls of Chevrolet and being privy to the inner workings of what goes on behind the scenes to make our favorite car.
For instance, what Corvette fanatic wouldn’t give his right arm to be inside the design headquarters and see what is going on right now as the C7 nears production?
Well, Corvettes at Carlisle offers the next best thing to that dream by hosting at least 40 current or past engineers, company representatives, etc., of General Motors and Corvette at the annual Corvettes at Carlisle, the nation’s largest all-Corvette event.
Mid America Motorworks made an announcement today that World Classic Rockers, a group of legendary musicians from these famous rock bands, will be performing Saturday, September 15, 2012 at Corvette FunFest in Effingham, IL.
Preferred Registration for Corvette FunFest closes on August 1st. Click here to secure your registration to the world’s largest Corvette show.
How would you like to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of Corvette?
Even though that very special occasion is still 40 years away, Mid America Motorworks is thinking ahead and asking Corvette enthusiasts now to share their unique memorabilia with them that will be placed in a time capsule to be sealed in September as the company marks the 60th anniversary of America’s Sports Car.
Mid America Motorworks has planned a monumental Golden Anniversary celebration in tribute to the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray convertible and split window coupe at Corvette Funfest 2012, Sept 13-16. Spread the word, and let’s celebrate this American icon at the Largest Corvette Party in the World!
Check out www.corvettefunfest.com for more information.
The National Corvette Homecoming set for July 19th – 21st at the Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the three-day celebration of Corvettes.
The National Corvette Homecoming (NCH) has welcomed Corvette owners and enthusiasts from all over the US and Canada since its inception in 1981. The annual pilgrimage back to the Corvette’s birthplace allows owners to interact with one another and participate in countless activities throughout the weekend.
We’re still nursing our Bloomington Gold hangover, but it’s already time to start marking up the calendar for another big-time Corvette event. Mid America Motorworks is hosting their 19th annual Corvette Funfest at their sprawling 150 acre facility in Effingham, Illinois on September 13th – 16th, 2012. Roughly 15,000 Corvettes and 40,000 enthusiasts are expected to be present at the 4-day extravaganza.
We (and Chevrolet among others) consistently refer to the Corvette at America’s Favorite Sports car. But it’s not just America that Corvette owners love to show their pride and joy. We received an email recently from Hans Tore Tangerud who shared with us a ton of photos from the 20th Anniversary of the Norwegian Corvette club. Want to see what a first class Corvette show looks like? Check out the pics after the jump!
Back in February we told you about the return of the famous B2K option package for Corvettes. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the very first RPO B2K Corvette, Callaway Cars and Bowling Green will be building just 25 2012 Corvettes. We caught up with car #11 at Bloomington Gold last weekend.