On July 23, 2010, members of the Suburban Corvette Club traveled to Ankeny, Iowa. Some left early in the day, while others came later. By the end of the day, there were about 40 cars at the Courtyard by Marriott in Ankeny. That evening we were provided with a spectacular sound and light show by Mother Nature, at no extra charge, while luckily not having any severe weather hit our immediate area. Dennis Albaugh’s generosity included a discounted rate on the hotel rooms, no charge for the hot breakfast buffet, and free admission to his car collection Saturday morning. The tour began at 9:30 Saturday morning where we spent close to three hours looking at his collection of 147 Chevrolet Convertibles. Specialty cars included a 1936 Chevrolet Convertible right hand drive which came from Australia, as no ’36 Convertibles were made in the United States that year, a 1928 Chevy Camper, the only one made, a rare 1942 Chevy Convertible and a 1912 Little which was built before the company was known as Chevrolet. He has one of all the Corvette Convertibles from 1953 through 1975.
Afterwards, many members traveled over to Karl’s Custom Corvettes where Corvettes can be restored. He also takes new C6 Corvettes and customizes them to look like the 1963 or 1967 models.