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VOL. 26 ∙ NO. 2

OUR 34th YEAR

OCTOBER 2011

ON THE BLOCK @ CORVETTE EXPO

AUCTION TIME: SATURDAY • 10AM

CORVETTE EXPO ∙ SEVIERVILLE

OCTOBER 14 - 15, 2011 AUCTION  SWAP MEET  SALES CORRAL  SHOW CORVETTES CRUISE the SMOKIES • NEW PARK N’ SHOW • HUGE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR SWAP MEET • PARTS FOR ALL CARS •

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HorsePower and HotRods

Drive your Corvette and be part of the Event ! Enter PARK N’ SHOW


AUCTION SATURDAY @ 10AM

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 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••

OCTOBER 14-15 THURSDAY

SAME DAY PAY

1982 Lincoln Mark VI 18K

1994 Corvette NO RESERVE

1948 Plymouth Street Rod

Register your car at NO reserve and pay NO registration Fee

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 public. Viewing of Auction cars. Park ‘N’ Show in the outside lot. Show Cars on display inside the Events Center. 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

This Fall, Byron Cooper, Event Promoter and Auction coordinator expects 150 cars in the Corvette Expo Auction, with all cars running on Saturday. Auction time will be 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 Corvettes. 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 October 15th and several at no reserve are in the line-up also. As an incentive for early consignors, Corvette Expo offers a $100 consignment fee for the first 10 run numbers on Saturday. 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) 497-3523.

THOMPSON CARR AUCTIONEER TENNESSEE LICENSE # 4203 2 - CORVETTE EXPO NEWS

public. Park ‘N’ Show, Judged Competition Show featuring HorsePower and HotRods inside the Events Center. 10AM Auction in the Events Center. 4 PM Park ‘N’ Show awards @ DJ Trailer 5 PM Show awards inside the Events Center at the Auction block. 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

MARCH 23-24, 2012 Watch our website for details


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

CORVETTE EXPO ∙ FALL

ALL DAY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

MORE AWARDS THIS FALL ∙ OVER 250 CORVETTES REGISTERED SPRING ‘11 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 14th or 15th. 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 N’ 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. PARK N’ SHOW SCHEDULE: (Friday and Saturday) Park N’ Show Open : 9:00 am Park N' Show Judging: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm Park N' Show Awards: 4:00 pm at the DJ Trailer Event closed:

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 $119 Wednesday/Thursday, $159 Friday/Saturday (Register by September 12th for EXPO 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 ) 429-7797

“CORVETTES CRUISE” the SMOKIES FRIDAY OCTOBER 14 @ 6PM Don’t miss the Fall Color Corvettes Cruise the Smokies. Leaving the Events Center show lot at 6:00 PM with a Sevierville Police escort. Fifty miles of fun in the Foothills back roads of Sevier County. October is the most scenic time of the year in East Tennessee!

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 CORVETTE EXPO NEWS - 3


THE SWAP MEET INSIDE AND OUTSIDE SPACES

THE CORVETTE EXPO

SALES CORRAL

The Sales Corral at Corvette Expo features hundreds of Corvettes, Collector Cars, and Muscle Cars for sale by owners. To register your car in the Corral, call our office or use the form on page 7 of this issue of Expo News.

1965 CORVETTE 327/365 ∙ OWNER: ROGER WALTON

1967 CORVETTE 427/435 ∙ BUILT FOR FLOYD GARRETT

The swap Meet at Corvette Expo features hundreds of Vendor spaces. Many National Corvette and other Vendors attend. Some Vendors that will attend our Fall Event are: Full Throttle, Volunteer Vette Products, Al Knoch Interiors, Vette Masters, Clocks by Roger, Vette Vues Magazine, Eagle Wire, ChromeCo, American Sportscar, B&M Clock and Guage, Camaro Central, Ausley’s Chevelle Parts, Keen Parts, Waddy Corvette Parts, Crane Performance, Thompson Astro Tops, Street Shop Inc., Virginia Vettes, Corvette America, NCRS, Podell FI, Vette Sellers, Sermersheims Fiberglass, Blue Ribbon Products, Vette Wrecks, Knox Chrome, and many more. Check our website for a complete list of Vendors. Photo credit for this issue of Expo News: John Arangio of Sevierville, Tennessee

Hillbilly Vette Shop of Kingsport, Tennessee, a long time sponsor of Corvette Expo, restored the 2 mid-year Corvettes above. Garry Arnold owner of Hillbilly has been repairing and restoring Corvettes for over 30 years. Look for Garry at Corvette Expo and talk to him about his latest projects.

