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2011 Sevierville VOL. 26 NO. 1

Since 1977

OUR 34th YEAR

MARCH 2011

IN W E M

WIN THIS 1988 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE. REGISTER AT CORVETTE EXPO ON MARCH 25-26. No Purchase necessary

AUCTION TIMES: FRIDAY 2PM and SATURDAY 10AM

CORVETTE EXPO · SEVIERVILLE

MARCH 25 - 26, 2011

2-DAY AUCTION  SWAPMEET  SALES CORRAL CORVETTES CRUISE

 SHOW

the SMOKIES • NEW PARK ‘N’ SHOW

• NCRS SOUTHEAST CHAPTER JUDGING EVENT •

GRAND RUN APRIL 15  16  17 GRAND RUN DETAILS AND REGISTRATION FORM INSIDE THIS ISSUE 


2 DAY AUCTION

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

CORVETTE EXPO

SHOW INFORMATION

▪ LOCATION ▪

SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE SEVIERVILLE EVENTS CENTER 202 GISTS GREEK RD. SEVIERVILLE ,TN 37862

@ WILDERNESS AT THE SMOKIES

WATERPARK RESORT

6 MILES SOUTH OF I-40, EXIT #407 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

MARCH 25-26 THURSDAY

SAME DAY PAY

Thursday is set-up day for Vendors, Auction Cars, Sales Corral Cars and Show Cars. Not open to the public.

FRIDAY

9 AM Swap Meet and Sales Corral open to the

Z-28 IROC 239.miles

35th Anniversary Edition

1969 390 HP Coupe / Tank Sticker

Register your car at NO reserve and pay NO registration Fee This year event Promoter and Auction coordinator, Byron Cooper, expects 200 cars in the Spring Auction, with 40 cars on Friday and over 150 additional cars on Saturday. Auction times will be Friday at 2 PM and Saturday at 10 AM. All year model Corvettes will be auctioned as well as 25 year old Classics. The Auction is open to all Classic and Collector cars, Muscle cars and Covettes. Visit our website to view pre-registered cars...corvetteexpo.com. Again this year, Thompson Carr Auctioneers will be the Event Auctioneers and will handle all the sales transactions. Thompson Carr and Cooper Events offer “Same Day Pay“ to sellers. For all the Auction rules, go to: corvetteexpo.com. A good selection of cars has already been consigned for the Auction on March 25 and 26 and several at no reserve are in the line-up for Friday. As an incentive for early consignors, Corvette Expo offers a $100 consignment fee for all Friday cars and the first 10 run numbers on Saturday are also available for only $100. Prime time numbers for Saturday are available and multi-car discounts are offered to dealers and collectors with 4 or more cars to consign. MasterCard and Visa are acceptable forms of payment for consignors. Remember, register your car at No reserve and we will waive the registration fee. To consign a car to the Auction, call the Cooper Events office at (865) 687-3976. Register your car early

to take advantage of our Web, E-mail, and Print advertising. For Bidder registration and payment information, call Thompson Carr at (877) 4973523.

THOMPSON CARR AUCTIONEER TENNESSEE LICENSE # 4203

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public. Viewing of Auction cars. Park ‘N’ Show in the outside lot. Show Cars on display inside the Events Center. 2 PM Auction time in the Events Center. Day one of the Thompson Carr Collector Auction. 4 PM Park ‘N’ Show awards at the DJ Trailer. 6 PM ‘Corvettes Cruise the Smokies’ leaves the Events Center from the Corvette Only parking lot. Event closed security on duty.

SATURDAY

9 AM Swap Meet and Sales Corral open to the

public. Park ‘N’ Show, Judged Competition Show inside the Events Center. NCRS-SE Chapter judging on the show floor. 10AM Auction day two in the Events Center. 4 PM Park ‘N’ Show awards @ DJ Trailer 5 PM Show awards inside the Events Center lobby. Wannawinavette Corvette give-a-way. Corvette Expo is a production of: COOPER EVENTS, LLC PO Box 5162, Knoxville, TN 37928-0162 Phone: (865) 687-3976  Fax: (865) 689-2874 E-MAIL: corvetteexpo@hotmail.com

