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1st in Class 1996 C4 Corvette Grand Sport owned by Bobby Sanford on display at the 2018 Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

Bobby Sanford’s 1996 Corvette Grand Sport

Bobby Sanford’s 1996 C4 Corvette Grand Sport on display at the 2018 Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center.
Bobby Sanford’s 1996 C4 Corvette Grand Sport on display at the 2018 Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center.

Bobby Sanford owns our feature Corvette.  It was on display at the 2018 Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center.  Bobby took 1st in the C4 Class with his 1996 Corvette Grand Sport. Bobby is currently serving in Afghanistan, so we wanted to pay tribute to him and thank him for his service by sharing his Corvette.

1996 was the end of the C4 generation.  Due to this Chevy decided to make a very special Corvette to commemorate the end of this highly successful generation.

The run was to be limited.  The final production totals were 1,000.  Of those, 810 coupes were produced and 190 convertibles.  The car was named after the famous Grand Sport Corvette race cars from the early 60s.

According to the Corvette Black Book, the option code was RPO Z51 for an additional cost of $3,200 ($2,330 w/convertible).  The base Corvettes that year was $37,225 for the sport coupe and $45,060 for the convertible.

The Grand Sport option (RPO Z16) had the LT4 engine and was only available with the 6-speed manual transmission.  This one-year-only LT4 engine was conservatively rated at 330 HP

The 1996 Grand Sport option (RPO Z16) had the LT4 engine and was only available with the 6-speed manual transmission.  This one-year-only LT4 engine was conservatively rated at 330 HP.
The 1996 Grand Sport option (RPO Z16) had the LT4 engine and was only available with the 6-speed manual transmission. This one-year-only LT4 engine was conservatively rated at 330 HP.

To commemorate the 1963 Grand Sport Corvettes, they came with a special Admiral Blue paint and Arctic White racing stripe that ran down the center of the car and two red hash marks on the left front fender.

Special Grand Sport badging was placed on each side of the hood above the side fender vents as well as a unique chrome-plated Corvette emblem on the nose and gas lid.  Special chrome badging and the ZR1-style wheels were black spoked. 

The cars have their own unique VIN sequence that is distinct from the other 1996 Corvettes.

Bobby took first place in the C4 Corvette Stock category for his 1996 Corvette Grand Sport.
Bobby took first place in the C4 Corvette Stock category for his 1996 Corvette Grand Sport.

1996 Corvette Grand Sport Tires:

The Grand Sport Coupes were outfitted with P275/40ZR-17 tires on 17×9.5″ wheels in front and P315/35ZR-17 tires on 17×11″ wheels in the rear.  Grand Sport Convertibles were furnished with P255/45ZR-17 tires on 17×8.5″ wheels in the front and the rear P285/40ZR-17 tires on 17×9.5″ wheels.

1996 Corvette Grand Sport Interior:

There were two Interior color choices for the Grand Sport.  It was limited to all black, or a special Torch Red and Black combination . . .red seats and trim but with black carpeting.  The headrests were embroidered with the words “Grand Sport.”  There were 593 coupes with black interior and 217 with the Red/Black.  Of the convertibles, 137 had the Black, and 53 convertibles had the Red/Black.

There were two Interior color choices for the 1996 Corvette Grand Sport.  It was limited to all black, or a special Torch Red and Black combination.
There were two Interior color choices for the 1996 Corvette Grand Sport. It was limited to all black, or a special Torch Red and Black combination.

The Grand Sports were produced from April 3rd, 1995 for GS VIN #0001 and ended with GS VIN #1000 on June 14th, 1996.

Thank you and come home safe!  Also, thanks to all our veterans!  Thank you for sacrificing time, family, friends, and health to serve.

Vette Vues Magazine Event Coverage of the 40th Corvette Chevy Expo 2018

2018 Corvette Chevy Expo Coverage

This 2018 Corvette Chevy Expo Coverage appeared in the September 2018 issues of Vette Vues Magazine.

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 DISPLAYEddie Harvey, 1964 Corvette Custom
BEST OF SHOW CORVETTEGuy Mabee, 1969 Corvette Stock Tri-Power Award
BEST OF SHOW CAMARODoyle & Beverly Vinson, 1969 Camaro Stock
BEST OF SHOW CHEVYMary 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, Tom1960 CorvetteRed
TRI-POWER AWARD ®Hudson, Richard1967 CorvetteYellow
TRI-POWER AWARD ®Mabee, Guy1969 CorvetteBlue
TRI-POWER AWARD ®Folse, William1988 CorvetteRed

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

Guy & Helen MayBee received their Tri-Power Award for their 1969 Corvette.

Guy & Helen MayBee received their Tri-Power Award for their 1969 Corvette.

Richard Hudson received his Tri-Power Award for their 1967 Corvette.

Richard Hudson received his Tri-Power Award for their 1967 Corvette.

Tom and Deb DeBold received his Tri-Power Award for their 1960 Corvette.

Corvette Chevy Expo features Chevrolet Show Cars, held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 11, 2018.

William Folse received his Tri-Power Award for his 1988 Corvette.

William Folse received his Tri-Power Award for his 1988 Corvette.

