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2017

Corvette Chevy Expo Awards Ceremony

2017 AWARD WINNERS

The 39th Corvette Chevy Expo rolled through Galveston Island March 11 – 12, 2017.  Here is the list of the 2017 Corvette Chevy Expo Award Winners.

You can see our 2017 Award Photo Gallery HERE
  • BEST DISPLAY   ~  DOYLE & BEVERLY VINSON   ~  1968 CAMARO DISPLAY
  • BEST CORVETTE  ~   STEVE POND  ~  2014 CORVETTE CUSTOM C7
  • BEST CAMARO   ~  DOYLE & BEVERLY VINSON  ~   1968 CAMARO STOCK
  • BEST CHEVROLET  ~   RANDY COUNSILL   ~  1965 NOVA CUSTOM

VETTE VUES MAGAZINE TRI-POWER® AWARD

  • TRI-POWER AWARD ~ ED NIEVES ~ 95 CORVETTE TRI POWER AWARD
  • TRI-POWER AWARD ~ ALTON RIVERO ~ 96 CORVETTE TRI POWER AWARD
  • TRI-POWER AWARD ~ ROBERT LEEDS ~ 93 CORVETTE TRI POWER AWARD

2017 Corvette Chevy Expo Award Winners

CLASS NAME CAR AWARD
SURVIVOR VINNIE TORTORELLA 78 CORVETTE PACE CAR BEST IN CLASS- SURVIVOR
SURVIVOR RICHARD HUDSON 72 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE
SURVIVOR PAUL DIAMANTI 74 CORVETTE 3RD PLACE
       
       
CORVETTE STOCK C1 JOHN KITTLESON 57 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
CORVETTE STOCK C1 JAMES FULLERTON 58 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE
CORVETTE STOCK C1 JOHN KITTLESON 60 CORVETTE 3RD PLACE
       
       
CORVETTE STOCK C2 LOU SANCHEZ 67 CORVETTE 427/390 BEST IN CLASS – TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C2 VINNIE TORTORELLA 65 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS – TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C2 HOWARD ROTHMAN 65 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE – TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C2 JOHN KITTLESON 63 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE – TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C2 EARL & SUSAN HESTORBERG 66 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE – TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C2 FRANK GILEHRIST 66 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE – TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C2 JIM COWART 64 CORVETTE 3RD PLACE – TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C2 KATHI RICHARDSON 67 CORVETTE 3RD PLACE – TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C2 KATHI RICHARDSON 63 CORVETTE 3RD PLACE – TIE
       
       
CORVETTE STOCK C3 LINDA RICHARDS 82 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
CORVETTE STOCK C3 PAUL DIAMANTI 74 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C3 FRANK GILCHRIST 68 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C3 MATTHEW TILLSON 73 CORVETTE 3RD PLACE
       
       
CORVETTE STOCK C4 ED NIEVES 95 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
CORVETTE STOCK C4 ALTON RIVERO 96 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE
CORVETTE STOCK C4 FRED MEYER 94 CORVETTE 3RD PLACE
       
       
CORVETTE STOCK C5 HERMAN MUNSTER 2003 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C5 PAUL DIAMANTI 2003 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C5 BUSTER SCHAPPER 2001 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C5 NAJIB MOHAMED 2003 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE
CORVETTE STOCK C5 KATHI RICHARDSON 2002 CORVETTE 3RD PLACE TIE
CORVETTE STOCK C5 DAN & JAN WICKS 2000 CORVETTE 3RD PLACE TIE
       
       
CORVETTE STOCK C6 MICHAEL LEEDS 2005 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
CORVETTE STOCK C6 AJ LOUPE 2007 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE
       
       
CORVETTE STOCK C7 FELIX FAMULARO 2015 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
       
       
CORVETTE MODIFIED C2 JOHN PIERRE CARTER 67 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
       
       
CORVETTE MODIFIED C5 DAVID & CINDY ADAMS 2003 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
       
       
CORVETTE MODIFIED C6 BERNARD & NANCY PALVAS 2011 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
CORVETTE MODIFIED C6 DAVID & CINDY ADAMS 2012 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE
CORVETTE MODIFIED C6 RICK ROBERTS 2011 CORVETTE 3RD PLACE
       
       
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7 JOHN BRADLEY 2016 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7 JOHN ANHALT 2016 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE TIE
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7 HERBERT STEPTOE 2015 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE TIE
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7 MELBA SHAW 2016 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE TIE
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7 JESSIE MARTINEZ 2014 CORVETTE 3RD PLACE
       
       
CORVETTE CUSTOM C3 HAROLD GOLDBERG 73 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
CORVETTE CUSTOM C3 MATT CLARK 73 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE
       
