Saturday, April 21, 2012

12th-Annual KCCA Corvette Show brings fancy fiberglass to Wal Mart

Any day that starts out looking at a bunch of Corvettes is bound to be a good one, so I was definitely pleased with the way Saturday shaped up when I took a few minutes to check out the Kansas City Corvette Association Wal Mart Cruise for Camp Quality.  It was KCCA's first cruise of the year, and they had a great turnout of cars at I-29 and Barry Road in the Northland.

This was the 12th year for this event, but the majority of these cars were obviously not there from the get-go.  Late model Corvettes made up the lion's share of the show, with KCCA members opting for comfort and reliability over nostalgia.

Most of the vintage Vettes in attendance were ones we've seen in the past, but that doesn't mean I get tired of looking at them.  The first-generation contingent consisted of a very nice red '57 on Torque Thrust style wheels, a pretty nice silver '59 with red vinyl, and a hot-rodded black '62. 

The only Midyear that was there when I was there was a silver '66 coupe with a 427 big block and air. We've seen it many times before, and I suspect we'll see it a few more times at shows this summer, but there's nothing wrong with that.  I'll be just fine with looking at it over and over for years to come.  The silver interior just makes it, in my opinion, and it's not something you see all that often.

Although some of the later-model Corvettes were factory stock, most of them seemed to have a modification or two.  I wish I would have come up with the aftermarket Corvette parts trade, because they must make a killing on chrome engine bling, armrest covers, Z06 wheels, and logoed floor mats.  People love to individualize their Corvettes. 

Of course, it also brings to mind the video that I included in this week's Thursday Drive By, where most of the late-model Corvettes in a club in 1958 had obvious modifications.  Some things never change. 

Do you like shiny Corvettes drenched in sunshine?  Yeah, I do too.  But if you didn't make it to the KCCA cruise at Wal Mart on Saturday, I have the next best thing.  Check out the slideshow below.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, Motor Wheel Spyders on that midyear... interesting.
    Dont see that everyday. Like.