On May 3, 2015, Plateau Corvette Club members traveled to Reeder Chevrolet in Knoxville for the East Tennessee Corvette Club’s 46th Annual SHOW & SHINE CORVETTE SHOW. All classes of Corvettes were judged on condition & cleanliness only. With over 160 Corvettes on display, all models from C-1 to C-7 Corvettes were there. The weather was great and made for a nice car show..
The April Drive and Dine was expanded to 2 different groups traveling to Knoxville, TN for a Knoxville Food Tour, Our tour guide, Paula, told us of the history of downtown Knoxville and interspersed the information with dining at 4 different restaurants and ending at a winery. We were fed well with food and knowledge of downtown Knoxville, including the famous Market Square we see on TV,
Plateau Corvette Club members on Sunday, April 12, took a tour of the Dogwood trails in Knoxville, TN. They drove through the Sequoyah Hills and Lakemoor Hills neighborhoods. The Sequoyah Hills Dogwood Trail, which begins and ends on Cherokee Boulevard, was named for the Indians who were Knoxville’s original “first settlers.” Knoxville’s first Dogwood Trail opened here in 1955. The Lakemoor Hills (Loudon Lake) Dogwood Trail, which begins in a high wooded area, is where native white dogwood trees abound, and wild redbuds spread pink parasols above the garden plantings. The lawn plantings include azaleas (white, pink, and dark red), and a gigantic American holly, Pink is the preferred color for lawn plantings found on redbuds, flowering crabapples, and Japanese cherry trees. Then they had lunch on the patio at The Lakeside Tavern facing the river in Knoxville. The weather was great with no rain in sight.