World-Class Show Cars & Major Vendors @ 36th Corvette Chevy Expo

Corvette Chevy Expo relocates to Reliant Center in Houston, Texas
Gregg Enders  with his 1957 Corvette
Gregg Enders with his 1957 Corvette
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HOUSTON - April 21, 2014 - PRLog -- The Vette Vues Magazine's Corvette Chevy Expo enjoyed a new home this year.  The event was relocated to the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas.  Encompassing just under 125,000 square feet, it showcased World-Class show cars and Major National Vendors!  Lonestar Caliper Company sponsored the 36th annual event. The spectacular gathering's new location offered participants easier move in and move out while spectators enjoyed more parking and at a reduced cost.

The event has gained national attention over the years for the exceptional quality of show vehicles displayed at the exhibition.  A team of expert judges rates each car entry for show quality. There are several awards, but the “Best of Show” award is the most coveted prize in the Concours.  Top awards this year went to Karen Watts for Best of Show Corvette, Larry Dye won Best of Show Camaro, Donald Velazquez was presented the Best of Show Chevy, and Jerome Januhowski received the Best of Show Chevy Truck.  Best of Show Display went to Gregg Enders, and People's Choice Award went to Chris Johnson.

The Concours style event had forty-four classes with Best in Class, 2nd and 3rd as well as Judges Choice Awards.  Because of the large number of outstanding displays this year, ten Outstanding Display Awards were also presented.  In addition to these awards, forty-seven Chevrolet show cars, and their owners who received 98-100 points, received the President's Award for their excellence.

The newest award is the Vette Vues Magazine Tri-Power Award ®.  The Tri-Power Award's purpose is to honor the Corvette that has achieved the highest degree of originality, condition, and attention to detail.  Five Corvettes received this prestigious award and are as follows:

Owner Name: William Usher
Model: 1956 Chevrolet Corvette
VIN: E56S004194
Date: February 16, 2014
Tri-Power Registry Number: VVTP-092013-0002

Owner Name: William Folse
Model: 1991 Chevrolet Corvette
VIN: 1G1YZ23JOM5801991
Date: February 16, 2014
Tri-Power Registry Number: VVTP-092013-0003

Owner Name: T. Noel Osborn
Model: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette
VIN: 194677S105225
Date: February 16, 2014
Tri-Power Registry Number: VVTP-092013-0004

Owner Name: Frank Gilchrist & Warren Howell
Model: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette
VIN: 30867S110863
Date: February 16, 2014
Tri-Power Registry Number: VVTP-092013-0005

Owner Name: Dwight A. Paul, Jr.
Model: 1965 Chevrolet Corvette
VIN: 194375S113833
Date: February 16, 2014
Tri-Power Registry Number: VVTP-092013-0006

The event not only features some of the finest show cars in the country, but also provided an opportunity to meet some of the Major National Vendors from across the country.  Company reps were on hand to talk about their products, and answer question enthusiasts might have regarding their next project.

Here are a few of the companies represented in the trade show side of the Expo...

Vansteel's reps helped with Corvette suspension, brakes and steering parts. Corvette Central had several restoration products on display from C1 to ZR1.   Many of the manufactures were doing on site installations, such as Al Knoch Interiors, Coffman Corvette, Glassworks the Hardtop Shop and Thompson Astro Tops.  Corvette Clocks by Roger offered onsite exchanges as well as products to take home. Catalog company, West Coast Corvette, had a large array of products for sale with special show pricing. Carney's Corvette Center brought new and used Corvette parts.  Corvette Corrections had their frames on display as well as some of their finest resto-mods.  Chucks LSX Tuning, Richey's Collision,, Texas Exhaust, and The WindRestrictor were just some of the local companies on hand. Insurance, wax, chrome, apparel, neon, jewelry, cars for sale and more, it was available at the show.

Vette Vues Magazine does a photos' shoot on Sunday for their Racy Vues column, followed by the Swimsuit USA bikini contest. Culminating the weekend event is the awards ceremony.

You will not want to miss next year's event!  The event will return to the Reliant Center, on February 14 & 15, 2015.

The next event will be the second annual Dallas Corvette Chevy Expo held at the Dallas Market Hall September 27 & 28, 2014.  For more information on these events visit or give us a call a 386-775-2512.  For information on the Tri-Power Award visit it's website:

Bonnie Wolf
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