31st Annual Corvette Beach Caravan

Dothan AL to Panama City Beach FL
May 19-21 2011

Thursday, May 19

Departing Decatur @ 8:52am.

Arrival @ Solomon Chevrolet in Dothan, 1:00pm.

Party @ Dothan Conference Center.

Stan Kmet of Alpha & Omega Entertainment Group explains the TV series they are developing. They participated in and filmed the whole weekend's activities.

John Hickman goes over the rules for the Caravan to Panama City Beach in the am.

Friday, May 20

Scenes from Caravan departure point, the National Peanut Festival Fairground:

Filming interview with Brian Webb by his ZR1;

Final instructions from John Hickman;

Lineup;

Escort to FL state line;

Mirror shot;

 No more escort... {;-D

Lunch @ Margaritaville in PCB.

Dinner at Pineapple Willy's.

Steve Grilli's "company car": a 2112 ZR1, VIN #6.

Saturday, May 21

Show time @ the Bay Point Marriott.

My first visitor, as I was still setting up.

Chevrolet had 3 special Vettes there. The white concept Z06X is something else: ready to RACE!

That's Drew Waters, of the "Friday Night Lights" TV series, who will star in the project series. He WAS a lot of fun, and HAD a lot of fun!

The TV crew also did about a 15 minute interview with me right after this pic was taken.

Saturday evening banquet @ Bay Point Marriott

Karen Renfrew and Marla Grinstead spoke about the National Corvette Museum, beneficiary of this weekend.

I did the usual 50/50, and George, the lucky winner here, flashes a grin to match his $430 share of the pot!
The other half, of course, went to the American Cancer Society.

Then the FUN began: the NCM benefit auction.
Without a doubt, the most entertaining auction ever! Thanks for that to Kelly Walker (white shirt) with help from Jim Robertson (yellow cap), Steve Grilli (red/khakis), Kirk Bennion (black), Drew Waters (red/jeans). Special credit to Charley Robertson (white long sleeve) for gathering most of the auction items! (Note the growing number of empties on the podium...)

Sunday, May 22

Back home at 3:47 after a leisurely Sunday drive.

A BIG Thank You to Circle City Corvettes for such a great event, and for allowing me to display and to do the 50/50,
which generated 
$430.00 for the American Cancer Society!