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Vette Shows: Corvettes Unlimited of Vineland, NJ’s “Last” Vettes at Glasstown Show

Dateline: 9.21.11
A Fond Farewell to a Delightful Venue.

Wheaton Village in Millville, New Jersey had been the home of Corvettes Unlimited of Vineland, NJ for well over a decade. Wheaton Village is a tribute to the old days when commercial glass products were part of the local economy. Today, it’s a beautiful tourist attraction with shops, historical artifacts, and a functioning glass blowing studio in the style of the old days of glass making. So, what a perfect place to have a fiberGLASS Corvette car show!

But things change, and for a variety of reasons, Corvettes Unlimited is having their “American Glass and Steel Show” at Michael Debbi Park in Richland, NJ on October 9 with a rain date of October 16. There will actually, be two separate shows. Obviously, the “glass” part is for Corvettes. The “steel” part will feature muscle cars, antique cars, custom cars, street rods and trucks. For more information about the show, CLICK HERE.

Jonathan Settrella and his 63 Vette – Best in Show – photo by Cliff Shields

In the meantime, enjoy the above slide show. I first attended the Vettes at Glasstown Show in ‘09, where I bumped into my Corvette and artist friend, Jonathan Settrella. With the Corvettes at Carlisle show still fresh in my mind, the Glasstown show seemed down right “cozy.” Don’t get me wrong, the Carlisle experience is astonishing, but being there is a real marathon. While talking with Jonathan I said to him, “This is a very nice little show, really!” To which Jon replied, “Ah! This is nothing! We used to get three times as many cars here.”

But since I hadn’t attended any of the previous shows, what I saw was just right. I was able to take my time, look at all the cars, talk with owners, and take pictures – all in about 2-1/2 hours. October in New Jersey can be a delight and it was one of those days. I totally enjoyed the show, it was great to catch up with Jonathan, and I wasn’t exhausted. Here’s the slide show of the event…

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Next month I will definitely be attending the American Glass & Steel Show. I will be taking LOTS of photos that will be posted here. So, stay tuned!   – Scott

PS – After the ’09 Vettes at Glasstown Show, Jonathan and I got together for a photo shoot and a “sit down and catch up.” VETTE Magazine published my story about Jonathan’s amazing white custom ’63 Corvette Sting Ray in the April 2011 issue. Plus, I ran the story at CorvetteReport.com HERE.

For information about Corvettes Unlimited of Vineland, click the above graphic.

For information about the 2011 American Glass & Steel Show, click the above graphic.


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