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From SCC member, Jim Quick
This is REALLY good news for our members -
the National Corvette Museum has for some time offered one of the best and lowest-cost auto insurance programs for Corvette owners - but NYS Insurance Laws have not allowed them to write policies in New York State - UNTIL NOW. Please see explanation letter along with the "Request For Quote" form attached (no obligation). I believe our members may be very pleasantly surprised.
I would appreciate it if any of the members who request a quote and/or sign up for the NCM coverage would let me know, as I receive points toward my Master Ambassador status for each one . . . and again, there is no obligation. Why not contact them soon, and see how much you can save?
SCC Member, Tom Holmes
and his 1960 restored corvette, highlighted on syracuse.com! Select the link below for the article published December 2019.
Looking for Info:
Name: Lloyd Raymond
Subject: 72 LT-1
Message: Hi, I am a 72 LT-1 owner from New Zealand, I found a 72 LT-1 on the C3 Registry web site. This car ( 09207 ) is the same as mine, Pewter silver with red interior, Owners name is Dan. C3 Registry say the car is in the Syracuse New York area, do you know of this vehicle? might you be able to put me in contact with the owner please.
from the Reno Corvette Club
The Corvette Wave is an integral part of the mystique and culture of the Corvette owner experience. Corvette owners who wave at fellow Corvette owners when they pass on the road, show a mark of recognition that you are among the elite group of intelligent people who are driving America’s True Sports Car. And as a member of this elite group, you should be recognized for your poise and intelligence. So for those who don’t know the five simple Corvette Wave rules, here they are:
There is no excuse for not waving at your fellow Corvette owner.
Although most Corvette owners have the class and understanding to accept when their wave is not returned, not waving is a serious breach of proper Corvette etiquette.
Whoever sees the other Corvette first, starts the wave.
There isn’t any rule about who waves first. This is simple; if you see another Corvette, wave!
Rules 1 and 2 apply to both sexes.
As far as who starts the wave, it doesn’t make a difference if you are a man or woman. Rules 1 and 2 apply.
Any type of wave is okay.
Whether you shoot a big wave up through your open Vette top, out the window, or a quick salute with your hand on the steering wheel, any wave that can be seen by the other Corvette driver is okay. However, this does not include any style of gesture that can be interpreted as obscene or insulting. Remember, Corvette owners are a class act; while someone might have been rude or stupid to you, try not to return the favor. (This is a tough rule not to break with all the stupid drivers who manage to get a driver’s license.)
A late wave is better than no wave.
If you suddenly realize that a Corvette driver is passing and waving at you, get a wave off as soon as possible. The other Corvette driver may see your wave in their rear view mirror and realize that you where just a little late in getting your wave going. Although missing the timing of your wave is a “goof,” getting off a wave that the other Corvette driver has a chance to see can acceptably cover this slip-up.
Wave at your fellow Corvette owners, whoever they are, whenever you see them. This will show you are a person who understands the full measure and etiquette that comes with your proud ownership of a Corvette.
National Corvette Museum Presents Award by Dave Reeves, NCM Ambassador
During our recent caravan to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY I was invited to the Ambassador's Breakfast on the Friday morning before we left for home. Closing the program was the presentation of awards to various Corvette Clubs from around the country (they number over a thousand) for their achievements in Social Media, Newsletters and Web Sites. I had submitted the web site of the Syracuse Corvette Club as our Ambassador, and I am pleased to report that we were awarded second place nationwide by
Stephanie Morrill, the Museum's Director of Operations & Membership. Kudos to our Webmaster, Marty Walters, for all of her hard work.
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Women's Corvette Group
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2003 Z06 • $19,000 obo
Head up display, memory seats, Bose radio 9 speaker plus all the other Z06 extras like 405 HP. Lot’s of mods : New Dewitts aluminum oversize Radiator. Vararam air induction. Oil cooler. New valve springs, plugs, wires
LS7 clutch, flywheel assembly. New drive shaft bearings. MGW shifter. KNS rotors, new pads, steel braided brake lines, new calipers
Heavy duty exhaust heat shield and insulation. Tires in very good condition
Bill & Carolyn Crews (and their 57) spent a week outside of Detroit at the Solid Axle Conference. There were morning tech sessions with guest speakers. Choice of activities for ladies. We also toured & lunch with Lingenfelter's founder, on to Pratt & Miller with gracious founder. Saw first C8, white & black, to touch and explore. Continued on to GM Heritage Center and saw our 2nd C8. On to Henry Ford Museum...a most see for anyone. Friday's banquet included the junior design engineer for the C8, followed by a look at his burgundy C8.
This was a phenomenally organized event, wonderful experiences & friendships. The only living of the four original leaders, Lucy Badenhoop (California) was also in attendance. Amazing woman!
They are looking for additional members. Next year is CARLISLE.
Contact the Crews if you would like more information. Flowerny@aol.com
Corvette Central was a major sponsor and father & son attended.