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

CLASSNAMECAR TypeColorAWARD
SURVIVOR Corvette C3Diamante, Paul1974 CorvetteMaroonSecond
SURVIVOR Corvette C3Tortorella, Vinnie1978 Corvette PaceBlack/SilverFirst
CORVETTE STOCK C1Fullerton, James1958 CorvetteBlueFirst
CORVETTE STOCK C2Cowart, Denise1964 CorvetteWhiteThird
CORVETTE STOCK C2Hesterberg, Earl & Susan1966 CorvetteNassau BlueSecond
CORVETTE STOCK C2Tortorella, Vinnie1963 Corvette ZO6BlueSecond
CORVETTE STOCK C2Bradley, Roger1965 Corvette FuelGreenFirst
CORVETTE STOCK C3Cowart, Paul1977 CorvetteBlackThird
CORVETTE STOCK C3Diamanti, Paul1974 CorvetteWhiteSecond
CORVETTE STOCK C3Richards, Linda1982 CorvetteSilverfirst
CORVETTE STOCK C4Meyer,Fred1994 CorvetteRed/Maroonthird
CORVETTE STOCK C4Canary, Mike1991 CorvetteWhitesecond
CORVETTE STOCK C4Sanford, Bobby1996 CorvetteBluefirst
CORVETTE STOCK C5Mohamed, Moe2003 CorvetteRedthird
CORVETTE STOCK C5Canary, Mike2001 CorvetteWhitethird
CORVETTE STOCK C5Munster, Herman2003 CorvetteBluesecond
CORVETTE STOCK C5MacFarland, James2003 CorvetteRed/Burgundysecond
CORVETTE STOCK C5Diamanti, Paul2003 CorvetteSilverfirst
CORVETTE STOCK C6Foley Sr., David & Josetta2011 CorvetteBlackthird
CORVETTE STOCK C6Doggett, Gary2010 Grand SportRedsecond
CORVETTE STOCK C6Diamanti, Paul2013 Corvette ZR1Orangefirst
CORVETTE STOCK C7Timmons, JT2014 CorvetteBlackthird
CORVETTE STOCK C7Rodriquez, Jerry2017 CorvetteRedsecond
CORVETTE STOCK C7Steptoe, Herbert2018 Grand SportBluefirst
CORVETTE MODIFIED C3Dixon, Michael1981 CorvetteBluesecond
CORVETTE MODIFIED C3Goldberg, Harold1973 Corvette L6Dk Bluefirst
CORVETTE MODIFIED C5Adams, Cindy2003 CorvetteMaroonfirst
CORVETTE MODIFIED C6Adams, David2012 Corvette GrandsportWhitefirst
CORVETTE MODIFIED C6Leeds, Michael2005 CorvetteOrangefirst
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7Martinez, Jessie2014 CorvetteWhitethird
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7Bradley, John2016 CorvetteMaroonthird
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7Hovey, Larry2016 CorvetteRedsecond
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7Shaw, Melba2016 CorvetteBlacksecond
CORVETTE MODIFIED C7Weidman, Kirk2016 CorvetteMaroonfirst
none
CORVETTE CUSTOM C2Harvey, Eddie1964 CorvetteSilverfirst
none
CORVETTE CUSTOM C5Lopez, Gil2004 CorvetteOrangethird
CORVETTE CUSTOM C5Fluellen, Tony2001 CorvetteBurgendysecond
CORVETTE CUSTOM C5Rodgers, Michael & Swoney2001 CorvetteRedfirst
CORVETTE CUSTOM C7Comer, Carla2015 CorvetteBluesecond
CORVETTE CUSTOM C7Pond, Steve & LouAnn2014 CorvetteWhitefirst
RETRO RODWoods, Ronald1965 CorvetteRedfirst
RATRODHenderson, Steve1934 Chevy PUGreenfirst
CHEVY MODIFIED FULL SIZESikes, Buddy & Christina1957 ChevyRedsecond
CHEVY MODIFIED FULL SIZEVaught, Mary Jane1955 ChevyCoralfirst
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZEJewell, Homer1957 ChevyRedthird
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZENovelli, Ross1955 BelairYellowsecond
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZEMcDaniel, Kathy1962 ImpalaMaroonsecond
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZEWagoner, Mike & Ruby55 ChevyCoral/grayfirst
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZEVaught, Ken1957 ChevyPurplefirst
CHEVY CUSTOM FULL SIZE -2000+Tropea, Frank2015  Chevy SSBlackfirst
CHEVELLE, MODIFIEDSchipon, Nick1972 ChevelleSilversecond
CHEVELLE, MODIFIEDPaul, Bill1969 ChevelleDK Greenfirst
STREET COUPE, Chevy STOCKSmith, Skylar1934 Chevy SreetrodBluefirst
STREET COUPE, Chevy CUSTOMGlines, Billy1935 Chevy CoupeRedfirst
STREET ROD, FORDGardner, Rollin1930 Model A FordBlackfirst
TRUCK, CustomHyatt, Bobby1956 Chevy truckBlue/Redthird
TRUCK, CustomHensen, Jackie1969 Chevy truck C10Redsecond
TRUCK, CustomMeyer, Steve1969 El CaminoAtomic Orangefirst
TRUCK, MODIFIEDTodd, Charles1950 ChevyBluefirst
NOVA CUSTOMFish, Jeff1966 NovaRedsecond
NOVA CUSTOMCountcil, Randy1965 NovaSilverfirst
NOVA MODIFIEDFrank, Robert1972 NovaOrangefirst
CAMARO STOCK GEN1Wuertz, Clifford1968 CamaroBluethird
CAMARO STOCK GEN1Wright, Bob1967 CamaroRedsecond
CAMARO STOCK GEN 1Vinson, Doyle & Beverly1969 CamaroSilverfirst
CAMARO STOCK GEN 5Hoffman, Joe2015 CamaroBlackfirst
CAMARO STOCK GEN 6Adams , Taylor2016 CamaroWhitefirst
CAMARO MODIFIEDMondrick, David1969 CamaroRedfirst
CAMARO, RESTO MODCrawford, Richard1968 CamaroBluefirst

2018 Corvette Chevy Expo Awards Ceremony

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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

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

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VISITOR INFO & DRIVING DIRECTIONS

 

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