It’s easy to have fun behind the wheel of a Corvette, whether it’s a brand new C7, a well-worn C4 driver or a NCRS-certified classic. We found a great way to the fall foliage and America’s sports car by visiting the Fall 2016 Corvette Expo, held at the Loudon Municipal Park in Loudon, Tennessee. The event has moved a few times during its existence, but the Corvette Expo is knocking on the door of 40 years. As it stands now, the Spring Corvette Expo is held in Sevierville, Tennessee, while the fall event remains in Loudon.
The event consists of a car show, packed with all types of Corvettes—some that are driven from great distances, and others that are meticulously detailed and hauled into the event. During the event, there are NCRS inspections and judging, and we spotted a few spectacular C1 Corvettes in the judging area on Saturday. Along with the restored cars and the stock daily drivers, there was a great mix of modified Corvettes, including a few Pro Touring style cars. Part of the attraction for the Fall Corvette Expo is the “Corvettes Cruise the Dragon” event, which occurs on Friday. This year more than 400 Corvettes participated in the Dragon run. On Saturday, part of the show field was converted into an autocross course for even more action.
In another row of the Loudon Municipal Park property was a massive swap meet. Most of the parts were Corvette-specific, while others included your basic array of small block Chevy parts, vintage wheels, and other random stuff. We also spotted a few new parts vendors, such as Al Knoch Interiors on hand. The Corvette Expo also had a car corral, and had quite a few non-Corvettes on display. Take a look at our photos from the Fall Corvette Expo and mark your calendars for March 17-18, 2017 for the Spring Corvette Expo, held at the Sevierville Convention Center in Sevierville, Tennessee.