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HOTEL SPECIALS

All hotel arrangements are between you and the hotel. Vette Vues Magazine, Corvette Chevy Expo, and the Galveston Craft Show do not receive any benefits from these hotels. The specials are just to help you save some money.

We have three hotel specials. The TownePlace Suites Galveston Island, Courtyard Galveston Island, and the Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach.

  • When you make your reservation make sure you give them your Group Code in order to receive the discount.
  • Also, notice the cutoff date to make your registration in order to get the discount… it is in the description of the hotel and their specials.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes … Rate shown does not include the taxes.

TownePlace Suites Galveston Island and Courtyard Galveston Island

  • TownePlace Suites Galveston Island, 9540 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
  • Courtyard by Marriott Galveston Island, 9550 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554

These two hotels are right next to each other and are 2.8 miles from the Galveston Island Convention Center – an estimated 6-minute drive.

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Galveston Island
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Galveston Island
Courtyard by Marriott Galveston Island
Courtyard by Marriott Galveston Island

You will be leaving this website and going to the Marriotts’ website to book the rooms…

You will find more information for your online reservation in the link below.
Event Summary:
Corvette Chevy Expo
Start Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
End Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
  • TownePlace Suites Galveston Island for 159 USD per night
  • Courtyard Galveston Island for 129 USD – 139 USD per night

Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach
Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach

Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach

5002 Seawall Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77551

This hotel is .6 miles from the Galveston Island Convention Center…a two mintue walk.

GUEST ROOM RATE:

 OccupancyRoomsRate
Fri 03/18/2022s20$299.00
Sat 03/19/2022s20$299.00
Sun 03/20/2022s20$159.00
Mon 03/21/2022s5$159.00

Your date to secure your reservations and rate, the Cut-off date: Friday, February 25, 2022.

All guests may make their reservations by calling our Reservations Department directly (409) 740-5300 (toll-free). In order to obtain your special group rate, the guests need to identify themselves as being with Corvette Chevy Expo 2022.

THE FOLLOWING TERMS APPLY:

  • Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card.
  • Rates are available only for the dates listed above. Rates prior to the arrival date listed or post departure date are subject to availability.
  • Guestrooms after cut-off are released back into inventory.
  • Guestrooms after cut-off are based upon availability and applicable rates.
  • No Saturday only arrival, Two-night minimum stay
  • Guest can cancel their reservation at no charge 72-hours prior to the arrival date.
  • Any cancellations received within 72-hours prior to the scheduled arrival date will be charged first night’s room and tax.

TAXES:

All room rates are subject to state, local, and any occupancy taxes in effect at the time of the event. Presently such taxes total 15% per room, per night. Taxes are subject to change without notice.

CHECK lN/ OUT TIME:

Holiday Inn on the Beach check-in time is after 4:00 pm and checkout time is prior to 11:00 am. Check-in prior to Hotel’s check-in time is subject to availability. Any departure made after the agreed check-out time should be arranged in advance and may be subject to additional charges.

Other Hotels Close to the Expo:

The closest hotel is the Hilton, next to that is San Luis. The Hilton is right on-site; both are easy to walk. They are both beautiful hotels, but they don’t offer any specials for the show.

Here are the Hilton and San Luis Resort’s contact information:

Hilton Galveston Island Resort, 5400 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551 (409) 744-5000

The San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551 (409)744-5000


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2021 Corvette Chevy Expo Award Winners

2021 Corvette Chevy Expo Award Winners

The Corvette Chevy Expo 2021 was held on March 13 and 14 at the Galveston Island Convention Center.  The award ceremony took place Sunday the 14th at 5 pm.  The 2021 Corvette Chevy Expo Award Winners are as follows:

