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Corvette Spectacular returns to Los Altos Sunday


Courtesy of Stuart Calhoon
New and vintage Corvettes – such as this rare 1963 Grand Sport – are expected to line Main Street in Los Altos Sunday. The 43rd annual Corvette Spectacular will feature approximately 165 Corvettes. The event is among the largest of its kind in the region.

Santa Clara Corvettes’ 43rd annual Corvette Spectacular is scheduled 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday on Main Street in Los Altos.

Billed as one of the largest all-Corvette car shows in Northern California, the event will feature approximately 165 Corvettes and is expected to draw more than 1,000 attendees.

According to organizers, two special Corvettes are slated for this year’s event.

A mid-engine super car, the next generation of Corvette just announced by GM and not yet for sale, will be on display. It will be one of the few pre-production cars at the show.

A second highlight is an original 1963 Grand Sport, only five of which were ever made. According to Stuart Calhoon of Santa Clara Corvettes, these cars were built to race in world endurance events like Le Mans.

Larry Bowman, a Woodside resident, will be driving his car over to the event, for attendees to see firsthand.

Participants may register for show entry online or mail in a form. Cars will be parked lining both sides of Main Street, and awards will be presented to first, second and third place in each generation, determined by a team of SCC judges checking for cleanliness and general appearance.

The festivities will feature a raffle, with prizes that include a TV, stereos, leather jackets, large tools, artwork, barbecue items, theme-related gift baskets, wine, clothing, hardback books, banners, model cars, travel bags, coolers and car care items. In addition, the raffle will include gift certificates and gift cards of $25 or more for dinners, merchandise, various services and overnight accommodations.

The show will offer a $25 raffle ticket for the chance to win a two-day experience valued at $2,500 at the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School.

Raffle tickets may be purchased in advance and at the event, with the amount of purchase included with the registration fee.

For more information, call (408) 203-4145 or visit sccorvettes.org.

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