We first heard about Corvette Invasion from show coverage on a TV episode of Corvette Nation, and that, coupled with memories of many hours spent flying across the great state of Texas in an old Corvette, made us glad to hear there’s plans for a 2016 edition of the event.
There’s no other place in the world like Texas and there sure isn’t another car like a Corvette, but if you think we’re kidding just ask the next person you meet from Bulgaria how much they like driving their Yugo from Yambol to Haskovo, and see what they have to say.
We asked Shawn Jones about the history of how the Corvette Invasion was established and he said it was in 2013 as just as a big dinner party for the various Corvette clubs. They’d show up at the Oasis restaurant overlooking Lake Travis in Austin, and the festivities began.
The first year started with around 300 Corvettes, and each year since it doubled in attendance with Corvette owners coming in from several adjacent states. In the second and third years they incorporated vendors and donated the proceeds to local charities.
In 2015 the Circuit of Americas expressed interest in being involved and the event expanded to include parade laps at the track on Sunday. For 2016 the hope is to expand to a two-day event with vendors and more time on the track. Shawn said, “we estimate over 1000-1500 Corvettes to attend the upcoming event.
The location and date wasn’t locked in at the time of this writing, so please visit www.corvetteinvasion.com to stay abreast of updates.