The Regional Approaches

Where have the days gone? The Greenville Regional is just around the corner! The planning committee and volunteers met on February 10 to review where we are and what still needs to be done.
Work is progressing nicely, but to make the event an extreme success, volunteers are needed to work the event. Thursday will be an especiallybusy day – so if you can help, please show up early on April 12 ready to roll up your sleeves.
As this issue of The Redline Times goes to press we have 144 families registered along with 44 cars. Ought to be a fantastic event. One item of note: we will not be providing secured trailer parking on Wednesday night for early arrivals.
The Chapter has been notified that it achieved a Top Flight for last year. Congratulations to all who helped organize last year’s activities and to those who participated. We are once again in pursuit of a Chapter Top Flight Award. Membership now stands at 125.
We were also notified that NCRS provided matching funds for our 2017 charity contributions for a total of $1233. This was the second highest total of all chapters.
While several of us were at the 40th Florida Winter Regional, we got the sad news that Mike Sams had passed away. Mike put up a courageous battle against his cancer for several years. He was a former Region IV Director for the NCRS and he, along with his wife Toni, provided great advice and stewardship to the NCRS and the Southeastern chapters. We miss him already. Also Dana Blalock Drennan, wife of Chip Drennan, passed away on January 9 in Charlotte. Dana supported the chapter at many past events and we will miss her.
I thank Harold and Janet Kennedy for hosting the Vintage Air judging school at their garage in Gray Court on January 27. A report on the school can be found elsewhere in The Redline Times.
Our next event is a tech session on Saturday, March 17 (St. Patrick’s Day). We will be installing a freshly restored body onto Bob Puls’ 1971 Corvette at his garage in Augusta, GA. Come on down to help and learn more about restoring a vintage Corvette. A registration form is in this issue.
If you want more from our chapter, there is one magic way--PARTICIPATE. Come to events, volunteer to host an event, write an article for The Redline Times, etc. Sharing experiences can be contagious, a learning experience, and most of all, fun. If you would like to contribute, please don’t hesitate to contact one of the CCNCRS board members.
Chapter member Rick Hendrick did it again. At the recent Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Rick paid $925,000 for the first retail 2019 ZR1. Proceeds went to a charity supporting veterans. Congratulations and thank you, Rick.