(08/16/13) - It's the homecoming of all homecomings for the original American sports car.
"It will always be a Flint car. It was born right here off of Van Slyke," said Corvette owner Jim Schoenfield.
We're talking about the Corvette. 60 years old and still going strong. More than 600 will roll into downtown Flint for Back to the Bricks. The ultimate Corvette Reunion takes place all day Saturday near the Durant Hotel.
"We're so excited, we can't even stand it. It's going to be the best party that this town has ever seen with a collection of Corvettes," said Gary Dragos, Corvette owner.
It's not just a party and show - it's a competition. Thirty cars will be picked to move on to the Motor City Corvette Concourse.
"We're going to have trophies for the largest club, the furthest traveled, we're going to have a 1963 Corvette that has over a half a million miles on it," Dragos said.
Dozens of Corvette owners were on the Bricks, Friday, for an early morning cruise - including one who left hers at home, and brought her husband's out instead.
"It doesn't come out in the morning dew. It's never seen rain, so it'll come out this afternoon. I have to baby it a bit," said Corvette owner Dee Schoenfield.
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