       
CORVETTE CUSTOM C5 TONY FLUELLEN 2001 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
       
       
CORVETTE CUSTOM C6 KENNETH DABNEY 2008 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
       
       
CORVETTE CUSTOM C7 STEVE POND 2014 CORVETTE BEST IN CLASS
       
       
RETRO ROD JON HODGES 1968 CAMARO BEST IN CLASS
RETRO ROD ROBERT HEAD 61 CORVETTE 2ND PLACE
RETRO ROD JON HODGES 67 CORVETTE 3RD PLACE
       
       
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZE HOMER JEWEL 57 CHEVY BEST IN CLASS TIE
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZE KATHY MCDANIEL 62 IMPALA BEST IN CLASS TIE
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZE KENNETH WISBY 57 CHEVY 2ND PLACE TIE
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZE JOE ENDER 1935 CHEVY 2ND PLA CE TIE
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZE CESAR ZALVALETA 1953 BEL AIR 3RD PLACE
       
       
NOVA CUSTOM RANDY COUNCIL 1965 NOVA BEST IN CLASS
NOVA CUSTOM JEFF FISH 1966 NOVA 2ND PLACE
       
       
CHEVELLE CUSTOM BILL PAUL 1969 CHEVELLE BEST IN CLASS
CHEVELLE CUSTOM NICK SCHIPON 72 CHEVELLE 2ND PLACE
CHEVELLE CUSTOM RENE AGUILAR 70 CHEVELLE 3RD PLACE
       
TRUCK GLENN UNERFUSSER 2003 SSR BEST IN CLASS
TRUCK BOBBY HYATT 56 CHEVY PICKUP 2ND PLACE
TRUCK GARY ADAMS 67 EL CAMINO 3RD PLACE
       
       
CAMARO STOCK GEN 1 DOYLE & BEVERLY VINSON 68 CAMARO BEST IN CLASS
CAMARO STOCK GEN 1 BOB WRIGHT 67 CAMARO 2ND PLACE
       
       
CAMARO STOCCK GEN 2 BILL MURSKI 70 CAMARO BEST IN CLASS
       
CAMARO STOCK GEN 5 TRACI MUTZ 2013 CAMARO BEST IN CLASS
       
CAMARO STOCK GEN 6 JEREMY WOODRUFF 2017 CAMARO BEST IN CLASS
CAMARO STOCK GEN 6 FORREST FOLWELL 2016 CAMARO 2ND PLACE TIE
CAMARO STOCK GEN 6 BOB GREEN 2017 CAMARO 2ND PLACE TIE
CAMARO STOCK GEN 6 TAYLOR ADAMS 2016 CAMARO 3RD PLACE
       
CAMARO MODIFIED GEN1 DAVID MONDRIK 1969 CAMARO BEST IN CLASS
CAMARO MODIFIED GEN1 DARIN EBERLY 1969 CAMARO 2ND PLACE
       
CAMARO MODIFIED GEN5 LINDA WEHRIN 2013 CAMARO BEST IN CLASS
CAMARO MODIFIED GEN5 BEN WEHRING 2010 CAMARO 2ND PLACE TIE
CAMARO MODIFIED GEN5 CHRIS RYAN 2015 CAMARO 2ND PLACE TIE
CAMARO MODIFIED GEN5 MICHELLE BOUFFORD 2015 CAMARO 3RD PLACE TIE
CAMARO MODIFIED GEN5 CHRIS HARRELL 2011 CAMARO 3RD PLACE TIE
CAMARO MODIFIED GEN5 TYLER VASQUEZ 2011 CAMARO 3RD PLACE TIE
       
       
CAMARO MODIFIED GEN6 ANGELA METCALF 2016 CAMARO BEST IN CLASS
CAMARO MODIFIED GEN6 JASON CALZADA 2016 CAMARO 2ND PLACE
       
       
CAMARO CUSTOM GEN1 EDDY GUIRDY 1969 CAMARO BEST IN CLASS
       
       
CAMARO CUSTOM GEN2 ANTHONY ESPOSITO 1979 CAMARO BEST IN CLASS
       
CAMARO CUSTOM GEN5 FRED KOHLER 2013 CAMARO BEST IN CLASS
CAMARO CUSTOM GEN5 CRYSTAL GATES 2011 CAMARO 2ND PLACE
       
       
CAMARO CUSTOM GEN6 CORNESIA GREEN 2016 CAMARO BEST IN CLASS
 

 

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

39th Corvette Chevy Expo | Vette Vues Magazine Coverage

The August issue of Vette Vues Magazine had complete coverage of the 39th Corvette Chevy Expo in Galveston Island Texas. This is the cover.

