National Convention is over... we're next!

The National Convention is over! Tom Barr and his team did a great job. I had the opportunity to volunteer on Sunday, helping with the unloading of cars and checking gas tank levels. It was good that Sunday was one of the cooler days—temperature was only 105o F. And half the cars arrived after 4 PM. There were five semis, something we really do need to plan for next year as I suspect we may have even more.

There were 116 cars including a 1983 custom that was entered for Concours judging.

We had several chapter members present who participated in the road tours, judging, and schools or attended the many events or shows only Las Vegas can offer. Several members received recognition for having achieved a new judging level. (See Page 4) All in all, I believe everyone had a great time. Please enjoy the pictures found within this issue of The Redline Times.

The baton has been passed on to us: Planning for next year’s convention has now begun in earnest. A planning meeting with the national NCRS officials is scheduled for October 24 in Greenville.

September’s annual meeting and judging event in Wilkesboro, NC, is shaping up to be a good one. Several cars have been registered, and I have been told that the gods promise a great day for judging and a road tour. Bring your Corvette and enjoy the activities.

The October 13 event is going to be something different than what we have done in the past. We are going to participate in the Queen City Corvette Club’s charity car show at Rick Hendrick’s fantastic facilities in Concord. In addition to the car show, many cars will be judged by the Bloomington Gold organization. Ought to be an interesting day.

This year’s Christmas party will be our main charity event. It will be held at the Kennedy farm/homestead, Gray Court, SC, December 1. Mark your calendar and remember participants are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys to be donated to a group like Toys for Tots. More information will be forthcoming regarding what foods to bring. Although we are less than a year away from the National Convention, we are asking you to help by volunteering NOW. Contact me and we will find you a job.

A follow up note: the April regional was a financial success. The chapter earned a little over $8600.