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2018 Corvette Chevy Expo Award Winners

Congratulations to the winners at the 40th Corvette Chevy Expo.  The awards took place Sunday, March 11, 2018, in the Yacht room at the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort in Galveston, Texas.

BEST OF SHOW DISPLAY Eddie Harvey, 1964 Corvette Custom
BEST OF SHOW CORVETTE Guy Mabee, 1969 Corvette  Stock Tri-Power Award
BEST OF SHOW CAMARO Doyle & Beverly Vinson, 1969 Camaro Stock
BEST OF SHOW CHEVY Mary Jane Vaught, 1955 Chevy Modified Full Size
PEOPLES CHOICE – Carla Comer, 2015 Corvette Custom
Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. BEST OF SHOW DISPLAY went to Eddie Harvey with his 1964 Corvette Custom.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. BEST OF SHOW DISPLAY went to Eddie Harvey with his 1964 Corvette Custom.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. BEST OF SHOW CORVETTE went to Guy Mabee with his 1969 Corvette Stock.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. BEST OF SHOW CORVETTE went to Guy Mabee with his 1969 Corvette Stock.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. BEST OF SHOW CAMARO went to Doyle & Beverly Vinson with their 1969 Camaro Stock.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. BEST OF SHOW CAMARO went to Doyle & Beverly Vinson with their 1969 Camaro Stock.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. BEST OF SHOW CHEVY went to Mary Jane Vaught, 1955 Chevy Modified Full Size. The builder accepted the award for Mary Jane.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. BEST OF SHOW CHEVY went to Mary Jane Vaught, 1955 Chevy Modified Full Size. The builder accepted the award for Mary Jane.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. PEOPLE'S CHOICE went to Carla Comer with her 2015 Corvette Custom.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. PEOPLE’S CHOICE went to Carla Comer with her 2015 Corvette Custom.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. MINI CAR AWARD went to Steve Henderson with his 1958 Speedway quarter Midget resto mod.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. MINI CAR AWARD went to Steve Henderson with his 1958 Speedway quarter Midget resto mod.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. PRESERVATION-AWARD went to Danny Reed with his 1971 & 1969 Corvettes - NASA Astronauts Cars.

Awards Ceremony at the Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018. PRESERVATION-AWARD went to Danny Reed with his 1971 & 1969 Corvettes – NASA Astronauts Cars.

There were four Tri-Power Awards presented this year:

TRI-POWER AWARD ® DeBold, Tom 1960 Corvette Red
TRI-POWER AWARD ® Hudson, Richard 1967 Corvette Yellow
TRI-POWER AWARD ® Mabee, Guy 1969 Corvette Blue
TRI-POWER AWARD ® Folse, William 1988 Corvette Red

PRESIDENT’S AWARD WINNERS

Click on this link to see the award winners for the 2018 Corvette Chevy Expo President’s Award.

2018 TRI-POWER AWARD REGISTRY

Here are the rest of the 2018 Corvette Chevy Expo Award Winners!

