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Corvettes Galore at Chattanooga MotorCar Festival


For Immediate Release

Corvettes Galore at Chattanooga
MotorCar Festival, Oct. 11-13
Contact: Judy Stropus, 203-438-0501; cell 203-243-2438; []

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Oct. 1, 1019) - Thanks to the GM Heritage Center in Warren, 
Mich., the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., and the Revs Institute
in Naples, Fla., the Chattanooga MotorCar Festival, Presented by DeFoor Brothers,
Sponsored by Volkswagen of America, will feature a display of vintage and concept
Corvettes on Oct. 11-13.
"America's sports car" will be represented at the inaugural Festival on the Tennessee
Riverfront by early models from the Corvette's beginning, to the latest mid-engine
The stunning array of the world's most important Corvettes will include a 1953 Corvette,
one of just 300 units that were hand-built that first year; the iconic 1963 Corvette
Stingray Z06 Split-Window Coupe; the 1972 Chevrolet Reynolds Aluminum Mid-Engine
 Corvette XP-895; the 1959 Corvette Stingray Prototype that saved the Corvette for
all time; and the 1963 Corvette Grand Sport, the fourth of just five built.
Other significant Corvettes to be shown are the 1969 Chevrolet Manta Ray Corvette
Concept; the 2009 50th Anniversary "Centennial Corvette" and, of course, the newest
car in the fleet, the first production mid-engine Corvette, the 2020 C8.
"I guarantee that visitors to the Festival will be wowed by the stunning collection
of historic, and newer, Corvettes on display," said Byron DeFoor, founder of the
 Chattanooga MotorCar Festival. "To be able to view the history of this great  sports
car in one venue can only be described as 'amazing.'"
"The Corvette's background is a story worth retelling," said Ken Gross, award-winning
automotive journalist, and the Festival's Concours Committee Chairman. "From its
 inception in 1953, the Corvette was distinctive. Small-block V8 power nailed its
status as a competitive sports racer, but it wasn't until the crisply functional
 1963 Stingray that the model really achieved a lasting breakthrough as a design
 icon. With each successive generation, and ever more advanced engineering, the 
Corvette has outlasted would-be competitors while moving further and further ahead.
Rivaling European counterparts, Chevrolet boldly calls the Corvette 'The Ultimate
American Sports Car.' Who are we to disagree?"
About the Chattanooga MotorCar Festival, Presented by DeFoor Brothers, Sponsored
 by Volkswagen of America:
The 2019 Chattanooga MotorCar Festival is an inaugural multi-day event, incorporating
the style of its European counterparts by holding unique classic car events tailored
to the vintage/historic car collector and racer, and the welcoming hospitality that
is the trademark of the American South. It includes Time Trials, a Concours d'Elegance,
a Rallye and family activities. Hosted by Fifty Plus Racing Foundation, Inc., a 
501(c)(3) organization, CMCF benefits Chattanooga Erlanger Neuroscience Institute,
the region's only certified academic Neuroscience Center.
For more information, go to []
or contact the Chattanooga MotorCar Festival at [].
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Additional photos available on request from [].

The 1959 Corvette Stingray. Photo courtesy of General Motors Heritage Collection.

The 2009 Corvette Stingray Concept Car. Photo courtesy of General Motors Heritage


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