www.corvetteexpo.com

NEXT EVENT

OCTOBER 21-22, 2011 Watch our website for details


ACCOMMODATIONS 

CORVETTE EXPO ∙ SPRING

ALL DAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

MORE AWARDS IN 2011 ∙ OVER 250 CORVETTES REGISTERED IN 2010 The new "Park N' Show" Event at Corvette Expo is for Corvette owners who are not interested in entering the judged competition show going on inside the Events Center. You can park and show your Corvette on Friday and /or Saturday at the Events Center Corvette Parking lot. Two separate shows will be held, one on Friday and one on Saturday. Awards will be given to the Top 10 Corvettes on each day. Signs and minimal displays are welcome, however No For Sale signs or Commercial Exhibits will be permitted. Pre-registration is not required simply enter "Park N' Show" upon arrival at the Event on the 25th or 26th. All entrants will receive a Corvette Expo Event dash plaque and windshield sticker. And don't forget on Friday the "Corvettes Cruise the Smokies" leaves the Events Center Corvette parking lot at 6:00 pm with a Sevierville Police Escort. There is no charge to park for Corvettes at the Event and you will be automatically entered into "Park and Show". General admission of $10 per person will be charged. upon arrival, you will be given a numbered "Park N' Show" windshield sticker. "Park N' Show" judging will be by number and awards announced at 4:00 at the DJ trailer.

To enter the Park N' Show lot, enter at the Participant Gate. Refer to the Map on our web site - click on "Participant" then click on "Parking" and you will see the Map. The Participant gate is behind the Events Center. SCHEDULE: (Friday and Saturday) Park N’ Show Open : 9:00 am Park N' Show Judging: 2:00 pm TIL 3:00 pm Park N' Show Awards: 4:00 pm at the DJ Trailer

Event closed:

6:00 pm

Park N' Show is a new feature at Corvette Expo and is for Corvettes only. The Corvette Cruise will leave the Park N' Show lot on Friday at 6:00 pm.

DRIVE YOUR CORVETTE ∙ ENTER PARK N SHOW ∙ ITS FREE

info:corvetteexpo.com

COOPER EVENTS, LLC

SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE

2011 ROOM RATES START AT $49.99 The New Wilderness at the Smokies Water Park Resort is now open on site at the Sevierville Events Center. The Resort features first class accommodations as well as an indoor and outdoor water park, a Restaurant and Bar. The Corvette Expo special rate at the Wilderness is $139 per night. (Register by February 24th for $139 Rate) The Wilderness is attached to the Events Center by a breezeway making it convenient to walk to and from Corvette Expo. A full list of accommodations is available on our website: corvetteexpo.com. Below are the closest motels to the Events Center: WILDERNESS ON SITE ( 877 ) 325-9453 QUALITY INN

1/2 MILE ( 8 65 ) 428-5519

HAMPTON INN

1 MILE ( 8 65 ) 429-2005

ECONO LODGE 1 MILE ( 865 ) 427-7797 SUPER 8

1 MILE ( 865 ) 429-0887

“CORVETTES CRUISE” the SMOKIES FRIDAY MARCH 25 @ 6PM Don’t miss the 2011 Corvettes Cruise the Smokies. Leaving the Events Center on Friday at 6PM. Drive your Corvette to Expo and Cruise the Smokies with over 200 other Corvette owners. The Cruise will take about an hour and cover approximately 50 miles in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National park.

ENDING AT CALHOUNS RESTAURANT ON THE PARKWAY IN PIGEON FORGE CORVETTE EXPO NEWS - 3


PRE REGISTERED AUCTION CARS  MARCH 25 and 26

AUCTION TIME: FRIDAY 2PM ∙ SATURDAY 10AM ∙ 200 CARS EXPECTED

AUCTION S-30 1971 Camaro. Low miles. AUCTION F-13: 1996 Coupe 34,000 miles. Big Block. Automatic. White with black interior LT-4 Gran Sport engine. 6 Speed. Black with Tan and black rallye stripes. Black vinyl top. interior. New Kumo tires. Excellent condition.

AUCTION S-34 Camaro Z-28 IROC 239 Miles. This car has been in a museum since new. Not a newer one anywhere!

NO RESERVE

AUCTION S-10: Commemorative Edition Corvette with Supercharger. Red leather int.