CLASS NAME CAR Type Color AWARD
SURVIVOR Corvette C3 Diamante, Paul 1974 Corvette Maroon Second
SURVIVOR Corvette C3 Tortorella, Vinnie 1978 Corvette Pace Black/Silver First
CORVETTE STOCK C1 Fullerton, James 1958 Corvette Blue First
CORVETTE STOCK C2 Cowart, Denise 1964 Corvette White Third
CORVETTE STOCK C2 Hesterberg, Earl & Susan 1966 Corvette Nassau Blue Second
CORVETTE STOCK C2 Tortorella, Vinnie 1963 Corvette ZO6 Blue Second
CORVETTE STOCK C2 Bradley, Roger 1965 Corvette Fuel Green First
CORVETTE STOCK C3 Cowart, Paul 1977 Corvette Black Third
CORVETTE STOCK C3 Diamanti, Paul 1974 Corvette White Second
CORVETTE STOCK C3 Richards, Linda 1982 Corvette Silver first
CORVETTE STOCK C4 Meyer,Fred 1994 Corvette Red/Maroon third
CORVETTE STOCK C4 Canary, Mike 1991 Corvette White second
CORVETTE STOCK C4 Sanford, Bobby 1996 Corvette Blue first
CORVETTE STOCK C5 Mohamed, Moe 2003 Corvette Red third
CORVETTE STOCK C5 Canary, Mike 2001 Corvette White third
CORVETTE STOCK C5 Munster, Herman 2003 Corvette Blue second
CORVETTE STOCK C5 MacFarland, James 2003 Corvette Red/Burgundy second
CORVETTE STOCK C5 Diamanti, Paul 2003 Corvette Silver first
CORVETTE STOCK C6 Foley Sr., David & Josetta 2011 Corvette Black third
CORVETTE STOCK C6 Doggett, Gary 2010 Grand Sport Red second
CORVETTE STOCK C6 Diamanti, Paul 2013 Corvette ZR1 Orange first
CORVETTE STOCK C7 Timmons, JT 2014 Corvette Black third
CORVETTE STOCK C7 Rodriquez, Jerry 2017 Corvette Red second
CORVETTE STOCK C7 Steptoe, Herbert 2018 Grand Sport Blue first
CORVETTE MODIFIED C3 Dixon, Michael 1981 Corvette Blue second
CORVETTE MODIFIED C3 Goldberg, Harold 1973 Corvette L6 Dk Blue first
CORVETTE MODIFIED C5 Adams, Cindy 2003 Corvette Maroon first
CORVETTE MODIFIED C6 Adams, David 2012 Corvette Grandsport White first
CORVETTE MODIFIED C6 Leeds, Michael 2005 Corvette Orange first
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7 Martinez, Jessie 2014 Corvette White third
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7 Bradley, John 2016 Corvette Maroon third
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7 Hovey, Larry 2016 Corvette Red second
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7 Shaw, Melba 2016 Corvette Black second
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7 Weidman, Kirk 2016 Corvette Maroon first
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CORVETTE CUSTOM C2 Harvey, Eddie 1964 Corvette Silver first
none
CORVETTE CUSTOM C5 Lopez, Gil 2004 Corvette Orange third
CORVETTE CUSTOM C5 Fluellen, Tony 2001 Corvette Burgendy second
CORVETTE CUSTOM C5 Rodgers, Michael & Swoney 2001 Corvette Red first
CORVETTE CUSTOM C7 Comer, Carla 2015 Corvette Blue second
CORVETTE CUSTOM C7 Pond, Steve & LouAnn 2014 Corvette White first
RETRO ROD Woods, Ronald 1965 Corvette Red first
RATROD Henderson, Steve 1934 Chevy PU Green first
CHEVY MODIFIED FULL SIZE Sikes, Buddy & Christina 1957 Chevy Red second
CHEVY MODIFIED FULL SIZE Vaught, Mary Jane 1955 Chevy Coral first
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZE Jewell, Homer 1957 Chevy Red third
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZE Novelli, Ross 1955 Belair Yellow second
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZE McDaniel, Kathy 1962 Impala Maroon second
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZE Wagoner, Mike & Ruby 55 Chevy Coral/gray first
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZE Vaught, Ken 1957 Chevy Purple first
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZE -2000+ Tropea, Frank 2015  Chevy SS Black first
CHEVELLE, MODIFIED Schipon, Nick 1972 Chevelle Silver second
CHEVELLE, MODIFIED Paul, Bill 1969 Chevelle DK Green first
STREET COUPE, Chevy STOCK Smith, Skylar 1934 Chevy Sreetrod Blue first
STREET COUPE, Chevy CUSTOM Glines, Billy 1935 Chevy Coupe Red first
STREET ROD, FORD Gardner, Rollin 1930 Model A Ford Black first
TRUCK, Custom Hyatt, Bobby 1956 Chevy truck Blue/Red third
TRUCK, Custom Hensen, Jackie 1969 Chevy truck C10 Red second
TRUCK, Custom Meyer, Steve 1969 El Camino Atomic Orange first
TRUCK, MODIFIED Todd, Charles 1950 Chevy Blue first
NOVA CUSTOM Fish, Jeff 1966 Nova Red second
NOVA CUSTOM Countcil, Randy 1965 Nova Silver first
NOVA MODIFIED Frank, Robert 1972 Nova Orange first
CAMARO STOCK GEN1 Wuertz, Clifford 1968 Camaro Blue third
CAMARO STOCK GEN1 Wright, Bob 1967 Camaro Red second
CAMARO STOCK GEN 1 Vinson, Doyle & Beverly 1969 Camaro Silver first
CAMARO STOCK GEN 5 Hoffman, Joe 2015 Camaro Black first
CAMARO STOCK GEN 6 Adams , Taylor 2016 Camaro White first
CAMARO MODIFIED Mondrick, David 1969 Camaro Red first
CAMARO, RESTO MOD Crawford, Richard 1968 Camaro Blue first

