By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
It’s a big weekend for Harchelroad Motors of Imperial. Not only is the business celebrating the opening of its new collision and restoration center, but the Corvettes, Camaros and classic GM cars are rolling into town.
Festivities begin Friday with an open house at the new 28,000 square foot center at 700 E. Hwy. 6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served while people tour the new facility, which houses areas for restoration, body and collision work, custom painting, semi truck work, glass replacement, accessories and provides towing service, according to Dillon Harchelroad. The dealership also works with customers concerning insurance companies.
“It’s a full “in and out” service, he said.
The Corvette and All GM Classic Car Show begins Saturday with cars on display at the collision center. Tours will continue during the day.
About 160-175 cars are expected to be shown, coming from Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, New Mexico and “really the midwest,” Harchelroad said.
Trophies will be awarded about 3 to 3:30 p.m. in the Corvette, Camaro and classic GM cars divisions.
Harchelroad said the Corvette show, which is usually held during the Chase County Fair, was moved this year to celebrate the advent of the 2014 C7 Corvette Stingray, which is “an all new Corvette from the ground up,” he said.
“It has new technology which is a game changer,” Harchelroad said. The business was given about 30 in its first allocation, and Harchelroad said they’re all sold.
In fact, four came in Monday and three were sold by the end of the day.
More information about Harchelroad Motors may be found at www.harchelroadmo tors.com.