Corvette Fever's sister publication, Hot Rod , had a party on October 7-8, and we were invited. Wed just installed a hot LT5 in a ZR-1 and thought wed tote it up to the dragstrip in Commerce, Georgia, to participate in the festivities and run the car a few times to see what this new engine combination could do.
While the weather during the two-day event could be considered spectacular, the rain on the drive up to the event was more indicative of what was in store for our ZR-1. In short, the engine was ready but the computer went south. We made it only as far as the staging lanes when the car went into limp-home mode.
ZR-1 troubles aside, prime examples of Corvettes from every era ranging from Stock to Pro Stock were in attendance. Several enthusiasts commented that this years event was much bigger than last years and, as the word spreads, we expect to have even more Corvettes there next year.
It isnt often we attend a show that includes other marques, but we enjoyed some great cars that our sister magazines have featured, and it was certainly out of the ordinary to see the editors from so many of our other titles all at the same show. If you missed this years event, it will come around again. Plans are already under way, with a tentative date of September 22-23, 2001. Call (323) 782-2830 for details.