BEST OF SHOW CORVETTE #139 JOHNNY BROWNLEE 1999 HARDTOP FIXED ROOF

BEST OF SHOW CHEVROLET #136 JIM PERRY 1937 CHEVROLET SEDAN

BEST OF SHOW CHEVY TRUCK #527 STEVE GUERIN 1959 APACHE TRUCK

BEST OF SHOW CAMARO #152 ROB LAMY 1992 PURPLE HAZE CONVERTIBLE

BEST OF SHOW DISPLAY #108 LENDELL KEENE 1955 CHEVROLET

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD #101 TOMMY NOEL 1961

CELEBRITY CHOICE AWARD JOHNNY BROWNLEE 1999 HARDTOP FIXED ROOF

CELEBRITY CHOICE AWARD ROGER ELDAR #530 2009 CORVETTE

CELEBRITY CHOICE AWARD #101 TOMMY NOEL 1961

VETTE VUES MAGAZINE HISTORIC AWARD DANNY REED ASTROVETTE

2021 Corvette Chevy Expo Class Winners

FULL-SIZE CHEVY STOCK PRE 1950

1ST HUN OERRT 1938 SEDAN

FULL-SIZE CHEVY STOCK 1950’s  

3RD #134 TIM MACON 1957

2ND #108 LENDELL KEENE 1955

1ST #153 DENNIS FLOLO 1957

FULL-SIZE CHEVY CUSTOM  1960’s

1ST CARLOS MANOBANDA 1965 CONVERTIBLE

SPECIAL INTEREST

3RD JOHN BURTOLINO #301 2012 SHERRIF

2ND TOMMY HANSON #300 1981 FIREBIRD

1ST DON KEMP #600 1973 VEGA WAGON RACER

GEN 1 CAMARO

3RD #109 LENDELL KEENE 1969 COUPE

2ND #104 CLIFFORD WUEHTZ 1968 SS

1ST #246 BOB WRIGHT 1967 RS/SS

GEN 3 CAMARO

1ST ROB LAMY 1992 PURPLE HAZE CONVERTIBLE

CUSTOM C6 CORVETTE

2ND MICHAEL TRAN #140 2007 CORVETTE

1ST ROGER ELDAR #530 2009 CORVETTE

CUSTOM C7 A

3RD MARTHA FLOYD #602 2019 CONVERITLBE

2ND NELSON GIRADO #106 2018 COUPE

1ST JAMES WILLIAMS #122 2017 GRAND SPORT

CUSTOM C7B

3RD #123 JIM BARR 2014 CONVERTIBLE

2ND #402 CARLA COMER 2015 COUPE

1ST #147 RICHARD FOLEY 2016 CONVERTIBLE

CUSTOM C8

1ST STANCE 2020 CORVETTE

SURVIVOR

1ST DANNY REED 1971 ASTROVETTE

STOCK C7

3RD #542 KEVIN AGEE 2014 CONVERTIBLE

2ND #600 JEFF THRONTON 2017 COUPE

1ST #158 JERRY RODRIGUEZ 2017 COUPE

STOCK C8

3RD #160 PAT MCCULLEY 2020

2ND #125 STEVE KORMORNY 2020

1ST #124 DON MOCK 2021

MODIFIED C1

3RD #163 KEVIN STINSON 1958

2ND #101 TOMMY NOEL 1961

1ST #148 CHRISTOPHER KURTZ 1961

MODIFIED C3

3RD #128 AL RIEDA 1979

2ND #121 SCOTT ARNOLD 1969

1ST #133 MICHAEL FLORENCE 1979

MODIFIED C7

3RD #291 STEVEN KITCHER 2014 HENNESY

2ND #138 HENROCK REYES 2016

1ST #211 MELBA SHAW 2016

CUSTOM C5

1ST #139 JOHN BROWNLEE 1999 HARDTP FIXED ROOF

CUSTOM C3

1ST TOM HOWARD 1968 COUPE

STOCK C1

3RD #145 MICHAEL DAVENPORT 1962 COUPE

2ND #151 JILL JAHN 1959 CONVERTIBLE

1ST #190 VINNIE TORTORELLI 1960 CONVERTIBLE

STOCK C2

1ST CRAIG SACHS 1963 CONVERTIBLE

STOCK C3

2ND #548 DAVID AGARZA 1969 CONVERTIBLE

1ST #603 WELDON FLOYD 1980 COUPE

STOCK C4

3RD #604 JUDITH DALY 1986 CONVERITLBE

2ND #601 AJ LOUPE 1996 COUPE

1ST #127 JOSHUA YOARRA 1990 CONVERTIBLE

STOCK C5

3RD #554 LYLE VINTON 2004 COUPE

2ND #605 AL REIDA 2004 CONVERTIBLE

1ST #135 HERMAN MUNSTER 2003 COUPE

STOCK C6

1ST AJ LOUPE 2007 COUPE

CUSTOM CARAMO

2ND #137 LUIS GRIMALDO 1995 CAMARO

1ST #259 EDDIE GUIDRY 1969 CAMARO

CHEVELLE

2ND TIM MACON 1970 CHEVELLE

1ST #191 VINNIE TORTORELLI 1967 BEAUMONT

PICKUP TRUCKS

1ST STEVE GUERIN 1959 CHEVY APACHE


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At the Corvette Chevy Expo 2020 in Galveston, Texas, they won Best of Show Display and Best in Class for the C6 Customs.

Spectacular 2009 Corvette: “Nasty Red” Featured at the Corvette Chevy Expo 2021

Roger “Red” Eldor and Paula “Trigger” Lawson-Eldor blend their passion for horses with their passion for Corvettes!

Cowboy Up - Show Car Display featuring Roger “Red” Eldor and Paula “Trigger” Lawson-Eldor's 2009 Corvette
Cowboy Up – Show Car Display featuring Roger “Red” Eldor and Paula “Trigger” Lawson-Eldor’s 2009 Corvette.

Roger “Red” Eldor and Paula “Trigger” Lawson-Eldor’s 2009 Corvette and their Cowboy Up display will be featured on March 13 and 14, 2021, at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554.

Chevrolet Show Cars from the Texas and Louisiana will compete at the Expo for Best of Show, Best in Class, 2nd and 3rd place along with People’s Choice and Best Display Awards and the President’s Award. For information on the indoor show car Follow This Link.

K. Scott Teeters recently wrote an article that appeared in the December 2020 issue of Vette Vues Magazine in which he interviewed the couple and got the story behind their stunning show car and display called “Cowboy Up.” (You can see the article at the end of this story)

The day when the shark bit him…

Our teen years are arguably the most impressionable years of our lives. Roger “Red” Eldor of Spring, Texas, had two powerful interests as a kid; horses and Corvettes. Horses came first, as Red grew up with pigs, cows, and horses, and his family grew their own vegetables. Over the years, Red has owned four horses and even started a riding club called “Cadillac Cowboys and Cowgirls.”

Next came Corvettes. Red was just twelve years old when his next-door neighbor bought a brand new 1977 Corvette. It was just the coolest thing he’d ever seen. You could say that was the day when the shark bit him.

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All young men have to find a career, so in his early 20’s Red starting driving trucks. By 1989, he got his Commercial Driver’s License and has been driving big rigs ever since. In 2016, 2 years after meeting his wife, Red and Trigger started their transport business; BGV Transport, LLC., specializing in the enclosed transportation of high-end vehicles; mostly working in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.

When you spend time as an over-the-road trucker, you can have long periods to “think,” and in Red’s case, that meant envisioning the day when he would get his first Corvette. In 2009, Red saddled-up and rode to Sugarland Chevrolet in Sugarland, Texas, and left in a new Corvette; Black, Ebony/Cashmere interior, 430-horsepower, six-speed, and the 2LT Equipment Group.

Front view: Roger “Red” Eldor and Paula “Trigger” Lawson-Eldor's 2009 Corvette
Front view
Passenger Side View: Roger “Red” Eldor and Paula “Trigger” Lawson-Eldor's 2009 Corvette
Passenger Side View
Driver Side View: Roger “Red” Eldor and Paula “Trigger” Lawson-Eldor's 2009 Corvette
Driver Side View
2009 Corvette Show Car and Display
Red and his 2009 Corvette Show Car and Display

In an interview, former Corvette chief engineer Dave Hill explained that Corvette designers are there because they want to be a part of something beyond just transportation. Hill said, “… these cars change people’s social lives…” I think we can all agree on that.

Red started attending car shows and began to study the various cars that won trophies to see how they did it. If you go to car shows and “look at the cars,” it may not be obvious what it takes to present your unique Corvette.

Enthusiasts have been personalizing their Corvettes since around 1954-1955 as aftermarket businesses started offering custom parts for Chevy’s new sporty car. These were the early days of the “Custom Cars” era when the post-war economy was burgeoning, and young men (mostly) had extra cash to spend on their cars to personalize and customize. Corvettes have been the subject of some of the wildest custom cars ever built.

By 2012 Red started his project car, where many of us do; performance wheels and bigger tires. Red got a set of Savini Forged Wheels, “Signature Series,” 19”x8.5” on the front, and 20”x10” on the rear; shod with Hankook Low Pro tires; 245/35 ZR19 on the front; and 305/25 ZR20 on the rear. The low-profile wheels made the car look lowered, especially after Red installed the Ecklers ZR1-style front splitter and ZR1-style ZR1 side skirts.

Red went with a set of hinges by Vertical Doors, Inc and installed by Josh Williams of Aggressive Dream Cars.
Red went with a set of hinges by Vertical Doors, Inc and installed by Josh Williams of Aggressive Dream Cars.

Custom cars typically have custom interiors. This was around the time Red decided to make his personalized Corvette a show car that was also still drivable. Few modifications on show cars make a bigger splash than a set of Lambo-type door hinges. Red went with a set of hinges by Vertical Doors, Inc and installed by Josh Williams of Aggressive Dream Cars. The high-rise custom hood by Duraflax was painted and installed by Josh. Aside from the hood, all of the paint is factory and has been color-corrected and ceramic coated by Mario Cuppepper of Zenith Auto Works in Houston, Texas.

Red went with a set of hinges by Vertical Doors, Inc and installed by Josh Williams of Aggressive Dream Cars.
Red went with a set of hinges by Vertical Doors, Inc and installed by Josh Williams of Aggressive Dream Cars.

LED lights with special colors are made for custom car projects. Red upgraded his car with LED lights by Oracle. The under-the-car and behind-the-wheels LED lighting kits are also from Oracle. Josh Williams did all of the LED work. All of the exterior under-the car LED lights are hidden and tucked away so that the only things you see is the glow.

LED lights with special colors are made for custom car projects. Red upgraded his car with LED lights by Oracle.
LED lights with special colors are made for custom car projects. Red upgraded his car with LED lights by Oracle.

The rear taillight bezels are billet chrome from West Coast Corvettes. Bill Mitchell, the Father of the Sting Ray, loved flourishes he called “elements of discovery.” The chrome “elements of discovery” on Red’s Corvette all came from RPI Designs, Corvette Central, West Coast Corvettes, American Car Craft, and Ecklers. Note Red’s custom license plate, “NA5TY”.

2009 Corvette Show Car Named NA5TY Rear Taillight Bezels are Billet Chrome
Rear Taillight Bezels are Billet Chrome

Custom cars typically have the extra grunt to go along with the extra blink inside the engine compartment. Red’s 430-horsepower LS3 engine received Kooks Long-Tube Headers’ and B&B Billy Boat cat-backs and exhaust tips installed by PowerFab, in Spring, Texas. Red is very happy with the car’s performance, and after all, it’s a show car.

Red's 430-horsepower LS3 engine received Kooks Long-Tube Headers' and B&B Billy Boat cat-backs and exhaust tips installed by PowerFab, in Spring, Texas.
Red’s 430-horsepower LS3 engine received Kooks Long-Tube Headers’ and B&B Billy Boat cat-backs and exhaust tips installed by PowerFab, in Spring, Texas.
Trigger worked with airbrush artist Robert Clarke of Clarkes Custom Airbrushing in Houston, Texas, to create Red's homage to his first passion, horses.
Trigger worked with airbrush artist Robert Clarke of Clarkes Custom Airbrushing in Houston, Texas, to create Red’s homage to his first passion, horses.

While we are talking about what’s under the hood, we must call out the airbrush art throughout the car. The design for all of the art on the car came from Paula “Trigger” Lawson-Eldor. Trigger worked with airbrush artist Robert Clarke of Clarkes Custom Airbrushing in Houston, Texas, to create Red’s homage to his first passion, horses. Although Red is an over-the-road trucker, he’s a cowboy at heart; cowboy boots, hats, the whole setup.

The three horses under the hood are jumping through fire, perhaps the fire coming from the LS3.
The three horses under the hood are jumping through fire, perhaps the fire coming from the LS3.

The three horses under the hood are jumping through fire, perhaps the fire coming from the LS3. A cover forward of the radiator and several covers are painted black with airbrushed flames. The fuel rail covers were painted black with red inscribed “Corvette LS3” lettering. Chrome filler caps, hood hinges, and struts finish off the engine compartment.

Red’s interior looks like what Chevrolet could have done. The Cashmere interior already looked great, but Red took things to the next level. Manny Garcia III created the beginning design for the custom upholstery-work. Manny redesigned the seat inserts, armrests, and door covers with long embroidered stitching in three lines. Several years later, 5 Star Upholstery from League City, Texas, duplicated that design on leather to wrap and custom stitch the sun visors, gas and brake pedal booties, shifter, and the hatch strut covers. The custom upholstery work also extends back into the trunk, which was the most challenging part of Red’s “Nasty Red” custom Corvette. Black floor mats with “Nasty Red” embroidery is a nice contrast with the Cashmere interior. The rear cargo shade art was also airbrushed to match the car theme of “Cowboy Up.”

The leather to wrap and custom stitch the sun visors, gas and brake pedal booties, shifter, and the hatch strut covers were done by 5 Star Upholstery from League City, Texas.
The leather to wrap and custom stitch the sun visors, gas and brake pedal booties, shifter, and the hatch strut covers were done by 5 Star Upholstery from League City, Texas.
The leather to wrap and custom stitch the sun visors, gas and brake pedal booties, shifter, and the hatch strut covers were done by 5 Star Upholstery from League City, Texas.
The leather to wrap and custom stitch the sun visors, gas and brake pedal booties, shifter, and the hatch strut covers were done by 5 Star Upholstery from League City, Texas.
The leather to wrap and custom stitch the sun visors, gas and brake pedal booties, shifter, and the hatch strut covers were done by 5 Star Upholstery from League City, Texas.
The leather to wrap and custom stitch the sun visors, gas and brake pedal booties, shifter, and the hatch strut covers were done by 5 Star Upholstery from League City, Texas.

Red said that the sound system was the hardest part of building Nasty Red. The design was Josh Williams’s idea, the sound system was built by Josh Williams of Aggressive Dream Cars in League City, Texas, and the woodwork was done by “Derek.” The housing box is all wood with a Texas-shaped Plexi cover etched by Josh with a matching horse head. The system uses two Fosgate 10-inch woofers and a Rockford amp with a Shuriken 600w show trunk battery. The upholstery on the box, the cream-colored center inset, and the storage lids was done by 5 Star Upholstery.

