I made my way to the Tennessee Motorama today in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It was a great show to kick off the new year. Here are a few of my favorites.
I’ve been told that the original 8-track player in my ‘vette is worth a lot of money. I have no interest in upgrading (I will be keeping the original) so it was only logical for me to try and find some 8-track tapes to play in it. Well, last weekend I scored these. All I can say is… the ‘vette will be rockin’ now!
The 37th Corvette Expo took place in Sevierville, Tennessee this weekend, so I combined a little business and fun, to check it out. The event included a Park N Show, Sales Corral, a cruise of the Smokies, a huge Swap Meet and a decent sized Auction. I wandered around for a few hours and enjoyed the show cars. I even found a hard-to-find trim part for my car, at the Swap meet, for about 1/4 the cost of a replacement part. The auction was interesting. From what I saw, the cars that sold were going for pretty fair prices.
Here are some random photos from the day. If you are a Corvette fan, I’d highly recommend this show. The horrid Sevierville traffic is a pain for sure… but in the end it’s worth fighting to get to the Expo.
Last week I posted some photos from the local Corvette club show. There were a lot of great cars there, but one in particular stood out to me. Look at this gorgeous 63 coupe! There is nothing I don’t like about this car. Small block, 4-speed, side pipes, spilt-window, gorgeous red… and I absolutely LOVE rally wheels on a C2. They just look “right” to me. The only odd thing about this car is that it has Fuel Injected badges… but isn’t. Numbers matching would be icing on the cake too… but honestly, who cares when the car looks like this. Absolutely stunning. This is my holy grail!
I spent a good portion of the day at the Touch of Gold car show in Franklin, TN. today. The show is put on by the Nashville Corvette Club… so it is Corvette heavy… but there were other cars there as well. Here’s a few of my fav’s for you. I took a ton more photos that I will be sharing soon. The car at the top was my pick for the day. A beautiful 63 that has undergone a complete frame-off restoration. I will be dedicating an entire post to this car soon.
The local Hot Rod Club began their weekly cruise-in festivities tonight so a buddy and I rode the bikes down to check it out. Turn out was fantastic and the cars were packed in so tight they were running out of room. It made it hard to get pictures, with all the cars door to door at about 2 feet, but I did mange to get a few… including these.
I am a HUGE Corvette Stingray C2 (1963-1967) fan and they always grab my attention. But this one did so even more than usual. I LOVE this car. It’s not the perfectly restored beauty queen, it doesn’t have the big motor… but you can tell the owner enjoys it. It’s a driver… and I think that’s what appealed to me so much. What a great car! Attention all other muscle cars… you pale in comparison to the mighty C2! OK… some will disagree, but that’s my feeling and I’m stickin’ to it!
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