Corvette club of South Australia Inc.


Gary McPhee who's grandson Noah was born with a congenital heart condition had asked members of CCSA to assist in an inaugural event to be held by Heart Kids SA in the carpark of Drake’s Foodland Distribution Centre, Beverly. The event was arranged to help support the Fathers of Heart Children. This was a first time event, and to make matters worse, the weather forecast was not the best, so the organiser’s were a little worried as to how many vehicles and people would attend. To say the least the organiser’s was overwhelmed by the response. They were expecting around 30 vehicles and 150 - 200 people. It turned out that around 70 vehicles (not all Corvettes) and over 350 people attended, with many vehicle owners (and clubs) promising to attend future events. I don't know how much money was raised, but I take my hat off to the organiser’s & volunteers who ran the event in a very professional and safe manner for everyone.

There were 10 (1 nonmember) Corvettes in attendance, one having to leave after only a short time due to other pressing matters, and one came very late, but at least they made the effort. There were many other great vehicles as well, ranging from three Ferraris, a beautifully restored Fiat 500,a Ford Mercury 1942, a couple of other fancy sports cars, several Holden's of various models, plus several other American show cars. Ian Gregor also brought along his 2017 Can am Spyder RT Limited to add to the display. Superman, Supergirl and Ironman also made appearances to entertain the crowd throughout the afternoon. Thankfully the weather held out and no one had to get out their chamois to wipe off the raindrops from their pride and joy. I would like to thank the following members for coming along with their cars. Graeme and Joy Walker, Greg Woods, Ian Gregor, Alan Litchfield, Danny Robinson, Neil Portlock, Alan and Jan Orchard, Peter Bartlett and Chris Galloni (yes Peter brought his car out with Rain forecast) for their support on the day.

Write Up by Ian Gregor and Gary McPhee

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