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Corvette clubs to hold Hagerstown convention

January 15, 2002

Corvette clubs to hold Hagerstown convention



By SCOTT BUTKI
scottb@herald-mail.com


The National Council of Corvette Clubs will hold its 2003 national convention in Hagerstown, drawing about 900 to 1,200 Corvette owners, Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ben Hart said Monday.

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The convention will be held Aug. 15-21, 2003, Hart said.

The convention should generate more than $2 million for the local economy, Hart said.

Many of those attending the convention will go to the world's largest Corvette show, to be held in Carlisle, Pa., immediately following the convention, Hart said.

Hart said he expects some will stay in Hagerstown hotels for both events.

Hagerstown was chosen as the convention site because of its proximity to Carlisle, he said.

A parade will be held in Hagestown during the week and include one of each of the 103 different models of the Chevrolet Corvettes, he said. The parade route has not been determined, he said.

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There also will be a car show in Hagerstown, he said.

Other events for the convention will be held at the Mason-Dixon Dragway near Hagerstown and at Summit Point Raceway near Charles Town, W.Va., Hart said.

Hart said he expects the convention to draw national media exposure to Hagerstown.

The 2003 convention takes on special significance because Chevrolet and General Motors will be marking the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the Corvette, Hart said. He said he expects both General Motors and Chevrolet to play a role in the activities surrounding the convention, he said.

The bureau has been trying to land the convention for about three years, Hart said.

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