Around 150 Corvettes from all generations gathered for the CCCUK Nationals on Sunday – with one car even making its way from the US for the event!
That vehicle – a Corvette C4 owned by Rick Riccardi – certainly took the plaudits for longest distance travelled, but it was far from the only pilgrim, with others coming from as far afield as Belgium and Ireland.
The annual celebration of all things Corvette was marking the model's 65th birthday this year, and ran across two days at The Sharnbrook Hotel in Bedfordshire, with a gala dinner on the Saturday night before the main event the following day.
One major talking point was a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette XP897 GT Two-Rotor GM concept car, powered by a mid-mounted Wankel rotary engine and displayed by marque aficionado Tom Falconer.
Early cars attending included Stephen Warnes’ 1960 C1, which was reputedly once on display inside a McDonald's restaurant in Romford, Essex; it was later partially dismantled and acquired by Warnes around five years ago and subsequently restored.
Douglas Rae, one of the very earliest club members, who has been attending the Nationals since they began, brought along his 1965 C2 Coupe, which he purchased 50 years ago from a German baron in Munich. The car’s original colour was Glen Green, then it changed to Daytona Yellow, but is now resplendent in Winefire Kandy.
Jeff Shadbolt was displaying two of his cars, a C3 and a 1967 C2 Sting Ray Coupe, finished in Sunflower Yellow, restored in the USA and the recipient of many NCRS Top Flight Awards.
Other interesting and rare cars included Barry Jibrail’s 1978 C3, fitted with a Greenwood Daytona continuation bodykit.
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