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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.

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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.

  • Al Knoch Interiors manufactures interior products with exact interior reproduction quality for interior antique auto installations.
  • Al Knoch Interiors provide original Corvette restoration interior parts.
  • Best classic Corvette interior products, non-original custom interior parts.
  • Original Corvette Interior Parts Manufacturer
  • Antique Corvette Interior Parts Installations

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

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/

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Corvette Chevy Expo 2018 Press Release

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

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5222 Seawall Blvd
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3606 89th St, Galveston, TX 77554
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Hampton Inn & Suites Galveston
6431 Central City Blvd, Galveston, TX 77551
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Holiday Inn Express Galveston
8628 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554
(409) 740-7900

La Quinta Inn & Suites @ 87th St Galveston
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