What would the Langley Good Times Cruise-In be without a showing of one of the most beloved sports cars of over six decades? There would definitely be something lacking without Corvettes on hand.
Thanks to the large-scale renovations at Preston GM on the Langley Bypass, the BC Corvette Club has moved its annual June show from the car dealer to the Sept. 8 Cruise-In and will be found on the north side of Fraser Highway in the west end of the Cascades Casino parking lot.
"We're probably into about eight or nine years [of doing the June show at Prestons]," said Nigel Wheway, president of the BC Corvette Club. "We'll absolutely be," back to having the well-attended show at Preston's next year, he added.
Corvettes have been a head turner since they were launched in the 1950s and more than 25 'vettes are registered to take part in the show this year.
"There should be a lot more Corvette owners there [than the 25]," Wheway noted. "We're hoping to get all the Corvettes parked in the one location."
Included in the Corvettes at the Cruise-In will be an award winning Langley-based car owned and restored to its glory by local resident Al Frost.
"We've got a 1962 fawn beige," Wheway said of Frost's car. "It just took best in show at a big show in Sun Peaks this weekend [Aug. 25]."
The Corvettes will be set up in a show n' shine arrangement to allow visitors to walk around and admire the cars while chatting to owners.
Another interesting vehicle Wheway is looking forward to having on display is a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport owned by a resident of New Westminster.
"There will be a total mixture of cars there from old to new," Wheway said.
He has been with the Corvette club for 15 years and noted that he stays with it, "for the people, great times and I enjoy the cars. We're a very social club."