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The National Council of Corvette Clubs, Inc. (NCCC) was founded in the United States as an all volunteer, non-profit organization in 1959 by a small group of Corvette owners/enthusiasts! In 2009 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary and look forward to many more years of fellowship. The purpose of NCCC was (and still is) to promote interest in Corvette ownership and operation, to publish information on the use and operation of the Corvette and to establish an organized effort to encourage others to participate in the enjoyment connected with the use and ownership of the Corvette ~ America's Sports Car!
In the early days, the number of Clubs was rather small with all of the them being located East of the Mississippi. Today, there are about 250 Clubs in 16 Regions both East and West of the Mississippi! The membership in NCCC is comprised of more than 19,000 Members and is the largest non-profit, all volunteer Corvette organization in the United States! Come join us!!
NCCC President's Message September 2020
September is here and this year keeps bringing new challenges. In addition to dealing with a pandemic, we are reminded that Mother Nature does not mess around. August saw tropical storms, a hurricane, record heat waves, and uncontrolled forest fires. Weather always played a key role in my career and I thought I had heard most every meteorological term, but I learned a new one last month.
We experienced a “Derecho”. A derecho is a widespread (over 240 miles), long-lived, straight-line wind storm that is associated with a fast-moving group of severe thunderstorms. Straight line winds can exceed hurricane or even tornado winds. In our case we saw winds around 100 mph. A small town near me was destroyed and you might have seen on the news that Cedar Rapids, Iowa sustained major damage. I was lucky – we lost one large tree. I hope all of you are staying safe through all of this and perhaps we will have a mild fall.
We continue to see events across the county either downsized or cancelled in response to the pandemic. The September NCCC Governors meetings were cancelled, the Mid America Fun Fest was cancelled, and the Black Hills Classic was cancelled. Many local events continue to be cancelled, although several clubs are now hosting some events with new looks and new safety protocols in place.
One bright spot – long time NCCC member Sioux City Corvette Club is hosting a fall color event September 17th through September 20th in South Dakota. Details are here: https://www.siouxfallscorvetteclub.com/single-post/2020/08/04/BLACK-HILLS-CORVETTE-FALL-COLOR-EVENT
Another bright spot – the National Corvette Museum’s 26th anniversary celebration will take place in Bowling Green, KY, September 2nd through September 5th. They will be practicing all recommended safety procedures to minimize Covid risk. Registration is closed, but onsite registration will be available starting September 2nd.
A virtual experience is also available – seen the NCM web site for details: https://www.corvettemuseum.org/explore/events
Here’s a reminder that NCCC National officer elections will be here shortly. If you are interested in one of the five offices up for election, you need to get your application to a member of the nominating committee by 9/12/2020 at 12PM Central Time. The nominating committee consists of Patsy Shearer, Steve Johnson, and Craig Kamradt. The offices up for election are: President, Parliamentarian, Director of Public Relations, Treasurer, and Vice President of Membership.
The NCCC executive board will be meeting virtually on Sept 12th to review how we have dealt with these unusual times thus far, and to also look at how we will deal with the remainder of 2020 as it relates to NCCC. I will keep you posted. Also, see the attached report from Bill Docherty, Vice President of Competition.
This has certainly been quite a year and I, for one, am looking forward to getting back to normal – whatever that might look like.
That’s all for now. Stay safe and…
Save the Wave!
NCCC Members Tire Giveaway
This year NCCC has acquired three tire certificates to be shared with the general membership. You do not have to be at convention to have an opportunity to receive a tire certificate. You can send a check payable to St. Jude for a minimum amount of $25.00 and your name will be put in a bucket for one drawing of tires. If you send a check for $100, your name will be entered 4 times. There will be three separate raffles and the drawings will be at the Governor Meetings in St. Louis. You can enter all three separate raffles. Listed below are the cut off dates to receive your entry.
The first drawing date is Saturday, September 7th, 2019. The cut off to enter the September 7th drawing is August 23, 2019.
The second drawing will be Saturday, November 9th, 2019. The cut off to enter the November 9th drawing is October 25th, 2019.
The third drawing will be Saturday, February 22, 2020. The cut off to enter the February 22nd drawing is February 10th, 2020.
ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
FREE SET OF TIRES
FOR NCCC MEMBERS ONLY
Please check off which drawing you are entering:
________September 7th _________November 9th ________February 22nd
Make check payable to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Mail check and form to:
Set of Tires
c/o Chris Reitz
5 Hillcrest Estates Lane
St. Peters, Missouri 63376
NCCC Money Tree
Due to the cancellation of the NCCC Convention, what better way to share our SPONSORS’ gift certificates. Drawing will be 9/12/20. Each MONEY TREE holds the following gift certificates:
$150 from Adam’s Polishes
$100 from Top Flight Automotive
$100 from Eckler’s
$100 from ZIP Products
$25 from Paragon Corvette Reproductions
One set of 4 Goodyear Tires
$500 off From Track Day Tire
NCCC MONEY TREES
For $25 a ticket, which will put you in all three drawings, you will have a chance to win a money tree loaded with the above prizes. There will be 3 drawings. You can purchase as many tickets as you want. Please make check payable to NCCC. Deadline to receive entries is 9/1/20. Mail check and form to:
NCCC Director of Charity, 1945 Scottsville Road, B2#267, Bowling Green, KY.42104
In these uncertain times, our friends at Hagerty look forward to supporting club events later this year.
In fact, Hagerty’s been a supporting sponsor of the NCCC for more than ten consecutive years. Whether you own one Corvette or a collection, they’ll create an insurance policy to fit your needs and they offer NCCC members up to a *5% discount. Plus, Hagerty has a great newsletter, awesome video content, and engaging forums to keep you entertained while spending more time at home.
Because our relationship is so important, we've asked Hagerty to host a virtual seminar they’re calling: Six Corvettes That Make Great Alternatives to the C8.
Please join Hagerty for a virtual seminar
Six Corvettes That Make Great Alternatives to the C8
Date; July 23, 2020
Time; 7:00pm EDT
Panelists will include Market and Valuation professionals Dave Kinney and Greg Ingold of the Hagerty Price Guide, and John Kraman of Mecum Auctions. They’ll explain why they’ve chosen specific Corvettes and discuss what you can expect to pay and what you get for those Corvette dollars.
All attendees receive 25% off The Shop merchandise and are entered in a raffle drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift card and Never Stop Driving signed by author Larry Webster.
NCCC will email you a pre-registration link by July 10, 2020.