The design was Josh Williams’s idea, the sound system was built by Josh Williams of Aggressive Dream Cars in League City, Texas, and the woodwork was done by “Derek.”
The design was Josh Williams’s idea, the sound system was built by Josh Williams of Aggressive Dream Cars in League City, Texas, and the woodwork was done by “Derek.”
The design was Josh Williams’s idea, the sound system was built by Josh Williams of Aggressive Dream Cars in League City, Texas, and the woodwork was done by “Derek.”
The design was Josh Williams’s idea, the sound system was built by Josh Williams of Aggressive Dream Cars in League City, Texas, and the woodwork was done by “Derek.”

When it comes to making a big impression at car shows, staging is everything. By this time in the “Nasty Red” project, Trigger (aka Paula) had taken on the role of art and design director. Since Nasty Red is liberally decorated with horses and fire, plus the 450-or-so horses inside the LS3 engine, all those “horses” needed to be in a coral! Trigger worked out the details of her vision, and Derek at Aggressive Dream Cars built the coral. Everything is real wood, custom-burned, and finished by Derek.

Car Shows are all about having fun. An awesome customized car with fun staging and lights can make a lasting impression. Who knows, twenty years from now, some young person might say, “When I was a kid, I saw a beautiful black custom Corvette decorated with horses and sitting in a coral. And that’s how I got into cars.”

At the Corvette Chevy Expo 2020 in Galveston, Texas, they won Best of Show Display and Best in Class for the C6 Customs. 

At the Corvette Chevy Expo 2020 in Galveston, Texas, they won Best of Show Display and Best in Class for the C6 Customs.
At the Corvette Chevy Expo 2020 in Galveston, Texas, they won Best of Show Display and Best in Class for the C6 Customs.

While Nasty Red is a “show car,” it’s also a driver’s car. Red and Trigger have taken Nasty Red to shows from Ohio to Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Texas. For small local shows, they drive Nasty Red to the show. For bigger shows, when they can set up their coral, they use an enclosed trailer. At the Corvette Chevy Expo 2020 in Galveston, Texas, they won Best of Show Display and Best in Class for the C6 Customs.  At the World of Wheels Show in Louisiana, Red won the Best Display Award. At a car show at the National Corvette Museum in 2017, Nasty Red won 2nd Place in Custom Class and a Celebrity Choice. To date, Nasty Red has won Best in Show four times.

Red has declared Nasty Red “completed.” Trigger has a 2001 coupe, so maybe they are already dreaming up something for her ride. Trigger and Red started a Corvette apparel online store offering shirts, tops, and gear for Corvette people under the brand name “Bad Girl Vettes LLC.”

Red and Trigger also have a special Corvette mentor, former Bowling Green Plant Manager Wil Cooksey and his wife, Liz. They are now part of “The Cooksey Crew” and attend car shows, such as Corvettes at Carlisle and other shows. Dave Hill was so on the money when he said that Corvettes change people’s lifestyles. Red and Trigger, along with Wil and Liz Cooksey, and others are having the time of their lives!

Red and Trigger also have a special Corvette mentor, former Bowling Green Plant Manager Wil Cooksey and his wife, Liz.
Red and Trigger also have a special Corvette mentor, former Bowling Green Plant Manager Wil Cooksey and his wife, Liz.
Custom upgrades on the side of the Corvette
Custom upgrades on the side of the Corvette
2009 Corvette Show Car Named NA5TY
2009 Corvette Show Car Named NA5TY

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December 2020 Issue Vette Vues Magazine Feature Article


Corvette Chevy Expo Discount Tickets March 13 & 14, 2021.
Corvette Chevy Expo Discount Tickets March 13 & 14, 2021.
Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott's 1971 AstroVette on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.

DAVE SCOTT’S 1971 ASTROVETTE FEATURED AT CORVETTE CHEVY EXPO 2021

On March 13 and 14, 2021, spectators will have a chance to view Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554. Show hours are Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Today on our blog, we will look at a significant historic automobile and the man who once drove it, Astronaut Dave Scott.

Texas-based collector Danny Reed is a lifelong NASA enthusiast.  His collection encompasses Astronaut Corvettes.  It started when he spotted Alan Bean’s car on a GMAC lot in Austin.  One of his most recent additions to his collection is Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette

Apollo Astronaut Corvettes

Alex Tremulis
Alex Tremulis

There were only two Apollo Crews that ordered “Matching Corvettes” during the Apollo Missions.  The Apollo 12 Crew ordered matching Gold & Black 1969 Corvettes with a paint job designed by Alex Tremulis, North American automotive, industrial designer, well known for designing the Tucker automobile.

The Apollo 15 Crew decided as a group to be patriotic with their Corvettes.  One was painted Red, one White, and one Blue.  Each had a double stripe placed down the car’s length on top of the three patriotic colors.

Apollo 12 Crew ordered matching Gold & Black 1969 Corvettes.
Apollo 12 Crew ordered matching Gold & Black 1969 Corvettes.
This photo appeared in the June 1971 issue of Life Magazine. This is the text under the picture of the astronaut's Corvettes. "Next, to the brand-new red, white and blue Chevrolet Corvettes belonging to Apollo 15's three astronauts, James Irwin, Alfred Worden and David Scott (left to right), the LRV looks homely but also quite functional. The cost of designing and producing three Rovers-one for each of the three final Apollo missions-plus spare parts and other paraphernalia was $37,800,000, almost twice the contractor's original estimate."
This photo appeared in the June 1971 issue of Life Magazine. This is the text under the picture of the astronaut’s Corvettes. “Next, to the brand-new red, white, and blue Chevrolet Corvettes belonging to Apollo 15’s three astronauts, James Irwin, Alfred Worden, and David Scott (left to right), the LRV looks homely but also quite functional. The cost of designing and producing three Rovers-one for each of the three final Apollo missions-plus spare parts and other paraphernalia was $37,800,000, almost twice the contractor’s original estimate.”
June 1971 issue of Life Magazine
June 1971 issue of Life Magazine
June 1971 issue of Life Magazine
June 1971 issue of Life Magazine
June 1971 issue of Life Magazine
June 1971 issue of Life Magazine

Danny Reed tells his story…

My first space adventure began in 1971 when I found and purchased Alan Bean’s 1969 Gold & Black Corvette from a General Motors GMAC used car dealership in Austin, Texas.    

