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Winter Solace

Corvette enthusiasts enjoy the somewhat sunny southeast

Andy Bolig - January 30, 2014 01:32 PM

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The quality of cars at an NCRS event is excellent and their striving for originality gives ample opportunity to see how these beauties were built from the factory.

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This display from Glassworks was as impressive as the '62 Corvette in the middle of it.

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The Solid Axle Corvette Club was on hand, sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for the first-gen Corvettes.

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This '58 was currently under the watchful eye of the judges.

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Al Knoch got into the Sunshine State spirit with his fleet of gators amid the leathers.

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This Stinger-hood wearin' midyear was for sale for the right price.

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If you have the car, but needed the parts, this vendor had 'em all laid out nice and neat.

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Everything from plates to engine parts were available here.

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Fuelies, dualies, and Tri-Powers abound on this vendor's tables.

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If EFI and other upgrades are your thing, Steet Shop Inc offered complete rolling chassis to bring your ride into the 21st century.

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Bill Conlon brought his '60 Corvette down from Maryland. He usually drives it and was tempted to make the trek south behind the wheel before deciding to load it onto the Auto Train.

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This midyear is on its way to earning an award. Judges scour every inch of the car for correctness.

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Scott Kohn from Corvette Central speaks with customers at their vendor spaces.

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The NCRS has opened up their judging all the way up through the C4 era. Notable examples, such as this Challenge race car and '94 ZR1 (on lift) are of particular interest.

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Solid Axle security system?

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Corvette America was on hand, helping enthusiasts fill their need for parts or services.

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the NCRS Winter Regional Meet has something for you. That is, unless you REALLY desire snow-skiing or ice fishing

The Florida Chapter of the National Corvette Restorer’s Society held their annual meet in Kissimmee Florida.

The weather throughout the January event was relatively mild, considering its chronological positioning between the Polar Vortex and Atlanta’s version of Snowmageddon. While jackets were donned early on, the sun did manage to appear and the temps reached reasonable levels, to the glee of attendees, many of which use the event as a highly-sought-after reason to escape the frigid northern temps.

With freezing temps far from their minds, attendees were free to roam the grounds of Old Town, the venue for the annual event for the past several years. There were seminars, swap meets and car corrals for those looking for something to bring home with them. For those searching for their Corvette’s approval by the knowledgeable staff of NCRS judges, there were plenty of opportunities to open hoods and door hinges and allow them to compare build sheets and body lines.

About every year of production was represented as there were several of the brand new C7 Corvettes parked around the event, making this not only a great opportunity to ogle those classic Corvettes of a bygone era, but also the newest offering from Bowling Green. Even if you somehow got your fill of eyeing up all the cars in attendance, you’d certainly never tire of meeting fellow enthusiasts who were there for both pleasure and business.

Whether you are a Corvette enthusiast who favors the glimmer of chrome, or the glow of modern-day electronics, the NCRS Winter Regional Meet has something for you. That is, unless you REALLY desire snow-skiing or ice fishing.

 

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