Here comes summer...

Daffodils are gone! Cherry blossoms are gone! Pine pollen is almost gone! How did it happen — spring is almost gone! It has been a very busy time. Several of us participated at the Florida regional. We had 13 chapter members at March’s judging retreat in Texas. Details within this issue about that.

We had 13 family members at the judging school at Bob Puls house that turned into a technical session. I would like to thank Bob and Sarah for providing the facilities and food. As a result, the registration fees collected have gone to our charity fund.

AutoFair in Charlotte as always was a good time to stop by Jimmy’s spot and say hello to other CCNCRS members and talk cars. We had our banner there and NCRS membership information. Thank you, Jimmy, for hosting again this year.

This past weekend, we held a judging school on Concours Judging at Harold and Janet’s farm using some of the material presented at the judges’ retreat. This is a new concept and the chapter will need judges.

And with all of this, we are getting close to the National Convention in July. Contracts are in place. Members are registering. Cars are being registered – though not at the number we hoped for. Just a few last-minute hitches left to overcome. We need more Car-of-the-Year 1969s to register. We also need more volunteers. If you would like to help, have we got a deal for you! Contact Steve Heck ( and he will let you in on a secret.

A financial review of the chapter’s books was conducted by Bob Young and I am happy to report that he found no irregularities; in fact, Louis’s bookkeeping got a glowing report. See more details later in this newsletter. The NCRS Foundation matched 50% of our charity gifts for 2018 to increase our total giving to $1087.50.

Despite all this activity, the CCNCRS BOD is well into planning for the August picnic, the September judging event and the annual meeting. Also, we are working with the team planning the Bloomington Gold/Queen City Corvette Event at Hendrick Motorsports in October. This ought to be a fantastic event with several hundred Corvettes including a truckload of Heritage cars GM is providing to honor the work of Jim Perkins. The chapter is going to have a presence and will be conducting a judging school. See page 19.

Annual elections are just around the corner. If you would like to run for an office, contact Ray Culberson ( who is heading up the search committee.