ABOUT OUR CLUB
To celebrate AMERICA’S ONLY TRUE SPORTS CAR, the Chevrolet Corvette, through ownership, fellowship and participation in club meetings and activities. To promote social events for members, their spouses and families by creating an environment where Corvette enthusiasts can meet with other Corvette enthusiasts with a like passion to share experiences and enjoy themselves.
Our Club's Story
The Colorado River Corvette Club was formed on December 14, 1995. Gordon Taylor, Don Laughlin’s photographer, ran an article in the Bullhead City and Kingman newspapers asking anyone interested in forming a Corvette Club to meet at Nick’s Restaurant on Hwy 95, in Bullhead City, on Thursday, December 14, 1995. There were 15 cars and 25 people in attendance.
That night it was determined that membership dues would be $25.00 per year and the Club was named. There were several names suggested. The two voted on, were the Mohave Vette Set and the Colorado River Corvette Club. Of course, the Colorado River Corvette Club won. Most of the attendees were from Bullhead City and were employees of the casinos. The first “official” meeting was held January 11, 1996, at Dream Machines. Several meetings were held there, after which meetings began to rotate among the member’s homes. After the first few meetings, Officers were elected (or volunteered), however, the elected Officers changed frequently because people would accept the office then not attend the meetings.
Unfortunately, within the first year most of the casino workers had dropped out of the club because they had to work weekends. The first outing for the Club was an overnighter to Williams, AZ and a picnic at the Grand Canyon National Park.
In 1996, a speaker from Las Vegas attended one of the Club meetings to talk about our Club becoming a member of The National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC)
Some members were concerned about joining mid-year as they felt they would be losing money by paying a full year’s dues. In 1996, if we had joined NCCC , we would have been members of the West Coast Region (California and Nevada). However, in 1997, when we finally did join NCCC, the Roadrunner Region had been formed, which included Arizona and New Mexico, so the Club became a member of the Roadrunner Region. The Club continued to grow and it became mandatory that all members of the Club also have membership in NCCC. The Club that started with a small group of Corvette enthusiasts back in 1995 has continued to grow in the Tri-State Area (serving Bullhead City, Laughlin, Kingman and Lake Havasu City). In February 2018 our membership reached a new milestone of over 100 Corvette enthusiasts!!!