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Meet the Tropical Impression Racing Team with Beat the Heat, Inc.

The Beat the Heat vehicles serve as excellent tools helping in knocking down those walls that on many occasions exist between youth and persons of all ages and law enforcement officers.

Meet the Tropical Impression Racing Team with Beat the Heat, Inc.

Tropical Impression Racing Team of the Galveston County Sheriff's Office
Tropical Impression Racing Team of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office

Tropical Impression Racing Team

“A Youth Outreach Program”

Official Team Representing the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office

Sponsorship 2018-2019

OUR TEAM IS DEDICATED TO THE EDUCATION AND WELFARE OF OUR YOUTH

“Saving Lives Is Our Goal”

PROUD MEMBER – BEAT THE HEAT, INC SINCE 1997

FUNDED BY DONATIONS AND DEDICATION ONLY!

Tropical Impression Racing Team is extremely proud of our continued and recognized affiliation with Beat the Heat, Inc. BTH is a unique, non-profit organization of Firefighters and Law Enforcement Officers from throughout the world. The program uses Drag Racing vehicles set up like pursuit vehicles. The vehicles are used to educate our youth about a number of areas of concern such as Illegal Street Racing, Drug Abuse, Drinking and Driving, Staying in School and the problem of the day, Texting and Driving. The program also places a focus on the concept of teamwork. Since our first event in 1998, we have been involved in 565 events through 2018.

Tropical Impression Racing Team (affiliate of Beat the Heat) use the vehicles to educate the youth about a number of areas of concern such as Illegal Street Racing, Drug Abuse, Drinking and Driving, Staying in School and the problem of the day, Texting and Driving.
Tropical Impression Racing Team (affiliate of Beat the Heat) use the vehicles to educate the youth about a number of areas of concern such as Illegal Street Racing, Drug Abuse, Drinking and Driving, Staying in School and the problem of the day, Texting and Driving.

The vehicles serve as excellent tools helping in knocking down those walls that on many occasions exist between youth and persons of all ages and law enforcement officers.

This 1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was a former drug car now running for the law.
This 1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was a former drug car now running for the law.

The Beat the Heat vehicles serve as excellent tools helping in knocking down those walls that on many occasions exist between youth and persons of all ages and law enforcement officers.
The Beat the Heat vehicles serve as excellent tools helping in knocking down those walls that on many occasions exist between youth and persons of all ages and law enforcement officers.

The vehicles are also used to help at-risk, less fortunate and handicapped youth and young adults. These special folks are treated as honorary team members at many of our events worldwide. Beat the Heat events range from school programs to parades, from church bazaars to fundraisers, from scouting events to major motorsports events. Beat the Heat teams regularly participate in fund raising events for various organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House and local events for those in need.

Street Racing is Not Drag Racing

The History of Beat the Heat, Inc

Beat the Heat began in 1984 in Florida and by 1995 had grown to 40 programs around the country. The program was started to address the issues of Illegal Street racing in Florida. Ironically, the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) began out of the same roots in the early 1950s. After World War II the concept of hot rodding began around the country. With this, the issue of street racing began to grow. A Pomona, Ca. Police Sgt. Bud Coon saw a need to address this growing problem, and he helped facilitate the first organized drag race. This got the attention of Mr. Wally Parks, and the NHRA began. The NHRA is now the largest motorsports sanctioning body in the world.                 

By 1992 BTH had become so successful that the IRS recognized the organization as a non-profit youth education program and we were given a 501(c)(3) status. Therefore, all contributions of monies, parts, products, and services are completely tax deductible.                                                                                

BTH has grown to an average of 200 teams throughout the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, and Australia. Worldwide the teams conduct on average of 700 events annually. The teams come in direct contact with several million kids and travel hundreds of thousands of miles to conduct the events.

Tropical Impression Racing Team of the Galveston County Sheriff's Office will be at the Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Galveston Island Convention Center March 9 & 10, 2019.  The team is an affiliation with Beat The Heat. The vehicles are used to educate our youth about a number of areas of concern such as Drug Abuse, Drinking and Driving, Street Racing, Texting and Driving and Staying in School.
Beat the Heat began in 1984 in Florida and by 1995 had grown to 40 programs around the country.

ALL AT NO COST TO THE TAXPAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ALL FUNDED BY DONATIONS AND DEDICATED ONLY!!!!!!!!!

The Goals of Beat the Heat, Inc.

