Even with so many awesome events kicking off Corvette's year-long Golden Anniversary celebration last summer, the 2002 Vettes on the Rockies was still not to be outdone. The guys and gals of Colorado's Looking Glass Corvette Association presented another winning weekend, and in its 29th year, their high-altitude whoopla (based in 9,000-foot elevation, Frisco) delivered plenty of fun and enough excitement to send hundreds of participants home with a smile.

From Thursday to Sunday, August 8th-11th, the resort town of Frisco and the surrounding communities of Summit County were swarmed by hundreds of Corvettes and their faithful disciples. The whole intent of "VOTR" is fun, and there were abundant opportunities for fun of all sorts. Although the dry spell in Colorado has been hard on the area, it did provide a weekend of absolutely perfect car show weather.

On top of three-plus days of driving (on the golf course as well as on the winding mountain roads), racing, showing, dining, and dancing, the fact that all this takes place in some of the most spectacular scenery in the land made VOTR 2002 a great weekend getaway for all.

Over 500 Corvettes came "up the hill" from miles around for the festivities, and enjoyed fun and friendly people, great cars, and numerous grin-provoking activities. VOTR's main sponsor, Purifoy Chevrolet, brought up several unique vehicles for display. Such Corvette VIPs as Wendell Strode, Director of the National Corvette Museum, and Jon Moss, GM's Manager of Specialty Cars, were also drawn up to Frisco, and Jon brought a selection of powerful toys from the General's concept car collection with him.

With another well-orchestrated weekend under the bridge, all eyes are now looking ahead to the 2003 Vettes on the Rockies, which will not only celebrate 50 years of Corvette, but also the 30th anniversary of VOTR. The event has outgrown the current locale and will be held in nearby Breckenridge next year, with organizers preparing for 1,000 cars. We can't wait!