by Bill Neal
For New Pittsburgh Courier
Neither rain, nor snow, nor heat, nor gloom of night will stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds…wait, wait, wait…hold up, wait a minute! That’s the postal service slogan…my bad. But guess what? It still works here.
If you were at the Elite Corvettes of Pittsburgh “Corvettes Against the World” grand event over this past Memorial Day weekend, you would clearly know why. Well, let me put it to you this way — Noah and all the animals on that Arc never saw as much rain. I mean it rained and rained and rained some more. But alas, the show did go on.
CORVETTES UNITED—A “VETTE-TASTIC” TIME HAD BY ALL (Photos by Kenneth W. Ogilvie)
And what a show it was. BTW and FYI, the Corvettes won! Coming from all over the East side of the map, from Baltimore, D.C., Harrisburg, United Rays of Pittsburgh, Maryland, Dayton, Detroit, Cleveland, Rochester, New York, Toledo, Columbus, and of course, Elite Corvettes of Pittsburgh.
BILL NEAL, PITTSBURGH CONTRACTOR AND BUSINESSMAN ERNIE SATO, FOUR-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMP AND ENTREPRENEUR J.T. THOMAS, ELITE CORVETTE GODFATHER MILTON OLIVER
In spite of the monsoon, all objectives of the fantastic voyage were met. The coming together of some of the baddest cars on the planet…America’s car…the corvette. “Unity in the Community” and a brotherhood and sisterhood that reached across state lines. Competition for the gold and best-in-show along with 50 other trophies. And most importantly, a coming-together of community and corporate showcasing the championship spirit that is Pittsburgh, Pa.
CHAMPIONS LIVE SPORTS TALK SHOW HOST BILL NEAL, with Elite Corvettes of Pittsburgh Vice President Tia White and President Sheldon Oliver.
AMONG THE WINNERS was Anthony Bolden, in the second photo with navy blue hat, from Michigan.
Special thanks to the Monroeville Mall for their support and participation, the New Pittsburgh Courier for ongoing coverage and participation. Ernie Groover and the Monroeville municipality, the Double Tree Hotel and Monroeville Convention Center, Champions Live Sports Talk Show, and a roaring special thanks to Bowser automotive for their donation of 50-plus trophies and the welcome banner.
And as always, a very special thank you to UPMC, Highmark, Goodrich and Geist, Flaherty and Fardo, Domonic Gambino, The Cobb Counsel and Goodrich and Associates and Super Bakery.