Corvette Chevy Expo History: From Texas Beginnings to Chevrolet Celebration

The Corvette Chevy Expo, originally known as the “Texas Corvette Expo,” has a rich history dating back to its inception in 1978. This event was the brainchild of Don and Diane Cooper, who embarked on a journey to create a gathering dedicated to Corvette enthusiasts. The inaugural show, held in 1978, was primarily focused on Corvettes, as evident in its original name.

In June 1979, Vette Vues Magazine featured extensive coverage of this groundbreaking event, providing a glimpse into the world of Corvettes showcased at the Texas Corvette Expo. At this point in time, the event primarily celebrated the iconic Corvette.

As time progressed, the event’s scope broadened, incorporating Chevrolet vehicles beyond just Corvettes. This evolution led to the change in its name to the “Corvette Chevy Expo.” This transformation allowed for a more diverse array of Chevrolet models to be featured and celebrated.

Coverage of the 1st Corvette Chevy Expo in 1978 in the June 1979 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.
Coverage of the 1st Corvette Chevy Expo in 1978 in the June 1979 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.
Coverage of the 1st Corvette Chevy Expo in 1978 in the June 1979 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.
Coverage of the 1st Corvette Chevy Expo in 1978 in the June 1979 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.
Coverage of the 1st Corvette Chevy Expo in 1978 in the June 1979 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.
Coverage of the 1st Corvette Chevy Expo in 1978 in the June 1979 issue of Vette Vues Magazine.

Notably, in October 2009, the reins of production were passed to Vette Vues Magazine, marking a significant milestone in the Expo’s history. This transition solidified the event’s status as a prominent gathering for both Corvette and Chevrolet enthusiasts.

Today, the Corvette Chevy Expo stands as a testament to the enduring passion of Don and Diane Cooper, who, since its inception, have nurtured and grown this event into a must-attend gathering for all Chevy aficionados. Join us for the latest Corvette Chevy Expo and experience the exciting details of this remarkable celebration of Chevrolet’s iconic vehicles. Check out the details. You can find the Event Schedule here.

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