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Old 02-16-2017, 11:51 AM   #1
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Just got my first Corvette wondering if there are any shows or meet ups going on in the area in the next few months.
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Corvettes in Venice show in March and Corvettes On The Circle in St. Armand's in May are two upcoming shows.
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Here's a link to the Venice Corvette Show:

http://www.venicefloridacorvettes.co...formation.html
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Sebring Race Corvette Corrall will have up to 200 Corvettes

https://www.sebringraceway.com/

Just Checked and it is sold out a few days ago.

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Sebring Race Corvette Corrall will have up to 200 Corvettes

https://www.sebringraceway.com/

Just Checked and it is sold out a few days ago.
Still might have to go and try to check it out Sebring isn't too far from here.
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These aren't Corvette only shows but are still interesting:

Sarasota Cars and Coffee
Second Saturday of each month
Suncoast Motorsports
5005 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
8:00am-10:00am

2nd SUNDAY of the month SHAKE STATION
11 AM TO 2 PM
4219 U S HWY 301 (I-75 EXIT 224)
1 mile south on HWY 301 Ellenton (The folks that run this show publish a monthly calendar of local car cruises. Once you are on their mailing list you will receive monthly updates on local (Sarasota-Bradenton) shows and cruises.

First Wednesday of the month there is a cruise in at Lakewood Ranch downtown from 5-9.

Gamble Plantation Car & Truck Show
Start: February 25, 2017 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222

These are just a few, there are many more.

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These aren't Corvette only shows but are still interesting:

Sarasota Cars and Coffee
Second Saturday of each month
Suncoast Motorsports
5005 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231
8:00am-10:00am

2nd SUNDAY of the month SHAKE STATION
11 AM TO 2 PM
4219 U S HWY 301 (I-75 EXIT 224)
1 mile south on HWY 301 Ellenton (The folks that run this show publish a monthly calendar of local car cruises. Once you are on their mailing list you will receive monthly updates on local (Sarasota-Bradenton) shows and cruises.

First Wednesday of the month there is a cruise in at Lakewood Ranch downtown from 5-9.

Gamble Plantation Car & Truck Show
Start: February 25, 2017 10:00 am-3:00 pm
Gamble Plantation Historic State Park
3708 Patten Ave, Ellenton, FL 34222

These are just a few, there are many more.
I appreciate it I'll have to stop by at the shake station for the next one to get a calendar it's only 5 min down the road from my house.
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Just got my Corvette aligned by Brian Jorgerson and they have a club called Thunder Road Classics that meets on Friday's for lunch. Lot of cool car guys and gals that have a unique blend of classic, exotic and hot rods. It is a North side of 70 off 301 address. He is an alignment Geru and calls you under ther car to explain what steering does. Has around 20 cool cars on "display" at all times.

They also have a guitar signed by Brian Johnson of ACDC who has a home in Sarasota .

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Just got my Corvette aligned by Brian Jorgerson and they have a club called Thunder Road Classics that meets on Friday's for lunch. Lot of cool car guys and gals that have a unique blend of classic, exotic and hot rods. It is a North side of 70 off 301 address. He is an alignment Geru and calls you under ther car to explain what steering does. Has around 20 cool cars on "display" at all times.

They also have a guitar signed by Brian Johnson of ACDC who has a home in Sarasota .
Brian is a great guy. He has aligned both my Corvette and DD.
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Brian is a great guy. He has aligned both my Corvette and DD.
Where is his shop I'm pretty sure mine is in need of an alignment and I'd much rather give an independent shop the money than a dealer.
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Where is his shop I'm pretty sure mine is in need of an alignment and I'd much rather give an independent shop the money than a dealer.
Here you go.

Brian Jorgensen
Thunder Road Classics
2311 Whitfield Industrial Way
Sarasota FL
941-720-1229

At one time he was a member and supporting vendor here, I don't know if he still is or not.

He has picture of my C6 on his wall along with many others.

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Here you go.

Brian Jorgensen
Thunder Road Classics
2311 Whitfield Industrial Way
Sarasota FL
941-720-1229

At one time he was a member and supporting vendor here, I don't know if he still is or not.

He has picture of my C6 on his wall along with many others.

The trip is worth it go to
the Fiickr account for a preview of what kind of cars are there. If you join the Thunder Road Classics Facebook page he posts pictures of the cars he aligns which includes classic, sport and classic cars.

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Where is his shop I'm pretty sure mine is in need of an alignment and I'd much rather give an independent shop the money than a dealer.
He'll do a better job as well.

The guy is incredible, and cares!
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Actually, it is SOUTH of St. Rt 70. It's in a industrial park off of Whitfield Ave in south Bradenton. (Mailing address is Sarasota)
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The Venice show only holds 160 cars in the park, no big whiz bang happenings but a beautiful setting and nice cars from all over Florida.

This is a weekly listing primarily for Ft Myers area but it has somethings in your area:

https://www.larrycruisinlist-swfl.com/


You may want to visit a monthly show at Muscle Car City in Punta Gorda and tour the facility.
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http://musclecarcity.net/

Just South of Punta Gorda and one of the larger private GM collections with over 50 Corvettes plus many muscle cars.
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Here's a link to the Venice Corvette Show:

http://www.venicefloridacorvettes.co...formation.html
Bummer. We have about 25 Corvettes touring the state, but we will be in St. Augustine that day.
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Bummer. We have about 25 Corvettes touring the state, but we will be in St. Augustine that day.
Can you let me know more details about your tour in Central FL. I might be able to join and meet up.
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Go to www.flacarshows.com for all car shows in Florida and pick by area
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Below is a link to the Corvettes on The Circle Show - Saturday, May 6th in St. Armands Circle (Sarasota). Room for 175 Corvettes and we're already at 100 registered with two months to go.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...y-may-6th.html
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