Note: This is a submitted story by the Lake of the Ozarks Corvette Club:
It all started in a Dallas suburb leading into the May first weekend with Mother Nature opening her sleepy eyes to kiss the sunrise. A garage door opened and the sound of a powerful engine sounded as a stunning, if not menacing, Jet Black Corvette emerged, its wide-eyed occupants with broad smiles heading out on their journey. Similar happenings were occurring in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and five other states as drivers headed out on local highways and byways – all towards a special event in the Missouri Ozarks called “Corvettes in Paradise”. Over one-hundred and forty of America’s only true iconic sports car would eventually end up on Missouri’s storied Highway 54 leading them to the beautiful Margaritaville Resort.
They traveled alone, in pairs, groups, and caravans, a veritable gypsy ribbon of rainbow colored road warriors in search of their destination. Lake area residents and drivers were eventually treated to the largest gathering ever of Corvettes in one place and time in the Lake area. And while only a couple of domestic cars can claim iconic status – the Corvette simply is one of those rare pieces of Americana and 140 of them arrived at Margaritaville in Osage Beach for the first-ever Corvette Show hosted by the Lake of the Ozarks Corvette Club and Margaritaville Resort.
On April 30th, approximately one-hundred Corvettes arrived and were carefully parked in Windgate Hall, a 30,000 square…