Make no mistake about it, the Chevrolet Corvette is quite the car right off the assembly line. Many owners love to personalize their cars, and the amount and type of customizations out there are limited by your imagination only. And that’s kind of funny in a way, the Corvette isn’t a high production number car in any given year. This phenomenon has to be attributed to the unbridled passion and love most Corvette owners have for the brand and their cars. There can be no other real explanation. Today’s post takes a close look at two modified Corvettes. Join us as we head back to the “Vette to Victoria” long weekend hosted by the Victoria Corvette Club in the spring of 2012. It seems so strange that this terrific long weekend of events and shows happened almost a year ago now. How time flies when you’re having fun, I guess!
Mrs. Toad and I spend the Saturday of the long weekend at the Show ‘n Shine car show hosted at the local Chevrolet car dealership. As the day progressed along and most entries had arrived, setup and prepared, and were in full-blown show-mode, we wandered the lot with camera in hand checking out the cars and meeting the great folks. When you visit a show of this scale, you come away with a much broader sense as to the exact size of the community of enthusiasts that make up these types of meets.
This car was specifically detailed by the owner to suit their taste. The dash insets in this shot are wood-grain accents that can be ordered as a kit and applied to the interior, like it is here. The results are a slightly changed perception of the interior, one that is personal and appreciated by the owner and all who popped by during the day to check this out. I thought it added a touch of class to the cockpit.
Under the hood of the same car we find carbon fiber accents everywhere. Once again, these are subtle additions and enhancements made to the car that change slightly the overall look while still maintaining the essential “Corvette” feel to the car. These are the things that make cars like this stand out in a crowd.
Parked right next to the car above was this one. Much less subtle. Yet still quintessentially Corvette. The graphics on this car are not actually painted on. This is a massive vinyl type decal that is carefully and precisely designed and created for the car. Even the checkered flag details on the mirror include this treatment.
During the long weekend we met many folks from all over. There was a large contingency of cars that came up specially from the United States for this long weekend event. This really added a terrific dimension to the entire weekend, allowing us all to see a wide variety of cars, styles and types. Friendly faces were to be found everywhere, and all you had to do was walk up to a car with a smile on your face to realize you had just met a long-lost friend who you were going to share the next 20 minutes with talking passionately about these cars.
As spring arrives, soon to give way to summer, the season for the car shows starts to unfold in front of us. It’s going to be an exciting year, and we hope to have many adventures to share with you all here.
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