Why Was Over $9 Million Worth of Cars in LeClaire This Weekend?
Have you ever been surrounded by millions of dollars worth of cars at one time? It nearly takes your breath away. Nearly 300 Corvettes, with a collective value in the millions, came together on the levee in LeClaire to raise money for a worthy cause.
Vettes on the River is an annual event held on the last Saturday in August. Beautiful Corvettes of every color and body style were on display. Participants and attendees gathered together to honor and raise funds for Quad City area veterans.
Vettes on the River
Vettes on the River organizer, Sherry Zaruba Cassatt, said this year there were 288 registered Vettes for the event which raised $12,000 for QC area veterans. All the money stays local and although the event is over it's still possible to donate to support the event and the veterans it helps. You can click through here to their PayPal link.
$9 Million Dollars? Come On!
So the average fully loaded 2022 Corvette costs about $62,000. There were collector Vettes, pace cars, and mostly newer corvettes. If we were to estimate a conservative $35,000 as the average price of the Vettes on display in LeClaire this weekend, it comes to $8,750,000 worth of Corvettes at Saturday's event.
Feel free to check my math. But either way, that's a ton of fun (many tons actually) in one parking lot.
Next Year's Event
This clearly was a wonderful well-attended event. If you missed this year, don't worry. Planning has already begun for next year's event. Held on the same day every year. The last Saturday in August. Put it on your Dwyer & Michaels Classic Car Calendar.
Vettes on the River is Only in LeClaire, Iowa
LeClaire is a great place to hold this type of car show. Plus you have a terrific view of the Mississippi River.
Participants and spectators can enjoy all LeClaire offers with shopping, dining, Libations Lane, and even a 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise on The Riverboat Twilight. Be sure and check out the great lodging options available in LeClaire too!
They've always got something going on in LeClaire. From live music to this incredible fundraiser for veterans. Don't miss out on next year's event.