After purchasing Bean’s car, the idea and determination to find the other two Apollo 12 AstroVettes and the three Apollo 15 AstroVettes was born.  In the early ’70s, there was no “Google,” so gathering information required phone calls, letters, and trips to research files at dealerships and motor vehicle agencies.  After a visit with Jim Rathmann of Rathmann Chevrolet in Melbourne, Florida, I was able to get copies of all the documentation on Bean’s car and the VINs of GM cars given to Astronauts in the special lease program put together by Ed Cole, President of General Motors, and Mr. Rathmann.

It took 46 years to find and purchase my 2nd AstroVette, Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Worden’s 1971 Corvette.  Worden’s car would be considered a “barn find.”  I found it on a used camper lot in Austin, Texas.  It had been sitting in a field for many years; however, it is now running but has not been washed or vacuumed and still has a wasp nest on the radiator.  You may remember

Worden’s car was featured and displayed as a Barn Find at the 2018 Galveston Corvette/Chevy Expo across Bean’s totally restored Corvette.  

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette
Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette
Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette
Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette
Worden’s car was featured and displayed as a Barn Find at the 2018 Galveston Corvette/Chevy Expo across Bean’s totally restored Corvette.
Worden’s car was featured and displayed as a Barn Find at the 2018 Galveston Corvette/Chevy Expo across Bean’s totally restored Corvette.
Astronaut Alan Bean's 1969 Corvette at the 2018 Galveston Corvette Chevy Expo.
Astronaut Alan Bean’s 1969 Corvette at the 2018 Galveston Corvette Chevy Expo.
Worden’s car was featured and displayed as a Barn Find at the 2018 Galveston Corvette/Chevy Expo across Bean’s totally restored Corvette.
Worden’s car was featured and displayed as a Barn Find at the 2018 Galveston Corvette/Chevy Expo across Bean’s totally restored Corvette.
Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Worden’s 1971 Corvette at the 2018 Galveston Corvette Chevy Expo
Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Worden’s 1971 Corvette at the 2018 Galveston Corvette Chevy Expo

In November of 2018, Alan Bean’s ’69 and Alfred Worden’s ’71 AstroVettes were in the NASA Gas Station to Space Station display at the National Corvette Museum.  On November 8, Derek Moore, Curator of the museum, said they had been contacted by Valerie Bean (no kin to Alan Bean) asking if they wanted to buy an Astronaut Corvette.  Derek gave me her information, and I noticed she lived in Florida. 

Earlier in my search for the Apollo 15 Corvettes, I had found a news story in the October 22, 1988, Orlando Sentinel newspaper.  The story was about an Astronaut Parade with Astronaut Corvettes at Cocoa Beach.  A picture of David Scott’s 1971 blue Corvette with red and white stripes was included in the article with a quote from the owner, Ron Calloway, about owning an Astronaut Corvette. 

Earlier in my search for the Apollo 15 Corvettes, I had found a news story in the October 22, 1988, Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
Earlier in my search for the Apollo 15 Corvettes, I had found a news story in the October 22, 1988, Orlando Sentinel newspaper.
Parade Photo from October 22, 1988 Orlando Sentinel Newspaper Article
Parade Photo from October 22, 1988 Orlando Sentinel Newspaper Article
Article from October 22, 1988 Orlando Sentinel Newspaper
Article from October 22, 1988 Orlando Sentinel Newspaper

The information Mr. Moore gave me was invaluable as I had never been able to track Mr. Calloway down.  I called Valerie and asked about the car and if she was kin to Ron Calloway.  She said, “Yes!  He is my Grandpa!”  We exchanged emails, and she sent me a picture of his car with more information.

Valerie also told me the car had a small block engine and automatic transmission.  Ouch!  On June 11, 1971, in Life Magazine, all three cars had big block hoods.  After looking closer at the Life Magazine picture of the three cars and the picture Valerie had emailed me, I realized that David Scott’s blue car didn’t have the 454 emblems on the hood.  After further research, I found that Ed Cole and Jim Rathmann allowed the Apollo 15 crew to choose any drivetrain they wanted in their ’71 Corvettes and that a big block hood was put on Scott’s car so that all three cars would match. 

David Scott's Corvette does not have the No 454 emblem on his big block hood because he chose a small block engine and automatic transmission.
David Scott’s Corvette does not have the No 454 emblem on his big block hood because he chose a small block engine and automatic transmission.

After exchanging emails with Valerie over the next few months, my research of Apollo 15 cars was completed on February 12, 2019, when I received the NCRS Shipping Data Report verifying delivery on February 15, 1971, of David Scott’s Corvette to Rathmann Chevrolet. 

NCRS Shipping Data Report verifying delivery on February 15, 1971, of David Scott’s Corvette to Rathmann Chevrolet.
NCRS Shipping Data Report verifying delivery on February 15, 1971, of David Scott’s Corvette to Rathmann Chevrolet.

On March 5, 2019, I flew to Florida to meet Mr. Calloway and inspect the car.  Two hours later, a third Astronaut Corvette was mine.  It had only 42,000 original miles and was in such great condition that I called Derek and had the car shipped directly to the National Corvette Museum to be in the NASA Gas Station to Space Station display with Alan Bean and Alfred Worden’s Corvettes.

Photos of Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette in Mr. Calloway’s garage when Danny Reed found the Corvette.

AstroVette Sales receipt from Rathmann
AstroVette Sales receipt from Rathmann
Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott's 1971 AstroVette on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.
Apollo XV Astronaut Dave Scott’s 1971 AstroVette on display at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.

Early Emails Between Danny and Valerie

On November 8, 2018

Danny Reed wrote:

Valerie,

I have heard you are the owner of Dave Scott’s ’71 Corvette.  It is great to know it is still around!

I have Alfred Worden’s ’71 and Alan Bean’s ’69.  Alfred Worden’s is a “Barn Find”  – unrestored.

Derek at the National Corvette Museum told me you had been in contact with them about the car.  

Danny


On November 8, 2018

Valerie Bean wrote:

Danny,

Hello, yes my grandpa has the blue corvette and has had it since Dave Scott returned it in 1971. The car is beautiful and we have a signed photo from Jim Rathmann’s office. My grandfather was friends with Jim Rathmann till he passed and still is in contact with his wife. It has not been in the public eye since 1988, I believe. How did you go about the authentification process? My grandpa is wanting to sell the car now for someone else to enjoy. 


On November 8, 2018

Danny Reed wrote:

Valerie,

Documentation is not a fun process, but I will follow up with more information.  Since Rathmann died, documentation is much harder – seems all the files disappeared.  It is pretty easy to get NCRS to document Corvettes for about $100.  Should verify Florida Zone / dropped shipped to Rathmann.

