Dozens of Corvettes parade through Springville for a good cause
The older models were from as far back as the 1950s, while others were as new as last year’s model. The vehicles passed through Springville on their way to Ellicottville, to cheers and waves from passersby lining the streets.
Gail Cousins of Hamburg came to Springville to watch the show from Waverly Street.
Cousins, who said that she did not know anyone who owned a Corvette, said she had just come to watch the cars pass.
The Corvettes of Buffalo Charity Run has assisted with several charity fundraisers, including Kids Escaping Drugs, according to Chairman John Meyerhoff, who hails from Sardinia.
This year’s event benefited the Wounded Warrior Project, which assists veterans in need, in part because Meyerhoff and several other club members are veterans.
The cars traveled from Salvatore’s Italian Gardens Restaurant in Depew, through Springville and on to Ellicottville, where the riders ended at a luncheon at Yodeler Lounge at Holiday Valley Resort.
An organizer for the event said that the Corvette owners came from mostly Western New York, but Sunday’s event also featured residents from Southern Ontario, Pennsylvania, Elmira and Atlanta, Ga.
Once the Corvettes passed through town, Cousins prepared to leave, and saw more vehicles approaching.
“They got behind,” she said. “It’s really cool to see so many of them.”
Another onlooker said he owned a Corvette years ago, but had to sell it for financial reasons.
“I would love to have one again,” he said. “Maybe someday.”