Longhorn Corvette Club’s 50th Anniversary Car Show Supports Cancer Research

Corvette owners and enthusiasts in Austin are gearing up for an exciting charity car show that promises to rev their engines. The Longhorn Corvette Club, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, will be showcasing its impressive collection of cars, some of which date back to 1959.

Teaming up with Autonation Chevrolet West Austin, the club will host a car show featuring awards and a silent auction. Adding to the excitement, an eclipse is expected to occur on the same day.

Rebecca Privette, the Austin Division Manager for U.S. Health Advisors, shared details about the eclipse viewing experience at the event. “We’ll have these great glasses where you’ll be able to look at the sun with the eclipse,” she explained.

However, the Longhorn Corvette Club has a more profound purpose behind the show than just displaying their impressive vehicles and enjoying the roar of engines. They are driven by a strong desire to combat cancer.

Privette spoke passionately about the cause, revealing, “I personally have known five women very close to me that have been diagnosed with breast cancer and passed away with breast cancer.”

Proceeds from the car show will be directed towards the Breast Cancer Research Awareness Foundation, a cause that holds deep meaning for Privette. “It is a very heartfelt organization, and just being able to be part of that in the month of October, which is breast cancer awareness month,” she expressed, “I think that’s a perfect combination.”

For the Longhorn Corvette Club, the show is not solely about the cars themselves, but about the people who drive them. Alan Waters, the club historian and a member of the executive board, emphasized the sense of camaraderie within the club. “The people are wonderful,” Waters said. “We have the Corvettes in common, but we also have a lot of other stuff in common. You come for the Corvettes, but you stay for the people.”

The car show is scheduled for October 14, and registration is now open at a fee of $30 per car. Limited spots are available specifically for Corvettes, but the event welcomes anyone interested in attending. Further information regarding the show can be found on their website.

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