I use my cars to promote the space program.  I would love to have Dave’s ‘71 with the Bean and Worden’s car.  I am very interested.

Danny


Col. David Randolph Scott, USAF, Ret. is a retired test pilot and NASA astronaut who was the seventh person to walk on the Moon. The commander of Apollo 15, Scott was selected as an astronaut as part of the third group in 1963.
Col. David Randolph Scott, USAF, Ret. is a retired test pilot and NASA astronaut who was the seventh person to walk on the Moon. The commander of Apollo 15, Scott was selected as an astronaut as part of the third group in 1963.Col. David Randolph Scott, USAF, Ret. is a retired test pilot and NASA astronaut who was the seventh person to walk on the Moon. The commander of Apollo 15, Scott was selected as an astronaut as part of the third group in 1963.

David Scott was born in San Antonio, Texas, on June 6, 1932, the son of Tom Scott, a fighter pilot in the United States Army Air Corps.  David looked up to his father so much that he decided he wanted to be a military pilot as well.  The family moved a lot during David’s early life, but David never lost sight of his goal. Working hard in school, he eventually received an invitation to attend West Point in 1950.

After graduating fifth in his class of 633 students in 1954, Scott chose to enter a relatively new branch of the military called the United States Air Force.  After extensive pilot training, he was assigned to the 32nd Tactical Fighter Squadron in the Netherlands, where he served until July of 1960.  Having a desire to become an Air Force test pilot, Scott enrolled at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to earn a Master of Science degree in Engineering in Aeronautics and Astronautics.  After graduation from MIT in 1962, he was assigned to the Air Force Academy to be a professor but was able to get a change order that led to him fulfilling his dream of being a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base.  In 1963 he would apply to be in the third class of astronauts at NASA and was quickly accepted. 

Apollo 15 Corvettes

The Apollo 15 mission’s three astronauts ordered their Corvettes through the Rathmann Courtesy Car Program and had a unique idea for how they wanted their Corvettes to appear.  The three decided as a group to be patriotic with their Corvettes.  One was painted Mille Miglia Red, one Classic White, and one Bridgehampton Blue.  On top of the three patriotic colors, each had a double stripe placed down the car’s length, just to the left of center, with the other two colors of the American flag.  Scott’s Corvette was Bridgehampton Blue with white and red stripes.  Although Worden and Irwin had ordered their Corvettes with 454-cubic engines and 4-speed transmissions, Scott opted for the smaller 350-cubic inch engine with automatic transmission.

David Scott’s 1971 Corvette was located in Florida and purchased by Danny Reed from Ron Calloway.  Ron Calloway had bought the car from Rathmann when David Scott turned it in in 1971.  It was well kept and still retains its original finishes.  The Corvette also has the original drivetrain, equipment, and accessories all in working condition from the days when David Scott sat behind the steering wheel.

Gemini 8 Mission

David Scott was a pilot for the Gemini 8 mission under the command of Neil Armstrong.  The primary objective of the Mission was to perform the first-ever docking between two vehicles in Earth orbit.  After Scott and Armstrong successfully accomplished this objective, they also became the first astronauts to experience a critical system failure in space as the spacecraft developed unplanned rotation.  To gain control of the situation, the two astronauts initiated the undocking sequence.  However, after undocking the Gemini capsule, the roll increased, forcing Scott to deactivate the capsule’s control system and activate its reentry system… He and Armstrong were able to gain control of the spacecraft after that, but as dictated in NASA policy, they had to cut the Mission short and return to Earth.  Gemini 8 lifted off from Earth on March 16, 1966, and would return to Earth10 hours and 41 minutes later due to the control issues they encountered.

Apollo 9 Mission

The Apollo 9 mission saw David Scott take the role of Command Module Pilot, an extremely crucial position on this Mission.  The main objective for Apollo 9 was to perform the first-ever docking of the Lunar Module and the Command Module while in Earth orbit.  Successfully performing these dockings would prove that NASA was ready to achieve the goal of landing on the Moon.  The crew on this Mission included Commander James McDivitt and Lunar Module Pilot Russell Schweickart.  Together with David Scott, they were able to successfully dock the Lunar Module and Command Module the two times required by their mission objectives with no issues during the dockings.  NASA was now ready to attempt a moon landing.  Apollo 9 was lifted off from Earth on March 3, 1969, and spent ten days, one hour and 54 seconds completing the mission objectives before splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean on March 13, 1969.

Apollo 15 Mission

David Scott was the Commander of the Apollo 15 mission.  As Commander, Scott with James Irwin, the Lunar Module Pilot, were the two astronauts scheduled to land on the Moon’s surface.  The mission objectives involved the exploration of the Hadley-Apennine region of the Moon.  The goals were to set up and activate scientific equipment, evaluate new equipment being used by the Apollo missions, and conduct lunar orbit experiments and photography.

Apollo 15 was David Scott’s third and final Mission to space and was record-setting for both NASA and the crew.  Apollo 15 carried the heaviest payload ever into lunar orbit.  The Mission marked the longest time spent in lunar orbit at 145 hours, as well as the longest crewed lunar Mission at 295 hours.  The first lunar orbit satellite was also launched by a crewed spacecraft.  The crew of Apollo 15 lifted off from Earth on July 26, 1971, and returned to Earth on August 7, 1971, when they splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.


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CORVETTE CHEVY EXPO EVENT BROCHURE 2022

Discount Tickets for the Corvette Chevy Expo held at Galveston Island Texas. Corvette Chevy Expo March 19 and 20, 2022. Sat 9 am until 6 pm, Sun 10 am until 6 pm. Galveston Island Convention Center, Galveston, Texas.
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Discount Tickets for the Corvette Chevy Expo held at Galveston Island Texas. Corvette Chevy Expo March 19 and 20, 2022. Sat 9 am until 6 pm, Sun 10 am until 6 pm. Galveston Island Convention Center, Galveston, Texas.
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EXPERIENCE THE PREMIER CORVETTE/CHEVY EVENT!

