The Celebrity Choice Awards are a fun feature of Mid America Motorworks‘ annual Corvette Funfest. Corvette factory personalities and media representatives present at the event individually review the Corvettes at the show, and then select a Corvette that "speaks" to them. As a result, there are cars from all the generations, in everything from stock to customized form.
One of the Celebrity Choice cars that I was impressed with was owned by John Zandy of Manteno, Illinois. John calls it a 1978 Corvette Greenwood, after a body design of John Greenwood. What really sets this car apart is the flourishes added by its owner. I have dubbed John the "master of creative solutions".
One really needs a close look at the car to understand what I’m really saying. The closer you look, the more you see intersting things. John uses materials from all sorts of places to enhance the appearance or improve the operation of his Vette. For example, he has appropriated chimney flashing, sheet aluminum, hand-cut vinyl, and even parts from Asian autos. He’s definitely not all about OEM!
As it sits, this heavily customized Corvette turns heads, and gives John and his wife a lot to talk about!