AUCTION S-16: 1988 Special Edition New Glass Top. Automatic. (File Photo)

AUCTION F-14: NO Reserve. 1994 Corvette with Glass top. Automatic Transmission.

VE ESER NO R

AUCTION F-15:No Reserve 1984 Corvette with Automatic Transmission. 1992 wheels. Only 96,000 mi.

AUCTION S-40: 1971 Corvette Converti- AUCTION S-20: 1992 Corvette Coupe with ble. Black leather interior. Automatic with 17,191 Miles. LT-1 with 6-Speed. Glass top. power steering and brakes. New paint, Top Dual power leather seats. It’s NEW !! AUCTION SPONSORED by:

1996 AUCTION S-25: 1969 Corvette 427/390 4Sp.

LT-4 6 SPEED ∙ COLLECTORS EDITION

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE

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ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER We will be sending updates from Corvette Expo as well as featured Auction cars and other information about future events by email. Sign up today on our website:

www.corvetteexpo.com Go to our website and look for the above signup area on the home page. Simply enter your name and email address and click subscribe. We will send you information about our events and also be sending future copies of Expo News electronically in an effort to cut the expense of postage. Signup today...we will Not share your email address with anyone. This is for the exclusive use of Cooper Events and includes information on The Grand Run, Collector Car Auctions, Corvette Expo Spring and Fall, and The Christmas Fair. While on our website you will find Registration forms, maps, accommodations, and other information.

INSIDE AND OUTSIDE SPACES AVAILABLE

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FEATURED AUCTION CARS 路 MARCH 25 AND 26

FACTORY HARD TOP

1995 Corvette Convertible with factory Hard Top. 6-Speed Manual. Only 33,100 miles. Dual power sport seats. Ride control. Bose Gold stereo with CD. New C-6 ZO-6 Style Chrome wheels. New tires. One of the nicest C-4 Corvettes available for sale! AUCTION #38 on Saturday.

1966 Corvette Coupe. 427 Big Block with 425 Horse Power 4-Speed.

Resent frame off restoration. Factory side exhaust, Knock off wheels and Gold line radials. Factory AM/FM Radio. This Corvette features add on Vintage Air. Laguna blue with match-

ing blue interior AUCTION #21 on Saturday.

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NCRS-SE CHAPTER JUDGING @ EXPO

HORSEPOWER AND HOTRODS HorsePower and HotRods is the show within a show at Corvette Expo that features Muscle Cars, Classics, and Collector Cars other than Corvettes. This year the featured car in the HorsePower and HotRods is the Chevy Chevelle. A special award will be given for the Outstanding Chevelle of the show. Several classes will be judged and awards will be given at 5:00 PM on Saturday.

ON THE COVER Register while at Corvette Expo on March 25-26 to Win a 1988 Custom Corvette Convertible with Lambo doors, 19 inch chrome wheels, and tu-tone leather interior. There is no purchase necessary and you do not have to be present to win. Good Luck!

The Southeastern Chapter of the NCRS will be at Corvette Expo for their annual judging meet in March. To have your Corvette judged contact the NCRSSE. Space is limited. NCRS registration form and info at corvetteexpo.com.

SPONSORED by: JACK PODELL F.I. VETTE VUES MAGAZINE JETT VETTES COFFMAN CORVETTES THE TIRE STORE CLOCKS by ROGER MOTORSPORTS ACC. ET MOTORGEAR BARE MOTORS CORVETTE ORIGINALS STRIP TECH HILLBILLY VETTE SHOP

• VISIT OUR SPONSORS AT THE SHOW •

CORVETTE EXPO IS THE OLDEST CORVETTE SHOW IN THE NATION CONTINUOUSLY OPERATED BY THE SAME PROMOTERS ▪ 1977-2011 ▪

DON’T MISS CORVETTE EXPO • FALL CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR FUTURE DETAILS

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CORVETTE EXPO SEVIERVILLE COMPANY__________________________ NAME______________________________ ADDRESS ___________________________ CITY _______________________________

REGISTRATION FORM PHONE _________________________ CELL ___________________________ E-MAIL ________________________ STATE ________ ZIP ______________