2018 Corvette Chevy Expo Awards Ceremony

 

To see last the 2017 Corvette Chevy Expo Winners CLICK HERE

In Wheel Time will be broadcasting live from the Corvette Chevy Expo March 10, 2018 at Galveston Island Convention Center.

In Wheel Time Live at the Expo

We are excited to announce that Don Armstrong and his crew from In Wheel Time will be broadcasting live from the Corvette Chevy Expo at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 10, 2018.

In Wheel Time is a live automotive talk show that is broadcast every Saturday from 9-11 am Central Time on the new SportsMap 94.1 FM Houston.  It also is streaming audio live from the Sportsmap app, on their website http://www.inwheeltime.com/  and on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/InWheelTime/.

In each show, Don Armstrong (the host) leads the team through a variety of automotive topics that include coverage of events such as the Keels & Wheels Concours event, the NHRA Spring Nationals, the Houston Autorama as well as several local car show benefits during the year. We are thrilled to have them come this year to the Corvette Chevy Expo.

During the remote broadcast of In Wheel Time, they will be talking to show participants during their interview segments.  Every car person has a story to tell and we will all be listening to see what interesting things they learn from the Chevrolet owners!

With the Corvette Chevy Expo being an All Chevy show, it is especially exciting to learn that Don Armstrong is also a Corvette owner and helped start one of the Houston Corvette Clubs.

“Don Armstrong was recently inducted into the Texas Broadcast Hall of Fame in addition to being a seasoned automotive writer. He’s been involved in the automotive world since high school when he began working at a local Chevrolet dealership.”

In Wheel Time is considered the most entertaining radio car show in Houston.

Hagerty Youth Judging Program is open to children 8 to 14 at the Corvette Chevy Expo this year.

Hagerty Youth Judging Program

We are excited to add this year the Hagerty Youth Judging Program.   Designed primarily for youth ages 8 to 14, the Youth Judging Program brings the world of classics to a kid-friendly level.  I am sure the kids are going to have a lot of fun participating in this new event!

Saturday, March 10th from 10 am – 3 pm, children who are interested need to register at the Hagerty Insurance booth.  Angelica Brothers will instruct the children and give them their judging kits.

The Young Judges will judge pre-selected show cars and interact with owners, allowing the judges to learn details, history and fun facts about each vehicle.  They will be using a simplified scorecard that highlights five basic categories and they will rate the cars on a scale of 1-to-5.

The Youth Judging program is sponsored by Hagerty Insurance.  There is no fee to participate and the Youth Judging program is open to children 8 to 14.

Here are some photos of Youth Judges at Amelia Island:

Youth Judging - Amelia Island 2017 - Aston Martin

Youth Judging – Amelia Island 2017 – Aston Martin

Youth Judging

Youth Judging

Hagerty Youth Judging Program is open to children 8 to 14 at the Corvette Chevy Expo this year.

Hagerty Youth Judging Program is open to children 8 to 14 at the Corvette Chevy Expo this year.

Swimsuit Contest at the Corvette Chevy Expo

Swimsuit Contest at the Corvette Chevy Expo

If you are a model and would like to enter the Swimsuit USA International Model Search and Swimsuit Contest at the Corvette Chevy Expo March 11 at the Galveston Island Convention Center here is the contact information… Good Luck Ladies!

