Each year on the Wednesday before the annual Woodward Dream Cruise Corvette enthusiasts gather to support the Open Hands Food Pantry in Royal Oak, MI. Over the last few years organizer Larry Courtney has grown the event from a one-day cruise down famous Woodward Avenue to a multi-day festival of all things Corvette. This year’s festivities kick off on Wednesday August 15th. Read on the see all of the activities on deck this year.
In the summer of 1960 Corvette Racing won the prestigious 24 hours of Le Mans for the very first time. Racing legend Briggs Cunningham fielded 3 white, fuel injected C1′s numbered 1, 2, and 3 in the annual endurance race. Cars #1 and #2 didn’t finish, but number 3 went on to win its class and finish 8th overall. We got a chance to catch up with that famous #3 at last weekend’s Concours d’Elegance of America in Plymouth. Michigan.
You might say two old friends will be celebrating a special anniversary later this month.
The second annual Corvette World Tribute is slated on Sunday, August 19 at Road America, where 60 years of Corvettes will be marked with a variety of special events.
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And if you’re attending Corvettes at Carlisle later this month, wear your 2009 or later Corvette America Fun Field shirt and receive a special discount at the show. Since 2009, Corvette America has been sponsoring the Corvettes at Carlisle Fun Field and now your shirt is the ticket for extra savings. If you’re not yet registered for Corvettes at Carlisle’s 2012 Fun Field, click here to get started!
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.