  • Indoor Chevrolet Show Cars
  • Outdoor Show’n Shine
  • Vendors
  • Swap Meet
  • Cars 4 Sale Corral
  • Galveston Craft Show
  • DJ and Live Entertainment
  • Food Court
  • Cash Bar

NEXT SHOW DATES:

March 19 and 20, 2022

LOCATION:

Galveston Island Convention Center
5600 Seawall Blvd
Galveston, TX 77554

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Semis and people pulling trailers 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Lobby Cars 10 am 6 pm
Vendors and Indoor Show Cars 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Craft Vendor setup 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Friday, March 18, 2022
Vendors 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Indoor Show Cars 10:00 am – 7 pm
Craft Vendors 9:00 am – 7:00 pm


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EVENT OPENS TO THE PUBLIC


Saturday, March 19, 2022

  • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Food Concessions Open, Cash Bar
  • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Gates Open: Car Show, Aftermarket Showcase, Cars for Sale, Galveston Craft Show
  • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Saturday Show’ n Shine Begins
  • 9:00 am DJ all-day
  • 9:00 am Meet the Tropical Impression Racing Team with Beat the Heat, Inc.
  • 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Judging Begins
  • 12:00 am – 1:00 pm Judges Luncheon
  • 1:00 pm Live Concert
  • 3:00 pm Live Concert
  • 4:00 pm Show’ n Shine Saturday Awards Ceremony in front of the convention center
  • 6:00 pm Event Closes

Sunday, March 20, 2022

  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Food Concessions Open, Cash Bar
  • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm Gates Open: Car Show, Aftermarket Showcase, Cars for Sale, Galveston Craft Show
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Show’ N Shine Begins
  • 10:00 am DJ all-day
  • 10:00 am Meet the Tropical Impression Racing Team with Beat the Heat, Inc.
  • 10:00 am – Judging Begins
  • 1:00 pm Live Concert
  • 3:00 pm Live Concert
  • 4:00 pm Show’ n Shine Sunday Awards Ceremony in front of the convention center
  • 5:00 pm Indoor Show Car Awards Ceremony
  • 6:00 pm Event Closes

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Advance Discount Tickets: $13 per person per day.
$20 per person Weekend Pass

Tickets are good for the Corvette Chevy Expo, Galveston Craft Show, and the Concerts.

On-Site Tickets:

One Day Pass day of show $15.00
Weekend-Pass day of show $25.00

Children 12 years and younger get in free

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Discount Tickets are available online for the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center on March 14 & 15, 2020. Buy in Advance & Save!

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Get your Discount Tickets for the Corvette Chevy Expo. This event is a great place for families to enjoy Classics, Customs and ProStreet Corvettes, and Chevrolets of all years. Vendors are on hand selling automotive products as well as commercial vendors. While enjoying the Galveston car show, make sure you check out the Galveston Craft Show (which is included in the ticket price).

The event is held at the Galveston Island Convention Center on March 19 and 20, 2022.


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Corvette Chevy Expo Tickets come with extra privileges. You will receive a wristband so you can come and go as you please.

There is Free parking in the attached parking garage.

General Admission:
Day Pass $15.00 | Discount Tickets $13.00 Per Day
Weekend Pass $25.00 | Discount Tickets: $20.00
Children 12 and Under: Free

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Corvette Chevy Expo Discount Tickets
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Need a HOTEL? We have some Corvette show Hotel Specials you can take advantage of. There are limited rooms so don’t delay!

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Corvette Chevy Expo Discount Tickets March 19 & 20, 2022.
Corvette Chevy Expo Discount Tickets March 19 & 20, 2022.
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SPONSORS and OPPORTUNITIES


Discount Tickets for the Corvette Chevy Expo held at Galveston Island Texas.
Discount Tickets for the Corvette Chevy Expo held at Galveston Island, Texas.

Become an Official Sponsor and along with the highly-coveted “Official Sponsor of Corvette Chevy Expo” designation. You’ll receive year-long exposure through our advertising, including logo inclusion and a link to your website on the Corvette Chevy Expo website.  Your company logo will be proudly displayed in local advertising and on banners at the event.

Thanks to our incredible sponsors! We extend our genuine appreciation to our sponsors and are proud to be associated with each of them – they’re each top-notch and leaders in their respective fields. We invite you to support these companies.

Thank you Sponsors!
Thank you Sponsors!

CORVETTE CHEVY EXPO SPONSORS:

TITLE SPONSOR

Corvette Chevy Expo Title Sponsor Lonestar Caliper Co.  Manufacturer of Stainless Steel Sleeved Calipers, and more.

Lonestar Caliper Company
11299 Interstate 20
Canton, TX 75103
(903) 829-8400
http://www.lonestarcaliper.com/
Stainless Steel Sleeved Calipers, Corvette Power Steering, Corvette Suspension Parts, Corvette Weatherstrip, Corvette Headlights and Accessories


GOLD SPONSOR:

Classic Auto Group Galveston

Classic Auto Group Galveston
8020 BROADWAY GALVESTON TX 77554-9165

Classic Auto Group Galveston sells and services Chevrolet, Buick, and GMC. Shop New or Shop Pre-Owned car or truck! Classic Auto Group Galveston has experienced and reliable Service and Parts departments that are open extra hours to help fit their customers’ hectic schedules. As always, Classic Auto Group offers competitive pricing for your automotive maintenance needs. Customer satisfaction is their highest priority, and their staff is committed to achieving this goal in every aspect of their business.

Sales/Service: (409) 744-5711

M-F 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday Closed

https://www.classicautogroupgalveston.com/


SILVER SPONSORS:

Van Steel Corvette is an Official Sponsor of Corvette Chevy Expo. Van Steel Corvette manufacturers Corvette parts and accessories since 1977. Specializing in Corvette brakes, suspension and custom solutions.

Van Steel Corvette, Inc.
12285 West Street
Clearwater, Florida 33762 USA
727-561-9199
800-418-5307
Corvette parts and accessories since 1977. Specializing in Corvette brakes, suspension, and custom solutions.
http://www.vansteel.com/


Muscle Cars of Texas is an Official Sponsor of Corvette Chevy Expo. They do from touch-ups to complete resto-mods and restoration show winners at Muscle Cars of Texas are THE premiere shop for classic builds in Texas.

Muscle Cars of Texas
690 FM517, Alvin, TX 77511

713-777-1957

http://www.musclecarsoftexas.com/

They do everything from touch-ups to complete resto-mods, and restoration show winners at Muscle Cars of Texas is the premier shop for classic builds in Texas.


Speed and Sport Chrome Plating is an Official Sponsor of Corvette Chevy Expo. They specialize in show-quality triple chrome plating for automotive, motorcycles, and decorative applications.

Speed and Sport Chrome Plating

http://speedsportchrome.com/
They specialize in show-quality triple chrome plating for automotive, motorcycles, and decorative applications.


