Why Aren’t C1 Corvettes Showing Up to Car Shows Anymore?

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Just how things change over time, the disappearance of C1s from car shows has been gradual. But it’s now seemingly at the point where they just don’t show up any more. Luckily, some of our members are chatting about this, and trying to find a solution.

Resident C1 owners have also noticed this dwindling trend, but attribute it to a few reasonable causes. For one, C1s aren’t really that comfortable, and the owners are usually advanced in years. In a similar note, driving them in blistering heat is a little prohibitive, and car shows tend to be held during summer months. And, C1s are quite rare to begin with, at least compared to other Corvette generations. There’s even been a mention that the newer Corvette owners don’t quite appreciate or understand the older cars and crowd. Some members used stronger language than that, but there’s bad apples in every genre of car club.

There’s also hints that it might be a regional thing. Several members in the Northwest states say they see healthy numbers of C1s on the regular. As well, a lot of our C1 owners from all regions have chimed in to say they take their Corvettes out regularly. But that in turn seems to have exposed the very problem addressed here. Some owners are often the only one at the car show with their early Corvette.

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Patrick Morgan is an instructor at Chicago's Autobahn Country Club and contributes to a number of Auto sites, including MB World and 6SpeedOnline.

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