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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
Here we are at March 1st and gearing up for convention in Bowling Green!
I have been remiss in sending notice of Patrick Dolan passing on February 6th. Patrick joined Royal Corvettes of Western Michigan in 1968, he served nationally as VP of Competition, President and Director of Charity.Patrick’s dedication to NCCC and involvement through the years- not only in the areas he chaired but by working on the sponsorship program and attending other events to promote our program- will be missed. As a tribute to Patrick, a Corvette cookbook was given away for a door prize at the February meeting. Those that were around for the Charity raffles at convention can relate to that. Patrick was inducted into the National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame in 1998 for being a Founding Member of the NCM as well as his continuing involvement in its the initial success. There is a news release from the NCM on 2/13.
Going forward, I plan to use this email to ensure all members are aware of the proposed changes to go into effect with the 2024 Rulebook. Each governor/club gets to vote on these changes. Don’t forget that all this information and more detail is also on our website at www.corvettesnccc.org
From the National meeting held in St. Louis, Feb. 25th:
Standing Rule change for the Competition Rulebook:
The CURRENT procedure calls for the rulebook to be presented and voted on as a whole. The vote is taken at the national meeting.
The PROPOSED procedure calls for the changes (an item may affect several areas of the rulebook but will be grouped as one change) to be voted on separately. Each governor can vote yes or no one each change. The vote will be by electronic ballet.
What will be voted on at the May 6th meeting will be which procedure will be used.
Other competition updates:
For C8 Z06s class “PP” was added to the database for speed events.
The Peoples Choice Concours event title has been changed to Car Show. The previous title was confusing since there is no formal judging at a car show.
At a Concours, C8s will not have their engine judged. For Best of Show judging, no engines will be judged.
Changes for the next rulebook:
Add Friday after Thanksgiving, as well as the Friday after 4th of July ( if on a Thursday. You may have a 3-day weekend, but not four days) to hold sanctioned events.
Change the number or sanctions awarded to each club to 14 – 7 events per day that will allow a full weekend.
Time Trials can have 3 sanctions per session to accommodate 7 events per day.
Change the National Champion awards to Top competitors to Speed type events ( high/low speed, time trials, and drag events) and Non Speed type events (concours, car shows, rallies and funkana events) to acknowledge all types of competitors.
We have been advised by our insurance broker that “Non-NCCC members are not covered by NCCC insurance” must be on every flyer for all types of events. Wow, this is getting long. Next month, I won’t have to play catch up so the message will be shorter on updates.
Convention in Bowling Green is booming! So far there are 680 entrants! The overflow Hotels have been generous is providing rooms at a convention rate but that goes away May 21st. Many of the events are full but you can still get on a waiting list or sign up for a tour. Don’t forget to stick around for the 70th anniversary of Corvette Gala at the National Corvette Museum on Friday!
That’s all for now!