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Anyone who loves cars - and particularly Corvettes - will want to mark Saturday, May 13, 2017 on their calendar. On that day from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at McNair Field in Forest City, the Rutherford County Corvettes (RCC) group will sponsor the fifth annual "Corvettes For Vets."

"This event is an all-day festival of everything Corvette," says RCC president Barry Bumgardner. "There will be several hundred Corvettes in the show area, plus live music, food concessions, vendors and an all-day blood drive. The blood drive will be in honor of a local young mother with Stage 4 breast cancer."

One highlight of Corvettes for Vets will be an exhibit and memorabilia from the National Corvette Museum. TV personality Big Chuck, from the Discovery Channel hit series "The Moonshiners," will also make a special appearance.

"All of the proceeds from the Corvette show will go to Purple Heart Homes, which helps disabled veterans by providing home improvements specialized to their disabilities," Bumgardner says. "This is a very unique event that brings people to our area from all over for a great cause."

Over the past four years, Corvettes for Vets has raised $32,000 for Purple Heart Homes.

The fee to enter a Corvette in the show is $25, but spectators can participate for free.

"We encourage fans to visit the vendors located on the perimeter of the main show area," says Bumgardner. "This will be an event for the whole family! We hope folks will bring their lawn chairs and plan to spend the day with us."

To sign up for the blood drive, call 704-840-4314. For information about the show, call 828-447-6963 or visit

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