Swimsuit Contest at the Corvette Chevy Expo

Swimsuit Contest at the Corvette Chevy Expo

Passionate Chevy Photo Contest: We are giving away 3 Corvette Chevy Expo Event Shirts in our photo contest.

Win a 2018 Corvette Chevy Expo Event Shirt

We are giving away three Corvette Chevy Expo Event Shirts in our Passionate Chevy Photo Contest on our Facebook Page.

The contest ends February 23, 2018 (United States Only).

The top three photos with the most votes and likes wins!

You may also purchase the 2018 Corvette Chevy Expo Event Shirt HERE

To see the winners of our last contest CLICK HERE

Mecum Mobile Experience Rolling Into Galveston for the Corvette Chevy Expo

Mecum Mobile Experience Rolling Into Galveston

The world’s largest collector car auction is bringing their Mecum Mobile Experience to the 40th Corvette Chevy Expo at the beautiful Gulf front Galveston Island Convention Center March 10th and 11th.  Experience first-hand what it feels like to be in the middle of the fast-paced Mecum Auction.

The interactive exhibit includes iPads where people can learn more about Mecum and register into their database for alerts of upcoming auctions and a regular newsletter.

The Mecum Mobile Experience has simulations and hands-on activities!  You will be able to get up on stage for a photo-op with the car that you can share on social media.

The 40th Corvette Chevy Expo is March 10 & 11, 2018 at the Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554. The doors open Saturday 9:00 AM and runs until 6:00 PM.  Sunday, the 11th, the doors open at 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

VISITOR INFO & DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette

Barn Find Reveal: Apollo 15 Astronaut Corvette Found

Barn Find Reveal: Apollo 15 Astronaut Corvette Found

Barn Find Reveal: Apollo 15 Astronaut Corvette Found

You might recall the coverage of Alan Bean’s Corvette in the September issue of Vette Vues Magazine. In that article, we learned about the unique program from Chevrolet for the Astronauts.

It started with a man named Jim Rathmann. Some of you might remember him from winning the Indianapolis 500 in 1960. When he retired he owned and operated a Chevrolet-Cadillac dealership in Melbourne, Florida. Melbourne is about fifty miles south of the John F. Kennedy Space Center and a launch site for NASA.

Jim Rathmann became friends with many of the astronauts. He negotiated a particular lease arrangement with Chevrolet to put the astronauts into Chevrolet cars. For $1 a year, the astronauts could lease a car. They could choose any Chevrolet they wanted. We learn that six of the first group of astronauts picked Corvettes.

 Alan Bean’s 1969 Apollo XII Corvette

Alan Bean’s 1969 Apollo XII Corvette

For a quick look back at Alan Bean’s 1969 Apollo XII Corvette, we learned that Alan Bean said in an exclusive interview in 1969 that the Apollo 12 lunar team – Bean, Pete Conrad, and Dick Gordon asked Rathmann for three identically prepared Riverside Gold Corvette coupes. They had 427/390 and were customized with a unique two-tone design dreamed up by Bean. The men were photographed with their cars for a story and published in Life magazine.

Year’s later, Al Bean’s Corvette was discovered by Danny Reed from Austin, Texas. You can read more about Alan Bean’s Corvette on our blog https://vette-vues.com/alan-l-beans-1969-chevrolet-astrovette/

Our feature Corvette was once again discovered by Danny Reed in Austin, Texas and who believed it to be another “special lease” astronaut car. What are the odds of finding Alan Bean’s 1969 Apollo XII Corvette, then 46 years later, Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette on used car lots in Austin, TX?

The crew of Apollo 15 pose by the subsatellite they would release into lunar orbit. Commander Dave Scott (39), Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden (39), Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin (41).

The crew of Apollo 15 pose by the subsatellite they would release into lunar orbit. Commander Dave Scott (39), Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden (39), Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin (41).

