National Corvette homecoming to return in 2018 37th annual event will be May 31-June 2 at the Hilton Garden Inn
Joe Pruitt, founder, and owner of the National Corvette Homecoming had announced in 2017 his intent to sell the show, but he has decided to rev it up for another year.
This year, the Homecoming is May 31–June 2 (2018).
“I didn’t want to see the National Corvette Homecoming die,” he said. “I tried to sell it to about three different organizations, but we could not get together. I am going to run it as long as I can. I’ll see if we can get someone else to take it over rather than let it die or go away.”
Planning for the 2018 event is underway, and updates will be shared at http://www.corvettehomecoming.com/ and on the event’s Facebook page. Pruitt said prices will be lower for participants this year, and spectators will be admitted free.
The National Corvette Homecoming is one of the oldest car shows in the country, and at one time, it was one of the largest.
“I feel a lot better than when I made the decision to sell it,” Pruitt said. “Hosting the National Corvette Homecoming has been a lot of fun, and I am not ready to stop having fun.”
It’s “back to the future” for one of the area’s longest-running automotive shows. The National Corvette Homecoming began 37 years ago in the parking lot of the Red Carpet Inn. In 2018, the Homecoming celebration will reinvent itself in the parking lot of the Hilton Garden Inn.