C3 Corvettes of Mecum Kissimmee, FL

What an incredible and fun event this was. Over 4,000 vehicles were auctioned, including the sixty-six C3 Corvettes I managed to capture in video and photos.

An event of this magnitude is something that every car lover should experience at some point. Think of it as Disney World for car fanatics. And the huge variety of top-class cars and trucks ensure something for everyone.

A comprehensive video covering the 66 C3 Corvettes there (I know I missed a bunch),  chronicles the event and it's available on The C3 Corvette Channel.

These are a few of the photos I captured during my three-day visit to the Mecum Auction in Kissimmee, Florida, at Osceola Heritage Park.


NCRS Florida Winter Regional 2024

The 45th Annual Florida Winter Regional, January 17 through 20, 2024, took place on the grounds of the American Muscle Car Museum, located at 3500 Sarno Road in Melbourne, Florida.
I had the opportunity to attend one of the four days to bring you the small number of C3 Corvettes at the judging event.
Unfortunately, the museum was closed in preparation for Friday's event so I could not bring you photos of some of the cars in the expansive collection.
Here are the C3 Corvettes that were there.

Above: 1978 Corvette Pace Car Edition

Ocala FL Corvette Show 11.11.2023

C3 Corvettes at the Corvette Club of Marion County Show (CCMC), Saturday, November 11, 2023. At Dillard's on College Road in Ocala, Florida.

Close to two hundred Corvettes of every generation were on display.

For club events and information, please visit their website.

Above: 1978 Corvette

Above: 1980 Corvette

1979 Corvette Rescue

In 1997, one of my best friends invited me to his house after school. We were in 9th grade and he lived alone with his mom in a high-rise building that had an underground garage.

He asked me if I wanted to see something cool and of course, I agreed.  

We proceeded down to the garage where he removed a dirty car cover to reveal a vintage Corvette. It belonged to his mother.  All I can remember was that he said it was his mother's first car that she'd bought brand new back in the Seventies. 

The Vette was very dusty and hadn't been driven in years.  It just sat there.  At that time, I didn't know exactly what year or model it was.  All I knew was that it was an old Corvette.

Off and on we would go over to his place with our BMX bikes to hang out and I'd see the car over the years just sitting there.