The August issue of Vette Vues Magazine had complete coverage of the 39th Corvette Chevy Expo in Galveston Island Texas. This is the cover.

This article appeared in the August 2017 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.

This year marked the 39th Corvette/Chevy Expo in Texas. The All Chevy event moved from Houston two years ago to Galveston Island. The event was held March 11-12 at the beautiful Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort on the famous Seawall Boulevard. It is a perfect destination for a weekend of Corvette and Chevy fun and what better time than Spring Break. Unfortunately, it was rainy and foggy during this year’s event.

The Corvette Chevy Expo is known throughout Texas and surrounding states for the outstanding quality of show cars, which range from matching number classics to wild customs. The Corvette Chevy Expo rents the entire first floor equaling 83,800 square feet.

When you enter the lobby, stunning show cars and beautiful displays welcome you.

Corvettes that have an NCRS Top Flight and a Bloomington Gold certification may go for the Vette Vues Magazine Tri-Power ® Award. Headed by Bill Braun, this judging process takes about 2.5 hours per car. The purpose of the Tri-Power ® Award is to honor those who have kept or restored their Corvette to Factory Original state. This year there were three Corvettes that were awarded this great honor; Jimmy and Robert Leeds received their Tri-Power for their 1993 Corvette, Ed Nieves for his 1995 Corvette and Alton Rivero for this 1996 Corvette.

Because of the extremely high quality of show cars that participate at Corvette Chevy Expo, there are three separate Best of Show awards, one for Corvette, one for Camaro, and one for Chevrolet. There is also a Best Display award. Steve Pond received the Best of Show Corvette for his Custom 2014 C7 Corvette, Best of Show Camaro went to Doyle & Beverly Vinson for their Stock 1968 Camaro, and Randy Council was presented the Best of Show Chevrolet for his 1965 Custom Nova. Doyle & Beverly Vinson also won Best of Show Display for the 1968 Camaro. There were 35 Best in Class awards presented and numerous 2nd and 3rd place awards. You can see the complete list of winners on the website https://corvettechevyexpo.com/2017-award-winners-39th-corvette-chevy-expo/

The cars that receive 98 or more out of the 100-point judging system are presented the President’s Award. This extraordinary group of people is honored for their exceptional work on their show vehicles and presented a certificate. “We admire the great efforts with these awards. These participants and their vehicles play a vital role in the hobby for today and future generations,” William Wolf, CEO said. “We are inspired by them and their work and reminded how lucky we are to be in this business.” This year forty-five cars achieved this monumental success.

In addition to the outstanding show cars, there are cars for sale and numerous major Corvette vendors that set up in the Aftermarket Show Case.

Topping the list off is Title Sponsor, Lonestar Caliper Co, as well as sponsors Vansteel Corvette and the Street Shop.

Al Knoch Interior’s semi load of take home ready replacement parts is always a very popular stop. Corvette Central offers free shipping on orders taken at the show. Some of the other vendors included Jack Podell Fuel Injection Units, Kathy Podell Apparel, Corvette Clocks by Roger, NCM Insurance, LVJ Automotive, Auto Etc. Neon, Apsis USA, Muscle Cars of Texas, Master Formula, All American Dustless Blasting, Tint World, BBC Restos, Daniel Polak, Tim Schaad as well as some local vendors.

This year there were two new activities. Kathi Richardson and Alfio Tropea, from the local Corvette Club, headed up the outdoor Show’n Shine. In spite of the rainy weather, it was off to a good start, and there were some remarkable cars. The Corvettes and Chevys were displayed in front of the convention center on the circular drive. There were separate awards on both Saturday and Sunday.

The other new activity was the Craft Show for the women. The Craft show is open to the local artists, and the items must be handmade. No reproductions are allowed. This addition was well received, and all of the artists said they would be back again next year and will bring some more crafters.

Sunday, Vette Vues Magazine does its photo shoot for their Racy Vues photo followed by Swimsuit USA International’s swimsuit contest. This is very popular with the younger men!

Next year’s event is March 10-11, 2018 and we will be celebrating our 40th anniversary. We already have show cars registered and will fill up quickly. If you would like to participate, please call the Vette Vues Magazine office and reserve your space (386-775-2512). For more information, visit our website https://corvettechevyexpo.com/.  For participation information follow this link https://corvettechevyexpo.com/exhibitors-info/

Discount Tickets are available online for next year’s event.

Here are some more photos from the event.

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Below is the 39th Corvette Chevy Expo Photo Gallery from Vette Vues Magazine Coverage

 

 

Check out some of the clubs that participate in the Corvette Chevy Expo:

CHEVROLET CLUBS PARTICIPATING

You might also enjoy reading the Press Release from the Expo:

Corvette Chevy Expo 2018 Press Release

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