Corvette Expo Heads for the Hills

Earlier this year, Tennessee’s Corvette Expo celebrated its 30th anniversary, making it one of the region’s longest-running car shows.

This fall, classic-car lovers attending the twice-annual Corvette Expo will notice a change in scenery. The Expo, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary and runs October 19 and 20, is moving from its longtime Chilhowee Park venue and making its first appearance at the new Sevierville Events Center.

According to show organizers, the move was designed to ensure plenty of room for all the cars and individual events taking place throughout the weekend.

The new venue also offers a number of other amenities and benefits for Expo participants and spectators alike, including a three-story parking deck, shuttle service to local malls, on-site ballrooms for parties and entertaining, a vast selection of nearby accommodations and restaurants, and easy four-lane access off Interstate 40.

This fall’s event will feature a special Horsepower and Hot Rods exhibition.

In addition to displays of classic Corvettes, other makes of muscle cars, classic cars and collector vehicles will be showcased. The featured car of Horsepower and Hot Rods will be the Camaro, and a $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the show’s best Camaro.

Of course, Corvette lovers won’t be disappointed this year. A 1980 custom classic Corvette will be given away.

Other Expo activities include a swap meet, sales corral, club corral and an auction of approximately 100 collector cars.

The Corvette Expo is the first national event to be staged at the Sevierville Events Center, which opened earlier this year.

The first Expo was held at Chilhowee Park in Knoxville, and was later staged at other venues around town before returning to the Chilhowee site, where it remained from 1987 until the present.

More information can be found at www.corvetteexpo.com.

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