  • To Educate our communities about the issues of illegal drugs and alcohol abuse
  • To Educate our communities to the horrors of alcohol and drug-impaired driving
  • To Promote better relations between Law Enforcement and the Community
  • To Educate our communities about the family sport of Drag Racing
  • To Educate our communities about the dangers of Illegal Street Racing
  • To Educate our communities about the dangers of Texting and Driving

Funded by Donations and Dedication Only!

The History of Tropical Impression Racing Team

Our car is a 1981 Pontiac Trans Am. The car was originally seized from a drug dealer and was used as a D.A.R.E car for several years by the Galveston Police Department. After several years of disrepair, the car was destined for the scrap yard. In 1997 the concept of starting a BTH team to represent the Sheriff’s Office was in place and was approved by Sheriff Joe Max Taylor.

We arranged for the car to be donated to the County of Galveston and it was then donated to Tropical Impression Race Team. Thus, relieving the county of any responsibility and liability.

With the help of friends and local businesses, we began rebuilding the car. It took nine months to have it ready for show and go. The vehicle was originally built with about 90% used and donated parts. In April of 1998, the car was revealed, and the program was kicked off. Tremendous thanks to Tony Munoz for his help then and today! He is the best Crew Chief you could have.

The car has been a continuous work in progress with major improvements done through the years. Thus, allowing it to maintain a positive and professional image for the program and our sponsors. All done with donations and hard work.

In 1998 the team just started, and we did six events. However, that pace did not last long. In 1999 we did 35 events. From 1998 thru 2018 the team has been involved in 565 community events.

Our programs have varied from a small Scout troop event to events with over 140,000 in attendance. All of which we take a hands-on approach to our visitors.

Our team has also been very active in a number of charities resulting in the donations of tens of thousands of dollars to those programs. Our primary charities are the Ronald Mc Donald House of Galveston and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Galveston County.

Some examples of this are our Klunkers for Kids program for the Advocacy Center and our “If You Use It – They Need It” for the Ronald McDonald House. Through these two programs, our team has donated thousands of dollars to both of these worthy causes.

We are also proud of our media history. Our team has been featured in Drag Racing USA magazine; National Dragster Magazine; Several newspapers throughout the state including the Galveston County Daily News; ESPN TV; Pinks All Out on the Speed Channel; Texas County and District Retirement System magazine, Intl. Association of Auto Theft Investigators publication, Texas Association of Vehicle Theft Investigators Coast Magazine and numerous other publications.

All funding received through donations is used for the maintenance of the car, trailer and the purchase of promotional and educational materials. A majority of expenses are paid by the team members. The rules of Beat the Heat specify that donations must have a minimum value of $500 to be displayed on the cars. However, all donations are tax deductible!!!

Don’t Drive Intexticated – Texting And Driving Kills!!!

Help Us Help Kids!

JOIN A WINNING TEAM

CONTACT INFO

Lt. Tommy Hansen

Galveston County Sheriff’s Office

601 54th St., Galveston, Texas  77551

Phone – 409-789-3969 or 409-682-0487

Fax – 409-765-3255

Email Addresses: tommy.hansen@co.galveston.tx.us or tiracing1@aol.com

https://www.beattheheatinc.org/ (National site)

Follow us on Facebook!

facebook.com/tropicalimpressionracing/

Make all checks payable to Beat the Heat

Thank You, Sponsors

SPONSORS and OPPORTUNITIES

CORVETTE CHEVY EXPO SPONSORS:

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

TITLE SPONSOR

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

SPONSOR


O’Reilly Auto Parts

Store #649
3008 Broadway, Galveston, TX
409-766-7322

Store #424
5625 Broadway, Galveston, TX
409-744-4548

O’Reilly Automotive intends to be the dominant supplier of auto parts in our market areas by offering our retail customers, professional installers, and jobbers the best combination of price and quality provided with the highest possible service level.
https://www.oreillyauto.com/

SPONSOR

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

SPONSOR

Speed and Sport Chrome Plating
404 Broadway St, Houston, TX 77012
(713) 921-0235

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

SPONSOR

Muscle Cars of Texas
690 FM517, Alvin, TX 77511
(713) 777-1957

http://www.musclecarsoftexas.com/

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

Sponsorship and Advertisement Opportunities

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

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

Call Bill at 386-775-2512 and let us create a package specifically for you and your company.

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 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

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!

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
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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

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 2018 CORVETTE CHEVY EXPO AWARDS GALLERY

 

To see 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

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