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    Default Anyone been to this show?

    Looked like a good one...

    http://www.chevyvettefest.net/

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    I personally have NOT, but check out www.corvetteforum.com
    Do a search on vettefest and I'm sure you'll find alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oceangal
    Looked like a good one...

    http://www.chevyvettefest.net/
    Andy

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    I have not been able to attend this show myself yet, however I know there have been a few from around here that have been. They should chime in soon.

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    About 12 of us went up last year from Louisville, Kentucky. We wished we had stayed home. If I lived in Chicago or could drive there in about an hour I would go, but to fly there and stay at a hotel, not again. I talked to a couple of the vendors last year and they said the show use to be better. I would save my money and go to Carlisle, which I have been to now for 3 years in a row and I'm going again this year!

    I would like to find another show similar to Carlisle, if anyone knows of one. I have been to Mid America's FunFest twice, which draws a lot of Corvettes, but there is nothing else to do. Plus there are no other venders there except for those selling products in the MA catalog. I get a charge looking through the different piles hoping to find something I been looking for.

    Oh well........that's my opinion.

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    I've done a lot of shows up and down the east coast.Carlisle is by far the best all Corvette show i've been to.But the best mixed show is one in Canada although heavy into street rods there is a large Corvette showing.This is Canadian hospitality at its best .Cross between a party/show and i love it click onto the site http://www.atlanticnationals.com/ the local Vett club treats you like one of group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert82ce
    About 12 of us went up last year from Louisville, Kentucky. We wished we had stayed home. If I lived in Chicago or could drive there in about an hour I would go, but to fly there and stay at a hotel, not again. I talked to a couple of the vendors last year and they said the show use to be better. I would save my money and go to Carlisle, which I have been to now for 3 years in a row and I'm going again this year!

    I would like to find another show similar to Carlisle, if anyone knows of one. I have been to Mid America's FunFest twice, which draws a lot of Corvettes, but there is nothing else to do. Plus there are no other venders there except for those selling products in the MA catalog. I get a charge looking through the different piles hoping to find something I been looking for.

    Oh well........that's my opinion.

    Robert
    Did you not like it because it was not all vettes? Because my bf would be going to any shows with me, a not all vette show would be of more interest to him. he is a huge chevy fan.

    Wow that show in Canada looks really great!!

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    I like all cars, not just Corvettes. As I said "If I lived in Chicago or could drive there in about an hour I would go, but to fly there and stay at a hotel, not again." I will add to this, If I was planning to go there to do something else like see family or friends, go shopping, etc.... in addition to the show I would go back, but just for the show no. We were done and ready to go in about 4 hours. I walked through the vendors about three or four times and looked at the show cars at least twice. Considering it is advertised as the "Largest" indoor Chevy show, I was expecting it to take all day. We have indoor swap meets and car shows here in Louisville that take all day. We're talking Chicago here.

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    Here is an indoor show in the Philadelphia region coming soon.

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    http://www.midatlanticcarshow.com/












    Quote Originally Posted by robert82ce
    I like all cars, not just Corvettes. As I said "If I lived in Chicago or could drive there in about an hour I would go, but to fly there and stay at a hotel, not again." I will add to this, If I was planning to go there to do something else like see family or friends, go shopping, etc.... in addition to the show I would go back, but just for the show no. We were done and ready to go in about 4 hours. I walked through the vendors about three or four times and looked at the show cars at least twice. Considering it is advertised as the "Largest" indoor Chevy show, I was expecting it to take all day. We have indoor swap meets and car shows here in Louisville that take all day. We're talking Chicago here.

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    I talked to a couple of the vendors last year and they said the show use to be better.
    Robert[/quote]

    About 15-20 yr's ago it was great. Then ran down hill. Think part of the problem was having the show during SNOW season (winter). Not many people came and vendors dropped out.
    New owners of the show now are trying to build it back up.
    To get more vendors & people at show,,, they opened it to all chevys

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    My bride & I went to the Spring 2005 show and we both were disappointed in the amount of cars that were there, however I was looking to buy parts and had a great time in the swap area. As stated earlier there are new owners, Autorama, and they are promising to have the south hall of McCormick Place filled in April. You can get more info on their site, http://www.autorama.com/. I am planning to go to Chevy-VetteFest in April and will give them another chance, because I agree that last year's show would have only taken a couple of hours to see if not for the swap area. I also spend time with the vendors to press the flesh and enjoy seeing those folks at different shows in the Mid-West. We will spend the day on Saturday, stay overnight, then finish up on Sunday. Anyone interested in meeting there, send me a PM. Cya on the road...

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