If we could go back 20 years, the big news of the day for Corvette enthusiasts was the 1996 Corvette Grand Sport, a one-year limited edition model that helped Chevrolet commemorate the end of the C4’s 12 year reign.
Only 1,000 1996 Corvette Grand Sports were built. The iconic models came in Admiral Blue with White racing stripe livery and red hash marks on the fender and under the hood was the special LT4 V8 which made 330 hp – offering 30 more horses than the standard LT1.
The 1996 Corvette Grand Sport will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary at the 2016 Corvette Funfest on the grounds of Mid America Motorworks. The Grand Sport Registry is helping to coordinate the gathering which will take place September 15-18th.
Events for Grand Sport owners include a Grand Sport Owners Banquet on Thursday evening, September 15th as well as exclusive Grand Sport parking on the grounds during Corvette Funfest. There will be special Grand Sport show, awards presented to Grand Sports and a commemorative photo with Mid America Motorwork’s Mike Yager.
“We look forward to welcoming a record number of Grand Sports and their owners to Corvette Funfest 2016,” Yager said. “The 20th Anniversary of any vehicle is an important milestone. As the 1996 Grand Sport was a tribute to Zora Arkus-Duntov’s 1963 Corvette Grand Sport racer, we’re expecting a truly must-see display.”
All Grand Sports are invited to the 20th Anniversary celebration. If you plan to attend, make sure you register for Corvette Funfest and select the exclusive Grand Sport Parking. Grand Sport owners attending Corvette Funfest should also contact the Grand Sport Registry’s event coordinator Maureen “Mo” Waller via email at [email protected].
For more information on Corvette Funfest, visit www.corvettefunfest.com.
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