George R. Brown Convention Center
March 20-21, 2010
This was my first time at this event, the 32nd Annual Corvette-Chevy Expo. Now that I'm in Alabama instead of Maine, Corvette shows in vast new areas of this great country are within reach. Many thanks to Bonnie and Bill Wolf and Vette Vues Magazine for inviting me and providing the floor space. As a result, we were able to send $505.00 to the American Cancer Society's Houston office.
Thursday, March 18
Departure from Decatur, 9:55 am
I spent the night in Beaumont TX, about 90 miles East of Houston.
(MUCH cheaper there!)
Friday, March 19
We're here: that's downtown Houston.
Kind of tight quarters, but we managed. Vette is 6" from the wall, and there's barely room to squeeze between the car and the table. Opening the door enough to get in was not an option. I left the window down to allow access.
After completing the setup, I hauled my bags & laptop to the Hilton across the street.
Saturday, March 20
The show opened to the public at 10 both Saturday & Sunday. We were distributing
cancer information, selling Corvettes Conquer Cancer wrist bands and
50/50 tickets to benefit the American Cancer Society.
Some sights around the show that I was able to see before the doors opened:
One of the more spectacular examples of air-brush work on display.
Hennessey had several "tuned" Camaros on display. This LS9 version caught my eye.
Yes, the ZR1 supercharged engine. Check the ID plate under the hood.
Photographer/author Jerry Heasley making the rounds.
Some views of the surroundings:
The Hilton from inside the GRB Convention Center; GRB entrance; the Hilton from GRB entrance.
The view from my Hilton room; GRB from the Hilton.
Sunday, March 21
Matt Kokolis from the booth next to us (Glassworks Hardtop Shop) christens our new underhood insulator for a $25 donation to the American Cancer Society.
Sunday, March 21, 4:00pm
The 50/50 drawing!
The pot was $790.00, so the winner's share was $395.00
with the other half to the American Cancer Society.
And the winner is...
Harold Steptoe of Houston!
Harold gave back $95 to ACS, so the total for ACS from the 50/50 was $490.00.
THANK YOU HAROLD!
That's Harold's beautiful black C3 on the left behind the club sign.
To the 50/50 total we add Matt's $25.00 for a total of $515.00 for the ACS Houston office.
The show closed to the public at 6:00. After packing the display back into the C6, it was back to Beaumont for the night.
Monday, March 22
The Mercedes Benz plant on I-20 East of Tuscaloosa AL.
The final stats:
(That's 1552 miles)
Thank you Bonnie & Bill, Matt, Harold and all who
bought 50/50 tickets for helping us continue this mission!