Whether it’s a simple wave of the hand, or chatting at the gas station, Corvette owners appreciate each other’s cherished machines. And while there are plenty of chances to gather with like-minded folks at car events across the country, there aren’t many opportunities for Corvettes to take the stage as the main attraction. The Corvette Expo, held in the foothills of the Smoky Mountain is one of those opportunities. The Corvette Expo is held twice a year—the spring event is held in Sevierville, Tennessee, while the fall event is held in Loudon, Tennessee.
The location at the Loudon Municipal Park offers a spacious layout for the car show, swap meet, car corral, NCRS judging, food vendors and more, and it allows for a short drive to the “Tail of the Dragon”, a popular stretch of Highway 129 that features 318 curves in 11 miles. This twisty road through the Smoky Mountains is a featured attraction for Friday’s Corvette Expo attendees, while Saturday is more of a relaxed atmosphere for participants.
You’ll see Corvettes from every generation, ranging from bone stock NCRS-approved restorations to high performance custom builds. Everyday driver Corvettes are also welcome, and there were plenty of C4, C5 and C6 drivers with limited modifications on display. Whether you like supercharged LT4-powered C7 Z06’s or Tri-Power big block C2’s, you’ll find something to drool over at the Fall Corvette Expo. We made the drive to Loudon, Tennessee for the Saturday portion of the Corvette Expo, so take a look at our favorite Corvettes on display and visit www.corvetteexpo.com for information regarding upcoming events.
Photography By Tommy Lee Byrd