Is it any wonder Andy Green draws standing-room-only crowds for his yearly barbeque? Who wouldn't want to attend a Corvette party that includes free dyno pulls, free labor on bolt-on parts installations, free food and drinks, and a raffle for prizes ranging from coolers and T-shirts to a complete supercharger kit? Throw in gorgeous weather; live music; vendor booths from Wilwood, Air Flow Research, Vortech, Adams Car Care, and more; and the camaraderie of mingling with like-minded C5 and C6 nuts, and you have a must-do affair to put on your calendar.
Andy has thrown this bash for a number of years now as his way of saying "thank you" to the customers who have made his tuning business so successful. Attendance has grown with each party, and this year, the overflow of Vettes filled block after block around A&A's Oxnard, California, facility.
New this year was the appearance of several C6 Z06s. Some were bone stock; others had already been leaned on. At least one was a clone-Andy is turning a standard C6 into a Z06 with "everything a Z06 has and more," including a C5-R-based 427 fed by a humongous Vortech blower. (We plan to show you more of this car in a future story.)
The lure of free dyno time invariably draws some high-powered cars to Andy's picnic, and this year was no different. Several Vettes, many familiar to this magazine's readers, spun the drums to well over 600 hp. We would have had even more, but several guys confided to us that their cars weren't quite ready to enter this high-stakes game. "We'll be ready next year," they assured us.