National Council of Corvette Clubs
Whether you enjoy cruising down the back roads, shining up for a car show, or hitting the track, or turning a wrench on a big block, our club will suit all your needs!
THIS MONTH'S CRUISE LEADERS
Winter’s Grip is Gone
With tax filing date
now behind us, it looks like we have reached
the point where the weather has stabilized
and we can enjoy the open road’s and race
tracks. The news has recently been
dominated with snow storms, earthquakes,
flooding and wild fires. Our heartfelt
thoughts go out to the people affected in
those regions of the country. Luckily the
weather in our area is now perfect for
events. Our largest obstacle seems to be
the occasional rain shower or pollen
blanketing everything. It’s perfect for
playing in the coolest cars on the planet –
quarter Charity donation was a $500 gift to
“Operation Stand Down” benefiting veterans
having difficulty adjusting back to civilian
life. Eighty-seven cents of every dollar
helps our local veterans accomplish their
new mission in life; a job, a fresh start
and training for productive wage earners.
The NCC Cruise to the
Keeneland Race Track in
We had one great weekend with lots of members coming out to our first Spring Autocross events Saturday and Sunday April 9th and 10th. Thanks to all the Workers and Drivers who shivered with us on both mornings waiting for the beautiful sunshine that occurred right on time for the Fun Part, "Corvettes doing what Corvettes and Corvette Owners love to do"! We did some really quick "Precision Driving:" at the Beautiful Twin Fountains Raceway Park! Martin Workman made contact with a photographer, Don Mitchell of Bikerswag.com, Here is a link to a web page and You can read Don Mitchells story about Nashville Corvette Club here: https://bikerswag.wordpress.com/
To See all the picture Don took with his very nice camera follow this photo bucket link http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/BikerSwag/library/Nashville%20Corvette%20Autocross%20April%202016
Thanks Martin for the hook up! We will post more photos as the membership send them in please enjoy! GJK
Optimism for 2016
It would be an
understatement, to say the least, that I am
very optimistic about what lies ahead this
year for the Nashville Corvette Club for
2016. The overall successes of the
Valentine’s Day Cruise and the Lane Museum
Cruise were just a warm up. The attendance
levels at the Board and Membership meetings
are another prime indicator of the energy
level of our club. I don’t want to appear
to be naïve, but there is no science to the
obvious, just a general sense. The total
success of the "Purses and Bags for the
Homeless" was a true indicator of the
charity that resides in the hearts of
our club. One hundred thirty of
Nashville Corvette Club
As promised at the annual Christmas Party last year, 2016 events are coming fast and furious with something for everyone. Probably the most difficult thing we are all dealing with is which events to participate in. After all, they are all fun! 2016 will be very busy, but there are a couple of things mentioned in the last club meeting on Feb. 15th that, I believe, should be re-emphasized.1.NCCC Insurance – No matter if you are an Auto Crosser or a Cruiser (or both), it is important to understand our insurance. As pointed out at the Feb. meeting, a 10 Point Guideline that outlines each step and FAQs and forms is conveniently located in two places on our website homepage:Go to Links, NCCC sites, NCCC Insurance Guidance Or, Members Only, NCCC Insurance Guidance.
If you couldn’t make the Feb. 15th meeting, we will have our first Charity event of 2016 called “Purses & Bags for the Homeless.” Janice Geng and JoAnn Chovan have worked hard on the project and all the information is located on page 12 of the March Tiresmoke edition on our website. If you don’t have a bag, bring the items in a plastic bag and we will place the items in a fabric bag for you. We hope to fill several boxes to be delivered to the Nashville Rescue Mission. Let’s show our Nashville Corvette Club charitable spirit and fill all the boxes.Thanks and let’s have a great 2016!!
Here is a link to the video Scott Myers made while our Team Nashville participated at the Track X event held at the National Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park 2-27-2016
Some fun was had By the membership Visiting Lane Motor Museum. 2-27-2016
Nothing draws more attention than a few Corvettes easily cruising down the road, but when there are 30 or 40, everyone stops, admires and takes pictures with there IPhones. Such was the case this past Saturday during the Valentine’s Day Cruise to Henry Horton State Park. I don’t believe there is another production car that draws more envious stares than Corvettes. It has all the attributes: Great looks, advanced technology, reasonable affordability and breathe taking speed.
Racing and competition are in the DNA of the Corvette when Zora Arkus-Dontov had a vision in the mid 1950s that the Corvette was born to compete on a world stage. His outrageous goal of 1 horsepower per cubic inch was the “shot across the bow” to all car manufacturers that Corvette means speed.
Like Shrimp is to Bubba Gump and the Rolling Stones are to Rock ‘n Roll, the Corvette is synonymous with speed and the completion of Mr. Duntov’s dream. When I look back on my journey down the Corvette road (I bought my first Vette in 1968), I didn’t know the history of the vehicle. I now know and it only enhances my love for Corvettes. We have well over 200 beautiful prized cars in the Nashville Corvette Club and they each have a story, a dream, a passion and the completion of the desire to own the car that embodied the true American Sports Car. How can it be possible that a car that started its life with a Chevy Blue Flame 6 cylinder truck engine and an almost invisible budget have evolved into the world class car that it is today. It only gives rise to history of Corvette and it’s survival of numerous trips to the GM chopping block. Thank goodness, the GM Corporate heads came to their senses and saved our beloved dream cars.
Be safe and let’s enjoy Zora Dontov’s vision.
Winter – Take a
We all hate these long, dark, cold days
between Christmas and spring. Judy and
I were grocery shopping this week and I was
wearing one of my Corvette Sweatshirts, and
a gentleman who was stocking the shelves
asks if I had driven my car that day.
Sadly, I had to say no because it was not a
good Corvette kind of day. It was a
cold, cloudy and misty day and just not a
day to enjoy the pleasure of driving a
Corvette. The New Year’s count down has
started for our first events of the year.
Sunday, January 24 will be our “Have It My
Way Rally” hoisted and organized by George
Kimble. This is always a fun event and
if you know George, it’s designed to be fun.
Following that, is our annual Valentine’s
Day Cruise on the scenic back roads of
Nashville Corvette Club