Monday, May 7, 2012
Can't pick a favorite at the KCCA Corvette Show at Superior Chevrolet
But I didn’t win, so I don’t own any. That’s why I have to get my fix of Corvettes from other places. And in the Kansas City area, there was no better place to feed that need than Superior Chevrolet, where they hosted the annual Kansas City Corvette Association (KCCA) show. And as usual, a fine field of fancy fiberglass graced the main lot.
I also really took a liking to a Mosport Green ’66 roadster with a 427-c.i/425-hp big block, side pipes, aluminum wheels, and a vinyl-covered hardtop. It also had factory air conditioning, which seemed pretty important on a humid day like that. I’m glad I wasn’t a judge, because I’m already having a hard time choosing a best of show winner.
The majority of the show consisted of late-model Corvettes, from say, 1997-to-present. Now don’t get me wrong, I would love to have one. But when you get them all in a big group like this, they all sort of look pretty similar.
Having this at Superior is pretty cool anyway, because some of the cars they have sitting there for sale are as neat or better than the ones in the show. Superior is owned by NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, and that performance vibe is alive and well at his dealership. They had some really exotic supercharged conversions from noted Corvette tuner Callaway, and they not only included Corvettes, but also Camaros and Silverado trucks.
There was also a new, yellow Camaro ZL1 sitting there. I hope no one gets murdered near it, because the cops are going to find my DNA all over the crime scene from my uncontrollable drooling.