For a little history on the car, the Apollo 15 lunar-mission crewmembers Commander Dave Scott, Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden, Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin, chose a more-patriotic theme for their 1971 Corvettes, once again provided through Rathmann.

The cars were Mille Miglia Red, Classic White, and Bridgehampton Blue. They and their Corvettes were also photographed for a story in Life magazine in the red, white and blue order, representing the colors of the American flag.

Danny tells Vette Vues Magazine, “In 1971, I bought Alan Bean’s Gold & Black 1969 Corvette in a closed bid from General Motors. I found it on a GMAC car lot in Austin. Now, 46 years later and thanks to my Corvette friend Carl Sanger, it seems I’ve stumbled across Astronaut Al Worden’s 1971 (CMP) Apollo XV Corvette, once again on a used car lot in Austin, Texas.”

While Danny and his Alan Bean AstroVette were doing the Corvette Invasion show, he received a text from Carl Sanger telling him that there was a Corvette posted on Craigslist and it was once owned by an Astronaut.

Danny says, “I checked the location, and it was located in a small camper & used car lot, three houses past the turnoff to the event – about a mile away. I called, set up an appointment, left a deposit and bought the car July 20th, the 48th Anniversary of Apollo 11 and the first man on the moon.”

Danny learned that this astronaut Corvette, basically a “barn find,” was kept in an open field for years.

“The good news – is it is ‘Numbers Matching!’ The crew had requested their cars to be equipped with the 454 cubic inch, 390 horsepower, 500 ft torque engines.”

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Astronaut Corvette was recently found and was located in a small camper & used car lot in Austin Texas.

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Astronaut Corvette was recently found and was located in a small camper & used car lot in Austin Texas.

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Astronaut Corvette was recently found by Danny Reed who also found the Alan Bean’s 1969 Apollo XII Astrovette 46 years earlier.

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Astronaut Corvette was recently found by Danny Reed who also found the Alan Bean’s 1969 Apollo XII Astrovette 46 years earlier.

Danny learned that this astronaut Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette, basically a “barn find,” was kept in an open field for years.

Danny learned that this astronaut Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette, basically a “barn find,” was kept in an open field for years.

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

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette

As you can see, Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette's interior will need some restoration.

As you can see, Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette’s interior will need some restoration.

All and all, Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette doesn't look to be in too bad of shape for being 47 years old.

All and all, Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette doesn’t look to be in too bad of shape for being 47 years old.

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette's will need some paint!

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette’s will need some paint!

The crew had requested their cars to be equipped with the 454 cubic inch, 390 horsepower, 500 ft torque engines.

The crew had requested their cars to be equipped with the 454 cubic inch, 390 horsepower, 500 ft torque engines.

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette and the crew had requested their cars to be equipped with the 454 cubic inch, 390 horsepower, 500 ft torque engines.

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette and the crew had requested their cars to be equipped with the 454 cubic inch, 390 horsepower, 500 ft torque engines.

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette Trim Tag.

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette Trim Tag.

Cover of the June 1971 issue of Life Magazine which has Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette inside.

Cover of the June 1971 issue of Life Magazine which has Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette inside.

June 1971 issue of Life Magazine

June 1971 issue of Life Magazine

June 1971 issue of Life Magazine

June 1971 issue of Life Magazine

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.”

Since Danny has taken ownership of the car, it has been documented by the NCRS Historical Document Services, and like Alan Bean’s 1969 it is one of the "Special Lease” cars: 26-000 / Florida Zone Car / delivered to Rathmann Chevrolet in Melbourne, Florida / Build Date: 2/13/1971.

Since Danny has taken ownership of the car, it has been documented by the NCRS Historical Document Services, and like Alan Bean’s 1969 it is one of the “Special Lease” cars: 26-000 / Florida Zone Car / delivered to Rathmann Chevrolet in Melbourne, Florida / Build Date: 2/13/1971.

The Apollo XV Corvette is currently in Danny’s warehouse with “Stretch,” a rare 1971 Chevy truck once owned by his Boat Racing friend, John Annin.

