The 1st annual Gold Coast Corvette Club car show took place on Sept, 4th 2011 at the beautiful PGA National Resort and Spa.
There were over 160 cars on display comprised of Corvettes, Rods and Customs. I think it's safe to say that everyone VERY much enjoyed the 50's and 60's classic music that was played over the loudspeakers throughout the day thanks to DJ Donnie Hancock, President of the South East Rod Club. Gold Coast Corvette Club really did think of everything.
I worked with club member Cheryl Coddington to get ready for the event and I knew her plate was full but I didn't realize how big the event would actually be until I saw it. When I arrived that morning, I was immediately blown away by the large and efficiently run operation. There were cars as far as I could see and easy to spot club members directing people and traffic, running three raffles and much more, all in 90°+ temperatures. Thankfully, there was a pretty decent breeze and we were spared from rain.
Vets Helping Heroes is proud to have been selected by the club as the non-profit to benefit from proceeds raised at the event. Board member Lt. Colonel (retired) Mel Pollack represented Vets Helping Heroes and spoke briefly to the crowd just before the awards ceremony. It was then that club president Jim Campbell announced that the event raised $4,032.00 for our cause.
I met some wonderful people at the show and on behalf of everyone here at Vets Helping Heroes, thank each and every one of them for their efforts on behalf of the wounded heroes returning from the war on terror.