Motorama Replica Coming to Corvette Funfest
1954 Corvair Re-Creation Motorama Car will be on display all weekend
Effingham, Ill. – (August 19, 2015) – Motorama shows staged by General Motors marked the pinnacle of the automotive hobby, when crowds would get their first glimpse at prototype and concept vehicles. One such vehicle, a 1954 Corvair Re-Creation Motorama Car, will be on display at Corvette Funfest 2015! Attendees can step back in time to the original Motorama shows all weekend with this replica Motorama showcar.
In 2010, Indiana native Mike Terry purchased a 1954 barn find from New Jersey with intentions to recreate the stunning looks and style of the Motorama car. He enlisted the help of Brett Henderson and Blue Flame Restorations to bring his vision to life. Four years of restoring, fabricating and upgrading virtually every inch of this Corvette successfully created a faithful re-creation of the Corvette Corvair Motorama car. His progress was charted online with a blog that included work updates and photos of the car.
In November of 2014, as the project was nearing completion, Terry and Henderson submitted paperwork to Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance for the March 2015 Outstanding Car exhibition. They were accepted and as the deadline approached, Terry posted updates without photos, saving the big reveal for Amelia Island.
The 1954 Corvair Re-Creation Motorama Car features the same aircraft-inspired roof and European styling of the original. See this iconic car at Corvette Funfest Sept. 17-20 in Effingham, Ill. and take a look at the transformation on Mike Terry's blog. Legends within the automotive industry – King of Kustomizers, George Barris and Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, Linda Vaughn – are special VIP guests all weekend and original Beach Boy David Marks takes the Funfest Amphitheater stage Saturday night with the Surf City Allstars to play all your favorite Beach Boys hits. Registration is currently open for Corvette Funfest 2015. Visit www.corvettefunfest.com to register today!