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette

The Apollo XV Corvette is currently in Danny's warehouse with “Stretch,” a rare 1971 Chevy truck once owned by his Boat Racing friend, John Annin.

The Apollo XV Corvette is currently in Danny’s warehouse with “Stretch,” a rare 1971 Chevy truck once owned by his Boat Racing friend, John Annin.

What are Danny’s plans for this historical Corvette? “I plan to get Al Worden’s Corvette drivable.”

Many of you noticed that the Corvette had aftermarket valve covers and air cleaner, Danny is replacing them with original stock parts.
Danny will be revealing his “Barn Find” at the Corvette Chevy Expo in Galveston Island Texas this March 10 & 11, 2018. Interestingly enough, Galveston Island is just thirty miles south of NASA’s Johnson Space Center. We are also excited that Danny will be bringing Alan Bean’s Astrovette to display alongside Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette.

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette, had aftermarket valve covers and air cleaner, Danny is replacing them with original stock parts.

Alfred Worden’s 1971 Apollo XV Corvette, had aftermarket valve covers and air cleaner, Danny is replacing them with original stock parts.

If any of our readers are familiar with the car or have photos or information about its history, please let us know, and we will pass it on to Danny as he documents its history.  Email info@corvettechevyexpo.com

Check out our Photo Gallery from the Corvette Chevy Expo last year:

VEHICLE GALLERY FROM 2017

This is the list of winners from the 2017 Corvette Chevy Expo:

2017 AWARD WINNERS

Chevrolet Show Cars that achieve 98 or more points are inducted into the President’s Award Club.  Here is a list of these distinguished cars and owners:

PRESIDENT’S AWARD WINNERS

You can also learn about the Vette Vues Magazine Tri-Power ® Award:

TRI-POWER AWARD

Click here for Visitor Information, Directions and Discount Ticket Information:

VISITOR INFO & DRIVING DIRECTIONS

 

Upload your photo of your Corvette, Camaro or Classic Chevy for a chance to win TWO WEEKEND PASSES to the 40th Corvette Chevy Expo.

CLASSIC CHEVY PHOTO CONTEST

Congratulations to Tony Schmitter, John Cox, David Garza, Julio C. Toro, Gary Hollander, and Kirk Weidman for the top six photos in our Photo Contest. You will each receive two weekend passes to the 40th Corvette Chevy Expo March 10 & 11 at the Galveston Island Convention Center. Thanks to everyone who participated! Stay tuned for our next contest!

Contest ended January 31, 2018.

Event Dates: March 10 – 11, 2018

Location: Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554

Times: Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tony Schmitter's Corvette

Tony Schmitter’s Corvette

John Cox's Corvette

John Cox’s Corvette

David Garza's Corvette

David Garza’s Corvette

Julio Toro's Corvette

Julio Toro’s Corvette

Gary Hollander's Corvette

Gary Hollander’s Corvette

Kirk Weidman's Corvette

Kirk Weidman’s Corvette

EVENT SCHEDULE

EVENT T-SHIRTS

HOTELS

VISITOR INFO & DRIVING DIRECTIONS

We are gearing up for the 40th Corvette Chevy Expo. Al Knoch Interiors does installs at the Corvette Chevy Expo in Galveston Island, Texas (just south of Houston). They can only do so many, so call them to reserve your spot 1.800.880.8080. They can install door panels, convertible tops, and more. To learn more about the Corvette Chevy Expo visit our website: https://corvettechevyexpo.com/

Al Knoch Interiors Onsite Installs on Corvettes!

Al Knoch Interiors does onsite installs at the Corvette Chevy Expo in Galveston Island, Texas (just south of Houston).

