Classic Chevy Convention Cruises Into Hub City: 900 People Expected

Classic Chevy Convention Cruises Into Hub City
900 People Expected

(HAGERSTOWN, Md.)- The 33rd Annual Classic Chevy International and Worldwide Camaro Club Convention will be held at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center Antietam Creek, July 4-8, 2007. Approximately 900 club members will gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1957 Chevy and the 40th Anniversary of the introduction of the Camaro.
The convention will attract owners and aficionados of 1955-1972 Chevys and 1967-2002 Camaros. It is hosted by the Heart of Maryland Classic Chevy Club and sponsored by Eckler's Classic Chevy International and Worldwide Camaro Club.
The Clarion is hosting the convention, and the Best Western Grand Venice, Days Inn, and the Quality Inn, all located along the Dual Highway, will also provide additional hotel rooms for the convention attendees.
"This is a great convention, attracting people from many states," said Tom Riford the President and CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB). "This will be a very positive impact for our local economy, and the CVB is excited about this convention coming to our county."
"We are excited to welcome so many Chevy Club members for what we hope will be the first of many visits to Hagerstown," said Betsy De Vore, Director of Sales for the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. "The CVB has been planning for this convention for three years and it will be great to see it all come to fruition."
Convention highlights will include a 1,000 point judging of cars, bus trips and "cruises" around the Hagerstown area, as well as technical seminars. The convention kicks off with BBQ party at Marty Snook Park. Attendees will also visit several historic sites in Washington County, including Antietam National Battlefield.
Other than assisting with hotel and banquet needs, the CVB is providing a variety of services for the convention, including banners, welcome packets, and an information desk that will be set up during registration. The CVB also provided scheduling and organizational assistance with various locations that are being used during the convention.
"We are pleased to be able to offer our convention attendees so many choices in activities during their stay in Hagerstown," said Linda Riggs, President of Heart of Maryland Classic Chevy Club. "The help and support of many area businesses and the CVB has been outstanding. We know our guests will appreciate the local hospitality and scenery."
"Car clubs love this area because of our many scenic and diverse roadways," De Vore added.
"There are several great events happening in our county during the convention, including fireworks shows, and the annual Salute to Independence at Antietam on July 7th," Riford said. "The convention attendees couldn't have picked a more exciting time to come to Washington County."
Previous conventions have been held in Hampton, Va.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Springfield, Mo.; Syracuse, N.Y.; Baltimore, Md.; and Orlando, Fl. This is the first time the convention has come to Hagerstown and Washington County.
For more information about the Heart of Maryland Classic Chevy Club, visit online. To find out more about Eckler's Classic Chevy International and Worldwide Camaro Club, go to For more information about Hagerstown-Washington County, see: