The 11th Annual Corvette Car Show by the Mark Twain Corvette Club will be on Saturday, Aug. 5, in downtown Hannibal.

The 11th Annual Corvette Car Show by the Mark Twain Corvette Club will be on Saturday, Aug. 5, in downtown Hannibal.

Registration will be from 8 a.m. to noon, and judging will begin at 10 a.m. Trophy presentation will begin at 3 p.m. All registrants may enter the Hot Wheels drag races. The Hot Wheels will be distributed at the show entrance.

“I anticipate over 150 Corvettes for this year’s show. I estimate the value of 150 Corvettes to be at least $6 million,” said O.C. Latta, vice president of the club.

Awards will be presented for 23 classes of Corvettes in addition to special awards.

Latta said the club’s main goal for having the show is to help the Douglas Community Services Food Bank and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), adding, “The Mark Twain Corvette Club has given $17,500 to the Disabled American Veterans and $2,500 to the Douglas Community Services. This is what we do with the money we make off the Annual Corvette Show.

“We originally started the show at Poage’s Chevrolet-Buick lot on highway 61 and Paris Gravel Road,” Latta said. “We presented the idea to the Hannibal City Council to bring it downtown on Main Street, so that we could help bring business to the downtown area and to promote Mark Twain Tourism. It has worked out very well. The people who bring their Corvettes from all over the country love the idea of being able to enjoy the Historic Area of Hannibal and to be able to participate in the show.”