Al Knoch Interiors can install door panels, convertible tops, and more at the 40th Corvette Chevy Expo, March 10 and 11, 2018 at the Galveston Island Convention Center.  There are a limited number of installs they can do so don’t wait to call!  Call them to set an appointment today! 1.800.880.8080

We are gearing up for the 40th Corvette Chevy Expo. Al Knoch Interiors does installs at the Corvette Chevy Expo in Galveston Island, Texas (just south of Houston). They can only do so many, so call them to reserve your spot 1.800.880.8080. They can install door panels, convertible tops, and more. To learn more about the Corvette Chevy Expo visit our website: https://corvettechevyexpo.com/

We are gearing up for the 40th Corvette Chevy Expo. Al Knoch Interiors does installs at the Corvette Chevy Expo in Galveston Island, Texas (just south of Houston). They can only do so many, so call them to reserve your spot 1.800.880.8080. They can install door panels, convertible tops, and more. To learn more about the Corvette Chevy Expo visit our website: https://corvettechevyexpo.com/ Al Knoch Interiors Onsite Installs at the Corvette Chevy Expo.

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Are in interested in being a Show Car at the Next Corvette Chevy Expo.  Check out our Corvette Show Car information page.  Here is the link for the Registration Form.

Do you have a Bloomington Gold Certification and an NCRS Top Flight?  Learn about the Vette Vues Magazine Tri-Power ® Award.

You might enjoy reading the coverage of the last year’s event in Vette Vues Magazine.  If you have never seen Vette Vues Magazine you can signup for a Free Corvette Magazine Sample copy.


VEHICLE GALLERY FROM 2017

2017 AWARD WINNERS

PRESIDENT’S AWARD WINNERS

CHEVROLET CLUBS PARTICIPATING

FAQ

Corvette Chevy Expo 2018 Press Release

SPONSORS and OPPORTUNITIES

 

The Corvette Chevy Expo will celebrate its 40th anniversary when it returns to the Galveston Island Convention Center March 10-11, 2018.

Corvette Chevy Expo 2018 Press Release

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Corvette Chevy Expo 2018 Press Release

Corvette Chevy Expo Returns For Its 40th Anniversary In March

The Corvette Chevy Expo will celebrate its 40th anniversary when it returns to the Galveston Island Convention Center March 10-11, 2018.

The Corvette Chevy Expo will celebrate its 40th anniversary when it returns to the Galveston Island Convention Center March 10-11, 2018.

Punta Gorda, FL – June 1, 2017 — The Corvette Chevy Expo will celebrate its 40th anniversary when it returns to the Galveston Island Convention Center March 10-11, 2018.  The Expo is produced by Vette Vues Magazine, Inc.

The All Chevy-themed event held annually at the GICC, is one of the south’s greatest Corvette & Chevy shows, attracting spectators from Texas as well as surrounding states.

Located on Galveston’s famous Seawall Boulevard,  the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort is the perfect destination for a weekend of Corvette and Chevy fun.   The Corvette Chevy Expo rents the entire first floor equaling 83,800 square feet.

As you enter the 29,000 square foot pre-function space you see World Class Chevrolet Show Cars beautifully display with the breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico.

The 43,100-square-foot main exhibition hall also is full of show cars, cars for sale, as well as Major National Corvette and Chevy Vendors from across the country.  Overflow vendors are in the 5,100 sq ft. Galleon room along with the food court and stage.

In 2016, the Corvette Chevy Expo introduced the new Craft show.  This encompasses 6,600 sq ft of handmade items from the local region.

Kathi Richardson, from the local Corvette Club, heads up the new Show’n Shine Car Show in front of the Galveston Island Convention Center.  There are two shows, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, each with the own set of awards.

Sunday, Vette Vues Magazine does its photo shoot for their Racy Vues column followed by Swimsuit USA International’s swimsuit contest.

There is plenty of available free parking in the adjacent parking garage.

Discount tickets are available before the event on www.CorvetteChevyExpo.

SHOW HOURS:     Saturday, March 10    9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 29   10:00 am – 6:00 pm

TICKET PRICES: $15.00 Adults; Weekend Passes are $15,00; Children 12 and under are Free

For more information, please visit www.CorvetteChevyExpo of call the office 386-775-2512.

LOCATION: Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554

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Vette Vues Magazine
Corvette Chevy Expo
P.O. Box 511874
Punta Gorda, FL 33951-1874
386-775-2512

For photos please email Bonnie Wolf  bonnie@corvettechevyexpo.com

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