A few years ago, Touch of Class Corvette Club (TOCCC) members traveled to Fort Myers to attend a Railroad Mystery Dinner Theater, and after that event, stopped at Muscle Car City en route back to Citrus County. Since then, Muscle Car City moved to a new location so the club decided to revisit the new and improved venue.
The trip began on D-Day, June 6, with a visit to the Military Heritage Museum in Punta Gorda. Many of the TOCCC members are veterans and found the museum extremely interesting with exhibits relating to the history of armaments used in previous wars to new “virtual reality” demonstrations of 21st century battle tanks.
On the second day, club members spent the morning touring Muscle Car City and admiring the restored muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. All the GM “big dogs” were represented. Pontiac GTOs, Oldsmobile 442’s, 396 Chevelles, COPO Cameros and of course, Corvettes. After a lunch break at the ’50s-themed diner inside Muscle Car City, the members headed to Fisherman’s Village and boarded a boat for an afternoon tour of the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor.
The trip concluded after breakfast on the morning of the third day. The 11 corvettes that made the journey south gassed up and headed down the road, eager for the next road trip with their Touch of Class friends.
The Touch of Class Corvette Club’s website, tccorvettes.com, lists the monthly calendar of club activities and information on the date, time and location of monthly meetings.