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Corvettes cruise down to Fireside Inn

John Meyerhoff’s 1996 Corvette

EAST CONCORD — The Fireside Inn Cruise Night was back for the 11th week running this summer, on July 24.

Featured at the show were Chevrolet Corvettes and an appearance by the Springville Kiwanis Club, which collected donations of unwrapped toys for children in need. Participating spectators at the cruise received Emerling key chains.

John Meyerhoff of Sardinia was on hand, to showcase his 1996 Grand Sport Convertible, on behalf of the Corvettes of Buffalo organization.

“It has 6,500 miles, with a black interior, an F45 Real Time dampening suspension, low tire pressure warning system, BOSE stereo and is one of only four ‘96 Grand Sports equipped with identical regular production options,” according to specifications provided by Meyerhoff.

2012 Corvette

Corvettes of Buffalo was formed in 1981 in Buffalo, according to the its website.

The original 15 members that formed the club invited 11 other Corvette enthusiasts to join, for a total of 26 charter members.

“Our membership has a common interest and bond – we have been drawn together by a dream: the Chevrolet Corvette. Corvettes of Buffalo is a social, technical and community-oriented club. Our sense of community has led to our club membership more than doubling, during the last 10 years, as we now have over 80 members,” a spokesperson said, on the site.

Corvettes of Buffalo is a member of the National Council of Corvette Clubs, representing the Northeast region. Members of clubs affiliated with the NCCC are able to join in on club activities, as well.

A few of the COB activities that have taken place, throughout past years, have included autocrosses, wine tours, drag racing, the 25th Anniversary Corvette Caravan, the 50th Anniversary Corvette Caravan and summer evening and weekend cruises.

For more information on the COB, visit,

The next cruise night, which will feature Camaros and Mustangs, is scheduled for July 31 at 6 p.m. Cruise nights run every Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m., weather permitting. For confirmation of the event, attendees may visit


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