A week ago I jumped in my 1966 Corvette and made the one hour drive to Lakeland, Florida’s Sun ‘N Fun where the 2017 NCRS Winter Regional meet was being held. The show has been one of my favorites which I have attended regularly for the past 15 years.
I always joke about the best part about going to a Corvette show while driving a Corvette is the free parking. So I found myself in the Corvette parking area surrounded by a sea of fiberglass. A very light mist was in the air, so I raised the top to my ’66 and then went into one of the hangers where the judging was already taking place.
Inside we found C1s to C4s that were undergoing judging with Corvette experts crawling all over the cars. The NCRS is testing new appearance classes and so there were a few restomods being judged as well. We’ve got more coming up on this exciting new addition.
To reiterate, I love attending this show. So it’s sort of sad to witness the declining attendance from both Corvette owners and vendors since the meet was moved to Lakeland after a long run at Kissimmee’s Old Town. While the Sun ‘N Fun location offers great amenities for holding the show, it’s just not pulling in local Corvette owners, especially when there is also a major auction going on during the same weekend. It’s our hope that organizers will once again seek out a location where it can draw those local owners as well as pull away some of those auction attendees for a few hours.
Below is our photo gallery from the the 2017 NCRS Winter Regional:
[PICS] The NCRS Gallery at Corvettes at Carlisle
[GALLERY] Midyear Monday! NCRS Winter Regional Edition (44 Corvette Photos)
[VIDEO] New Year’s Advice for Insuring Your Corvette from the NCM Insurance Agency