Forgot: Saturday was famous NCRS Woodward Dream Cruise
From Dave Reeves, SCC's National Corvette Museum Ambassador
Photo received from the National Corvette Museum showing our Memorial Bricks as installed
Looking forward to the appearance of the new mid-engine C8 Corvette at the Corvettes at Carlisle event? How many may be there? My sources tell me at least two, but possibly as many as six depending on logistics and where the pre-production ("Beta") cars are in their dealer tour trek. If they can get enough of them close to Carlisle in the right time frame, we may see more than we thought. Some stated that they were told only three such cars even existed . . . I have attached a photo of seven of them together to show that isn't true. Guess we'll just have to wait and see . . .
If you are looking for a pleasant day trip, consider the short drive to the very impressive Northeast Classic Car Museum in Norwich, NY. Displays are changed and rearranged periodically. Call ahead for current info.
It may still have been early Spring on Saturday, April 13, 2019, but several members found themselves ready to launch their Corvettes for the 2019 season! A beautiful cruise on a chilly, but sunny day to Norwich, a tour of the museum followed by a visit and lunch at the Shoppes at Johnny Appleseed's in Erieville rounded out an enjoyable day. Following photos provided by Fred Shattell.
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My ride at Ron Fellows Spring Mountain driving school on October 24, 2018
Fred Shattell at Ron Fellows Spring Mountain driving school on January 9, 2019
Mark DeIulio on the track at Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain Motorsports Resort in Pahrump NV on Oct. 24th.
September 14, 15 & 16 New England Corvette Caravan "Meet and Greet" in Stowe, Vermont
In preparation for our trip to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green in August, twelve SCC members in 6 Corvettes enjoyed some perfect mid-September weather for a trip to Vermont. Cruising through the Adirondacks and into the Green Mountains was a most pleasant drive. Arriving late afternoon at the Commodore Inn, the first event was a barbecue style meal to be enjoyed by hundreds of Corvette enthusiasts from all over New England who will join in the caravan. The camaraderie was instantaneous! Captains Randy and Judy Flock from Connecticut deserve much credit for setting up the accommodations, meals and researching the area for things to do.
Thanks to Fred Shattell, once again, for sharing his photography skills for the following slide show. Some of the attractions included a tour of Ben & Jerry's, a glass blowing demonstration at Ziemke Glass Blowing Studios, the Alchemist Brewery, Cabot Cheese and Champlain Valley Chocolate Tasting, Cold Hollow Cider Mill and a white knuckle trip through Smuggler's Notch (photo credit Sue Kimmel). Then it was back to the hotel for another banquet style meal and program regarding the 2019 Caravan. A little late night socializing topped off a great, relaxing weekend for all!
The 58th Annual
Mohican Model A Ford Club Antique Car Show on Sunday September 9th 2018 in Canastota, NY.
Congratulations to Tracy Bush who received an award for the Corvette Class!
When Marc & Pam Osmun's oldest son, Marcus, married Breanna Scordo on Saturday, July 7, 2018, they wanted Dad's '59 in the photos. Photo taken at Lakeshore Yacht & Country Club.
May 17, 18 & 19 New England Corvette Caravan "Meet and Greet" in Newport, Rhode Island
Hosted by the Corvette Club of Rhode Island with Captains Randy and Judy Flock, SCC members Jim and Deb Weaver and Dick and Marty Walters enjoyed a weekend full of fun and interesting events. Corvette Clubs from all over New England gathered to meet in anticipation of the trip to the National Corvette Museum in August of 2019.
Photo on top left was taken at the Volvo Race Village. After the stop in Newport, sailors were heading for Wales in the next leg of the race around the world.
Top right photo, participants enjoy a tour of the Doris Duke mansion. This was just one of many mansion tours available. Pretty impressive!
Bottom right, a special tour of the Newport Car Museum. Owner and private collection of Gunther Buerman (who, by the way, is originally from Mattydale)! For more info visit
Marc Osmun's beautiful '59 featured on the cover of Corvette Fever!
A few snapshots of the National Corvette Museum displays. From member visitors Marc Osmun and Tammie Parker.
SCC member Ray Vivlemore signals his approval of Ron Fellows driving school at Spring Mountain Motor Resort in Pahrump, Nevada. (9-18-2016)
link to the SMMR website, http://www.springmountainmotorsports.com
SCC member Jim Weaver attended Ron Fellows Driving School in November of 2017
SCC member Dave Hintz prepares to run a few laps in one of these beautiful corvettes at Ron Fellows Driving School in Spring 2018.
Ride along with SCC member Ray Vivlemore on the track of Ron Fellows driving school at Spring Mountain Motor Resort in Pahrump, Nevada. (9-18-2016)
Ray Vivlemore takes us through the tight curves of Cherry Valley Kart Track during one of the Porsche Challenge events.
Syracuse Corvette Club on the track at Watkins Glen 2012 submitted by Mike Ramont
submitted by Mike Ramont