Saturday, August 14, 2010
Corvettes on the Square presented by the KCCA had some of the most awesome Corvettes you'll ever see in one place in Kansas City
Hosted by The Kansas City Corvette Association, proceeds from this year's event went to Camp Quality, a camp for kids with cancer.
The theme for this year's event was "get your kick's in a C6," and there were certainly plenty of 2005-2010 Corvettes on display. They were all very nice, but the favorites had to be the new Grand Sports, of course the venerable Z06's, the race-inspired limited edition C6-R's, and one example of the awesome new ZR1, complete with custom-applied blue stripes over the glossy black finish.
But the class of Vettes that most impressed me were the cars in the 1963-1967 group, also known as Midyears (of if you're a relatively new Corvette aficionado, you might call them C2's). I don't know if a better looking, more perfectly proportioned car has ever been sold to the public, and here were dozens of them lined up like delicious candies in a display case.
They also had a really neat lineup of former best of show winners. They were all nice cars, and for the most part from a variety of years and styles. They also proudly displayed the next year's show T-shirt draped over their front seat with their particular car featured on the artwork.
The location was nice, too. I know my wife wasn't extremely excited to spend another day out in the heat at another car show, but Historic Downtown Independence Square has all kinds of antique malls, craft stores, and fun diners and soda fountains to keep the whole family entertained, as well as take a break from the heat.
I took pictures of some of my favorite cars from the show and am including them in the slideshow below. Pictures will never compete with actually being there, but at least you don't have to feel any intense Kansas City heat to look at them.