Sponsorship and Advertisement Opportunities for the Corvette Chevy Expo

Become an Offical Sponsor of the Corvette Chevy Expo.  With a variety of promotional opportunities available before and during the Corvette Chevy Expo, we can help you design the perfect program to enhance your company’s experience. Sponsorship and advertising options will expose attendees to your company and promote your presence in the Corvette and Chevy community.
Become an Offical Sponsor of the Corvette Chevy Expo. With various promotional opportunities available before and during the Corvette Chevy Expo, we can help you design the perfect program to enhance your company’s experience. Sponsorship and advertising options will expose attendees to your company and promote your presence in the Corvette and Chevy community.

With various promotional opportunities available before and during the Corvette Chevy Expo, we can help you design the perfect program to enhance your company’s experience. Sponsorship and advertising options will expose attendees to your company and promote your presence in the Corvette and Chevy community.

Sponsorships receive additional benefits, including your logo promoted on the Corvette Chevy Expo website home page as well as on-site indoor and outdoor banners, and on our social media sites, E-blasts, and on our postcards that are sent to the spectators before the event.

We offer two Corvette Chevy Expo standard Sponsorships packages:

1.)    Gold Package is $2,500, including 20×20 commercial space accessible on all sides in the main hall.  You would receive verbal acknowledgment of your sponsorship both during the music and the awards.  There would also be a banner on the stage stating your sponsorship.  Also, weekend passes for 20 people.

2.)    Silver Packaged is $1,000. Your Sales Both are not included. You receive weekend passes for six people.

Both Packages include the following:

  • You would be on the show banners and your company logo on the 30,000 postcards we mail out to the spectators in both packages. 
  • Your company logo would also be on the website with links to your company’s website as well as contact information. 
  • We also do extensive online social media posts and advertising with links to the sponsors’ social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, MeWe, and Linkedin).

If these don’t fit your budget, let us create a package specifically for you and your company.

Call Bill at 386-775-2512 (You will be calling Vette Vues Magazine – The Corvette Chevy Expo owner.)


Are you interested in showing your Corvette or becoming one of the vendors for the Corvette Chevy Expo? You can find show car information here and vendor information here.

Enjoy a cold beverage while you listen to the DJ and Live bands at the Corvette Chevy Expo and Galveston Craft Show held at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

The Line Up to Perform at the Corvette Chevy Expo

Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 1 pm and 3 pm enjoy the live entertainment by The Line Up, a local band from Galveston Island at the Corvette Chevy Expo and Galveston Craft Show held at the Galveston Island Convention Center.  

Founding member and leader, Willy Gonzales, formed The Line Up over thirty years ago focused on great musicianship. Willy plays drums and sings.

Although two-thirds of the band changed several times, current bassist and vocalist Stacy Cook has been with The Line Up since 1996, and Jeff Pennington, the lead guitarist, and vocalist has been with the band over 15 years.

In an interview with Galveston Guide, Willy shares how he began playing the drums at the age of eight.  Willy became the lead vocalist almost by accident. “I told the guys I would sing until we found someone else to do it, but we never did,” he laughs, “so that’s how I became a singing drummer.” 

Jeff Pennington started playing the guitar in the fourth grade.  He tells how he became disinterested, “until I heard Van Halen and Rush.”  Intrigued by the sound of their guitars, he started playing again and the rest is history.

The two boys played together, in a garage during junior high, and later at high school dances.

Although Stacy Cook is not from Galveston, he was no stranger. He learned how to play from his uncle.  Explaining how he learned to play bass, he says, “one time his (uncle) bassist didn’t show up, so he taught me to play bass.”  Stacy Cook has played with national performers like Diamond Rio and Tim McGraw.

The Line Up is extremely popular and is a regular at many of the local clubs and events in the Galveston area.  The group has an extensive repertoire with over 500 songs with a wide range of types of music. 

The Line Up to Perform at the Corvette Chevy Expo 2020

We are excited to have them perform at the 42nd Corvette Chevy Expo and the Galveston Craft Show Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Texas 77554.  They will be doing two performances, one at 1 pm and one at 3 pm. 

Tickets for the event are good for both the Corvette show and the craft show.   Children 12 and under are free, and adults are $15 at the door and $13 advance purchase.  There is free parking in the parking garage.  Tickets can be ordered online with a major credit card https://corvette-magazine.com/t/tickets


Grandmas’ Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet to Perform at Corvette Chevy Expo Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 1 PM, the Grandmas’ Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet will be performing upstairs at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center.  Lead Glenn Taylor, Bass John Mealus, Baritone Stan Boyer, and Tenor Terry Mansfield sing four-part barbershop harmony. 

Stroll down memory lane as they pay tribute to the history of Corvette in song starting with music from 1953.

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Check out the Corvette Chevy Expo event schedule.

Event Brochure

Are you interested in being a participant in the Corvette Chevy Expo? Participant Information can be found here.

Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 1 PM, the Grandmas' Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet will be performing upstairs at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

Grandmas’ Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet to Perform at Corvette Chevy Expo

Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 1 PM and 3 PM, the Grandmas’ Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet will be performing upstairs at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center.  Lead Glenn Taylor, Bass John Mealus, Baritone Stan Boyer, and Tenor Terry Mansfield sing four-part barbershop harmony. 

Stroll down memory lane as they pay tribute to the history of Corvette in song starting with music from 1953.

1953 Chevrolet Corvette Motorama Show Car. Photo Courtesy of General Motors Heritage Center
1953 Chevrolet Corvette Motorama Show Car.
Photo Courtesy of General Motors Heritage Center
Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 1 PM, the Grandmas' Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet will be performing upstairs at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center.
Sunday, March 15, 2020, at 1 PM, the Grandmas’ Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet will be performing upstairs at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

We want to congratulate them on their newest award!  On Friday, December 13, 2019, they competed in the third annual Rice Village A Cappella sing-off and were declared the winner by a panel of 4 judges.

On Friday, December 13, 2019, Grandmas' Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet competed in the third annual Rice Village A Cappella sing-off and were declared the winner by a panel of 4 judges.
On Friday, December 13, 2019, Grandmas’ Boyfriends Barbershop Quartet competed in the third annual Rice Village A Cappella sing-off and were declared the winner by a panel of four judges.

Check out the Corvette Chevy Expo event schedule.

Event Brochure

Are you interested in being a participant in the Corvette Chevy Expo? Participant Information can be found here.