America’s Corvette Club of Michigan engineered an excellent outing for mid-August this year with their Alpine Valley Corvette Show (named after the physical location in White Lake, Michigan). The event began with overcast skies, which were briefly followed with a light shower, but then the day opened up with pleasant temperatures under partly cloudy skies.
Approximately 350 Corvettes joined for a judged Show & Shine Competition (with many prizes), an NCCC Sanctioned People’s Choice Competition, a used Corvette Corral, a good number and variety of vendors, a charity benefit silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, and food offerings. By the way, $4000 was raised for donation to charity, half each to Leader Dogs for the Blind and the Karmanos Cancer Institute. All generations of Corvettes were well represented, and many, many sharp looking cars were present. A good sized contingent of cars even came all the way from Texas!
The two major sponsors of the show this year were George Matick Chevrolet and Cauley Performance Automotive, both of which had large blue and white striped tents to attract interested customers. Other vendors present included American Custom Industries, ARESCO Auto Lifts, Callaway Cars, Corvette Central, D.J. Race Enterprise, Galli Shirts & Sports Apparel, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, and Paragon Reproductions.
The Callaway folks brought their Silverado Extended Cab Callaway SportTruck, and many Corvette fans stopped by to chat with Mike Chessnoe about its versatility. Some figured it was there as a transporter of equipment, and then came to realize that this 450 horsepower vehicle can work all week and then play all weekend! Callaway is now converting Tahoes, Suburbans, and Avalanches, too! In Michigan, they are available exclusively at George Matick Chevrolet in Redford, but Matick is happy to provide Callaways to anyone in the upper mid-west. Call 888-875-0728 for more details.
Multiple views of the show follow the break.
The Matick tents stayed very busy all day.
The Galli tent was popular, with their high quality embroidered sportswear.
Some of the cars we saw: