Several million dollars worth of gleaming Corvettes can be seen along North Main Street in Hannibal today.Seven generations of Corvettes are on display during the annual Mark Twain Corvette Show.

OC Latta of Hannibal is the emcee for today’s event. OC says over 150 Corvettes are being judged for trophies awarded in each class. He says the judges have a difficult task, due to the pride that Corvette owners take in their cars.  Latta says this event has become one of the premiere Corvette shows in the Midwest.

Ever wonder how the Corvette got its name? According to Car and Driver, the Chevrolet Corvette is named after a small, highly maneuverable naval escort ship

During the first production year-- 1953, the Corvette featured an in-line 6 cylinder with 155 horsepower. Modern day’ Vettes feature powerful V-8’s approaching 500 horses.

The Mark Twain Corvette Show runs until 3 p.m.

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