Corvette clubs to hold Hagerstown convention
By SCOTT BUTKI
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.
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.