America’s sports car…hot roddings holy grail…the Corvette means many things to many hot rodders within the world of rodding. Pretty much doesn’t matter what event you are at if there is a Corvette, Vette or a C1, C2, etc…around people are going to standing by it and looking.
There are few cars as immediately recognizable or sought after as Chevrolet’s iconic Corvette. Since its initial introduction it’s caused plenty of teenagers to daydream about it while sitting in class or filling up dreams with hopes that they might someday own one. Regardless if you’re a fan of perfectly restored versions, barn finds or modified versions there were plenty of examples at the Nationals.
Covering a whopping 365 acres, the New York State fairgrounds plays host to the PPG Syracuse Nationals now in its 17th year. Offering a myriad of well paved roadways to cruise on as well as vintage buildings to check out housing everything from major manufacturers (who also line the main roads in the fairgrounds) to a number of specialty areas garnering plenty of interest including the Winfield Award competition, Gasoline Alley featuring a lineup of vintage dragstrip warriors and the Old Skool Roundup where hardcore hot rods and customs set their own vibe while high octane Rockabilly music sets the pace.
To give car owners plenty of insight into their products, tech seminars were presented by industry leaders including PPG, Classic Instruments, Inland Empire and Tremec to name but a few. When the need to feed hit there were plenty of wicked awesome fairground-style eateries hawking their finest fried foods as well and sweet concoctions to make your dentist proud. The scene comprised literally thousands of cars including hot rods, customs, muscle cars, classic trucks and Corvettes.