Auto Enthusiasts Show Corvettes & Some Muscle
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. –Since 1977, Corvette enthusiasts have traveled to Knoxville to share their love affair with their cars at Cooper’s Corvette Shows and this year, more than 5,000 participants, vendors and spectators are expected for the 30th annual Corvette Expo and Muscle Car Show March 15-17 at Chilhowee Park.
The highlight of the three-day expo is a competition Corvette and muscle car show, where a minimum of 11 classes will be judged. Winners will be awarded cash prizes, trophies and plaques.
A “swap meet” will also take place at the event, which will be an opportunity for dealers and individuals to trade and sell their various Corvette and muscle car parts. The sales “corral” is another aspect of the expo, where individuals may sell their own muscle and classic cars and Corvettes in a “for-sale-by-owner” fashion.
More than 100 cars will also be represented at noon on Friday at an auction inside Chilhowee Park’s Jacob Building. Corvettes and muscle cars 25 years or older will be auctioned.
While many antique Corvettes and muscle cars will be on display during the weekend, there will be a special emphasis on the 1967 Corvette, as 2007 celebrates the 40th anniversary of the model.
“We will display some of the finest 1967 Corvettes in the nation at the expo,” said Byron Cooper, President of the Corvette Expo Incorporated.
Expo hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday – Saturday. Admission is $10 per day or three-day passes may be purchased for $25. The event is open to the public.
For more information, or to register your Corvette, classic or muscle car, visit www.corvetteexpo.com or call (865) 687-3976.
Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation officials estimate that the Corvette Expo and Muscle Car Show will have an economic impact of approximately $541,000.