AUCTION - FRIDAY 100.00 X AUCTION - SATURDAY (Numbers 1 to 10) 100.00 X AUCTION - SATURDAY (Numbers 11 to 19 & 71 up) 150.00 X AUCTION - SATURDAY PRIMETIME (Numbers 20 to 70) 200.00 X SALES CORRAL SPACE – Reserved 95.00 X SWAP SPACE INSIDE 110.00 X SWAP SPACE INSIDE Corner 125.00 X SWAP SPACE Outside 95.00 X COMMERCIAL INSIDE SPACE 155.00 X COMMERCIAL INSIDE SPACE Corner 175.00 X SHOW CAR Type of car entered _____________________________ 40.00 X 2 DAY AUCTION • AUCTION ARENA INDOORS • SAME DAY PAY

EVENT: MARCH 25-26, 2011

Total Payment Enclosed

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MasterCard or VISA # __________ __________ __________ __________ Exp. _________ CORVETTE EXPO is celebrating 34 years in the automotive promotion business. We are now located at the new Sevierville Events Center in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in beautiful East Tennessee. The new location is only 21 miles east of the old location, six miles off I-40 at exit #407. Close to Historic Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. Details: www.corvetteexpo.com

SPACE AND VENDOR INFORMATION:

www.corvetteexpo.com

•INSIDE VENDOR SPACES: 10 x 15. (COMMERCIAL 10 x12) OUTSIDE VENDOR SPACES: SIZE VARIES BY LOCATION. CALL FOR DETAILS. •ALL SALES CORRAL SPACES FOR VEHICLES ARE RESERVED AND ARE THE SIZE OF A TYPICAL VEHICLE PARKING SPACE. NO TRAILERS OR OVERSIZED VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE SALES CORRAL RESERVED LOT. •ALL TOW VEHICLES AND VENDOR TRUCKS NOT REGISTERED IN A VENDING SPACE MUST PARK OFF SITE AT THE SEVIER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS. THE FAIRGROUNDS IS LOCATED .8 OF A MILE SOUTH OF THE EVENTS CENTER ON OLD KNOXVILLE HIGHWAY. A COMPLIMENTARY SHUTTLE WILL RUN BETWEEN THE EVENTS CENTER AND THE VENDOR PARKING LOT EACH DAY. •SET–UP WILL BE THURSDAY FROM 10 AM UNTIL 7 PM. SHOW HOURS: 9 AM TIL 6 PM. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. CLOSED SUNDAY.

MAIL CHECK TO: CORVETTE EXPO PO BOX 5162 KNOXVILLE, TN 37928 • FAX TO: (865)689-2874 • INFO: (865)687-3976 LIABILITY CLAUSE: Entrants and participants by execution of this form, release Cooper Events, LLC, their members, directors, employees, agents, representatives, servants, and anyone else connected with the presentation of Corvette Expo from any and all unknown damages, inju ries, losses, judgments, and/or claims from any cause whatsoever that may be suffered by any entrant or participant to person or property. All entrants and participants must have their entries properly insured. Entrants Signature X _________________________________________ Date _____________ COOPER EVENTS, LLC


EXPO NEWS

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FEATURING HORSEPOWER AND HOTRODS PO BOX 5162 KNOXVILLE, TN 37928-0162

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PERMIT NO. 1 POWELL, TN

RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED

2011 SCHEDULE of EVENTS MARCH 25-26 MARCH 25-26 MARCH 25-26 MARCH 25-26 MARCH 25 MARCH 26 APRIL 15-16-17 SEPT. 15-18 OCTOBER 21-22 NOVEMBER 11-13 COOPER EVENTS, LLC

CORVETTE EXPO • SPRING - SEVIERVILLE HORSEPOWER AND HOTRODS SHOW SEVIERVILLE COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION CORVETTE PARK “N” SHOW CORVETTES CRUISE the SMOKIES NCRS-SE CHAPTER JUDGING GRAND RUN*· SPRING - PIGEON FORGE GRAND RUN*· FALL - PIGEON FORGE CORVETTE EXPO • FALL - KNOXVILLE THE CHRISTMAS FAIR - KNOXVILLE * Produced by MCS Promotions

EVENT GRAPHICS AND APPAREL BY: ET MOTORGEAR-KNOXVILLE

SHOW AND AUCTION INFORMATION: (865) 687-3976 FAX: (865) 689-2874 www.corvetteexpo.com


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