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25th ANNUAL CORVETTES @ THE PIER StPete ->>>>>RESCHEDULED<<<<<

When:
Saturday, August 25, 2018, 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where:
North Straub Park
ST. PETERSBURG, FL  33701
Additional Info:
Contact:
George BORKE
Category:
CAR SHOWS: VVCC PARTICIPATING
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
After a lot of work in a very short amount of available time, we received the final approval from the City of St. Petersburg for the date of the re-scheduled Corvettes @ the Pier show.

I hope this will work for all of you. The re-schedule date is Saturday, August 25th.

While many dates were considered, many constraints were also on us as well, primarily when the park was available and when other Corvette Clubs had either shows or major club events that would have conflicted with the dates of the Pier show. Here are some of the things our Board had to deal with in selecting the new date.

June and most of July and early August would not work because many people are on vacation while their children are out of school or to just escape the Florida heat. Also, some clubs had re-scheduled shows during that time frame. Additionally, we feared that many vendors were already booked for June and July and we were afraid some would not be able to attend.

If we did not schedule the show before October 1st, the start of St. Petersburg's new fiscal year, we would need to completely re-apply for the use of the park. Before October 1st, all of our permits were transferable.

It also turned out that we could not have any dates between October 1st and January 1st, as all events in the City parks must be approved in advanced by City Council and the time period between October 1st and January 1st was already acted upon, and no applications were being accepted for events during that time frame. Even if they were willing to make a special exception for us (which they could not), the months of October and November are slam dunk filled with events already scheduled, both in the Park and by other Corvette Clubs in the state. Forget December as well, as there are many weekend parades, Christmas and New Years Parties and just getting ready for the Holidays themselves. To have the show after January 1st, the park was pretty open
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After a lot of work in a very short amount of available time, we received the final approval from the City of St. Petersburg for the date of the re-scheduled Corvettes @ the Pier show.

 

I hope this will work for all of you.  The re-schedule date is Saturday, August 25th. 

 

While many dates were considered, many constraints were also on us as well, primarily when the park was available and when other Corvette Clubs had either shows or major club events that would have conflicted with the dates of the Pier show.  Here are some of the things our Board had to deal with in selecting the new date.

 

June and most of July and early August would not work because many people are on vacation while their children are out of school or to just escape the Florida heat.  Also, some clubs had re-scheduled shows during that time frame.  Additionally, we feared that many vendors were already booked for June and July and we were afraid some would not be able to attend.

 

If we did not schedule the show before October 1st, the start of St. Petersburg's new fiscal year, we would need to completely re-apply for the use of the park.  Before October 1st, all of our permits were transferable. 

 

It also turned out that we could not have any dates between October 1st and January 1st, as all events in the City parks must be approved in advanced by City Council and the time period between October 1st and January 1st was already acted upon, and no applications were being accepted for events during that time frame.  Even if they were willing to make a special exception for us (which they could not), the months of October and November are slam dunk filled with events already scheduled, both in the Park and by other Corvette Clubs in the state.  Forget December as well, as there are many weekend parades, Christmas and New Years Parties and just getting ready for the Holidays themselves.  To have the show after January 1st, the park was pretty open, and we could apply without any difficulty, however, January is not that warm and the NCRS show and the St. Pete Grand Prix starts the show season and it gets really full from then on with other shows and events all over the state.

 

Another option was to just wait until next May and have the 25th Anniversary show then, but the logistics would be difficult, and even though it would still be the 25th Anniversary of the show, it just would not feel the same.  We have a really nice show planned with over 30 vendors and really nice two tier trophies for the Judged Classes and even larger ones for the special awards.

 

Once we had selected a date that would work for us and the park was available, the City still needed to get approval from the Police Dept for the road closure of Bayshore Drive, which we just finally received.

 

So, the show date is set, August 25th, 2018.  Everything else is the same.

 

We will be re-opening Registration again for those participants who could not make the May show and can make the August show. 

 

Currently, we are maintaining the list of participants already registered.  Anyone who was going to be at the show and now can not, please get me that information as soon as possible.  Our plan is to either give their goodie bag, shirts and/or coffee mugs and dash plaques to their host club to take back with them or if that is not possible for them, we will ship it to them.

 

I am sorry we had to postpone the original show, but as it turned out, although the morning was just a bit overcast, it did rain like holy crap between 11:00 and 3:00 here (while we were scheduled to be judging the cars) and all the corvettes would have sank down to their axles in the park, not to mention how much mud they would have had to clean from their undercarriages after getting their cars out of the park in 6" deep mud ruts!   I will also be sending this email to everyone in our database, but please let your other club members know what is going on so they can register if they can make it.  As always, any questions, please, call.  I really hope this change in the show date will work for all of you.  More to follow in the next few weeks.

 

 

Bob Bryce

Show Director

727-686-2131

25th Annual "Corvettes at the Pier"                                     


 

We are pleased to welcome you to the 25th Anniversary of the  "Corvettes at the Pier", which will be held on Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend, May 26th, 2018, in North Straub Park, downtown St. Petersburg.

 

 

We will be donating a portion of the show's proceeds to the

"Boley Center of St. Petersburg"

The Boley Center of St. Petersburg is a not-for-profit organization serving individuals with mental disabilities, individuals who are Homeless, Veterans and the Under Privileged Youth of St. Petersburg.

 

Last year we added 3 additional classes and this year we will be adding 2 more classes, Semi-Modified Early and Semi-Modified Late.  Classification criteria will be published in about a month.

 

We will be presenting  up to 3 awards in each class for:

C1, C2, C3, C4,

C5 Early, C5 Mid, C5 Late,

C6 Early, C6 Mid, C6 Late,

C7 Early, C7 Late,

Semi-Modified Early, Semi-Modified Late,

Modified Early, Modified Late,

Custom. 

 

Participants Choice classes will include awards in each class for C1, C2, C3, C4 C5, C6 and C7. 

 

Additionally, we will present trophies for Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine/Engine Compartment, Best Display,  Maher's Choice, Overall Best of Show, and the Club Participation Award.

In addition to the door
prizes, baskets, and the 50/50 raffle, each Registered entry will receive a Goodie Bag, a Dash Plaque and their choice of an Event T-shirt or an Event Coffee Mug.  Additional shirts and/or coffee mugs will also be available at a discounted price with each Registration,

As we do each year, we give each Corvette Club their own portion of the Park to display their Corvettes, displays and/or tents in any manner they wished. We will be expanding some club areas again this year to provide more room for some of the larger participating Clubs. This obviously is based on the number of Corvettes each Club has Pre-registered in the show, as that is the only way we have to determine the amount of space each club will need. I will be allocating some extra space for each club in the event there are Day of Show arrivals, but primary consideration must be given to the Clubs with the larger number of Pre-registrations.


We will start admitting Corvettes @ 7:00 AM and the show will run from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

 

WHEN: Sat 05/26/18 (Memorial Day Weekend)
FLYER & REGISTRATION FORM: 
HOST CLUB: Suncoast Corvette Club
EVENT LEADER: George Borke 
MEETING PLACE: Eisenhower Recreation
MEETING TIME: 7:00AM
DEPART TIME: 7:10
DRIVE TIME: 1 Hr 45 Min
OVERNIGHT: No

The show will be again be held in North Straub Park overlooking the North Yacht Basin and Tampa BayIn addition to the 25+ Vendors in the park, the park shares a close proximity to all the shops and restaurants in down town St. Petersburg.