HILLBILLY VETTE SHOP KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE 423-323-9494 CORVETTE EXPO NEWS - 5


O C TO B E R 14 - 15 JUDGED COMPETITION SHOW ▪ AUCTION ▪ SWAP MEET ▪ CORRAL

IN CONJUNCTION WITH CORVETTE EXPO - FALL • SEVIERVILLE

• CLASSES FOR ALL MUSCLE CARS $$AWARD$$ • FEATURED CAR FOR FALL: CAMARO ( ALL YEARS ) • CASH $1,000 TO THE BEST CAMARO of SHOW • LIMITED SPACE ▪ REGISTER EARLY • AUCTION ▪ 10:00 AM SATURDAY SET-UP ON THURSDAY ∙ HOURS: FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 9 AM TO 6 PM ∙ AWARDS 5 PM SATURDAY

Registration Form online ▪ Call today for more info: (865) 687-8303

SEVIERVILLE EVENTS CENTER HIGHWAY 66 • SIX MILES FROM I-40 EXIT #407 • SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE LOCATED AT THE “WILDERNESS AT THE SMOKIES WATER PARK RESORT”

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A PRODUCTION of COOPER EVENTS - KNOXVILLE


CORVETTE EXPO SEVIERVILLE COMPANY__________________________ NAME______________________________ ADDRESS ___________________________ CITY _______________________________

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

AUCTION - SATURDAY (Numbers 1 to 10) AUCTION - SATURDAY (Numbers 11 to 19 & 71 up) AUCTION - SATURDAY PRIMETIME (Numbers 20 to 70) SALES CORRAL SPACE (NEW REDUCED RATES) SWAP SPACE INSIDE (NEW REDUCED RATES) SWAP SPACE INSIDE Corner (NEW REDUCED RATES) SWAP SPACE Outside (NEW REDUCED RATES) COMMERCIAL INSIDE SPACE COMMERCIAL INSIDE SPACE Corner SHOW CAR (Corvette) Type of Corvette: SHOW CAR (HorsePower and HotRods) Type Car:

EVENT: OCTOBER 14-15, 2011

100.00 150.00 200.00 50.00 95.00 105.00 75.00 155.00 175.00 40.00 40.00

Total Payment Enclosed

X X X X X X X X X X X

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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 THE SIZE OF A TYPICAL VEHICLE PARKING SPACE. NO TRAILERS OR OVERSIZED VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE SALES CORRAL 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, injuries, 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 _____________

Featuring:

HorsePower and HotRods

COOPER EVENTS, LLC

CORVETTE EXPO NEWS - 7


SOUTHEAST CHAPTER JUDGING SATURDAY @ EXPO

SCHEDULE of EVENTS 2011 SEPTEMBER 15-18 GRAND RUN* ∙ FALL CRUSIN’ THE STRIP - PIGEON FORGE OCTOBER 14-15 CORVETTE EXPO ∙ FALL - HORSEPOWER AND HOTRODS - NCRS COLLECTOR AUCTION - PARK N’ SHOW - CRUISE - SEVIERVILLE NOVEMBER 11-13 THE CHRISTMAS FAIR - KNOXVILLE EXPO CENTER - KNOXVILLE

2012 MARCH 23-24

CORVETTE EXPO • SPRING - HORSEPOWER AND HOTRODS - NCRS COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION - PARK N’ SHOW - CRUISE - SEVIERVILLE APRIL 20-21-22 GRAND RUN* ∙ SPRING CRUISIN’ THE STRIP - PIGEON FORGE SEPTEMBER 13-16 GRAND RUN* ∙ FALL CRUSIN’ THE STRIP - PIGEON FORGE OCTOBER 12-13 CORVETTE EXPO • FALL - HORSEPOWER AND HOTRODS - NCRS COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION - PARK N’ SHOW - CRUISE - SEVIERVILLE NOVEMBER 9-11 THE CHRISTMAS FAIR - KNOXVILLE EXPO CENTER - KNOXVILLE COOPER EVENTS, LLC

* 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


Expo News Oct 2011 Updated